Saturday, December 26, 2009

At the playground!

About an hour and a half of fun times with Andy and Bella.

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Daddy's dream

A little boy who refuses to go to breakfast without a golf ball in hand. Though he did drop it for eggs. Smart move.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What a day!

A snuggle with his new penguin. He was entranced by the penguin exhibit and loved every minute of Sea World!

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Finn, meet Shamu!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Auntie Jennie and uncle Chad and cousin Rylie treated us to a day at the animal park. Fun!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dinner with cousin Rylie

Cindy's meatballs and bowtie pasta are a hit! Proof? Here is Finn chowing on them with cousin Rylie.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Jammin' on the 737

Finn's mood was great on our flight to SD. Here he is with his tool of musical wonder:

And here he really takes to a jam (notice the excellent fingerwork):

And finally after the show he chills with a box, ring, and the piece of mind of a flight well taken.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rustlin' up some sheep stew

That is a little sheep in there he is cooking up.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finn's first art

According to his teacher\watcher\Ms Inga, Finn loved art day including coloring on orange scratch paper and this freehand gem. Dog all colored in only as much as necessary and well "in the lines".

He was creatively exhausted when we picked him up tonight.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finn the Painter

Hey dad mind if I help? I know I am still in my jammies but obviously I can handle the necessary tools and have no problem with hights.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finn and Jack’s first conversation

A brief moment with Finn and Jack…just playing some hoops and talking shop.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

First Swimming Lesson

This Saturday we finally made it to Finn’s first swimming lesson at our local Greenlake pool.  As with just about everything else we can muster, we make it a group event with the Taylors and their daughter Lexi.


is it me, or does our kid look like a giant next to Lex?

The pictures speak for themselves.  Finn had a good time but was a little skeptical at first (then really gets the hang of it towards the end).  However, you’ll see in every picture & video that Brian’s smile is a mile wide – Daddy had a GOOD TIME.


right after the showers, waiting to get in…

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This video was taken right before they got out of the pool.  Check out the legs – and by the end, he’s really got the hang of it!!

Misc Fun

Our little dude is starting to look like… well… a little dude.  He’s sitting up and playing great, occasionally falling to his tummy or back then rolling around to get where he needs to go.  Sometimes he looks like he’s going to try to crawl, but then he just gets tired and lays down with his head on his hands.  Through it all, he drools enough to run a car wash.

Still no actual crawling, real words or teeth, but he loves to “talk” and has the most beautiful gummy smile ever.  Here are a few little snippets…



Brian had an impromptu photo shoot in our backyard last week and got some really really cute shots…

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In addition to his gummy little smile, he has also discovered his tongue, which makes a frequent appearance and usually results in mom and dad laughing hysterically.


First Boat Ride

Cindy’s high school friends Greg Shelby & Dan Williams and family (Greg & wife Seana have Harper and Grace and Dan and Bernadette have two boys Harrison & Campbell) were up visiting Greg’s parents who live in Anacortes a couple of weeks ago. 

Marv and Carol extended an invitation for us to join them for the day on the Sunday of 4th of July weekend, and took us all for a catamaran boat ride around Deception Pass. 

I am not a huge fan of deep natural water or boats, but I have to say that seeing the experience through the eyes of my son for the first time took away pretty much all of my anxiety.  I am trying very hard not to let my own fears and reservations cloud my son’s development in any way, but it was easy to forget about being uncomfortable when he was so obviously enjoying himself.

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Afterward,everyone went to Rosario Beach for a delicious picnic.  Finn took the opportunity to blow out his diaper, and mommy forgot to bring an extra set of clothes from the Shelby’s house, so little Finn got to spend the picnic portion of the day wrapped in a blanket and wearing only a diaper.  Classy.


All in all it was a wonderful day with friends (who are basically family) enjoying all the beauty the Northwest has to offer.

Daily Routine

We have set up a few spots around the house that serve as Finn’s little play areas.  With that has come some pretty standard play items and patterns.  I thought it would be fun to share some, sort of as a “day in the life” sort of way.  Of course I’m biased, but I sure think he’s cute.

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The song on this toy is obnoxious and addicting, but he’s figured out how to make it “sing” and gets so excited when he gets it to work, I can’t bring myself to turn it off very often.


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yes, the red triangle DOES taste different from the blue circle.  duh.