Monday, May 18, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth!

We had a great trip to California two weeks ago and left the rain behind in Portland! Ryan, Quinn, and I traveled South to spend a week at my Aunt and Uncle's home while enjoying five fun filled days in Disneyland and California Adventure. And we had an AWESOME time! Quinn loves Mickey and we thought we'd have a little adventure to meet the Mouse in person before Baby Dos arrives in September. I thought I'd share some pictures from this fun time!

A couple of highlights:
  • Quinn saying on the airplane as it took off, "My tummy tickles!"
  • Meeting Mickey
  • Quinn's new fascination with Buzz Lightyear
  • Spinning in the teacups--Quinn's favorite ride
  • Quinn hugged every character unprompted
  • Quinn desperately wanted to get the sword out of the sword in the stone. When he couldn't he wanted Ryan to try saying, "Dad, you're strong enough!"
  • Quinn asked to go on Pirates of the Caribbean and when then talked his way through it by saying it was just pretend
  • Quinn would name off all the characters he saw--in person or on any sign...there were a lot!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

If we had been well...

If we had been well at Easter, we would have celebrated at church and Quinn would have worn this sweet vest and a pair of shorts. A funny look from Quinn...

We took a couple of pictures outside when we were well two weeks ago.
This is a picture of me at 19 weeks...we are at 21 weeks now and growing right along.
And another little photo of Quinn--I love his smile here!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Restoring Order

One of the blogs I like to check out has been hosting a "Restoring Order" series to inspire spring cleaning and restoring order to our homes. It actually has been really helpful to read things that other people are doing and I've been enjoying tackling some of my own projects. We have 19 weeks until "Baby Dos" arrives and I keep thinking about the things that we need to do to get ready. In fact, I have a list two pages long of things to do...and I'm excited! I've already crossed some items off and while I forget to take before pictures I do have some pictures of what I've been up to!
I cleared out this medicine cabinet and got rid of a HUGE bag of medicine (pills and liquids) that we no longer use. The pharmacy said that you can dispose of old medication by mixing it all together in a container and adding something like cat litter or coffee grounds. It is a nasty combo! I also cleared out old bottles and cups that Quinn no longer uses!

It may not look like much but I had a gazillion t-shirts from events and school and everything in between. I was able to clear out a lot of unused clothes. Baby steps get you somewhere!

Quinn's Room Project

Before: Right side of closet
After: baby clothes cleared out, hanging shelves emptied, top shelves better utilized

Before: left side of closet

After: top shelf reorganized, baby items removed, toys have new home in closet
A clean and organized bed area
More room to move around with most of the toys in Quinn's closet

Quinn is peeking out from the closet but the bookshelves have books and toys for easy access

Tackling Quinn's room was one I had been putting off but I thought it would take a long, long time but I was wrong. I was able to do everything in less than two hours and felt so great about it afterwards!

I've taken on 6 of the 21 boxes currently sitting in our garage from when we moved three years ago and I have lots of things for a garage sale. It feels good to throw things away, recycle old papers, and recognize that many of these things we don't need. Maybe someone else would benefit from them.

I'm excited about this progress! More updates to come on this later!