Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh so much to be thankful for this year! But rather than getting all mushy and making a list that would just be way too long - I am just going to post some photos from what had to have been one of the most beautiful days we have had all year - Thanksgiving 2008.

We started our day with a morning trip to the Park.
Ace and Jinx ran their little doggie bootys off!

If you loook VERY closely - you will see Kurt, Jinx and Ace in this photo...
look at that clear blue sky and just a trace of the puffiest white clouds...
The dogs put their ball in Liam's basket...

Back at the house - great grandpa finkenbrink, and grammy M showed up!
A champagne toast to Great Grandpa's 101st Thanksgiving and Liam's 1st.

Is this priceless or what?

Ace is patiently waiting for a crumb or two

Ready for food now!

Don't skimp on the whipped cream Kam!

The end of a very happy first Thanksgiving! Liam is all tired out and READY for bed!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Day at Daycare

We survived.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quad-mester cruise control

Dear Liam,
Here we are again, the 19th of another month, which means you are another month older - this time you are THREE months old. Three months is significant because when I was pregnant with you, my life was lived in "trimesters" or periods of "THREE" months - and there were THREE of them.
* Trimester ONE = "omg, I'm PREGNANT trimester!" this trimester was happy, anxious, nervous, and filled with a very unsettled tummy always reminding me that although nobody else could tell... you were always with me... my little secret!
* Trimester TWO = "omg - YOU'RE pregnant" trimester... at least that is what everyone said to me - because the cat was out of the bag! A couple of other things happened in this trimester... i felt a LOT better, and my belly was starting to grow - which also meant YOU were starting to grow!
* Trimester THREE = "omg - there is really a baby in there, and he is coming out soon!" this trimester was filled again with anxiousness and excitement (along with some REALLY swollen feet and an extra 40 lbs!) And of course, it ended in the most amazing day - the day you were born, and it was love at first sight.
While we are on the topic of trimesters... according to that guy who wrote "The happiest baby on the block, babies actually experience what he calls "the fourth trimester" which is the first three months in the outside world. During this time, he suggests that doing things that replicate life in the womb to help to make babies feel more comfortable - so we have been playing a lot of white noise for you, swaddling you, rocking and shhhhshing you. Now, little Liam, you have successfully made it through ALL of the trimesters (or quad-mesters really) I guess you are officially a little person, and you should be getting used to this outside world, that is officially yours!
We went to your three month Dr's appt and you were in the 90th percentile again! 15 lbs and 12 oz was your weight, and 25 1/2 inches was your length. The doc said that you are on "cruise control" and that you are one of the happiest, healthiest little babies he has ever seen... and he said he doesn't just say that to everyone! We would have to agree! You are becoming more "you" every day - your crooked sneaky little smiles have turned into joyous uncontrollable giggles, your squeaky coos are now robust conversations held between you and anyone who will listen.
You love car rides, trips to the park, walks, bath time and playing at home w/ mommy and daddy. Although neither mom or dad can hold a tune, it doesn't seem to bother you, and you love being sung to. You start daycare tomorrow and will be going one or two days a week until i return back to work full time in January... although it will break my heart to drop you off with a virtual stranger - i know it will be great for you, and you will enjoy meeting other babies and making friends!
Although I didn't think it was possible, I love you more today even than the day we met three months ago! Happy three months Liam - the world is yours!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008


(sorry gramma merlinkey, no Liam pics in this post)

Our backyard faces West, and these are the kind of sunsets we have been getting for about a week now. Of course we always get great sunsets, but for some reason this past weeks little gifts from nature have been exceptionally brilliant!
The view was one of the reasons we bought this house, I think we would have made the decision sooner had we seen it at sunset... its like a vacation in oour own backyard!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heather RULES!!!

Heather came over today to do a little Liam photo shoot.
below are the shots she sent over.
We think she did a GREAT job!!!
Rock n Rolla

Nakey Boy

Wow, hair.

Cute 1

Cute 2

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Auntie Mini Comes to Visit

Kurt left for New York on Sunday, which was perfect timing for Mini to make a visit to L.A. to meet Liam, and to provide some much needed and appreciated backup! She was absolutely amazing to have around.
One; selfishly I loved hanging out with her, catching up, lots of girl talk, and seeing her with Liam.
Two; omg, this girl is absolutely fantastic with babies...Liam just loooved her. She read to him, rocked him, fed him, calmed him down, took naps with him, sang to him, talked to him AND, being that I started back to work part time this week, she watched him for several hours a day while I got back to the swing of things w/ work... you name it, she did it. I kept asking her just to move in with us... I don't think her boss would appreciate that! She stayed from Saturday through Wednesday, and of course I wasn't ready to drop her off at the airport when Wed. afternoon came. We can't wait for her to come and visit again. It will be super fun when Liam is a little older and we can actually get out of the house and do some fun things like the zoo, Disneyland, etc! So... Mini, if you are reading - you have an OPEN invitation - come back soon! We miss you already!

How cute is this? Mini is reading to him, and he is REALLY into the book!

Even Ace-Face got some Mini Love!

Tummy time!

Saying good bye :(