Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy birthday Fin!

I can't believe a year ago today I was holding my sweet little man for the first time. What a huge blessing he has been in our life! He's my cuddle-bug, my easy baby. He's very observant and has an old soul about him, however he's also a bit of a daredevil. He loves to have fun, loves to laugh, and rarely ever gets too upset. I remember the priest at his baptism watched Griffin just sitting still, taking it all in and commented that he was going to be a philosopher.
It's amazing because when you have a second (or more, I'd imagine) child first you worry that you won't be able to love them the same as your first. Then you realize that you DO love them just as much, but not in the same way at all. I feel like I have known Fin forever (ok, I know I have known him forever). With Grady it was all about learning what made him tick, and that made me close to him. But with Fin there was not that learning period. I just knew him. I don't think it was just because I was a 2nd time mom either. It's just different with him. Easy. I like to think that Grady is my heart and Fin is my soul.
I made a little video (and by little I mean it's a 10 minute long movie) of Fin's 1st year. I am putting it up here not because I expect you to watch it, because I certainly don't! I know watching someone else's kid might not be as exciting for some as others. Kind of like when Aunt Jane insists that everyone watch the video from her cruise to the bahamas. I am putting it up because I love it. I'm also posting some of Fin's 1 year shots here in case you don't want to watch the entire 10 minute long show just to get to the recent stuff!
If you DO watch it, I want to explain the songs. The first is a cover of coldplay's "yellow" by Jem. Oh I could listen to this song every day! I love the original, but I truly believe she made it better. The second song is Love in a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg. The first time I heard that song I about cried right in the middle of wherever I was. I can't remember where, but Fin was fairly young. The coffee shop lyric just stopped me dead in my tracks. Before I was pregnant with Fin I never really liked coffee. I mean, I would drink a white mocha from Starbucks every now and then, but I could take it or leave it. When I got pregnant and over the morning sickness, I began to crave coffee. I had to have it every day or I was a mess. People who have known me for a while looked at me like I was insane, because I was suddenly needing it so badly. The obsession has continued. I joked with one of my girlfriends once because I even drank it constantly while I was nursing. I said Fin wasn't getting breastmilk, more like cafe con leche from the tap! So, there you go. A long explanation when really you probably would have thought "oh I like that song too" and moved on! But hey, you know I can get long winded.
Also, I will be back to blogging soon. I have lots to share, but I have been working on some weddings and a birthday party nonstop for a while and I just haven't had the time to commit. Hopefully I'll be back with Q&A's and SP's for several weeks by early next week!

And here he is....the main event.







And the video.

And yes, I got a new logo. I am working on updating everything, but as I said I've been very busy so it will all get done...eventually! For now we'll just have a little mix of branding! LOL.


melissa said...

happy birthday fin!!! ♥

— miss and nicole

Terra said...

Well I watched the whole thing and was basically sobbing the whole way until I saw Fin dressed as Maddie then I burst into laughter! It has been the most amazing year getting to watch you grow little man and look forward to seeing who you become in years to come!

Lauren W said...

Happy Birthday, Fin!! I love the pics and the video, Court. I did the same thing with Bennett and I put her video in the back of her baby album. Sort of like a companion piece to the baby book. I love your line about one being your heart and the other being your soul. That is the sweetest sentiment I have ever heard.

Michele Wilkinson said...

THAT was beautiful!!! I LOVE IT! And I happily watched all of it. LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

stacey said...

Sniffle, sniffle. He is the most handsome little baby ever. Happy Birthday to Fin and hugs for his mommy.

Kori Clark Designs said...

I loved the video!! It got me all teary eyed about how fast these little ones grow!
I like the new logo too! Very Nice!