Finn 1 Month and What Not

February 27th, 2014 by KellyJoe

I’ve finally found time to blog! Its been an insanely busy month with Finn and Al both and I’ve been trying to get back into doing sensory play with Al but before I write about that I’d like to finally share my top picks from Finn’s newborn picture session at Target. I did some but I’m waiting on them to be edited before I share them.

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We hit up the dollar store for some good sensory stuff like colored popsicle sticks-

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And colored puff balls which are meant to slapped and not sorted apparently-

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Then we broke into some old stuff that we had like the rice. Unfortunately it doesn’t smell like eucalyptus anymore but Al still played with it for a good hour or so-

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And lastly we made some sensory bags to put up in the window. One had shaving cream and blue glitter glue in it while the other had hair gel and googley eyes. He enjoyed them both even if I had to playing with them too for him to want to play with them-

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Finn’s been doing really good. He managed to not catch the sick the couple of times Al had it which was super awesome and he’s putting on weight like a champ and I think he’ll probably outgrow newborns in the next couple of weeks. He seems to be like Al and is crazy strong for his age and can hold his head up for pretty decent amounts of time which he’s been doing since basically he came out.

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Him and his first bath-

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Sleepy face-

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Then we got to spend time outside since we finally got some nice weather. Its another way he’s like Al, he definitely likes to be outdoors and he fusses a lot less when he’s outside it seems-

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And finally, last picture, this is him on the day he turned 1 month old! Its crazy to think that that much time has already passed but I guess when you’re sleep deprived time moves much faster.

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Blue lightening, right? Also I realized I never posted my reading challenge list from 2013. I’m not doing a reading challenge this year just because I don’t know how much time I’ll have for reading with the boys. I have a small goal of just getting through the Harry Potter books and Lord of the Rings. If I finish those then maybe I’ll take on books that have been suggested to me but here’s what I got through last year-

January: #1 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams #2 Life, the Universe, and Everything, Douglas Adams #3 So Long and Thanks For the Fish, Douglas Adams #4 Homeland, R.A. Salvatore #5 Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams February: #1 Exile, R.A. Salvatore #2 Sojourn, R.A. Salvatore #3 1984, George Orwell #4 Ruins of Gorlan, John Flanagan March: #1 The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaimen #2 Coraline, Neil Gaimen #3 The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket #4 The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket April: #1 The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket #2 The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket #3 The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket #4 The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony snicket #5 The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket May: #1 The Hostile Hospital, Lemony Snicket #2 The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas #3 The Carnivorous Carnival, Lemony Snicket #4 The Slippery Slope, Lemony Snicket June: #1 Neverwhere, Neil Gaimen #2 The Grim Grotto, Lemony Snicket #3 The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket #4 The End, Lemony Snicket July: #1 The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien #2 Memory of Light, Robert Jordon/ Branden Sandersen #3 The Magicians Nephew, CS Lewis #4 Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris #5 The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, CS Lewis August: #1 The Horse and His Boy, CS Lewis #2 Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz #3 Prince Caspian, CS Lewis September: #1 World War Z, Maxwell Brooks #2 The Voyage of the Dawntreader, CS Lewis #3 Firethorn, Sarah Micklem #4 Firestruck, Sarah Micklem #5 The Silver Chair, CS Lewis #6 The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky October: #1 The Last Battle, CS Lewis #2 Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk #3 The Complete Adventures of Peter Pan, JM Barrie November: #1 The Road, Cormac McCarthy #2 Farmer Giles of Ham, JRR Tolkien #3 My Inventions, Nikola Tesla December: #1 The Neverending Story, Michael Ende #2 Stardust, Neil Gaimen #3 The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams The Lemony Snicket books are pretty soul crushing in case you ever wondered. That’s all I got for now though, I’m hoping to make updating a weekly thing once again with more sensory play but I’m not promising anything like usual.