Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's a Girl!

I am so excited to introduce you all to my new, beautiful niece - Isadora Marilyn!  She was born September 22, at 4:48pm.  She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
 I thought it was pretty cool that they stamped her feet directly onto Kirk's forearms.
 Long story short... Isadora had been breech for many weeks.  When Abbey went in for the scheduled c-section, they did a last minute ultra-sound and found that the baby had flipped.  Abbey had really hoped for a natural delivery, so she was ecstatic!  I was so excited (and honored) because Abbey told me that I could be in the delivery room if I could make it in time (how nice is that, since never in a million years did I want anyone in the room with me?!?!?).  Unfortunately, by the time I left school and was on the road - I missed my sweet niece's delivery by a half hour - 30 stinkin' minutes!!!  It was still so special to meet her so soon after her entry into this world! 
My mom was able to be there for the delivery (she was there for Linc's also).
 I just love the smell of new babies - and the warmth of their smooth skin!
Quin and I went back to visit the day that Abbey and Isa (pronounced Eeeesa) came home. 
It didn't take long for her to find the perfect niche in my dad's neck :)
 Quin was immediately smitten with her!  We would be rich if we had a penny for every kiss Quin gave her that day. 
Look at that dark hair - she may end up looking more like my sister :)
 My brother Nate with Isadora.
 Quin, Isadora and proud big brother, Linc
 Quin has talked often about going back to cuddle with baby Isa!  I love this picture.  Quin kept looking at her and whispering things to her like "Do you want to be friends?" and "I can't wait until you can play dress up with us!". 
I am so happy that Isadora has joined our family and can't wait until the next time I get see her! 

'Four' School

 So, my baby is in real preschool this year!  She is LOVING it!  She goes three mornings a week and would love to go every day.  She is excited about learning and socializing!

Her teacher describes her as sweet, kind to others and funny.  I am so happy that she pulls it together at school, because those are not always the words I would use to describe her at home ;)
{SIGH} I can't believe she will be a big kindergartner next year.  I would love to just bottle her up and keep her young and innocent.  {Even bigger SIGH!}  I love you Quinners!


This one has been waiting in my editing pile for awhile! :(

Wayyyy back at the end of August, we took our whole crew into Grand Rapids for the car cruise.  Before the triplets were born, Jason parked his Camaro and took part in quite a few of the cruise offerings.  Needless to say, we haven't been able participate a whole lot since the babes have been born!
The weather was perfect this year, so we decided to at least drive down and park in a parking lot to watch the cars drive along 28th street. 

Quin has her own ear muffs that help make the sound more tolerable.  She loves driving with Jason, but hates the loud engine. 
The triplets and I followed Quin and Jason.  I love how you can see the top of Quin's head :)  People always get a kick out of her booster in the backseat.
 We made a pitstop for food - Quin wanted to stay in her seat even though Jason went in to grab our dinner.
Easton LOVED all of the cars and trucks!
 The girls... well, they enjoyed their picnic.

Hee, hee  Jason had to reshine his car before we took off.  I thought the kid prints were cute - he thought otherwise ;)