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Showing posts from October, 2010

Trick -r- Treat

I would venture to guess that about 60% of the my blog concerns all the mischief Finn makes or the fits he throws. I am afraid that if Finn ever reads the blog he will think that I never talked about anything good he does. So, before blogging about the day I am going to take a moment to give Finn props for his sleeping habits. Finn is great night time sleeper (at least when he is in his own bed). I put him in bed awake every night and he goes to sleep without crying. I know that lots of babies do this, but Finn wasn't one of them until just recently. While Finn is a great nighttime sleeper he is still a pretty lousy napper. However today Finn took a 2 and 1/2 hour nap and yesterday he took a 2 hour nap. What makes these naps impressive is the fact that he took them in his crib. Good job sweetie!

This morning Finn slept until 7:00 and then slept another hour in the bed with us. So I was able to sleep until 8:00!

After church Finn had a taste of his firs…

Farmer's Market

Right now Finn is walking around the den with his pants pulled up under his armpits and his and his shirt tucked in. He looks hilarious. But at least he won't trip on his jammies. Also, Finn just brought me his "Brown Bear" book. He laid it next to me and said "Brown Bear." He, of course, didn't say if perfectly, but you can definitely tell what he said. He is such a big boy!

Last night Finn coughed for about two hours. In order to allow Michael to get some sleep I took the monitor downstairs and slept on the couch. When Finn woke up this morning I turned on PBS and we watched "Martha Speaks" while all snuggled up under the blankets. Even though it was 6:30 it was still dark outside. It was pretty chilly in the house so Finn sat really close to me; it was really sweet.

A few minutes later Finn starting asking for breakfast. He can say both "oatmeal" and "breakfast." Oatmeal sound more like "O-Mel' an…

Tough Love

Last Night (Tuesday) Finn learned the concept of tough love. Finn decided that he only wanted graham crackers for dinner. Michael informed me that he had tried to give Finn real food but Finn refused and only wanted crackers. Well, I put my foot down and refused to give Finn a cracker. No joke, he screamed at me for at least 10 minutes. He would go to the pantry, look at the closed door and scream, look back at me and scream and then he would plop himself on the floor and scream. He looked so angry at me. I didn't give in. I just went about my business, paying no attention to Finn. It doesn't bother me for Finn to throw a fit, well that is if we are at home. The only way that I could get Finn's mind off of the crackers was to give him a bath.

After his bath he happy sat down and ate some oatmeal. Mission accomplished.

Tonight (Wednesday) Finn played with us in the back yard. All he wanted to do was run toward the road. He also thought it would be fun to…

Happy Birthday Grandad

This morning Finn ate breakfast in front of the television. At our house Finn eats all meals at the kitchen table. At Grandad's house he also eats at the kitchen table, but gets to watch TV too. This morning he ate eggs and watched "Super Why."
While we were getting ready for church Finn hung out in Grandad and Gigi's room.

Next we all went to church. After the singing was over Finn decided that he wanted to chat. Grandad ended up taking him out to the parking lot where the two of them kicked tires for thirty minutes.

After church Gene and Minnie came over and we had Dad's birthday dinner which consisted of turkey, corn, green beans and mashed potatoes. Notice, no dressing. Grandad asked for dressing and Gigi said she would make it if Finn would say Gigi. Dad managed to get Finn to say Gigi, but alas it was too late. Thus, no dressing. For desert we had carrot cake.

After lunch we took a few pictures on the deck.

As we were about to leave for the day Finn …