Saturday, May 26, 2007

New Finley Photos

Chillin with Otto the Monkey

Drifting off

She is just beginning to tolerate the swing, not like, just tolerate

First night in her new crib... YIPEE!!

Looking at herself in the mirror

Not really enjoying tummy time
Memorial Day Picnic

Today we took Finley on her first picnic to Great Falls Park. It overlooks the Potomac River and the view is beautiful. Finley loves being outside and she enjoyed our picnic thoroughly! Here are a few pics from our fun day at the park.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Finley's Nursery

We finally recieved Finley's crib yesterday. We have been waiting on this thing for 5 months and much drama has gone into getting it. The story about it is so crazy that no one would believe it and I don't have the time to explain but her room is finally complete for the time being. Fin loves her new crib and has slept in it all night last night!!! Here are the pics below.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Last Week in Pictures

The Girls

Finley and Ryan

Aunt Amy

Cousin Abby

Cousin Mary Mills

Photo Session at GrandMary's house

Cousin Megan

Aunt Brooke and cousin Thomas
Uncle Philip

Aunt Shannon
Cousin Lakelan

Aunt Dlyna

Saying Bye to Papa at the airport



Papa and Granna at the airport

Compare and Contrast

It's hard for me to tell how much Finley has changed until I look back at pictures. Here is a picture at a month old and the same one when she is 2 months. See the changes?

2 month update

Finley went to the doctor yesterday and had her 2 month checkup. Dr. Chris said that she looked perfect.... but we could have told you that!! She weighed in at a whopping 10.0lbs and was 22 inches long. That puts her in the 25th percentile for weight and 50th for height.(whatever that means??) He sounded like that was good so we were happy... until the shots came. Miss Fin got 2 sticks in both thighs and let me just tell you.... she was severely ticked. The first 2 shocked her more than anything but by the second 2 she got MAD. Her faced turned the brightest shade of red I have ever seen and she didn't breath for like 30 seconds. She cried very loud for the next minute but then calmed down. She was fussy for the rest of the night and her sleep wasn't as good but we managed just fine. I hope that she didn't think that I had anything to do with it?? Poor Girl!

She is becoming so much more alert now and we love making her smile. I got to thinking on Friday that the poor girl has no toys, a dresser full of clothes- yes, but no real toys. She has a swing and bouncy seat that she hates at the present moment so I thought we needed to do something about it. The only things she really looks at is Richard and I and that would drive anyone batty if you did it long enough. We went last night to Babies r us to stock up and does anyone know how expensive toys are?? They (toy manufactures) really know how to get you because we they make you think that your little one needs all these things to develop normally so we got suckered in.... oh well, when she's a kid genius she can thank us. We are having so much fun and I attached some of her latest pics... Enjoy our cutie!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Finley Grace's Dedication

Our sweet baby girl was dedicated to the Lord on Mother's Day. We did it at my Dad's Church (Valley Baptist) so he could do it and all of our family could be there. It was such a special time for us to dedicate her in front of a church family that had prayed for her and us for so long. She is one loved little girl!

There are so many thing that we pray for her but most of all we pray she will come to know the Lord on the very day she realizes that she is a sinner. We hope that we can be the Christian parents that she needs and that she will put always allow Him to be Lord of her life. Our desire is for her to Love the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength.


While we were home Finley got to meet 3 special people that already love her so much. Mine and Richard grandmothers got to spend some time with our newest addition and I think they would all agree she's a keeper.