Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March Madness indeed!

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March is almost over and there has been plenty of fun in the life of the Bell family. Quincy is growing every day both in size and in skill. He is accomplishing some things a month or so ahead of schedule. He is starting to eye our food when we eat, which means he should be ready to start on the solid foods (starting with rice cereal) very soon. His 4 month check-up is next week and I am interested to see how big he is now.

Just a few weeks ago, Quincy didn't really love "Tummy Time" - now it's one of his favorite activities!

This kid is all smiles!

Matt, MaryAnn and Lily-Kate Perry came to visit and to have dinner with us, before MaryAnn gives birth to their 2nd child (due mid-April). Here are some great pics of Quincy and Lily-Kate

Matt & Lily-Kate

Backyard fun with my nephew Kellan (while Quincy was sleeping)

Kellan teaching Quincy about sea creatures on the activity mat

Quincy is really good at grabbing things now with his super-strong grip!

My 3 boys on a lazy Sunday

Check out this video!

So serious!

We went to my parent's house to celebrating St. Patrick's Day a couple days early with the family. My mom made delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Joan made Irish Soda Bread that was so good!
Here is Joan with Quincy

And FINALLY - a picture of Q with my godfather Chuck!

Kellan loved saying "Cheers!" (and then gave the beer right back to Larel)

My brother and me with our kids

It's hard to believe that Kellan will be 2 in May - he's not a baby anymore!

Look at Kellan eyeing my dad's Guinness

Quincy and his Uncle Natan

Quincy is getting so strong and can support his head so well

Kellan making discoveries in our backyard

And keeping an eye on his little cousin Quincy

On the 19th, Solon and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary.

We were supposed to go to the Etta James concert with Natan & Larel, but the show got rescheduled at the last minute. So Solon and I tried to go to Pizza Bianco downtown - but the wait was 3 HOURS! So instead, we went to CIBO - an urban pizzeria in an old house in one of the historic districts. The food was delicious and the wine was straight from Italy. We enjoyed a wonderful Shiraz, a spicy salami pizza, and a smoked salmon and basil pizza. For dessert, fresh-made crepes with fresh fruit and ice cream, and topped with homemade whip cream. IT WAS DIVINE! Water to wash it all down with =)

Alison and Chris came for dinner and a visit, and Quincy got to meet Chris for the first time! QB loved his New York accent!

We had a great time!

Quincy loves being naked

Hanging with Dad

On March 5, our friends Jack & Danielle Phillips welcomed their daughter Eve Anastasia to the world.

Since the day we found out they were having a girl, Solon and I have said that she and Quincy would be betrothed. What a beautiful couple they would make!

They already have something in common

Yesterday we finally got to meet her for the first time!

Jack, Danielle & Lucy B with Quincy

Sleeping in their matching car seats! Eve - 3 weeks, Quincy - 15 weeks

Hangin' with mom

Connecting with dad

So big!

In other news, I recently did a "fitness study" at a nearby Women's gym for three weeks before signing up for a membership. I lost 4 lbs and lost an inch on my waist and half inch on everything else. It's circuit training for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, with free classes (like Stability Ball which I did this morning) - which is great for me, because I am much better with a focused workout plan, rather than just wandering around a gym. And now I am super-motivated to get in shape before Quincy gets real active. I feel great and have tons of energy!

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