Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

14 months

Finn is now 14 months old and what a difference a month can make.  He is walking (pretty much running) everywhere now and with such ease.  He's started talking a little bit - can say things like 'waz dat?' and 'Momma' and 'Dadda.'  He's pointing to fire trucks, dogs, cars, and trucks.  Loves his new red rain-boots  and going outside for walks.  

Here we are down by the beach on Ruston Way.  

He loves to wear his hat around the house.

He's also learning how to feed himself with a spoon.

And our all-time favorite is reading books.  Here he is pointing to a 
strawberry - one of his favorite things to eat.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Here's finn with his ladykiller eyes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

a favorite

Finn and I are both home with stuffy noses today so I thought I would throw up a favorite picture of mine. It was taken at the Anderson's house (thank you Lisa!) on Christmas morning. I love this picture because it is such a great example of daily life at our house. Finn loves his daddy and no one makes him laugh as much as Shaun does!
Love my boys!

Monday, March 2, 2009

This time last year...

Both Shaun and I have been reminiscing lately about what life was like a year ago (Feb 08). The differences between life back then and life today is notable. For instance, last year we were just learning how to be parents with a 1 month old little boy. The lack of sleep, the colic, the craziness of a newborn are all things that stand out to us from that time period. Honestly everything that I try to remember during January and February of '08 is very hazy! And this year we have a toddling 1 year old who says Momma and Dadda, likes to tickle our feet, helps Mommy clean house, loves his puppy dog Oscar, blows kisses, signs for 'more' and 'all-done', says 'night night' to everything in his room before going to sleep, and SLEEPS FOR 12 HOURS STRAIGHT!!! I say this only to give hope to the parents out there who feel like their children will never-ever-as-long-as-you-live sleep through the night. They do. They all do.

Another noticable difference about last year was that we had just discovered mold growing along our hallway and had to move into my parents house temporarily while things were being fixed. Now the house is doing pretty good with the exception of occasional maintenance here and there. Our condo has been a huge blessing to us especially with the Recession and we are grateful to have a wonderful home. Mostly grateful for a hard-working husband who makes sure that Finn and I have everything we need. Thank you Shaun!

I do also remember last Spring being a little dark and mostly rainy but it seems this year I am noticing more sunshine due to daily walks with Finn and Oscar. When I wake up in the morning the birds are chirping but maybe thats mostly due to a restful nights sleep (thank you Finn). ;) Spring holds so much hope and promise of what is to come. Not just for sunshine but also hope that Jesus Christ gave us when he rose from the grave on Easter morning. That promise of eternal life is never more clear to me than now as I lay my precious son down to sleep each night, praying for his life and his heart. But also as I attend the memorials of 2 very dear people this week. Jesus has conquered death for us. Life is not over when we die. It is just the beginning.

Happy Spring!