Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Playin’ and Pukin’

Finn gets so excited with all the action Ollie and his elephant provide that he loses a little bit of his lunch.  Not to be thwarted the fun continues with Finn unabashed by the emesis.

We think they are on their way to being best of friends.  Just this morning Ollie chose a spot 6 inches from Finn to take a morning nap. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanks for Cousins!

This week, Finn met his Colorado cousin Rylie for the first time.  Brian’s sister Jennie and her husband Chad spent Thanksgiving weekend here in Washington, bringing with them our adorable (and unfortunately a little sick) niece.  It was great seeing them – the visit was too short as usual.

The first meeting…


Auntie Jennie, you’re so funny!


We celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday, and Finn wore his Thanksgiving outfit, courtesy of Gigi (his Halloween hat from Lia Halter made a reappearance as well).  It was a tad big, but it’s not like he was going anywhere.


Finn seemed to enjoy his first major holiday (Halloween doesn’t count) despite the fact he wasn’t able to enjoy any of Grandma Dub’s delicious fare. 

Even Ollie was on his best behavior!

Sunday the Walkers hosted a little open house to allow Jennie to see all her WA friends and extended family, so we were able to snap a family pic!


and another one of just the uncles, aunties & cousins…


We are already looking forward to the coming years, when the kids will no doubt frolic together, entertaining us all.


Just because it’s cute…


A Stroll with Dad & Ollie

Brian was able to take all of Thanksgiving week off of work, which was fun & a errand-running lifesaver.  It will be no surprise to any of you moms & dads out there that running errands with even a sleeping infant takes twice as long (and ten times the coordination) as running errands without them. 

During one such errand (a long overdue eye appt for mommy), Brian decided to take advantage of a beautiful fall day by taking Finn out for his first walk around Greenlake. Not to be left out (again), Ollie went with!

First, he bundled up our little bundle in a cute little bear pram we got from Cathie Alder (grandma to Mattie Jo of previous post).  Brian was convinced that the pram was for girls because of the ears.

IMG_2493 I, of course, thought he was adorable.

Then they were off, completing the 3 mi loop around the lovely lake near our house.  I was thrilled to hear that Ollie did quite well on his first shared walk – it gives me hope for future walks once I get the green light from the doctor.  True to form, Finn slept most the trip.












Finn, meet Jack, Mattie & Emily

Over the past few years, we’ve traveled to Canon Beach with a big group of friends for a long weekend during the summer.  This year we skipped the event, as four of the five couples involved were all pregnant, due within six months of each other! 

First came Emily, in late June (our elder statesman) to proud parents Rick & Lori.  Next was little Mattie Jo to Matt & Alysia in mid-September.  Then our sweet Finn, late October.  And the final addition joined the ranks on November 20th – John Michael (“Jack”) Mellon, born to Bob & Abby.


The Mellon’s hosted a little reunion of sorts the day after Jack came home, so Finn & I joined them for a quick pic of the babies and their mommies. 


It is hard to believe how much life can change in just one short year!  Congratulations to all the new parents!


Finn turns 1 month old

This landmark actually happened on November 22nd. but I have been deeply remiss in keeping this blog as updated as I should.  Thanksgiving week really threw us off schedule!

It is hard to believe our little baby is over a month old already!  Even more depressing is knowing that every day that passes is one day closer to my having to go back to work.  We took some fun pictures of Finn on his 1-Month birthday (but no cake – I couldn’t find a recipe made entirely of baby formula).  You’ll see he placated us at first, then let us know when picture time was over…

Don’t worry, Finny!  Mommy loves you.