Monday, January 28, 2008

Finn's first visitors...

Here are some fun visitors that we had in the hospital and at home!

Linnea (due any day now!) and baby Finn!

Aunt Kaye

Aunt Lisa and Haley

Aunt DeDe, Mary and Paul (they are expecting their own baby in about 3 months!)

Grandpa Fin and Baby Finn!!!

Grandma Cherry and her sister Jo-Anne

Saturday, January 26, 2008

More fun finn

Baths in the sink are better with a grandma.
Momma and eff-eye-double-enn.

Grandma Jem attempting to feed baby a finger (Finn should just buy a bowl of chili at wendy's if he wants that).

This is dad. He alone has the sheer force needed to burp the baby.

Happy "four days old" my boy!

A happy Finn enjoys his jiggly papasan.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby Finn is here!

Finnegan Michael Kempston arrived at 4:52 a.m. on Jan. 22, weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Here he is striking the thinking man's pose. He's thinkin he gets a lot more sleep than mommy.
Mommy and Finn ~ love at first sight

Finn's name comes from Heidi's grandpa, who goes by "Finn" since his last name is Finlayson. "Michael" is Shaun and Joe's middle name.
"Kempston" is a town in England.

Shaun's new middle name is "Mule Train," but he likes his first name of "Daddy" even better.

Shhhhhhhhh . . .

Notice the birth weight on the bottom of the photo. Finn's about 5 minutes old here, and not a fan of the "scale tronix" machine. But everyone in the room was a big fan of Finn.

Tim Brown as a brand-new grandpa. He can't wait till Finn is old enough to drive the sit-down mower . . .

Shaun's folks on the left, Heidi's on right. They were troopers in staying up virtually all night.


Shaun's mom Cherry, holding her newly crowned 10th grandchild.

Shaun's dad Joey. He also adopted our puppy Oscar for the week.


Let's have a baby! Heidi is t-minus 11 hours from Finn's exodus. Seriously.

Forget diamonds. Epidurals are a girl's best friend.

Finn's about two minutes old here, and Heidi is very very happy.

Life is hard.

But you had excited parents just waiting for you!


Friday, January 18, 2008

Oscar the practice child: STATUS REVOKED

He who was formerly known as the practice child is about to have his "child" status revoked. his demotion to "family pet" is imminent.  But we still love him, and think he should be in a purina puppy commercial.
Sleeping peacefully—Oscar doesn't even know what's going down in the next week . . . his little doggy world is about to come crashing down around his food bowl.
Luckily his favorite past time is having OCD and licking licking licking, so he'll be fine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Still waiting...

Finn's not quite here yet, sorry to all of you who voted for January 9th! Here's some new pictures of his nursery.

We got some adorable, handmade letters from one of the designers Shaun works with at World Vision. So cute!

We promise to do our best and keep you all update on his arrival! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Nursery

The baby's room is almost finished. We've been so blessed with baby showers and are still trying to find room for everything. The theme in Finn's room is Choo Choo Trains! We can't wait for him to get here! Any day now!