Sunday, December 24, 2006

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday! Grandma Nancy got a digital camera for an early Christmas present and has been clicking photos of Finn like mad. Here are some highlights of Finn's first Christmas in Grand Rapids.

Here is Finn, playing "Santa" with Grandpa Sam.

Finn playing "Kris Kringle" with Grandma Nancy.

A family photo during a hike in the woods. (The same woods, coincidentally where I proposed to Keely.)

Here is Finn and me skating on Lake Pokegema.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Sorry for the Hiatus

Sorry that's it's been awhile since the last post. We've been assembling the Christmas cards that you were all so helpful with choosing (just kidding - it was a 4 way tie). Be ready for a surprise in your mailbox early next week.

Finn started some finger foods this week (basically the same foods, just not as mashed). Here are some pictures capturing Finn's attempts at getting food from the plate to his mouth without help. The first attempt was with cut-up bananas, but they proved too slippery for his tiny fists. We then tried puffed rice cereal, which was equally frustrating, but he did end up getting more of those in his mouth (with an attempt to success ratio of about 20:1).

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The results!

Counting the write-in's, we have a four-way tie between Photos 1-4.

We'll let you know what the election officials choose to do.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas Card Photo - You Make the Call!

We have so many great photos of Finn that we can't decide which one to use as a Christmas card. As such, you get to have a say. Choose one of the five photos below with the little voting box. You can vote once a day, so if you're in a ballot-box-stuffing mood, go for it.

Polls close at 11:59 pm on Friday, December 8th. Get votin'!

NOTE: Some people are reporting problems at their polling sites. You can submit a write-in ballot in the comments section below if you'd like. Here are your choices:

Photo One:

Photo Two:

Photo Three:

Photo Four:

Photo Five:

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Photos from this week

We've had a lot of requests for photos lately, and I am happy to oblige. Here's a collection of random ones we took this week.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Wow! Finn is awesomely cute!

This is another super-sized post because 1) Finn took some awesome photos today and I couldn't decide what to post, and 2) Blogger is uploading pictures in warp speed, so I'm taking advantage of the easy posting.

Happy Wednesday

Here are a couple of fun pictures of our adorable little dude.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Be thankful for this humongous post

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. In accordance with the enormous feasts we all likely devoured, here is a giant-sized blog post for you all.

In an effort to get Finn interested in music early on, so we tickled the ivories at G'pa & G'ma Pearson's this Turkey Day.

A requisite "baby with beer" photo, with a personal touch.

Here's Aunt Nicole with her two nephews, Evan and some other baby.

A nice family shot for y'all.

Here's another from the "Holy Cow! Our Kid Grows Fast!" department. This is Finn in June.

Finally, here's a shot of Finn with James and Kelly.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Naked Baby

Don't arrest us, but we think Finn is really cute when he's naked. Check out his "I'm getting ready to crawl" stance.

Finn and his friends

Finn loves seeing other babies lately. He giggles and gets really excited when he sees other little kids. Directly below is Finn with Benjamin Whetstone.

These two photos are of Finn with Evan Barnhouse. Look at them holding hands in the top photo and hugging in the bottom one.

Here's Finn with Ella Downing - his first girl friend.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stylish Baby

Finn's great aunt Carol bought him some baby UGGs. Now he can play with his toys in style.

Monday, November 13, 2006


I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit today and give you all a look at the peaceful side of Finn. Adorable, no?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A happy blue-state baby

Hooray! Pawlenty and Bachmann's victories notwithstanding, it is a very good day to be blue! Look how happy Finn is, sporting a blue shirt and a stylish "I Voted" sticker. Regardless of your political stripe, I hope you got out and voted yesterday. If you didn't, you make Finn sad.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Finn's First Rap Video

Here are a couple of still shots from the rap video Finn was recording from our couch the other day. Ok, he wasn't really recording a rap video, but his outfit (and attitude) looks like what he would wear if he were a rap artist.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween day with costume

Here are several photos of Finn in his costume. You will most likely recognize blog regular Benjamin, appearing in this post as the pumpkin. We had a bee costume for Finn, but I tried it on him yesterday and it didn't fit (good planning on our part - it looked like it fit, so we assumed it did). So, at the last minute I picked up this costume. I think it's cuter than the bee.

We stopped by to see Uncle Sam at work. Finn obviously enjoyed it.

Finn and Benjamin, hangin' out with the dads.

Finn and Benjamin hangin' out with the moms.

Finn with Mommy after his first trick-or-treating experience.