Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back to the Beach

For those of you who missed our photos of Finn on the beach, here's a post especially for you. We took advantage of the nicer weather this weekend and made our first trek to Park Point for the year. Finn was super-excited to play in the sand, and as soon as we got there he took off down the shore. Gracie was also pretty happy to get some much-needed exercise. She may be feeling the cabin fever the most in our family.















































































Thursday, March 27, 2008

Week of a thousand posts

No one can give us crap for not posting often enough.








































Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Finn does a puzzle

Finn is REALLY into his "Cars and Trucks" floor puzzle these days, and his language development is pretty cool. You can hear him using all kinds of cool verbs and phrases, like "grabbing," "reaching," "whole pile," and "right here."

Bonus footage at the end of Leif.



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! We tried to have Finn hunt for eggs, but he was not interested at all. Maybe next year. He really liked talking about eggs and the Easter Bunny, but I guess he found the build-up more exciting than the activity. Below are some photos from the weekend.

Finn making faces in the woods:















Family hiking:














Leif laughing:















Finn sliding (sledding for you Iowans/Southern Minnesotans):















Finn driving:















Mommy and Leif hiking:















Daddy and Leif sleeping (not faked):















Leif and Mommy snuggling:














Naked baby after a bath:














Dad and Leif hiking in the woods:

Friday, March 21, 2008

Found Footage - Finn early '08

I cleared off the video camera the other day and found a lot of funny footage of Finn from the last few months. Here he is, performing a variety of tricks. The first clip is pretty straight-forward. James and Kelly got him a Star Wars coloring book and he can now name Chewbacca, Luke, and Yoda.

The second clip has him naming some colors. He's smart that way.

The final clip is a "hidden camera" capture of him "reading" to his stuffed animals. It's darn cute.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Urho's Day!

It's Saint Urho's Day! Long ago, the mighty Saint Urho drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the vineyards! Here's a post to celebrate!



(Yes, Finn does have a black eye - a result of an unfortunate run-in with our coffee table.)







Here's a fun re-created photo. The boys are exactly the same age, using the same towel, and laying on the same table. Can you tell which photo is Finn and which is Leif? I'll give you a hint - Leif is about 5 lbs heavier than his brother was at this age.