Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tot update

I've had so many blog entries in my head which I haven't had the chance to create and now they seem to be either forgotten or irreleveant. But I have a moment so I'll try to remember some content and do a Finn update at the very least. In list form, the latest changes in the tot's life:

- Just one nap a day. Every day. Finally.

- Boy that he is, he's totally into boobs and trucks. Boobs for the milk, all...the...time...and trucks everywhere we go. All of you mothers of girls will have to let me know if they have a crazy obsession with vehicles at 16mos.

- His first molar. That was fun. How many more do we have to go through?

- His first words. He had already covered Mama, Dada, and uh-oh (not in my Webster's but whatever). Now he has added tickle (usually said at least 3 times in succession), ball, and kaboom (as in our tower of blocks went kaboom or, just as often, Finn went kaboom)

- His first haircut. For whatever reason, I was hesitant to go ahead with this, but he was looking shaggy more often than not and so one day I just did it. I'll share some pics. He could actually use more of a trim already, because I was fearful of cutting away too much of my baby.

This is him just before the big event.

The cut was the day before Easter, so since I slacked on Easter blogging, here he is with the new do in his fancy pants on Easter Sunday.

And because I think he's stinkin' cute, some more photos for your enjoyment.

The darling outfit is actually parts of two outfits. The sailor suit was made by my mom for my older brother and has matching blue shorts. However, the suit was too small for him, so I pulled out these lovely white shorts that happen to match in style and function. These too large vintage shorts were my father's and I'm told there is a matching white jacket somewhere. Really, we're not so poor that we can't buy him new clothes (or in this case, clothes that really fit). I just have a fascination with putting him in my dad's vintage duds and lovely little things that my mom made years ago. (Plus, it helps validate the pack rat nature that I share with Mom.)

He's very interested in reading up on The Beatles.

And because I can, here is what he looked like last year at Easter in another outfit made by mom for my brother, sitting in the same chair as above.


DrDrama said...

Okay, Finn is seriously too cute for words. I love, love, LOVE the sailor outfit. I have a similar obsession with dressing up the Kid in decades old clothing. Great pics!

Annie and Greg said...

Your kid is totally cute!

No clue about girls but my two boys are totally into trucks and cars. They insist on pointing them out - every single one of them - when we take walks. Marcus's word for any sort of vehicle is "go go" and Will's is "vroom vroom".

Amanda said...

Finn is adorable, I have to say I love seeing the two Easter pictures to compare. With Finn being a year older than Eleni I can get a glimpse of how much she will change in a years time! They grow up so fast!

Michelle said...

oh man, I haven't shared my obsession of children in sailor suits, have I? he is too darling! I think you've given me some inspiration to do the haircut, too. My girl is totally shag right now. Oh and all of sudden she likes cars and trucks, but also her baby and my bracelets, so whatever!