Ian: Finley, chew and swallow. Finley: (her mouth stuffed to the brim with a blueberry flax muffin... who knows how she manages to even get a word out, let alone something that we can understand) I can't! My big, big mouth is too full.In other news, baby number two, Finley's little brother, is due out tomorrow (Monday the 22nd) at 8:00am!
Sunday, February 21
Sorry it's been so long, friends. Life has been moving along quickly - Finley is growing up so fast and she is so much fun. She is sleeping in a big girl bed, potty trained, talking a ton, and loves to dance and sing. She does say the funniest things. I really cannot think of someone I'd rather be with all day, every day. She makes it so much fun. This morning at the breakfast table had to be one of her best moments yet.
Friday, July 3
Grandma and Papa had a slew of toys for Finley to play with when we arrived. And she sure enjoyed wagon rides out in the big back yard. However, her very favorite thing was the kitties. I think that's when we first discovered Finley's love of kitties. She now has a new favorite down at the pet supply store in Edmonds... Tatu. More on that later.
Thursday, July 2
Wednesday, July 1
Although Ian and I would have loved to spend more time in the city, we found it a bit more difficult than it used to be. Could it be that NYC is easier when you're without kids? We did take Finley for a quick tour of the Upper West Side, salvaged a cool chair from the curb near my old apartment, went for a romp in Central Park, and had dinner with Yve and Seth at their place in charming Park Slope.
Tuesday, June 30
We had a great time at Yve and Seth's wedding. The weather worked out perfectly, complete with a downpour just minutes after the outdoor ceremony ended and we were moving inside for cocktail hour. Finley LOVED the dancing. She'd never been to a Jewish wedding before, where the tradition is to lift the bride's mom (and many other people) on a chair and practically toss them into the air. The music was great - actually maybe someone can remind me of the band's name. Klezma? Something? Anyway - Finley had a great time dancing and seeing family.
Thursday, May 14
Earlier today we had our friends Suzette and Vivian over to play. They're only two months apart in age, two houses away in distance, and we're hoping they'll be close friends as they get older. Working on a duet...
This week we took a trip down to the cutest equestrian center and farm that I've seen on the West Coast - Fox Hollow. It's in a gorgeous setting, filled with so many animals that you can visit and pet, and really friendly people.
First, a quick visit to Starbucks. Mia's just checking her email while Finley cleans the bagel off Bunny's face.
Mia really likes to feed Finley things to drink.
At the farm, we saw plenty of horses, ponies, the sweetest miniature horse, Daisy, chickens, peacocks, ducks, bunnies, kitties, a couple of baby goats... and baby turkeys (neither Finley or I had ever seen a baby turkey before!) Mia was a big girl, riding on the rope swing in the hay loft. Finley was fascinated with the animals, but her favorite part of the day was throwing rocks into the stream. It's serious business.
Sunday, May 10
We had a lovely Mother's Day today - and happy mothers day to our moms and mommy friends and friends' moms. Finley's Aunt Diana, Uncle Jared and Great Aunt Bun came over for dinner tonight. Finley was kind enough to do a demonstration of the newest product in her skin-care line: Prune Facial Mask. As you can see, she's very excited about it.