Family Photos

Suz took some pictures of our family about a year ago when I was pregnant with Quinn, and I thought I lost them! I found them on my laptop earlier this week so I finally got to edit and post some! Dunken was so cute. This was when he first learned to smile for the camera, so some of these he's cheesing pretty good. :) Man I miss that baby face! He looks so much more grown up now, and Quinn was just a little belly bump. This is the last time we've gotten family pictures. I think it's time for some more!

Dunken James is 2!

(pictures from November 19, 2015)
I can't believe I've been a mom for 2 years!!! Dunken is the sweetest toddler I could ever ask for.  He loves to cuddle, especially at nap time.  Most days I lay down with him and he plays with my hair while he falls asleep.  When he lays next to me he will reach his little arm up and say, "hair, hair." He brings his Matchbox Jeep and puppy to bed with him too.  He is the best hug giver.  Sometimes he will go in circles giving me a hug, Jensen a hug, Quinn, and any toy a hug over and over. He so enthusiastic and excited about life.  He claps and says, "yaaay" if he has done something good (like throw away garbage for me) or if something exciting happens in a cartoon he is watching.
 He loves playing with cars and Jeeps the most out of all of his toys, but really with anything that has wheels. He's the cutest little dancer ever.  His dancing style changes pretty often, from hip shaking to wiggling his little bum.  Lately when he dances he stomps his feet back and forth really fast and runs in circles. 
He's still a terrible eater and mostly just wants bread, cakoos (cookies), and nacks (fruit snacks).  He does love sweet potatoes and smoothies though. He doesn't talk in sentences at all yet, but he knows a lot of words.  Going on drives with him is pretty entertaining.  Our short trips to church usually sound like, "car, car, tree, snow, truck, car, snow, jeep, car, tree," from the back seat.  He knows a lot of animal noises and gets really excited when he sees a dog or cow. He's learning his ABCs and is really good at repeating the alphabet after me.
I think I've said this about every stage so far, but this is seriously the best.  I wish my little buddy could stay 2 forever. 

Baby Quinn

Here's some pictures I took of Quinn when she was about 1 or 2 weeks old.  It took me forever to get around to posting them (obviously), but I'm so glad I took some when she was still tiny! She's already getting so big, but also getting so so fun!
Baby sneezes are the cutest!
That face!
  
It took a few months for Dunken to really warm up to Quinn, but he loved her from the start.

Christmas Morning!

These pictures are a little out of focus, and a little fuzzy, but I love the sweet faces Dunken is making.  Christmas morning after he woke up we headed upstairs and waited for everyone else in the house to wake up and join us. 
Christmas morning was so much fun! First we opened stockings and Dunken immediately wanted to eat all of the candy. After stockings we ate cinnamon rolls and cranberry orange bread. Then we opened presents. So many presents!
Here's Dunken playing with Leon's dinosaurs.
Eat, sleep, Jeep. All Jensen thinks about ;)
Dunken was so so excited to open this giant box of cars.  As soon as he saw it he said "Caaaaars! Caaaaars!" I don't think I've ever heard him so excited in his life.
After opening his cars from Grandma and Grandpa he was set.  He didn't need anything else. And good thing too. Since he gets so spoiled by his grandparents all we got him was a night light. :)
Here's one last picture of Dunken from the day looking out at all the snow.  The rest of the day we spent relaxing, and then taking turns talking to Oakley on Skype.