Fridays with Finley {31st August 2012}

Dearest Family, 

We've had a busy few weeks with our little Fin Fin. He went to his first birthday party and had lots of fun staring at the birthday girl Maya and went to his first carnival where he patted a little horse. The carnival was great fun and we actually won first place in the apple pie competition! Really it was Levi's win as he put great effort into making and decorating the delicious pie, I can only claim having peeled the apples - an important and vital part of the pie I might add! 

Finley has found his feet and his voice this week. He has loved exploring his little feet and find great pleasure in kicking them about above his face. He is also making all sorts of interesting noises and a day in the Catton household is filled with back and forth sound making between mummy and Finley. 

We've also had a few challenges this week as we think Finley is starting to teethe. It's not great fun for him or us, he really struggled to sleep and had a high fever but seems to be okay now. I suppose we will experience the same thing on and off for the next year or so. As always though he is a little treasure and always ends up giving us a little smile no matter what is happening. 

We hope you are all doing well, we love each of you

Fridays with Finley {17th August 2012}

Welcome to Fridays with Finley! Seeing as you all don't get to see Finley on a regular basis I will be sending out a little update each week so that you can share in the joy our precious little boy brings us. 

This week has been a week of 1st's and some 2nd's...

We are trialing life as a one car family so Finley and I went on a bus adventure to suss out the public transport system in Nelson Bay. It was his 1st time on a bus and my 1st in many many years. We were very prepared, and a little nervous, we even ran to catch up with a bus that wasn't ours... and overall it was... just like catching a bus! lol.

Finley also had his 1st taste of real food this week, he enjoyed being in his high chair but wasn't fond of the mashed pear. He won't be going onto solids for a little while yet but it was fun to give him a taste. 

A few weeks ago Finley rolled over from tummy to back for the first time. He did it a couple of times that day but on subsequent days seemed to have forgotten he knew how. This week he remembered and we have had lots of fun watching him roll. 

He is an absolute delight.