Sunday, July 31, 2005

I had a lot of fun today! I got to play with Autumn, she is a really cool girl. I like her bracelets. We watched a movie and hung out, then we went out to eat. We went to a sushi restraunt, but Mommy got normal food. I really liked it there cause I got to play with the chopsticks. Mommy got dessert and shared it with me. I was really hyper all night after that! We went to the bookstore and I was talking really loud the whole time. Mommy kept telling me to be quiet, but I felt like talking! I think we are going to go shopping tommorow, should be fun!
I spent a lot of time in the car today. There were good and bad sides to that. I really liked looking out the window and listening to music. But after a couple of hours all I wanted to do was crawl around and stand up and I couldn't! We went to Philadelphia to drop off Grandma Berta and to pick up Cousin Autumn. We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch and I discovered that I love biscuits! I ate a whole bunch of biscuits, some eggs, and of course cheese curls....I was stuffed!

I really liked Autumns house cause she has two cats....I even got to pet one! I also got to play with some of their cat toys. Also, everything in Autumn's house sparkles! Aunt Leslie said that in the morning there are even rainbows! I really like the way she decorated her house...Mommy needs to put up some more prisms and crystals!

Friday, July 29, 2005

Today was so much fun! We went to the mall and I was so excited to be there I kept leaning forward in my stroller and trying to grab everything! My cousins and my Great Grandma Berta were there with us. We went to Jillians but only played a few games, then we went to Chili's for lunch and I got to eat lots of fries, yum! After we ate lunch we ran into my OT Michelle and her baby was weird seeing her out in the real world. Then we all went to Outdoor World and looked at the fish, it was really neat.

Tonight Grandma Donna and Grandpop Bill came over and then Rona and Don (my uncles' mom and her husband) came over! I woke up just to meet them so I was a little cranky, but I always love meeting new people. Tommorow we are going to go for a long car ride and drive Grandma Berta home, then we get to pick up Mommy's cousin Autumn! She is gonna stay with us for a little while, I can't wait!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

It was a really fun day! When I woke up my cousins were here again and I got to play with Emilia for a while. Then we went out to lunch at Chick-Fil-A, Mommy gave me a french fry, but it didn't look like a normal french fry, so I wouldn't eat it. After we ate we played in the play-place. My cousins had fun, but I was a little freaked out by the whole thing. We didn't stay too long cause some little girls started beating up Cousin Aaron. They were lucky that Aaron is such a nice guy, I would have hit them back!

We went to Krispy Kreme for dessert and everyone got a paper hat. Mommy said not for me cause my head is still too small...maybe next year. But we did get to watch them make donuts and that was cool.

My OT came over this afternoon and I showed her my latest skill. I can finally get those pesky little Cheerios in my mouth all by myself! I just figured it out this morning and Mommy was very excited! I am pretty happy about it too!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

My teacher came over today, I really like her. She is so much fun. We worked on stacking rings and hers were much cooler than mine! They were soft like my stuffed animals. She also had these awesome clapper things that I liked a lot. She said she really wants me to start signing "more" and "all done". She said that if I don't learn them soon it won't be my fault, it will be Mommy's! I don't want Mommy to get in trouble, so I am gonna try really hard. She stayed extra long today cause I was her last kid, she and Mommy talked about how special their sons are. We sure are!!

Tommorow my cousins are coming over again. Mommy said we might go to Krispy Kreme, YUM!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Mommy and me had a nice quiet relaxing day at home. We worked on kneeling and pulling up and also played on the stairs for a while. It was fun, but a lot of work. Daddy finally replaced the batteries in my fishbowl toy and I was very excited about that! I love that thing, it is so cool. I crawled all the way into the dining room and was going to go under the table, but Mommy said No-No and brought me back into the living room. I am gonna try again when she isn't looking!

My teacher is supposed to come tommorow, I can't wait!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Today was great! We went over to Grandma Donna and Grandpop Bill's house. It is so much fun there! I played a lot and showed Grandpop how good I can commando crawl. I really love their coffee table cause it is a perfect place for me to stand and play.

We all went to Outback for dinner and that was lots of fun too. I ate cheese curls and some yummy bread. I also managed to grab two different waitress' butts! Everyone thought that was real funny, but Mommy isn't sure that it is such a good thing. They were both so nice and pretty and kept leaning in front of me, what was I supposed to do? :)

It was so nice to spend some time in Annapolis, Grandpop says I can spend the night there soon, that would be so much fun!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

I got to play with Cousin AJ this morning and it was lots of fun. He was mostly playing video games but I kept crawling over and making him pay attention to me too! I went over to Grandma Jan's this afternoon so that Mommy, Daddy, and AJ could go bowling. I think I will like bowling, but I am too little still and it is too loud. At Grandma's I played with my ball and went for a walk with Grandpa Don. I really love being over there cause I get two peoples undivided attentions. That is what grandparents are for I guess!

Friday, July 22, 2005

I played with my cousins all morning, and then Mommy and me went to see Pat Winders. It was so good to see her cause we haven't been there in almost two months! She was very impressed with my crawling. Then I showed her my new secret trick! I can go from sitting to kneeling all by myself! Even Mommy didn't know I could do that. Then if I try really hard I can stand up from that position. is time to learn how to climb stairs! Can you believe it? We practiced a little today, it isn't that hard, but I have to do it a little differently cause I have shorter legs. Pat said learning to climb stairs will help me learn to crawl on my hands and knees. That would be cool, I bet I could go faster that way.

I was so worn out that I fell asleep right when we got home, and I didn't even get to see cousin A.J. who spent the night tonight.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I had the funest day ever! My cousins and me went to Port Discovery museum. It is a really cool place. I can't wait until I am big enough to run around there like Aaron, Emilia, and Sam got to. Mommy posted lots of pictures below, so you can see some of the stuff we did. When we got home I was really wiped out so Mommy dropped me off at Grandma Jan's and she, Sam, and Daddy went out to dinner and the arcade.

Here we all are playing in Alice's Wonderland! Posted by Picasa

The bathrooms at Port Discovery sure are strange, but Sam didn't seem to mind! Posted by Picasa

Emilia got to make her own cotton candy, and eat it too! Posted by Picasa

Too little to get his own cotton candy, Quinn just loved playing with the paper cone! Posted by Picasa

Quinn taking a ride in a Tonka truck, he actually liked it! Posted by Picasa

Aaron pulling me and my stroller on the Nile River ride, he is so strong! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Well, my teacher didn't show up today, which was pretty disapointing. But I got over that real fast cause when I woke up from my nap, almost all of my cousins were here! Everyone but AJ, but I will be seeing him soon anyway. Cousin Jeffrey had these really cool chains on his pants, I wonder if they make them in my size! After Uncle Ben dropped off the kids we watched this pretty cool show about a space invader. I liked it a lot. Then Grandma Donna came over to pick up Aaron and Sam. I gave her a few hugs, but I wanted to play not cuddle!

Emilia is spending the night. We all went to Longhorn for dinner, I filled up on cheese curls and didn't really have any room left for bread. There was a little girl at the next table and I really liked watching her. After that we went to Jillians and Emilia hit the jackpot and won 100 tickets on one game! It was a really cool day, and tommorow we all get to go to the Port Discovery museum...yay!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I had a really fun day today. We had to wake up early cause my speech teacher came over. I really liked playing with her. She brought a cup for me to play with! How did she know! She also showed me a bunch of flashcards with pictures on them. Then she said the word. I was not very impressed until she showed me the Daddy card! Then I perked right up and got all excited, of course I know the word Daddy!

I had a great accomplishment today, after weeks of trying, I finally pulled myself up and under my excersaucer!!! I have been trying to figure out how to do that for a really long time and today I just went for it! Mommy took a picture, she posted it below...she was really proud of me. Lindalee my PT came over today too. She said I was doing really great. She was also very impressed that I made it under my excersaucer. She thinks I am almost ready to start walking behind my wagon, that sounds like lots of fun!!!

Quinn was finally able to climb under his Exersaucer!  Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 18, 2005

Modays are not the best, because Daddy has to go back to work, and I really miss him. I had to make due with just Mommy today, but it wasn't too bad. We watched almost the whole Signing Times DVD together. Mommy would take my hands and make me do the sign everytime they did it on the TV. It was kind of cool. Maybe I will start using some of those signs soon.

Besides that it was a pretty boring day. Tommorow I have speech and PT. It is gonna be a long day!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I had a really good time playing with Daddy today. That is the best part about weekends, getting to see my Daddy all day! We played on my Leapfrog table and I am getting better at standing everyday. Tommorow Mommy is going to start her new diet. That meant that tonight was my last chance to steal one of her french fries! We got Jerry's, they have the best fries. Not because they taste good, but because they come in this cool paper cup! I could have played with that thing all night!!! It was so much fun, I just love cups!

After dinner we watched "Hitch" it was a pretty good movie, but I couldn't stay up for the whole thing. Will Smith is so cool!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Today was Saturday, and you all know what that means! I got to go over to Grandma Jan and Grandpa Don's house! That is pretty much all we did today cause it was a yucky rainy day. I had lots of fun over there. I crawled around and tried to get into lots of things I am not supposed to have. I ate lots of cheese curls. When it finally stopped raining, I went for a nice walk with Grandpa Don. It was really hot and humid so I fell asleep after that. Just a nice relaxing day at Grandma's house!

It is supposed to rain tommorow too, so we will probably just hang out. Rain sucks!

Friday, July 15, 2005

I feel all better today, no more signs of a cold! Mommy is feeling a little better too!

We had a fun day. I practiced my cruising on the sofa. Mommy put her sandals up on one end of the sofa and I stood at the other end and tried to move down and get them. I really love those sandals, but cruising is kinda hard. I decided I wanted to move from standing by the sofa over to stand at my Leapfrog Table. It suprised Mommy a little, but I did a pretty good job of getting there. Mommy was impressed that I knew what I wanted and how I went after it. She said if that keeps up I will be walking soon. We also played with my ball, and a couple of times I reached out for it and said "Bababa". That may just be my first word, we will see!

We went to Fridays for dinner. I couldn't believe how much stuff they hang on their walls! I got to sit right next to Gumby and I kept leaning over to grab him. He was nailed down pretty good though, I don't know how the guy in the commercial got those shoes off the wall!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Well, I slept a whole lot today, but besides that I felt fine! Mommy was still feeling pretty sick so we didn't get to play too much. I had to entertain myself by crawling around and playing with all my toys. Not a problem, that is one of my favorite things to do! Then I got to cuddle in bed a bunch with Mommy, that is my other favorite thing to do. I don't usually cuddle too much anymore cause I am so excited and like to roll around and play. But today I decided to cuddle and it was so nice.

I hope Mommy feel better tommorow so we can do something fun. Tonight she tried to feed me couscous. Is this lady nuts? That did not taste good! First the eggs and now this!!! Ice Cream, I want Ice Cream!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I think I have caught Mommy's cold. When I woke up this morning there was all this yucky stuff running out of my nose. It was pretty cool! I didn't let that stop me from having a fun day. I crawled around and played with all my toys. I had to pull them all out cause Mommy put them away last night while I was sleeping.

Then I got a double dose of therapy. Both my OT and PT came at the same time. They seemed to really like working together, and I didn't mind a bit. They said I am really starting to get this transitioning from sitting to getting on the floor thing. I have been trying it out on my own when Mommy isn't watching.

Mommy tried to give me scrambled eggs for lunch today. I wouldn't eat them. Daddy says eggs are yucky, and I want to be just like my daddy! Plus, sweet potatoes are more fun to spit!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

It was a really long day today... First I had to go get my hearing tested. I passed with flying colors of course. The doctor even said that I did better than most 18 month olds! I can be very attentive when I want to be. Mommy and me went and sat in this soundproof booth and the doctor made all these sounds. All I had to do was turn my head and look at where the sounds were coming from....EASY!

After that I got a really short nap and we went to the eye doctor to check my hearing. At first I thought we were going to the heart doctor...but Mommy just got the addresses confused. Thankfully the heart doctor knew where the eye doctor was and gave Mommy directions. I did not like the eye doctors. They gave me drops in my eyes that really stung. Then I was too nervous that he would hurt me again so I wasn't very cooperative. He said my eyes looked good for now, but I will probably need glasses in 2-5 years. He said it is because I was born so early, not because I have an extra chromosome. Oh well, glasses aren't that bad, almost everyone in my family wears them!

The worst part about today was Mommy was sick. I feel bad for her. But I do think it is really funny when she blows her nose. I laugh everytime!!!

Monday, July 11, 2005

I had a fun day. I always love playing with all of my toys after I have been gone for a while. I am really crawling all over now, and pretty fast. It is still commando style, but it works for me! I get around real easy now. I didn't have any appointments today, so I slept in and then had a late nap. Tommorow we have to get up kinda early cause I have a hearing test, and then an eye test. I hope I pass both, cause I really don't want to have to wear glasses! I would always be tempted to pull them off and play with them like I do with Mommy's. I don't think Mommy would like that. I am sure I will pass my hearing test, I jump at noises Mommy barely even hears! I will let you all know how it goes....

Sunday, July 10, 2005

We are back from the wedding. Mommy and Daddy had a very stressful weekend, but I had a great time! I got to ride in the car extra long, cause of all the beach traffic. I got to go to Wendy's for the first time, cause we didn't have time to go to Cracker Barrel. Then I had a great time spitting up all over Grandpa Don's shirt and suit while we were at the wedding. That seemed to really stress Mommy out, but I thought it was kinda funny. I did enjoy seeing all of my kinda cousins and I really liked the music at the ceremony. The band at the reception was pretty good too, but they were a little too loud for my taste.

The best part of the trip was that I got to spend lots of time with Grandma Jan, Grandpa Don, Uncle Scott, and Aunt Stacey. I tell you though, those Bantas really know how to party! Congratulation Mike and Ginger! I hope you have babies real soon so I can play with them!

Friday, July 08, 2005

I had an excellent day with my cousins today! We went to the Maryland Science Center and it was really neat. There were tons of kids there and I really liked watching them. They even had a special room just for really little kids just like me! Mommy and I hung out in there and played for a little while. When we got home me, Mommy, Emilia, Sam and Portia all went to the playground. It was fun watching all the kids play and I met a cute little girl who wasn't much bigger than me. She really liked Portia, so she was following us around trying to pet her. I am really lucky I have such a good puppy! Tommorow Mommy, Daddy, and me are going to Virginia to a wedding. A whole lot of people from Daddy's family are gonna be there so it should be fun. I can't wait to play with my cousin Kate, she isn't much older than I am!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I had the best day today!!!! When I woke up this morning my cousins Aaron, Emilia, and Sam were all here. What a treat....I was so excited to see them I could hardly eat my breakfast. They all played with me for a while and then we all went to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch. I was a little scared of the Thunderstorms, but Mommy would just hold me when that happened and I would be okay. The kids all got these cool cups that lit up...I can't wait till I am old enough to get one of those!

When we got home we played even more, those kids are so much fun, I loved it! Then Lindalee came over and I was so hyped up she couldn't believe it. We worked on cruising the sofa and Emilia really helped with my therapy, that made it much more fun. Then I got to cuddle with Grandma Donna for a little while when she picked up Emilia and Sam. After that I got to spend the evening with Grandma Jan and Grandpa Don so Mommy and Daddy could go out with Aaron. It was a perfect day!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I had a good day today. My speech teacher came over, I really like her! She tested me to see if I knew the difference between a ball and a book. Of course I do, balls are much more fun than books! She told Mommy that I definitely know what the word "ball" means. She kept trying to get me to say "Bababa" when I was playing with the ball. I did it, but not until after she left. Mommy was real excited though, even if it probably was a coincidence. I get to meet my new teacher tomorrow. Mommy says she sounds real nice and that she has a son who is extra special just like me! I am really looking forward to playing with her and showing her how cute I am!!!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Wow, what a day! It was the 4th of July so we went to Grandma Donna and Grandpop Bills house for the day. All of my cousins were there, even the ones from Washington State! We all went out for a ride in Grandpop's boat and that was great. I really liked sailing and I hope I get to do it lots and lots!

It was really great to play with Aaron, Emilia, and Sam. Last year I was still too small to play with them, this year I can play much more. They are really cool kids!

Happy Independence Day! And make sure you look at all the pictures Mommy posted below!

Cuddling with Grandma Donna and Cousin Emilia! Posted by Picasa

Sailing with Grandma Donna... Posted by Picasa

Sailing with Grandpop Bill... Posted by Picasa

Quinn sailing for the first time! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Today was lots of fun! Daddy installed my new carseat and that is good. It is much more comfortable than the old one and I like it a lot. I still have to face backwards, but at least I can see out the window a little better. We met our new neighbors today, they seemed nice, but don't have any kids yet. They do have two dogs and Portia has really been enjoying barking at them. We went out to dinner to the Mongolian Grill. Mommy got me a new booster seat that folds up so she can bring it when we go out to dinner. I sat in it and it was much more comfortable than the highchairs, and more my size. I was really happy all through dinner. I played with a spoon, ate cheese curls, and had some butterscotch pudding, yum! There was a cool fishy at the restraunt and when Mommy showed him to me I just wanted to grab him! Mommy wouldn't let me though!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

I got to go over to Grandma Jan's house today. It was lots of fun. When Grandpa woke up from his nap he walked me around outside a little. I showed them how I can eat cheese curls too. They were very impressed. Grandma thinks I am the greatest baby ever, she is so right! :)

Mommy and Daddy went shopping and finally found me a cute outfit for the wedding. About time since it is next weekend!! I like it, it has a sailboat on it!

Oh, and Portia got a haircut, she looks like a totally different dog! There is no hair left for me to pull!!!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Today was a lot of fun. I got to eat lots of cheese curls. I got to cuddle with Mommy a lot. But I still can't figure out how to crawl into the bottom of my excersaucer, I had fun trying though. Daddy got to come home early cause it is Friday. We all went to Bob Evans for dinner. It was great, I got to play with the kids menu, eat bread. Of course Mommy also brought me cheese curls cause she knows how much I like them. It was lots of fun eating out, except I was leaning forward too much and that made me spit up. I got most of it on Mommy, whoops! :)

Can't wait for tommorow, I get to spend most of the day with Grandma Jan!