Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The painter guy was here again today! He is almost done the bathroom and tommorow he is going to do Cooper's room and my ceiling. Hopefully I can get a bath again soon, I really want one! Mommy brought home a new bathtub for Cooper and I climbed right in and clapped my hands. I don't know what Coop's problem is, baths are fun!

Grandma Donna came over again tonight, she should just move in, she can sleep in my room! I had a great time with her as usual and we did all sorts of fun stuff while Mommy and Daddy were gone. Tommorow I have OT, but PT cancelled.

I did the cutest thing today! Mommy went downstairs to use the bathroom and she put the remote where I couldn't reach it. So I climbed up onto the big red sofa (which I can't ususally do), and sat right in Mommy's seat. I wanted to watch the Wiggles but I still couldn't reach the remote. The phone was sitting right next to me so I thought I would try that and see if that would work. When Mommy came back upstairs I was sitting on the sofa holding the phone, pointing it at the tv and pushing buttons! It worked too, Mommy thought it was so cute she put the Wiggles on for me and gave me the remote! So I sat on the sofa like a big boy watching the Wiggles and holding the remote :)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This morning when I woke up there was a stranger in our bathroom! It was okay though, cause he was painting it. He was also really nice, he said good morning to me and everything! After I had breakfast Grandpa Don came over and we went to speech at Loyola. I finally got to see Miss Jen again, boy did I miss her! I did a good job and even walked in my walker a little. I know Grandpa was gonna take me somewhere fun afterwards, but I fell asleep in the car so he just took me home :( That was pretty much all the nap I got, cause the guy had to work in my room too.

That means that I went to sleep early and totally missed out on seeing Grandma Donna! Bummer!

Here is a picture of Quinn from today, notice the new haircut? Oh, and he finally decided he liked the Elmo he got for Christmas!
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Monday, January 29, 2007

Yesterday we went to Grandma Jan's house again! We had to cause Mommy, Daddy, Grandma Donna, and Grandpop Bill are working hard to get our house ready to sell. Then we are gonna buy a whole new house and it is gonna be really cool. We had a good time over there but had to come home early cause Grandma didn't feel good. Hope you feel all better really soon Grandma Jan!

Today was fun. This morning my OT and then my teacher came over. I did a pretty good job. I drew with a circular motion for the OT and behaved well for my teacher. After my teacher left I played for a while and I climbed up on the sofa to get my bubbles down. Mommy told me I could have bubbles if I signed it. Well, we don't really know what the sign for "bubbles" is so Mommy always puts her finger and thumb together like she is popping a bubble. I have never done it back before, but today I really wanted those bubbles so I did it! I am such a smarty pants sometimes!

Tonight Grandma Donna came over after work and helped Mommy clean and pack. She shared her dinner with me and it was kinda spicey, but I am just like Daddy and really liked that! Mommy says she is coming back tommorow! I can't wait!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I got to see a bunch of grandparents today and it was great! This morning Grandma Donna and Grandpop Bill came over. We played a little and Grandma got me all dressed and everything. Then Grandma Jan and Grandpa Don came over and got me and Cooper. We went to the supermarket and finally picked up my poop powder, and then we went to the mall. I had to get my haircut, which I did not enjoy, but I did need. Then Grandma wasn't happy with my bangs so we had to go back!! That really sucked. We had dinner at the mall and I did a good job and didn't even drop much of my food.

I was so tired when we got home I went right to sleep. The best thing is that I get to see all the grandparents tommorow too! I am the luckiest little boy in the whole world!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I woke up crying today! I was in a really bad mood, but once I watched a little Sesame Street and pooped twice, I felt better. Mommy still cancelled everything for today since we are all kinda sick. We were supposed to go to an Academy Heights playdate and then Lindalee was going to come over...stupid sickness! I played for a while and then I took a nice long nap.

Not too much else happened, we just hung out and played.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I felt pretty good this morning, but Cooper didn' we didn't go to speech. Oh well, maybe next week. Maybe it is a good thing we didn't go though because by naptime I had become a real grouch! I fussed and cried and couldn't calm down at all! I was in a really really bad mood! It is probably cause Mommy hasn't been giving me my poop powder since I was sick and I just can't go! You'd be grouchy too!!!

After my nap I cheered up a little. I got to play with Daddy and Cooper and that was fun. Daddy installed a new light in the foyer last night and I thought it was really neat that all the sudden there was a light there! I kept pointing to it and clapping:)

We got presents from Uncle Warren and Aunt Pat today! Cooper got a baby blanket, it is really nice but I like the one Aunt Pat made for me better! I got a book! It was wrapped and when Mommy handed it to me I knew just what to do. I unwrapped it really quick and I was so excited to see it was a book! I opened it and read it by myself, clapping after each page, it was a really good book! Thanks Warren and Pat!!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mommy is out of control! Someone tell her to go to sleep!
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I had the day off cause I was sick, but I didn't really feel that sick today...Mommy says that is the best kind of sick day!

This morning I played a trick on Mommy! When she went to throw my diaper out I found an empty laundry basket in my room. When she came back in she couldn't find me! All she saw was an upside down laundry basket! Then she realized that is was moving a little and laughing! It was me, all scrunched up under the basket and hiding from Mommy. I crack myself up!

I ate all my food today and even had a few snacks, so I think I am all better. Mommy rescheduled my horseback riding for Wednesday and Grandpa Don might take me...that would be extra fun! Tommorow I have my first speech session at Loyola, I can't wait to see Miss Jen again...I really missed her!

Quinn is a M&M!
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Sunday, January 21, 2007

I have really been falling behind on my blog updates lately! It is just cause Mommy is so darn busy....sorry!

Yesterday was an okay day. I got to go to Grandma Jan's and we went the mall and I walked and played, but I just didn't feel good. I threw up twice yesterday, and this was throw up, not spit up! Throw up is much much worse and I hate doing it, I cried when it happened. My belly was so upset I didn't even want to eat any pizza at dinner! My belly still hurt today too, but I didn't throw up (at least not that anyone could find). I didn't have much of an appetite but I did drink a whole sippy cup of water and had some cereal and teddy grahams. I still found some energy to play though! I pulled out my tunnel all on my own, but I couldn't figure out how to pop it open. So I just crawled back and forth on top of it until Mommy got the message. I love that tunnel!

This morning Grandma Berta left to go home and I cried cause I will really miss her. Hopefully she will be visiting again soon, permanently! We found a great house for all of us to live in, but we have to sell this one first. Mommy told my teacher about it today and she said I would still probably go to the same school when I turn 3 (Westowne), if not it would be Westchester which is also a really great school. I can't wait to go to school.

Mommy is cancelling everything for tommorow cause I am not feeling well. Plus it is too cold and snowy to go horseback riding!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Today was pretty fun. We went for a nice car ride and then came home and played. This afternoon my PT came over and I did a really good job! She tricked me into standing independently for a few seconds and it wasn't as scary as I thought! Then I walked across the living room with my walker and showed off for Grandma Berta.

Tonight I played with Daddy a bunch and then got a bath. I was pretty tired so I went to bed a little early. Tommorow is Friday and that is always an exciting day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I want to apologize to all my readers! Especially to my grandparents who even found a computer in the Carribean so they could check my blog, sorry guys! Mommy had some stuff to take care of because we had a death in the family. My Great Great Aunt Sara passed away a few days ago. She was a great lady and one of my biggest blog fans! Mommy had to go to Philadelphia to be there for Great Grandma Berta. Sara was her sister, I know how much she must have loved her cause I really love Cooper a lot and I haven't even known him that long! It is so sad this happened, but there is something happy about it...

Mommy brought Great Grandma Berta home with her!!! I have been having such a great time playing with her, she is the best! Tonight we played with my animal train, my piggy bank, and my light up ball. We also played with my magnet sets, I showed Grandma how good I can dance. Thanks to horseback riding I am so steady now I have even started moving my feet! I still hold on though.

This morning Mommy and Grandma Jan had a meeting so Grandpa Don came over to get me. We went to the Towson mall and I walked all the way to the play place with my new walker! Then I played my little heart out in the play area. After that we went to the food court and ate nuggets! I had such a great time today Grandpa! Thanks so much!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Yesterday was really fun! We went to my horseback riding therapy and were really surprised to see that Snickers had Purple Fever just like the rest of Baltimore. His mane was dyed purple and he had two Ravens symbols painted on his backside! It was pretty cool! I did a really good job riding and didn't fuss at all when I got on him. Maybe next time or the time after that I will be ready to ride alone!

After we came home and I had a nap we went over to Grandma Jan's. We went to the mall and had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It was okay, but the thunderstorms really scare me, so we left early. We went and played in the kids area of the mall and that is my favorite place! I had so much fun!

Today was a big day cause the Ravens were playing. Daddy stayed in front of the TV all day long! Grandma Jan and Grandpa Don came over to take me swimming, but when we got to the pool there was a swim meet so we couldn't go in. That was okay cause we went to the playground instead and had a great time! It would have been the perfect day, but alas...our Ravens lost :( Poor Daddy, he really wanted them to win!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

This morning Grandpop Bill came over and I was so excited to see him! We all went to the hosptial together. It was a hosptial I had never been to before, but I know a hospital when I see one! It was a nice place, they had some fish tanks and a tv in the waiting room. Everything was great until they took me back to a room for my x-ray. They wanted me to drink this nasty stuff and I wouldn't, so the doctor came and put a tube down my nose! It was so gross and I hated every minute of it, but I wasn't too scared cause Grandpop Bill was in there with me. After the whole "tube in nose" thing I was pretty upset, but Grandpop, Mommy, Cooper, and me took a walk around the hospital and I calmed down. Then I had to get another x-ray, but no tube this time. Then we sat in the waiting room for a while and watched the Price is Right...that is a really cool show! After that I got one more x-ray and they said I could go home because there was nothing wrong with my belly! Yay!

Grandpop got me dressed in the waiting room cause Mommy was feeding Cooper. He did a pretty good job, but as we were leaving a nice lady pointed out that he had put my shoes on the wrong feet! Grandpop! It was pretty funny! After that we were all starving , all I had to eat was a tube full of barium and it was already lunch time! We went to the cafeteria and I had pizza! Yum! We couldn't find a highchair so I sat in a regular chair. I did a really good job and didn't squirm or fall at all, I was too busy concentrating on my pizza.

I hated going for an Upper GI, but I really loved spending all that time with Grandpop Bill. Thanks for coming with me Grandpop!

After my nap my PT came over. Mommy brought out my walker and I went right up to it and tried to climb in. Then I walked across the living room! Mommy is going to leave it where I can get to it from now on. My new speech teacher was supposed to come over today, but it didn't happen. She called and said she was going to be really late and it was going to run into family time. Mommy told her that wouldn't work and there were no other times that would either. So she isn't going to be my speech teacher after all. Oh well, I have too much therapy as it is!

Where's Quinn???
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I love the second Wednesday of each month, why you ask? Well because that is when the Mom's club meeting is and I am guarunteed at least an hour of playing with other kids! Today it was Mommy's turn to help in the nursery so she and Cooper stayed with me. I didn't really pay much attention to them though, cause there were lots of kids to play with. I had a great time and even interacted more than I usually do. Mommy said I was the best behaved kid there, well, at leastI was untill I snuck into the bathroom and splashed in the toilet. I just couldn't resist! Sorry Mom! The only part of the Moms meeting that I didn't like is that we walked there and it was cold! Mommy said we might as well walk cause it takes almost as long to drive there, but I was really unhappy about how chilly and windy it was outside. Maybe next time we will drive anyway.

Also, it was a $1 indoor yard sale today and Mommy bought me two really cool therapy toys!

Tommorow I get to see Grandpop Bill, but I also have to get an Upper GI. I don't know wether to be happy or sad! I have a feeling I am not going to enjoy that Upper GI test!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Today was a good day. We did a lot of playing and singing. Guess what I can do? When we sing "Wheels on the bus", not only do I make my hands go round and round, but I put my finger to my mouth for "shhhh, shhh, shhh", and today I figured out how to move my hands to go "wah, wah, wah"! I am just picking up on things so quickly these days!

Mommy gave me something new for lunch today. We had to replace the yogurt cause even though it is yummy, it definately makes me spit up. I had Gerber Graduates Chicken Stew with noodles. It was yummy but I didn't like the liquid part, no problem I just held the chicken part in my mouth and spit the liquid into my bib. Mommy said even though that was gross, it is okay cause I am still getting the important parts. She also called me a goofball...but she is always saying stuff like that!

Monday, January 08, 2007

This morning my OT came over, bright and early! We played a bunch and I was very cooperative, I was also in a pretty good mood. She went over my test scores with Mommy and they were good. In one area I even scored in the normal range....and believe me, I am not normal! OT is my strongest subject though. My teacher was supposed to come over today too, but she couldn't cause her son is sick! I hope you get well soon Sean, cause I miss Ms. Dorothy and I want her to be happy again!

I spent the rest of the day just playing. I found a book I hadn't looked at in a long time so I read that for a while. I pulled a bunch of junk mail off the sofa and chewed on it. Mommy thinks it is weird that I have started eating paper all the sudden, but I have my reasons. Me and Mommy drew the most beautiful picture on my easel with my new big crayons. I like them cause the skinny ones are too hard to hold.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Yesterday was really fun. We went to Grandma Jan's house and then we went to the mall again. That meant I got to eat pizza again, plus I also got nuggets and fries. There is a new glow in the dark mini golf place at the mall and I really didn't like it in there! That is not what the world is supposed to look like!!!

Today Grandma Donna came over. I showed her how I like to crawl through my tunnel and play in my little tent. We hung out while she helped Mommy clean out my closet. Then I took a nap. When I got up we had pizza for read right, that is three nights of pizza in a row! That almost never happens, it was great! Then I tried out my new video game, not sure I like it though. It was a really fun weekend!

Friday, January 05, 2007

This morning me and Mommy went to movement class. The nice school psychologist lady was there too! When I saw her walk in the room I looked right at her and raised my hand and made a sound like "hey". Mommy thought that was so wierd cause I don't usually do that and she didn't think I remembered Miss Michelle. Of course I remember her, I also remember Mommy telling me to charm her, so I did! I did a really great job in class today. I participated in most of the songs and transitioned just like I was supposed to. I even did good during the parashute and I usually hate that! She was really impressed with me! She also told Mommy that she got all of my test results and they were very good. She said most of my scores were in the 60's and usually kids with DS are in the 40's, whatever that means! So I can probably go to the school of my choice, but Mommy is gonna have to drive me if I am not walking. I hope they don't mind if I am late, Mommy is famous for being late to school! Do they give three year olds detention? After my class (while Mommy was talking to the psychologist), the teachers asked Mommy if they could take my picture. She said sure, so they took me in the other room and put me in all kinds of wierd yoga poses and photographed me! I guess they picked me cause I am the cutest in the class. You should see the shot they got of me in the downward dog position!

Tonight we all went to the mall! We ate dinner at the food court and I had pizza and lots of fries. It was really yummy! Then afterwards we walked around the mall a while and Mommy and me shared some ice cream. Mommy gave some to Cooper too and I did not like that at all! I will share with Mommy, but Cooper has to get his own! It was a really fun night, I love the mall!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I went horseback riding today and it was great! I wasn't even scared this time when I first got on the horse. It was beautiful out and they finished the new outdoor ring so I got to ride outside which I love. I was having such a good time that I was babbling happily and kept sticking out my tounge in the wind. Robin, my therapist, said that I did really well today and was even moving with the horse better. She said that maybe in a few more sessions I will be able to ride alone!

I took a nap on the ride home and then Lindalee came over for more PT. She rigged my new walker perfectly, but we need to add wheels to the back so I can go faster. Mommy says she is working on it. She was really impressed with how well I was standing and walking though.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

All we did today was play! I love having so much free time. Mommy said not to get used to it cause I am getting a new speech teacher and Loyola is starting again soon. Plus, everyone was still on vacation this week. Tommorow I have horseback riding in the morning and PT in the afternoon. Then on Friday we have movement class with the school psychologist.

Today me and Mommy colored on my easel. I built another tower with my mega blocks too. While I was taking a nap Mommy put away a bunch of my old toys to make room for the new ones. That made me sad until I was able to rediscover my fishbowl...I love that thing!!

Mommy says I must be getting some really bad teeth cause I am chewing on everything. I am always chewing on Cooper's teething toys, but he doesn't seem to mind. I have been really cranky lately too! We did watch part of The Producers today, it was really good and I liked dancing along to it!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Today was great! Daddy had the day off cause of President Ford and Grandma Donna got off early. It is sad he died, but I was so happy to get to spend extra time with two of my favorite people! Mommy said she remembers when Ronald Regan died cause she was staying in the NICU with me that night, and she saw it on their TV. Boy, have I come a long way from my NICU days!!!

Daddy called about my video game today and it is defective! So we have to take it back and get another about bad luck! Grandma Jan, hold onto that reciept incase we can't get one that works! Grandma Donna did bring me some paper and chalk today, so at least I can color some on my new easel. She came over to help Mommy with the house and I helped too! I helped with the laundry...well kinda.

I tried out my new walker today but the way she rigged it didn't really work. I think this is a job for Grandpop Bill!

Monday, January 01, 2007

I was in toy heaven today! Mommy finally got a chance to unpack all my new toys and it was great. I love my new piggy bank and I am really good at putting the coins in the slot, even though it is harder than Mommy thought it would be. My new play and dump Megablocks set is awesome! I built a really cool tower and then I dumped all the blocks out of the wagon. Then I helped Mommy clean them all up, and then I dumped it again! I played with my new animal train (okay, it is Cooper's, but we share), and it was great. Then Daddy set up my new easel and that is the best! I stood next to it really well and Mommy put my two leapfrog magnet sets on it for me and I love those. Mommy thinks that easel might really help me to stand, once we get some chalk and some washable dry erase markers it will be even more fun! Daddy also tried to set up my new video game, but he couldn't get it to work! I hope he figures it out cause it looks like so much fun!!!!

I was so busy playing today that I didn't get to try out my new walker. Mommy thinks she rigged it up good for me! Maybe tommorow she will clear a path in all those toys and I can try it out!