Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lucy is Eating Solids and Doing a Million Other Things

Lucy enjoying her Rice Cereal
Messy Mess
This was Lucy's 1st time in a high chair. She was a pro!
Sometimes I put Lucy in her highchair to play with toys. I asked Quinn to get her a toy she could play with and this is what he brought her. :)
We took Lucy and Quinn to a waterpark in Chandler and Lucy loves the water! She is extremely tired in this picture, but she had a great time AND a great nap on the way home.
Sweet Lucy Jane in her Bumbo seat.

Lucy chillin'.
So Lucy Jane is now 7 months old and the time has flown! She weighs 22 pounds and by looking at her you'd never know that she was 4 weeks and a day early! She rolls over, coos, grabs things, eats solids, and laughs hysterically at her older brother. Time with the 2 kids has been priceless.

The Cookie Maker

One of my most favorite "projects" to do with Quinn is making cookies. He LOVES it! I am not sure if it is because I let him dump everything in or because I let him eat enough dough to make himself sick. Either way he is a great helper and I love it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

See! See!

Quinn has finally discovered what a camera is and what it does, exactly. So now everytime I take a picture, he says "See! See!" Then pretty much rips the camera out of my hand so that he can see the picture that has just been snapped. He had me take a bunch of pictures of him making some face so he could see! see! them. Here are a few:


I came out of the grocery store the other day to see this:

I had one of those moments where you have to stop and appreciate what is before you. It was spectacular! The picture doesn't even do it justice.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Update to Come....

So I finally had about 30 minutes that I could dedicate to really update this ol' blog of mine. I started to try and upload some pictures and Blogger said there was an internal problem, try again later. Hmmmmph! So all blog updates are currently put on hold until later! Later meaning whenever I can get 30 or 40 minutes of uninterrupted time again!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Everyday I try to get me and the kids out of the house at least once. Sometimes this is a monumental task, and others it is a piece of cake. I have come to depend very much on my "schedule". I depend on those little babies sleeping until at least 7:30. Quinn is more dependable than Lucy, which seems fair since she is only 5 months old. Today that little princess slept until 9:30! (a new record!) I get up at about 6 am everyday and "relieve" my breastfeeding boobies. (ahhhhhh!) Then try to exercise and shower before any of the kids are up. If I am able to accomplish that, the chances of us getting anywhere outside the house before Quinn's nap, is great! If one of the kids wakes up before 7:30, my whole day is thrown off. So everyday I rack my brain of what we can do besides the monotonous errands of life. Sometimes it is as simple as going to Grammies for a swim. Sometimes it is going to McDonalds so Quinn can play on the Playland. I have also been known to take the kids to splashpads, Bounce U, the park, the pool and just a walk around the neighborhood. Last summer we frequented the indoor playground at the Superstition Springs mall. So all you moms out there---what do you do with your kids?

Thursday, June 11, 2009


It's been a month since I last posted and I can hardly believe it! I guess lots has been going on. I have been naughty. And speaking of naughty, I have a naughty son. Overall, he is good natured and very joyful, he just does not like to be disciplined. But I am reminded on a daily basis how much joy he brings into my life. He took me through a tough time and he will never know how much that buck tooth smile meant to me!! These days he is the dancing/music/singing man! At church the other day the choir got up to sing and he grabbed a hymn book, opened it up and walked into the aisle where all could see as he started singing! It was so cute! He will walk up to his sister and put his hand out like he is going to hit her and say "no, no", then quickly leans down and gives her a kiss. He loves to be tickled and will even fake laugh so you will tickle him some more. (maybe he is just dying for some attention!) Whenever we get in the car he says "song, song, song" and he LOVES the songs with drums at the beginning or guitar solos. He plays both as you can see in my previous post. Quinn isn't eating a lot these days and sometimes I will just leave is plate out so he can graze. But when he is done you know it. He takes his sippy cup, plate, and utensils...throws them in the sink and then claps his hands. It makes me smile everytime. He is growing up so fast and I want to remember that yes, Quinn was a happy and joyful child despite any disobedience to authority!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Our Music Man



A couple of weekends ago, Jason and I took Quinn out with us on our date night. We went to Tempe Marketplace and had dinner and then let Quinn play in the water on the splash pad. But as we were wandering through the shops, there were several bands, DJ's, and singers outside performing. Quinn has always loved music and will dance as soon as he hears any. But it was so cute to me that when he saw this particular band, he started playing the air guitar and then started playing the drums. He walked right up to the band, about as close as he could get without actually being on stage with them, so that he could play his air instruments and dance!

The below pics are all of Quinn enjoying his time on the splash pad!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Mom, we just wanted you to know how special you are and how much we love you. We love all of the things that you do for us and how patient and loving you are, especially when Quinn is screaming at the top of his lungs at a pitch that can break glass and Lucy is too because of her poor gas pains. We want you to know that we appreciate your loss of sleep and free time to take care of us and the messes that you constantly clean up that we leave behind. We love the way that you hold us and tell us that you love us. We love to play with you and love the way you make us laugh. We think that you are the best mom in the whole wide world and feel lucky to be your kids. Happy Mothers Day!!


Quinn and Lucy
( this has been a guest post by JASON!)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times




We've come a LONG way babe! It has been 5 years since these 2 hotties got married! Happy Anniversary Jason! I love you!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Daddy Daughter Date

On April 13 my dad took me on a date to the Sun's game. I can't think of a better date. (hint hint babe) I have always had a special place in my heart for basketball. For those that know my brothers, they both played basketball all growing up and I attended a lot of their games. Ben and Rob both played at the college level and I always made it a point to be the loudest cheerleader for each. I have watched many a game and have come to love the sport. I LOVE to watch professional games. I have always had a huge crush on David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs), and after he retired I needed a new man to watch on the court. After years of searching, Amare Stoudemire was the clear standout. He was here locally (Phoenix Suns) so I could see him all the time on TV and he was soooooo fun to watch! (and those biceps aren't too hard on the eyes either) So I have had this crush on Amare for a couple of years so you can imagine my disappointment when he had to have eye surgery and would be out for this game and the rest of the season. ( I had secret hopes that he would still be at the game, just not dressed) But no such luck! It had been over 2 years since my last Suns game and I was sad he was not there. But here are a few of the Suns that I did see! (Did I mention that our seats were first row of the not padded seats and right next to the tunnel where the Suns come running out?!) It was awesome! I felt like a little girl waiting for the Beatles to come on stage or something. I kept looking at my dad to see if I was embaressing him, but he took it all in stride. Most of the pictures are blurry because these guys are always in motion and I do not have a killer camera!

Robin Lopez
Steve Kerr, General Manager of the Suns
Leandro Barbosa (one of my faves)
Shaquille O'Neal (He is GIGANTIC in real life!)
Steve Nash (last game I went to Steve and I made eye contact!)
So thanks Dad for an awesome date! I am ready to go again whenever you are!!! And Jason will be more than happy to watch the kids again...wait...I mean Jason will be more than happy to call his parents and have them watch the kids again!!

Lazy Sunday

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Carvers Came for a Visit

Shannon, my sister, and her family made the long drive from Northern California to come see us, mom and dad, and be here for Lucy's blessing. It was so great having them here. Shannon has 3 boys and the younger 2 would play with and entertain Quinn! And he loved it! It was so fun to have them come out because the last few times my sister has come out I have either been on bedrest, in the hospital or recovering from a C Section. I couldn't do a dang thing! So finally when she came we could actually hang out together and do some things! I didn't take a ton of photos, but here are a few:

Crew, Quinn and Grant getting ready to swim at Grammies house

Me and Shannon, and yes, my boobs are real....real huge that is!! I like to call myself the Dairy Queen!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Blessed Day

We blessed Lucy at church on Easter Sunday. It was a really great day! Jason gave her an amazing blessing and now her name is official! LUCY JANE SCANLAN! Afterwards we all enjoyed an Easter dinner at our place. I wish I had taken a picture of the spread because we had so much food! We are so happy that Lucy is a part of our family and have felt the blessings of having her in our home. The whole Scanlan Clan
These are the shoes Lucy wore, but I love the picture because you can see her rolls!
Papa Bob, Jason and Grandpa Scanlan enjoying some good grub!
Below are Grandma and Grandpa Scanlan with Lucy:

Grandma and Grammie doting on Lucy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt was another success at Grandma and Grandpa Scanlans! Even though it rained and the 'hunt" was indoors, none of the kiddos seem to have minded. Quinn had a blast and I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfast that was served. So good that I didn't eat lunch that day.




These were all the grandkids that participated....we were missing Bailey, Ellie, Lucy, Julien, Lauren and Maude!!