Monday, April 25, 2011

Hippity. Hoppity.

Kiddie Riders.

We took in a morning of amusement park fun with Brigette and Mason at the Mall of America.  Cullen loved seeing has favorite cartoon characters:  Dora, Diego, and Blue.  The first ride that Cullen and Dirk went on was a little scary for Mr. Cullen.  I think he cried the entire time, while Dirk had a smile on his face.  Swiper's Car went a bit too fast around the corners!  But once we got to Blue, Cullen was much more at ease and actually enjoyed himself.  The fun continued on trains, big rigs and merry-go-rounds.  Dirk had the brilliant idea to put $1 in a little dime-store, 3-seat merry-go-round and Cullen, Mason and even Simone all got in on the action.  Cullen told us this was his favorite ride.  Funny how that works!  The simple rides are still the best. 

Welcome baby Quinn!

On Monday, April 11th, we welcomed a new member to the Swanson/Clark extended family:  Quinn Michael Clark.  Quinn weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs. 7.8 oz. and measured 22 inches long.  Cullen seemed confused as to why Jameson would have a baby brother when he had a baby sister.  He actually thought the baby's name should be Simone Quinn.  When Cullen finally met the adorable babe, he instantly wanted to kiss him and help take care of him.  Simone only could think about the pacifier in Quinn's mouth.  Congratulations to proud parents Tracy and Jason and to big brother Jameson.  We are looking forward to the fun times ahead!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Grocery store escapades and more.

We've had a few adventures in the past week including:  playtime at the park, a trip to Sawyer Cirone's hockey game, dinner with the Erickson's, a visit from cousins Lindsay and John Pihaly and an ordinary trip to the grocery store.  Cullen and Simone both seem to find fun in anything they do.