Friday, June 29, 2012

biscuits and rolling

We have a roller.  Quinne has found that she can roll all around the room to get to the things she wants most.  Like our shoes(yuk!) and nails sticking out of the wall from the unfinished baseboards(we're bad).  It really has taken playing to a whole new level.  We have so much fun laying on the floor watching her move around in her own unique way.  I'm in heaven when she rolls right up to me and smiles the best smile I've ever seen.  It's moments like these that make me so unbelievably happy.  There truly is no place I would rather be.  Right there on the floor with my little poopie.  The only downside to her rolling?  Acid reflux does not agree with her new method of transportation.  I guess I jumped the gun with getting the carpets cleaned last week!  Oh well...

And the biscuits.  We were at the store the other day and I decided to look at the cracker options for babies.  Most of these little things have so much sugar I was against them for a long time.  I found these during my search after reading every box on the shelf, and having two employees ask me if I was ok.  These teething biscuits are just what I was looking for!  They are firm so they feel good on her little gums while these teeth try to make their grand debut, and are healthy.  So obviously I will be watching her like a hawk when she eats them.  It's fun to try new things with your baby and I look forward to her eating finger foods one day.  How funny that I'm looking forward to something like that!  Anyways, we tried them and she was interested for about five minutes them moved on to her highchair straps.  So we'll see.

Happy Friday!

Monday, June 25, 2012

boring weekend attire


little helper in the kitchen

This weekend was boring.  Not bad just boring.  The only fun part was seeing friends for an hour at a kiddos birthday party.  Quinne was up way past nap time and refused to have anyone so much as look at her without tears falling and grabbing my skin for dear life.  Not so much fun.  

I guess boring weekends are a huge part of my lack of motivation.  Lately, for whatever reason I have been a bump on a log.  I would rather lay down in bed and read than tackle the million and eleventh project I have set out to start and got distracted along the way.  I don't know what the deal is.  Stress is one thing.  I need to learn to deal with this stress thing better.  Whenever there is change on the horizon I get the worst stomach aches and basically turn into a monster.  I'll be filling you all in on that really soon:)  But maybe it's my diet...

I have always had issues with dairy and have chronic anemia so that explains some of the lethargic-ness.  I decided to start monitoring my diet and see if that helps me feel better.  I believe in a healthy lifestyle and David and I eat really good, but maybe I'm having a negative reaction to some things I eat everyday.  My sister and cousin have celiac disease and it might be what's bothering me.  So yesterday I set out to go grocery shopping at a local produce stand and hit Trader Joes and New Frontiers for gluten free items.  I hope I start feeling better soon!  My stomach has been mad and I hope this week it decides to be nice to me.

And happy Monday! I hope this week is a good one

linking up to the haps and  artsy girl

Friday, June 22, 2012

friday fun

David has been gone all week and finally came home today.  I really do not like him being gone, but I have to take a deep breath and keep going.  It's so hard with him gone and I find myself feeling so lonely.  I do love and appreciate time alone yet when it's all week after working and taking care of Quinne solo, I don't love it so much.  It is so nice having someone share your evenings with.  Even if you are just playing with phone apps like Cat Effect and sending the pictures to each other while sitting right next to each other.  We are so very cool it's nuts!  But that's what I like.  To have him to share all my boring totally lame nights with.  

When he is gone I am totally convinced that someone is going to break in and kill me.  It's a serious fear and normally I will make my sister or mom stay with me.  I suppose I need to get over this irrational fear and remember that Law and Order is a t.v. show, not my life.  So until then I will sleep with lights on, and walk through the house with a knife to make sure nobody is hiding in the closets.

Since he got back late last night today we got to spend the whole day together as a family.  It was so fun.  It started out with me 'sleeping in'.  Yep I got to sleep in until 7:20.  That's sleeping in around here people and I was utterly and completely grateful!  Next we went to breakfast at Zorros, of course, to pig out on pancakes and bloody mary's(not me yuk!).  After nap number one we headed to my favorite place, a nursery and everything amazing store, Farm Supply Company.  They were having a sale on plants so we stocked up for our backyard.  I'm so excited to work on the landscape!  Then we headed up to Atascadero to visit some of our dear friends who recently opened up a brewery.  I am so excited and proud of them!  I have know Kendall since high school and his wife is one of my favorite people in the world.  I couldn't be more happy for my friends.  And not to mention they have an amazing selection of beer.  Quinne even had a great time.  The day ended cuddled together watching Date Night.  Totally unrealistic and silly, but it made us laugh and had a pretty good message in the end.  And who doesn't like Tina Fey and Steve Carell??  

playing music waiting for me to wake up

woo hooo!!

 baby in a bar

how cool is this place?? and Quinnes face(haha!)

my sweets and her sweet tennies 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!  

Monday, June 18, 2012

first fathers day

Davids first fathers day was a success.  He and my dad went golfing in the morning together, something neither of them has done is a really long time, and apparently had a really nice time.  When they got back we had a great BBQ complete with hamburgers, corn on the cob and sweet potato fries and good beer.
I was so excited to make the day all about David.  He is an amazing dad.  I am so thankful and appreciative for all the things he does for Quinne.  She is a lucky girl and I can't wait to see their relationship grow and change over the coming years.  
Thank you so much David for loving Quinne and me so much.  Thank you for always putting us first.  For always making me feel better and even when I'm so difficult thank you for being so patient.  You are such a good example to Quinne and I know one day she will be able to tell you herself how amazing you are.  

We love you to the moon

Sunday, June 17, 2012

date night done right


Aaahhh.... a date night out on the town.  My mom offered to take Quinne overnight so we could have a proper date.  And I said heck yes!  It was perfect getting to celebrate David being a pop too.  We started out with cocktails and wine at Guiseppes.  Ran into some friends and got free cocktails that tasted like melted down otter pops.  Ew.  Then we headed to Luna Red for some more wine and tapas.  Our last time we were there it ended in me sobbing as I carried a screaming baby out of the building.  So needless to say I had to redeem myself.  And I did.  We shared so many yummy things I was in heaven.  From calamari to goat cheese flatbread to boundless creme brulee.  Holy yum.  I was sick and so happy.

It was the best kind of night.  We laughed so much my cheeks hurt.  I can't even remember what was so funny, but we sure did have fun.  Spending time together is so refreshing.  I love when you are reminded of why you love someone.  And a simple night on the town and laughing your ass off is all you need sometimes.  

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of this Fathers day weekend.  Kiss those papas if you can, they deserve it! 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

the many faces of Quinne

She is so expressive it kills me.  These were taken within five minutes of hanging out outside.  A lot of yelling and silliness going on around these parts!