Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

So we started the morning with a birthday boy breakfast. Quinn had his first taste of eggs. He rather enjoyed them. Actually he ate a ton.

Then we went on to Grandmas for a huge double birthday/Thanksgiving get together. Today was Dan's brother Joe's birthday as well. So we had my family, Dans family, and half of Joe's wife's family. It was crazy, and wonderful. Thank you everyone for coming and sharing our day with us. This was Quinn's birthday outfit.

I don't think this picture needs any explanation. I couldn't resist. Quinn is my little turkey this year, thus the cake.

Quinn was actually very clean eating the cake. There is video to follow. I was really surprised by his restraint.

I don't know what else I can say about this little boy that I haven't said already. Quinn, you are an amazing sweet little boy. You love to cuddle and give hugs. Literally, sometimes you reach out to someone just to give them a hug and then go back to what you're doing. You're curious about things but weary. You observe things for a while before you get into them. You are also really cautious. You have a great temperament, even when you are tired you are so good and patient as long as you have something interesting to look at. I love you my son. You are wonderful.




This is a video I made for Quinn's birthday. It's a present to past sort of concept. Steph thought it would be nice to post it for everyone.

6 comments:

Pop and Kim said...

This is the most wonderful tribute to The Mighty Quinn and his amazing mother. Dan you hit this one right on the money. But I'll take this moment to also pay tribute to you as well. Your support of Steph during the past year has been inspirational to us all. YOU have been an inspiration to me. When Quinn is old enough to watch this and understand, I want Quinn to know how strong his dad was and how loving and supportive of his mom you were and are. That's the way it should be. Both your writings and Steph's writings in this blog have touched all that have read them. You are a special family and your reward is the Mighty Quinn. I'd take that reward any day.

Love,
Pop and Kim

Anonymous said...

OH MY!!! THANKSGIVING TEARS ARE FLOWING. WHAT A WONDERFUL HAPPY LOVE STORY. QUINN YOUR PARENT S HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU . AND YOU LITTLE PRINCE HAVE GIVEN BACK SO MUCH MORE LOVE, NOT ONLY TO YOUR PARENTS AND FAMILY BUT TO PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD YOU HAVE NEVER MET. DAN AND STEPH YOU REMAIN A TOTAL INSPIRATION FOR ME IN THE WAY YOU TRUST AND THEY WAY YOU SHARE THE MIGHTY QUINNS BLOG . GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH QUINN. JOMI,CYRIL ,MARIE AIMEE, GABRIELLE, AND KATHLEEN "YOUR FRIENDS FROM FRANCE"

Anonymous said...

Well Quinn,
My precious little friend that has touched my heart more than words can say. Happy Birthday!!!!! What a wonderful life so far. I think the rough start you had taught us all a very big lesson! Prayer can conquer anything, we all prayed so very hard for you and look what happened!! You continue to amaze me everytime I peek in on you blog! And of course I have to give a little props to mommy and daddy they have worked like a well oiled machine together this past year! You are gods special gift to all of us. And you make this world brighter! All my love Little man Maria

Our Family said...

Wow...Hard to believe the baby with all the wires and tubes is the same toddler today! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. It has been a blessing to follow.
-Astraea

Anonymous said...

Wow! So amazing to see the beautiful video & Quinn walking! I thought to check back since it was my daughter's first birthday this week as well (she was born the day before Quinn. I am so happy for you all- it looks like it has been an amazing first year. Love the turkey cake!

Megan Phillips

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

What a joy this past year has been to watch Quinn overcome his rough beginning. To see Steph and Dan support each other as they have. There have been times I have checked the blog and cried and times I wanted to reach out and give you all a hug for support. Today I want to thank you for sharing such a brave family and little boy. It brings me great joy to see how far he has come. I love the Video it is a great tribute to both Quinn and Steph. Great job DAN.
Tammara