Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Lindquist Family Reunion

After 4.5 hours in the car at night.... we made it to my Aunt Renee's (my dad's only sister) house. We slept in a tent, had lots of fun eating good food, playing in the pool, taking the kids to see the farm animals, riding horses and four wheelers, telling stories about our beloved Grandpa Lyle, who passed away in 2007, and getting to know our extended family just a little better. 
It was a great Reunion!
At first they were eager to go swimming... 
Then they got nervous. 
Choke hold on Grandpa Loren. 
Quincy had to get several pep talks... 
The more my dad and his siblings get older the more alike I think they look.
 My Uncle Neil.
The only way I can B to smile like this is by telling him to say Stinky Cheese. 
What a goof. 
 I think this picture is hilarious, notice how happy Q looks. We tried really hard to get him to become comfortable in the pool, but clearly it's going to take more than a couple of hours. 
And notice the death grip on Grandpa Loren's neck and he's holding his breath... 
Uncle Scott and Aunt Kelli entertaining the little ones... 
More happy faces in the pool. Ha ha ha
At least Zee zee loved it. 
The Lyle and Rena Lindquist kids.  
Top clockwise: John, Renee, Loren, Neil, Rena, and Rick.
The whole Lindquist gang that was able to make it.... 
There are so many little ones now!
Our attempt at getting a family shot, clearly everyone was done taking pictures.... 
--Lindquist Cousins--
Clockwise from the top: 
Makayla, Dillion, John John, Me, Jessica, Seth, Scott, Karter, Spencer, and Lance. 
I sure to have some great memories of growing up with these guys and visiting 'the farm' every summer. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

They say that Growing up is....

Hard to do. And in case you were wondering it's even harder when you're the littlest of boy of 3 boys. Poor Zee zee is always trying to play catch up with his brothers. He recently learned, by himself, to climb on the chairs. I'm not thrilled with this new discovery, but he is. Just look at his face.... 
"Hey Quincy, did you see me climb on this chair all by MYSELF? 
Pretty cool stuff. 
Now how bout you hand me some of those Legos, I know they'll fit perfectly in my mouth!"
The other day he came out with this hat he had put on himself, and was trying to "read" me that book. 
My little Zayden is quite anxious to grow up to be just like his big brothers.... 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Interview with the Birthday Boy

In case you can't figure it out Quincy had a Lego Birthday Theme Party.
I wish I had taken more pictures of all the games I made up for the kids to play, but it was a busy day! Please enjoy the photos and birthday interview questions.....

What's your favorite color? gold
What's your favorite toy? cars
Where do you want to serve a mission? Canada
What do want to be when you grow up? banker
Where's your favorite place to go? the park
What scares you? touching spiders
 What's your least favorite food? vegetables
What's your favorite holiday? Christmas
What's your favorite animal? snake
His request for a cake was a "lego cake"... so this is my best attempt. The perfectionist in me was going nuts about all the little pieces of cake that kept getting stuck in the frosting. I tried.... it counts for something, right?

What's your favorite food? macaroni and cheese
Side note about the candles.... since we sang to him outside and there was a light breeze, I attempted to light the candles like 3 times and they kept getting blown out. Finally I got one lit, I told him to pretend they were all lit, we sang really quick and he blew the ONE out. 

What's your favorite dessert? cake
What is your favorite season? winter
Who are you best friends? Kaybree and Kyrie
What's your favorite song?  Choose the right

What's something you want to do for your birthday? play outside

These are the little prize bags I made for the kids. 
They were a hit. 
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? China

All the gifts. 
What's your favorite thing to do with Zayden? run with him
This picture of Hazel cracks me up. 
What's your favorite thing to do with Braxton? color with him
What's your least favorite thing about being the oldest? being responsible
What makes you sad? getting in trouble
What's your favorite thing about being the oldest brother? getting to go to school
Grandpa Loren gave Q a huge box of Sunny D, the coveted drink at Grandpa's house, and $20! 
What makes you happy? picking food from our garden
Z decided to run through the sprinklers. 
We love our little Quincy and are very excited to see all the things he's going to accomplish in this life.