Saturday, June 27, 2009

About that shirt...

Several people have asked why Quinn is wearing a shirt to go swimming. It's a swim shirt! Made of swimsuit material with an spf of 50. We got his at Gymboree but have seen them at Target and other places, too.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Who knew???

To celebrate Quinn's birthday, we took an overnight trip to Phoenix (nice resorts there are CHEAP in the summertime) and went swimming. To our great shock, Quinn knew how to swim! He walked in the water up to his waist and then leaned forward, let his feet float, arched his back and started paddling. We couldn't believe it. We know he received physical therapy for his brachial plexus injury at the orphanage, and our best guess is that they did some water therapy.

Quinn and Ba-Ba head into the pool:

Hey, this is fun!

Here's how it's done:

Quinn kept trying to push Tom's hand away so he could swim on his own, but Tom wouldn't budge:


Whew, swimming makes us thirsty!

And happy:

My favorite picture of the day. This is Quinn's cow impression, but here he looks just like a little monkey:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Quinn!

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Quinn is 2!!!

We didn't feel he was ready for a birthday party just yet, so we had a family dinner with some presents.

Grandma Marj and I collaborated on a cake. She baked her famous angel food cake with chocolate chip frosting and I decorated with some of Quinn's favorite wheeled toys (we had sort of a fireman theme):

I bought some party hats, knowing my goofball family would actually wear them. I was right:

As you can see, Quinn LOVED his special birthday cake hat. Just look at the joy on that face:

Quinn got a swingset from Grandma and Granddad. He LOVES it.