After the ordeal we went through to have Lochlann, never in our wildest dreams did we think we would ever be so blessed with a repeat performance, but we were - and his name is Finnegan! Our little guy turns 7 today! Lucky for you readers this won't take an hour to read, since most of my photos are jumbled up after what happened to the old computer, but I did find a few!
Everything was funny to him, he was a very happy guy :)
Finn makes us laugh, even when he's not trying!
Thanks for being a good sport about all the getups, pumpkin!
We thought we were geniuses when you were naughty and we put you in the "time-out" boots so you couldn't walk off... you even thought that was funny! I guess it was :)
Thank you for being "the one that eats his vegetables". Your creativity with Mr. Potato Head parts is legendary.
Also legendary: your sense of style...
Remember your first snowman? The one that was twice your height and you told mommy you made it "all yourself"? Well, it's awesome... too bad daddy and Loch didn't help you :), they would have had fun.
We were amazed with the ease and speed in which you embraced the "at the cabin" filth mentality, I hear there is an ice fishing shack reserved with your name on it already!
You love your brother fiercely, even if you won't admit it. Guess what? He loves you too even though he won't admit it, either.
You have a patience level no child should have to endure, waiting for daddy's deployments to end. We are so proud of you, and the best part of daddy's deployment is coming home to you and your brothers' happy faces.
As a blogger, I have to say thank you also for being so darn photogenic!
You are the best kind of garden helper, one that actually eats what you grow!
...but you are still weird for eating all that basil and parsley when we are working out there! It seriously looks like caterpillars attacked my plant after you spend 5 minutes with it.
p.s. I apologize for making you wear Crocs, that was before I realized how stupid they were :)
You dig the best holes. I know, I know, I'm supposed to bury those tomatoes deeply, right?!
You are an excellent student, you love your brother (mostly), love your family fiercely, you are kind, you love your dogs, you are creative, funny, and generally a fun guy to be around. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you!
Now you are 7 and you dress yourself a little better but you have no front teeth.
Thanks for taking us all for a ride on the Finnegan train, can't wait to see where we'll go next!
What a GREAT tribute to what sounds like a marvelous kid . Happy Birthday to Finn!!ReplyDelete
Three cheers for Finnegan! Thank you for sharing him with us...he is a special guy. And I am sure he will forgive you when he's 30 for splashing all those adorable (but embarassing when he's 12) pics of him on your blog ;o)ReplyDelete
Oh Erin, thanks so much for sharing Finnegan with us!! The pictures are priceless and brought me big smiles and happy memories!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday #7 Finnegan!!
Sue, he's pretty cool :)ReplyDelete
Susan, one has to check their embarrassment at the door to be part of this family LOL!
Robin, there's one thing I have learned from others like you, to try and hold on to all the memories I can, and I bet you have some precious ones :)
Happy Birthday Finnegan! Such a wonderful young man. Love the baby pictures, so cute!ReplyDelete
that was priceless Erin. you are lucky to have such kids. happy birthday FinnReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Finnegan! Hope your Birthday was as special as you are!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Finn!!!ReplyDelete
When I think of Finn, I always think of him with a smile on his face. He is a happy boy with a wonderful family. I think you had the boys in the right order . . . Loch is the perfect big brother to lead the way and Finn is the perfect second in line to make sure the trip is fun!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Finn!
Finn, have a wonderful, happy and fun birthday! I'm so very happy your mother became my blogging friend so I can watch you grow and mature. You are really becoming a fine young man, you know :-DReplyDelete
Thank you, Erin, for sharing your wonderful sons with us.
Happy Birthday, Finn! What a great post for a 7 year old. He sounds like an awesome kid, and I can tell you are so proud of him and the rest of your family. Great job. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Finn! What fun you bring to the world!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Finn! I'm a couple days late, but still wanted to wish the little guy a Happy Birthday. :)ReplyDelete
That was a fun read, Happy Birthday to one handsome devil!!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes for Finn, I read them out loud and he was blushing! :)ReplyDelete
And thank you Erin for your giving thoughts-too you and all the gals I love so much,how did I manage before I got to know all,and to the dear friends I had to drop,I still read your posts ,I just get to busy. thanksReplyDelete
Happy late birthday Finn! I laughed out loud thinking about a mouth full of basil and parsley... and again when I shared the story with my husband. :)ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday to Finn. What a great trip down memory lane! Cute baby!ReplyDelete