Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quinn Madeleine

Quinn Madeleine was born on November 28th at 2:03pm. She weighed in at 9 lbs 15 oz and was 21 in long. She has crazy black hair and chubby cheeks, just like her sister had. So far, she's been a super sweet and easy-going baby. We're so happy she's here and healthy!

Here's a picture of her at 4 days old

We didn't take many pictures at the hospital, but here she is when she was first born.

And here she is with her dad

Big sister came to see her at the hospital. Here's Natalie holding and kissing her.

Here she is after her first bath at home. Look at her crazy, fuzzy hair!

Here's Natalie all dressed up and ready to go see Santa!

She wasn't afraid at all this year. In fact, she gave him a big hug before getting up on his lap. Quinn was 1 week old here.

Here's Santa holding her hand while she tells him what she wants for Christmas.

Here's a couple pictures of our girls. Quinn is a week and a half old.

This one is not so good of Natie, but look at Quinn's smile. :)

Getting a good picture of 2 kids is much harder than one. Check out some of the outtakes...
Natie's famous smile. Justin calls it the anti-smile.

Both sticking their tongues out.

Umm Natie, please don't smother the baby.

Baby Blockhead :)

Since I haven't posted anything since October, here are a few pictures from the past month or so.
Natie and Nana at Thanksgiving. Her "stink-eye" makes me laugh every time.

Here's our little Duck fan all geared up and ready to watch a game with her dad.

End of October (and very pregnant), I went to a Duck game to celebrate Jacquie's bachelorette. Here's Danyel, Jacquie, Jennie and I. So fun being together again and so excited for my kiddo to get married in a few months!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Pumpkin

More than a month ago I asked Natalie what she wanted to be for Halloween. She thought for a minute and said "A PUMPKIN!". We hadn't seen a pumpkin costume at that point, so I'm not sure how she came up with that, but ok. I tried to steer her toward a few other cute costumes that we saw but she was set on the pumpkin. So we found one online....she said "That's it, Mom!" and of course, I ordered it. I find out a few days later that Justin was also a pumpkin when he was just a little younger than Natie. How funny is that? Look how similar their costumes are...

She got to wear her costume to her preschool Harvest party this weekend. Here she is with her dad.

She showed me her latest school artwork.

Here's the pumpkin she got to pick on the playground at school last week. She looks proud of the one she chose, doesn't she?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pretty Kitty

We're getting excited for Halloween!

Here's a sneak peek at Natie's costume :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Here we are at the pumpkin patch last weekend...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Visitors from the Islands

My brother and sister-in-law came to visit earlier this month from Hawaii and we hadn't seen them for a whole year! It was SO nice to have them here. Natalie especially enjoyed them!

Natie and I took them to the zoo one morning. I love this VIDEO of Natie and Michelle demonstrating their tribal dance moves while Brad plays the bongo drums.

Uncle Brad and Natie checking out the elephants

A picture of all of us together...and we're all smiling with eyes open!

Auntie and Uncle loving on Natie

Natie with Nana

Natie finally perfects her shaka :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We took our annual family camping trip to Bandon a few weeks back. Natalie really had a great time this year! We had beautiful weather and lots of fun with the family!

Here's Natie in her camping chair. It was sunny that day at the beach, but a little windy and chilly (if you couldn't tell from all the layers).

Natie with Poppy

Randy, Uncle Skip and Jenny enjoying the oysters on the half shell.

Dad and Brad

Aunt Joan, Lindsay and Mom

Natie with Auntie Chelle

Auntie Chelle, Natie and Nana

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Guess who started preschool today!!

This is the picture the school took of us. I'm excited for her, can you tell?

This was the art project they did. So serious.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Thanks for the sunflower, Mimi!! Look how big it is!

"Look Mom!!" A raspberry for each finger. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Zoo Visit

Natie and I took Nana and Poppy to the zoo a couple weeks back!

I find it really peaceful watching the sea lions swim. Even though they're blurry, I love how these pictures turned out.

My Dad was watching the one down below and Natie was watching the one swimming down.

Natie's new fascination is dinosaurs. She was so excited about the T.Rex she got.

Here she is on the train with Nana...and the T.Rex.

So glad we have such a cool zoo in Portland. What a fun morning!