Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Dynamic Duo!

As the kids are getting older, they're interacting more often in meaningful ways. Often, these meaningful ways result in Julia yelling at Finn for wrecking whatever she was trying to do. But there are also a lot of times where Finn studies what Julia is doing and very closely mimics her. It's a pretty amazing thing to see.

Here is one of the times when Julia is mimicking Finn. He likes to drag the little rugs around the kitchen and then put them down someplace, flatten them out carefully, and lay down and pretend to sleep. Yeah, it's as cute as it sounds.

Finn's pumpkin costume ended up a little tighter than we had planned, but I think it looked cute that way.

Here's a good view of what we call Finn's "chuggy cheeks". I don't remember how the word "chuggy" came about, but I'm sure it's a derivative of "chubby".

A few weekends ago we went out to a teppanyaki style restaurant with some friends of ours (four adults and four kids aged 1-4, and yes, we survived). The chef prepares and cooks all the food in front of you. There's a lot of fancy knife spinning, flying raw eggs, and some flames. It was a lot of fun!

On a non-family related note - I was pretty excited to have been able to be a part, in a small way, of the important elections that took place yesterday. I took the day off of work and got to be a poll observer for the Obama campaign. Our purpose was to sit at the polling place and mark off supporters who voted so that those people would not have to be called later in the day to remind them to vote, thus freeing up extra time for phone calls to be made or doors to be knocked on for people who hadn't yet voted.


Anonymous said...

As usual, great pics!!! I love Finn's chuggy cheeks and the pic of Julia and Finn on the kitchen floor :). It's great to see the interaction between sibs. All of you look fabulous, keep doing what you're doing! (Yeah, Obama is pres!!!)


Jess said...

The kids are so awesome. I miss them. Our house was jubilant Tues as well I actually got goose bumps during Obama's speech.

Torey said...

Jess - Only goose bumps?! A true supporter would have been weeping! :)