Monday, October 15, 2012


I haven't been so good at keeping up with blogging lately so it's time for the good ole bulleted list and iPhone picture dump. Do you ever find that the longer since your last post, the harder it is to get going again?

  • The hubs went to Asheville to work on a press there and he stopped at one of my favorite stores, Bloomfield's. They carry one of our china patterns. {Yes that means we might possibly have more than one...maybe five} This is the pretty he brought home.

  • Quinn has been sleeping in his crib for a little while now and I always get so tickled at the different positions I find him in.

  • When you announce you're in the mood to bake something, this is what you'll come home to ha!

  • We moved Quinn into a big boy car seat. He loves it! It's a little more challenging when he falls asleep, but so far I like it. 

  • I was unpacking some more boxes and came across my grandparents' china. This was their everyday stuff. Lucky for me my married name starts with the same initial as theirs!

  • Our friends Jessica and Bryan had their beautiful baby girl Parker on October 4th. We went to visit while they were still in the hospital. I'm itching to visit again soon!

  • On our way into Clemson, the hubs and I decided to order a pizza from Papa Johns. I found it so funny that when I went to give them my phone number for the order they still had it stored in their computer under my maiden name. I definitely had my fair share of pizzas at college.

  • For the Clemson vs Georgia Tech game, the bestie and her beau came to town. It was such a great game! We decided to skip tailgating and instead ate at TD's downtown and did a little shopping. It was the perfect decision.

  • The Sunday after the game, we ran errands as a little family. I love days like that. We had breakfast at Denny's and picked up pumpkins. Quinn loved riding in the race car cart.

  • I'm so happy it's soup weather! I've been bringing soup to lunch almost every day and my mom even made a batch of chicken noodle that's in my freezer. Yum.

  • Some cuteness of my baby boy.

  • This weekend we decided to make a trip to Ikea. It all started because the hubs saw this sink. I've always wanted a farmhouse sink in the kitchen but not for the price they normally cost. Ikea's version is much more reasonable!

  • We ended up leaving with a red table for the breakfast room, a rug for the den, and some toys for the kiddo. We picked out chairs to put on our wish list and save for plus I'm inspired to make a version of this circus top to hang in Quinn's room

  • The new rug for the den led to this remodeling project last night. 

  • My little Sophia snuggling in bed with me.

  • And one last picture of the kiddo to wrap it up. He loved bouncing while I worked on unpacking in the breakfast room.

Quinn is eleven months old

Dear Quinn,

You are just bursting with personality these days. You can be sassy and dramatic one minute and then sweet as sugar the next. It definitely makes your daddy and me laugh when you give us some attitude. I love that you are beginning to express your emotions.

Not much has changed in your sleeping or eating routine. You are eating everything mama and daddy eats and love to feed yourself snacks. Puffs are still your favorite, but you also like cheerios, goldfish, and nilla wafers. I'm so thankful that you sleep from 7 at night to 7 in the morning. On the weekends you sometimes even go back down till 9am after a quick nursing session!

You are in 12 month clothing and wear shoes all the time now. They don't seem to bother you and help keep your socks on. Your diaper is on the medium snap for length with two columns open. We have started double stuffing your night time diaper which has been helping with middle of the night leaks.

You have your very first tooth! For the couple of days it took to cut through you weren't a very happy camper, but now that it has popped up you're good to go. You don't really have any interest in chewing on a teething ring, but you love crunchy cheerios and teething tablets to soothe the pain.

Now that you are a crawling machine, we have installed some baby gates to corral you. It didn't take you long to notice that if the gate isn't clicked closed you can open it and scoot right through in a hurry. It certainly makes me laugh to see you bolt for the opening. You are definitely not a fan of being trapped on one side while mama is on the other trying to make dinner. I believe we have entered the separation anxiety stage.

You are becoming more and more interested in toys. I think your favorite right now is a set of shakers that can also be banged with a hammer. The blocks are a close second. You love for mama to build a tower so you can knock it down. I'm sure you will get lots of fun new things for your birthday! Daddy can't wait to build lego sets with you and drive trucks all around the floor.

While Memere was visiting she taught you your very first word, uh-oh! You now love to throw things down on the floor followed by a sweet little "uh-oh". It may not be the "mama" or "dada" I was hoping for, but it is just as cute!

You are our world sweet boy and we wouldn't change a thing. We love you to the moon and back.