Saturday, February 27, 2010
After the bean fiasco we gave Finn a bath. During this particular bath Finn discovered the water coming from the faucet. He tried so hard to wrap his hands around the stream of water.
This weekend Finn graciously opened up his home and more specifically his room to seven (7) sixth grade girls (for a more detailed explanation see below). I think that if he had known exactly what he was agreeing to he would have footed the bill for the Ritz Carleton. He was skeptical at first, but quickly grew sure that he did not want all these squeally girls in "his" house. All the noise scared him a little bit and every time the girls would get really excited Finn would cry.
I think that we have found a new place for the Finnster to play. We can sit him in the pack-n-play without worrying about him bouncing his face off the hardwood.
(This weekend our church hosted "Quest." Quest is a big youth conference open to all youth groups. I think that 14 different churched attended. We volunteered to be a host home. We really did have a great time. The girls were hyper, to say the least, but overall very well behaved. The two leaders that stayed with us were really incredible Christian woman and did a fantastic job.)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Later that night we went downtown for Chelsea's birthday party at the Spaghetti Factory. Since it was nice outside we parked on Charlotte Avenue and walked over to Second. It was so much fun. We put Finn in the stroller and strolled through downtown Nashville. Finn was a little scared of going downhill in the stroller.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Pre- nose dive
Turning 5 months old has not been great for Finn - in fact it has been quite traumatic to say the least. First, he had to go to a Celebrate Recovery training session with his mom. He behaved for as long as he could but I did end up taking him to the nursery. When I went to pick him up I heard a terrible cry all the way down the hall. I was hoping that it wasn't Finn. When I got to his room the nursery workers told me that they didn't have him and that he must be next door. I panicked for about a millisecond until I noticed that the screaming baby left unattended in the swing in the back of the room was Finn. I felt so sorry for him, but I have never been so happy to hear him cry.
Second, Kodiak ate his bath sponge. There were little blue pieces of sponge everywhere. Third, Finn hasn't had a bowel movement in two days - so I imagine he is feeling a little uncomfortable. And finally, during his bath, Finn took a nose dive into the bath water and apparently swallowed a huge mouthful of warm, soapy water. It absolutely scared him to death. He got choked and it looked like he couldn't breathe. I got him up and patted his back until he finally started crying. I figured if he has enough air to cry then he will be fine. Happy Birthday Finnster.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Tonight Finn took a bath with his new bath sponge, his new bath toys, and . . .
The bath sponge has really worked for Finn because it keeps him from sliding in the tub and allows him to sit up. Finn really likes being in the bath. He is becoming quite proficient at splashing. He will straiten his little arms out and bang those little fists into the water as hard as he possibly can.
Monday, February 15, 2010
As Valentine's Day goes, Finn had a very profitable one. Nana got him a pin striped baseball outfit and Gran got him a furry book and a Pepe LePue heart shaped helium balloon that talked. It would say things like "one little wif of you and the love goes straight to my head." It was so funny.
At a round 6:00 pm the power went off. It wasn't storming or icy so we assumed the power would be back on pretty quick. Two hours later we realized that we assumed wrong. I, being a bit of a worrier, started panicking about my milk stash in the freezer. I have expended a lot of blood, sweat and tears collecting that milk and I was not about to let one little power outage beat me. So we loaded the milk up in the car and headed to the Begley's to put the milk in the deep freeze. When we got there Finn took a bath and then ate an enormous bowl of oats. When he drifted off to sleep we put him in the crib. Michael and I made the decision to leave Finn at the Begley's since we didn't have any heat at home. It was my first night away from Finn. I missed him so much - but the longing of my heart was eased by the thoughts of sleeping until 9:00. Thank goodness for President's day (no work for state employees).
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
After church, we went to Walmart to buy food for the Super Bowl party. When we got home we gave Finn a big bowl of oatmeal. He ate the entire thing! A few minutes later MJ, Zac and Coop stopped by on their way a friends house. Just like yesterday Cooper tried his darnedest to talk to Finn and Finn cried.
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