Beyond all the hustle and bustle of maintaining two houses (one still in major need of DIY and decor) we have been having a busy but good summer.  I haven’t been doing a great job of updating you lately, so here goes:

Quinn’s pouty face whenever she is near a pool.  Scared of them lately.

quinn poolBut then she cries because she wants in…

quinn pool lock outI can only get two nails done before she needs something.  Thank, God for Jamberry.

jamberry nailsI am loving my morning time to myself.  It is worth it to get up just one hour earlier!

work deskQuinn in a boy’s fedora?  I had to.  I don’t care if it’s made for a boy, it’s too cute!

fedora quinnSherri and Evan’s wedding reception was such a blast!

Rob and IQuinn loves seeing her geemahs and geepahs that she doesn’t get to see often.

quinn at baseballquinn with grandma

I visited my mom at our Jamberry meeting and ordered this delicious steak salad at Brick St Bar and Grill.

steak salad jamberry dinnerI need to work on this eating issue… she always wants to feed herself and it’s not pretty!

quinn messy eaterWhat happened to my “little” brother?!

brotherObsessed.  Black is the new black.

black is the new blackObsessed part two.  Meijer chicken sausage grilled up with veggies.  Add avocado and it’s #boomsauce.

grilled veggies with sausageZoo days mean we get close up encounters of the animals!

zoo up close encounterTrips to the greenhouse just to gawk.

quinn green houseWe may be super busy, but sometimes we have to stop and smell the roses.

smell the rosesPart 2: House, is tomorrow!

What fun/busy/silly things have you been up to?

Ya down with black coffee?

Can baby girls wear boy clothes?

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    Cassandra Sansone says

    I love the pictures of her with her grandmas and grandpa. They are adorable! I too, put my daughter in fidoras. In fact, Grandma Shelby got her one while we were visiting last! She’s growing up so quickly, Quinn. Look at all of her teeth.

    Are you still breastfeeding? Do you solely pump, or does she go in for snacks? I am curious to see how teeth are treating you if you do go straight to the source sometimes. It’s those top ones I am concerned about.

    Though I may not comment all the time, I do read your blog daily. :)

    Much love, cousin.

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      Thanks, love! Grandma was telling me all about Iris and how fun she was. I am no longer nursing. I stopped and was exclusively pumping. No way do I want to worry about teeth. I didn’t really LOVE nursing anyway so I wouldn’t have kept going even if she had no teeth! haha

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    So wonderful that you bring Quinn into the greenhouse. I work at a preschool and gardens are a big part of healthy early childhood education (and healthy eating). Our little preschoolers plant and harvest carrots. Then they eat them for snack. We also have “snack gardens” where we grow veggies that the kids can pick right off the vines to eat – snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes.

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      I used to feel that way about black coffee, but now I love the bitterness because it is rich. I still find that I love to mix it up and am not strongly attached to any one way.

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