Quinton’s personality was apparent before he was even born. Looking back now, I can totally see it. At the time, I did not recognize it. In the womb he was the one that refused to raise his heart rate for my “20 min non-stress test”, no matter what they did to rile him up. Those tests usually turned into 2-3 hours, on my back, in labor and delivery. He was born our smallest preemie at 3 pounds 8 ounces. His NICU nurse, Gloria, told us he was an opinionated child, and he squawked at them when he didn’t like what they were doing. She said for preemies, this was not as common because they tend to be very compliant since they are technically not supposed to be out of the womb yet.
Quinton is very outgoing. Since he was a little baby he is a people watcher and connects with people’s eyes. He loves to be the center of attention, and has a very loud voice. With that voice he belts out songs all day long. To aid with that, he has a microphone he picked out with his $3 birthday gift card from Toys R Us. Thanks Geoffrey! He loves to make up songs, stories, play dress up and pretend he is a dog. He is passionate about how he feels; good and bad. He keeps his Daddy and I on our toes. We pray that we can help guide his passions toward making the right choices and following the Lord. Many days we shake our heads at him because he is unlike both Dan and I, and we don’t know where he gets it. We think it’s a combination of his outgoing Grandpa and his actress aunt. He is a crazy kid!
Here is my 30 Questions Quinton Style.... which actually turned into 31 because he would not answer the first one completely. Very Quinton!
What is your name? Quinton
What is your big name? Quinton Joseph Slater
What name does Daddy call you? Squirt
What name does Mommy call you? Quinton
What is your favorite color? Yellow (current color he was wearing, not too sure about this anwer)
What is your favorite TV show? Word World (this surprised me because he asks to watch Dora every day)
What is your favorite movie? Tarzan
What is your favorite snack? Goldfish
What is your favorite drink? Milk
What is your favorite food? Bacon
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with my brothers
What is your favorite to do with Mommy? Play games
What is your favorite to do with Daddy? Play wrestle on the bed
What is your favorite what do you think about Jesus? I love him and he makes my heart happy
What do you like about your church class? Miss Nancy (his teacher)
What is Daddy’s favorite thing? Playing wrestle with me
What is Mommy’s favorite thing? Playing Candy Land with me
Are you excited for something? My Birthday!
What do you like to do with Easton? Picking flowers
What do you like to do with Dalton? Hit stuff
What is your favorite toy? Dress up (they have police, fireman, army guy, pirate)
What is your favorite game? Which hand is nice (a game he plays with Daddy)
What is your favorite shoes? My sandals
What is your favorite clothes to wear? My Robot shirt
What is your favorite PJs? My dinosaur ones
What is your favorite place to go visit? I want to visit Grammy & Papa's house
When you grow up, what do you want to be? I want to stay Quinton
When you grow up, what kind of car do you want to drive? A red truck like Grandpa's
How old do you have to be to drive a car? 4
How old is an adult? 5
Anything else I should know about you? What did you say, Mommy?