Fridays with Finley {14th March 2016}

Hi Everyone!

Finley is almost two! Can you believe it? I can't, the last two years has gone incredibly fast and I can't imagine life without our little boy. Preparations are in full swing for his Peter Rabbit themed birthday party - it is conveniently timed with Easter, so we have a traditional egg hunt and the pet store is lending us a big floppy bunny for the day which is very exciting. I've made a blue jacket for Finley for the day, but he hates me putting it on him so he may not be coming as Peter Rabbit

Communication is coming along in our home lately. Finley has begun to mimic words we say and some new favourites are bubbles, googles, grandma, beach, peach, home, arper (for his best friend Harper), pool, swim, done, please and thank you. I love this new stage and how his little character is forming. Finley is a very gentle soul, so we are working on putting out a hand and saying 'stop' when other kids push him around. He absolutely loves the water and we go to the pool once or twice a week.  He is swimming two metres now unaided. He loves jumping in and mixes it up with belly flops and pulling his knees up for big splashes. He does great bubbles, kicking and big arms and has a real natural love for being in the water. Finley also loves music and dances at the store when a song with a good beat comes on. 

We are all doing pretty well. The build on our house begins on the 18th so that is exciting. Levi has had a promotion at work and with lots of changes at the site he has been really busy. Finley is starting preschool two days a week after his birthday and I'll be casual teaching in the special needs faculty at the local High School on those days - so that will be a big change for the both of us. After two years with barely a day a part I'm thinking it will take us both some adjusting but it's all for the best. 

We hope life is treating your all well, 

Much love, 

Jade xo

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