Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank You, Gigi & Papa!

My parents sent Finn some early little goodies for the tree. Being obsessed with all things Christmas, Cars and Toy Story, his reaction wasn’t hard to predict.

Thanks, Papa & Gigi!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

One Busy Little Body

Part of the reason we haven’t been as good at keeping this blog up to date with pictures and such is because our child refuses to sit still long enough to actually snap any.  We’ve finally been able to get him to sit fairly still and say “cheese,” but you have about three seconds to grab the picture before he’s headed your way, demanding to “see!! wanna seeeeee!” the image you just took.

I’ve sort of given up on the camera situation.  But we have clipped a few videos lately that are blog-worthy.  They also encapsulate two of Finn’s current happiness trifecta – roughhousing and throwing balls [the third being anything having to do with motor vehicles].

Here is roughhousing:

aaaaaaaaand throwing balls:

and here’s one combining his newfound skill of singing his “ABC’s” with his first love of roughhousing with Daddy. [yes, he skips a few letters at the end, but let’s face it – multi-tasking is NOT in a two-year old’s wheelhouse.

Happy Easter!

We’ve been a wee bit busy lately, and have been EXTREMELY remiss in not only POSTING any pictures or videos, but also of even TAKING any pictures or video. 

Easter seemed like a great excuse to end this awful silent streak.

We didn’t spend a lot of time building up the concept of the Easter Bunny with Finn, so when today rolled around, he’d heard of this creature, but wasn’t really invested in all he/she had to offer.

We “hid” his Easter basket on the floor at the end of our bed thinking he’d see it when he came in to announce his awakening as he does every weekend morning.

He walked by it three times, and STILL didn’t notice it.  Apparently we have a very focused child.

When we finally did show him his basket of goodies – including a large set of Cars cars, some Toy Story goodies and a couple of books – he decided the Easter Bunny was one cool cat.

He set about getting acquainted with his new friends while I started getting things ready for dinner.


After his nap, we gave him his gift from Gigi & Papa.  Complete happiness ensued.

An hour or so later, Nana and Papa arrived and we kicked off a fairly short Easter Egg hunt in the backyard.  It’s fun to see the differences and similarities from his hunt last year.

After the hunt we took a couple of pretty cute photos.  It’s really getting frightening how big our little guy is getting.



BW and his mini-me.

All-in, it was a really great day.  We shared dinner with Nana, Papa, cousin Cody and Cindy’s friend Shawn and his girlfriend Suzanne.  It was Shawn’s birthday, so Finn’s day was made 100% awesome by the finale of cake, ice-cream and a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”  He went to bed one happy little boy.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Our Finn has become quite the copycat – then every once in awhile he takes the reins and wants YOU to follow HIM.  This is a video of a little game he & his dad have been playing for awhile now.  As usual, it’s hard to tell who is having more fun.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Finn the Snow Bunny

Finn starred in his first recital last Friday.  Thankfully, I returned after an eight day road trip just in time to see our little star.

It’s pretty disorganized… But keep in mind these teachers had to teach a roomful of 18 mo – 2 year olds to do something in a coordinated fashion.  In other words, they were attempting the impossible.


the “stage”

part two… I can hardly believe my son didn’t get out of his second year of life without dancing with a girl!  He’s quite the gentleman, though.

We couldn’t have been prouder.  He even spotted us about halfway through, but went right back out there & kept up with the routine.  That behavior earned a cookie for the ride home!