Wednesday, March 27, 2013

what i loved... 12th edition

week #12

this baby girl of ours makes us the happiest.  

she is so loving and as of late she loves to love on stuffed animals.  
it kills me every time that little arm of hers wraps around the neck of what ever animal she is holding at the time, while her head tilts to the side to lean on it 
and she then lets out a little 'mmm' sound.  

i know that i am more than affectionate and lovey to her.  but i really know that she has a daddy that shows her just as much lovey-ness (did i just make up that word?)!
nothing makes my heart want to burst more than to know how awesome and loving of a dad quinn has.
we are two very lucky girls!
i'm so lucky when he takes her for the night so i can go out to do such things as see friends in dance shows with friends.
he really is the best to us.
and then i get to come home and soak this all in.

all this lovey-ness is really what it's all about ya know.

speaking of loving...
some little nakey baby discovered her love for raisin recently.

and my green juices!

and for leaning backwards and yelling out of pure joy.

along with some beautiful spring weather,
quinn getting in some good cousin time and having a schimpf tio leo's dinner date with family in town, 

and seeing a ballet with liana at our old stomping grounds in balboa park...

i'd say that is what i loved most about last week!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

what i loved... uh, all of the last four weeks edition

week #8 ...and #9, and #10, and #11! whew!

...this is just getting embarrassing how behind i am.  i am such a slacker!  i don't even know why i am so unmotivated to keep up with this thing but it is a problem.  let's hope it gets better!

some highlights of the last month...

*i made sure to enjoy and love on my baby girl extra good during the week before i left her for three days for the first time!  my mom and i went to fresno for my friend maryellen's wedding... sooo glad i could go!  even though my mom and i were both sick it was so nice to spend time with my mom and see maryellen on her big day.  and as much as i missed my quinn it felt really good to just relax, eat meals uninterrupted, be sick without having to be mom too, and take a nap!

this lucky girl had her first sleep over at grandma schimpfs one of the nights i was gone while daddy was at work.  grandma definitely brings out the best in her... just look at that goofy face!

the beautiful bride!

*one of my favorite places in san diego is balboa park.  i grew up dancing there and have so many memories of the place.  it really feels like home to me.  brian suggested that we go as a little family when i got back from fresno.  we hadn't been back there together since he proposed to me in the rose gardens so long ago.  i'm sad i didn't take any pictures but it was such a beautiful day in the park, so warm!  we took our lunch and enjoyed walking around just the three of us.  

*this little lady has been getting some molars and because she was so so sad she got lucky and i let her have her paci! (now that she is a year i try and keep the thing for only sleeping since she loves it so much and i can see getting ride of it in the future may be harder if i don't)
also, she just wanted to sit on her toys.

she has been really into climbing, standing, or sitting on things lately.  
she is doing such smart/big girl things lately.  it's crazy to me when i find her doing things i didn't even know she knew how!

her favorite is when we take her booster seat off the dining table chair.
keeps her entertained and happy for a long time! 

reading in her chair

first time standing in her chair and i found her clapping for herself cause i guess she knew it was a big girl thing to do.

*one saturday we went to the zoo with Brian's parents.  so fun! 

she liked the guy until we got close for a picture and then she clung to daddy for dear life.

and that is what i loved most about the past month!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Quinn's baby shower

i know this was foreeever ago but some friends have been wanting to see pictures of it. so i thought i'd finally share how amazing my family is and what a beautiful job they did putting together this shower!  seriously, everything was perfect and the food was AMAZING!  i still think about it cause it was that good!
(and thankfully ashley got some pictures of if for me cause i was way too wrapped up in everything to do so :( i wish i had taken some with everyone that was there!  cause there was lots and lots of everyone i love!) 
...i can't remember exactly how far along i was but it was in the beginning of november, to get it done before the holidays, and i had her the end of january so you get the idea. 
and yes we had breakfast food in the evening!

 there are never enough "thank-you's" to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to make this so special.  i will always be thankful!

here is a horrible phone picture i did take at the end with taylor and liana :)