Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's ALMOST official....

Go me!

Playing with the dogs

Finn likes to let his dogs look out the window.

Here they are from the other angle.

Sumurai Finn

Finn was a fire Samurai for a costume party. I didn't get a GREAT picture, but he was really cute in his costume.
He was also really into his stethoscope, so he was Dr. Samurai Fire Ninja and it was awesome.

And here he is with Uncle Chuck, smashing the decorations with vigor and joy!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Day in the Life...

Look my bruise is going away! Now people will stop looking at my mommy funny!

Mommy, can I have my bird, please?

I LOVE kissing my birdie.

I also love kissing my doggie, and my fish.

I do all kinds of kissing, bink kissing, french kissing, and nice kissing. You never know what you're going to get, or how wet it will be.

This look reminds me of Erin. As a kid.

Do you like my froggy shoes?

Let's read a book about dinosaurs.

Well, that was fun... what to do next...
OOOH, a ball!!!! Let's play with this now!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eatin like a Piglet

Finn has learned how to feed himself-- it's messy but sweet and he LOVES to do it. He's been doing it with finger-foods for some time now, but he's just mastered the fork/spoon/spork in the last few weeks.

Here he is with some blueberry applesauce. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Disco Fever

Here is footage of Finn dancing. He learned it from watching one of his shows. He also spins, but refused to do it for me this time. I'll get it for you soon, though.

In the mean time, NO is officially his first solid word, and he thinks it's the answer to every single question he is asked. He also claps and puts his hands in the air in celebration, and uses signs to talk to us pretty regularly.

He spends all day talking to me in gobbledygook, and I know he thinks I can understand him. He's so sweet.

Shoe Shiners

I'm not sure which I like better, the giant bruise on his forehead, or that he's wearing my shoes.

This kid is awesome.

He woke up with that, and I think it was from a bedtime tantrum in the crib-- we heard a thunk, but he was soon asleep, so I thought nothing of it until morning!!

Don't let anyone tell you girls are the same as boys-- even as young as 18 months, they're full of testosterone!!

My Little Mountain Climber

Finn learned how to climb onto the dining room table. Boy, am I in trouble.

Now if I could just get that damned bink out of his mouth....

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa

We miss you.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

I'm going to take a moment to mark Tom's success. He has been a 'featured' artist twice now at open mic nights in the city for his poetry. He has worked very hard for this, and we are very proud of him.

After his feature last week, he was invited to feature at a new kind of venue. An art gallery. It will like a verbal art show, and he will be the only one reading. A true 'Featured Artist'. Once I have more info, I will pass it along, but we're very very proud of his successes, and suggest you mark your calendars for Friday November 7.

And don't pretend you don't like poetry-- this is not about flowers or bunnies, it's loud and strong, with depth, carrying political messages and social commentary that none of us are exempt from. It's a dynamic, creative, listening experience, and it is surely your loss if you decide 'poetry' is not your thing.

I hope to see you all there, as I'm going to try like hell to make this one!


Here he is, after dumping out all his toys, climbing inside his toybox.

Then getting it on his head just right.

Wiggle Wagging his feet around.

And pulling the bottom support out so it can collapse on him.

Now it's a flimsy cloth box, and he is both happy, and bored.

Ooh, the bottom of my box.... interesting.

How does that smell. buddy? Like your feet?

Every time i put this hat away, he takes it back out and puts it on the horse again.

He's an awesomely cute kid.

Scary Gary Strikes Again

He's so much scarier when he's naked.

I love this manneqin.

Father's Day BBQ

I know I'm a bit behind the eight ball here, but at least I got them up!

Here is Finn with Grandma Lynn. Both grandma's were present, and it was nice for everyone to catch up.