Tyson and Quinn's Corner


This is our life with our little man, born May 2009 and our sweet daughter, born May 2011.

30 November 2011

Hey Sparky!

Hangin' out in the tree!

Sparky, Day 2

For some reason, Blogger refused to let me post this last night.  Yesterday we found Sparky hanging out in the fruit bowl with the bananas! 

Silly Sparky.  He is bananas. 

28 November 2011

Sparky, the Elf - Day 1.

We found him nestled in next to our Colts snowmen.  :)  Hi Sparky!

Thanksgiving Weekend 2011

Just a little recap of our fun, busy and exhausting Thanksgiving weekend.

A turkey cheeseball I made. 

Well, to clarify, I made the felt turkey head in about 5 minutes (thank you Pinterest!) and arranged the crackers and pretzels.  The cheeseball was made by Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Peru, Indiana.  If you can get your hands on one of their cheeseballs, buy it.  No, buy 10.  And freeze them.  And enjoy them all year long.  They're that good.  If you're a cheeseball fan, of course.

Morgan (13m) and Quinn (6m) on Thanksgiving Day:

I don't know why Tyson WILL.NOT smile for the camera.  I guess this is how we'll remember him at 2 years old.  Smirky.   Bothered.  Interrupted.

We proudly cheered on our Hoosiers as they lost (again) to Purdue.  Maybe IU should just give up football altogether.  Despite our dismal team, these two make some pretty cute fans, including sweet Baxter cat hiding out in the corner.  

On Sunday morning, we met our Elf straight from the North Pole!  He's watching Tyson and Quinn and reporting back to Santa directly each day.  Tyson named our Elf Sparky, but he wants to change his mind every so often and rename him Scout. 

We decorated for Christmas and spent most of Sunday in our jammies while Daddy was at the Colts game.

Of course, we had to play with Lightning McQueen and Mater all weekend long. 

And then had "Thanksgiving" with Grandma and Pa W on Sunday night.  Pizza for Thanksgiving?  Delicious.  And easy!

24 November 2011


We are thankful for each other, for our amazing healthy children, for our supportive families and for all of life's many blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

21 November 2011

Quinn's 6 month stats

Weight: 15 pounds, 2.5 ounces (25%)

Length: 26 1/2 inches (75%)

Head Circumference: 45 cm (95%)

Her head is still huge!

Tyson's 2.5 year stats

We have a big boy on our hands!

36.2 pounds (95%)
37.5 inches (75-90%)

20 November 2011

Quinn - 6 months!

Age: 6 months and a few days

Weight: She'll be weighed Monday. 

Height: She'll be measured Monday.

Size: We just moved into a size 2 diaper.  She's still wearing some 3m Carters (onesies), 3-6m pants, 6m Carters pants are too long, but pjs fit perfectly.  I'm ready for her to fit into her 6-12m wardrobe!

Hair: Still growing, but more down the top middle so it's kind of a baby mohawk.  It's still pretty short and thin along the sides.

Teeth: Her first tooth (lower left) popped through yesterday at 6 months, 1 day.  I think the lower right one is soon to follow because she's still drooly.

Sleeping:  She's sleeping in her crib in her room at night now.  No swaddle, no sleepsacks, just pjs.  She doesn't seem to like the sleepsacks and fights them the whole time. 

She goes down for the night between 7-7:30 and wakes for the day around 7am.  She takes 2-3 naps per day, depending on how long she sleeps.  Naps in her crib are hit or miss. Sometimes she'll only nap for 30 minutes, other times it's 2 hours.

She's still waking at least 1-2x per night, either for a paci or for a small bottle. 

Eating: 4-5 6oz. bottles of Alimentum throughout the day, one 4oz bottle in the middle of the night. We've weaned her off of the Prilosec with no apparent discomfort!  We gave her her oatmeal for the first time yesterday and she was pretty unsure about it.  She did a little better today, but she's not taking to it like her brother did.

Movement: She still rolls all over the place, but she is an unassisted sitter!  She can sit and play with her toys like a big girl.  This is probably my favorite baby stage because she can sit up, interact and play but she can't crawl yet.  Although yesterday she made it up on all fours and was lunging for toys. 

She's tall enough to bounce in her jumperoo now. 

Milestones:  Sitting up all by herself.

Favorite toys/activities: Chattering and smiling, Tyson, Baxter, playing with toys.

Dislikes: Being hungry or sleepy or burpy.

Words: None yet, just chattering and screeching.

19 November 2011

What a weekend!

I don't have a ton of time to update or post pictures, but A LOT is going on here this weekend.

1.  Tyson in potty training bootcamp.  We're having many failures, but several successes too!  We're so incredibly proud of him, especially since he had never peed on the potty before yesterday. 

2.  Quinn turned 6 months old yesterday and ate her first taste of oatmeal today.  And, a 6 months, 1 day, she has started lunging forward on all fours and her first tooth is visible (lower left) on her tiny gums.

Our babies are growing up!

15 November 2011

8 years

One cat.
Two beautiful babies.
Three homes.
Four million kisses (an exact count I'm sure!).
Five Mexico vacations.
Six cars.
Seven jobs.
Eight years.

Happy Anniversary to my love!

06 November 2011

Quinny Laughs

No one can make her laugh like her big brother. :)  Not sure why it turns sideways, but you get the idea. 

03 November 2011

Quinn is ready for winter!

Tyson and Quinn's winter hats arrived this week.  I had them made to match their coats.  Unfortunately, Tyson's coat is backordered.  Oh, and he also refused to wear his cute new hat.  Luckily, Q doesn't fight me too much with taking her picture -- yet.

Quinn is ready to wear her new hat and coat!  The hat is a little big and the sleeves on her sweater coat are too long, but it gives her plenty of room to grow.  Doesn't she look thrilled?


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