We've been a tad light on picture & video-taking lately, but there've been no end of little developments with our big(ger) guy. Random news from the Finn front:
- Language fun: Finn's learning to conjugate verbs, adding "-ing" to the end of many (for example, "Finny achoo-ing!"). I'm especially fond of his onomatopoeia. He says, "Turn on the vaporizer. More 'hwwwoo'-ing!"
- In a similar vein, he's learning to make things plural, adding "s" to the end. Unintentionally funny stuff often results as he lays it on a little thick--"Gobots-es," "green beans-es," etc.
- Birdman Sings The Hits: The little guy gleefully recites the bits of popular songs I sometimes warble to him. Current fun includes Usher's "Yeah!" (Finny: "Yeah, yeah!... Rea-dy to go!"), Soundgarden's "Spoonman" ("(S)'poonman... save me!"), Rick James's "Cold Blooded" ("Dad-O cold blooded!"), and Fatboy Slim's "Rockafella Skank" ("Funk soul brutha!!").
- With a chill now in the air, our breath condenses visibly. Pointing to my mouth during yesterday's AM garbage can run, Finn said, "(S)'moke! 'Moke coming out!" He was a little too psyched out to try making his own.
- It seems that despite all our blogging, we've somehow neglected to talk about "The Meedgit House," an innovation my dad used to apply to me--trapping a little kid by crossing one's legs, then holding the kid prisoner while he delightedly tries to wriggle free. Finn took a shine to the idea right away, often trapping things in his own meedgit house ("Leo meedgit house! Squash!!"). Now Margot has added some Aztec flair, making "Meedgit Tacos." The recipe consists of one (1) giant floor pillow and one (1) fast-moving lad. Delicious!
- Speaking of Mexican chow, Finn greeted me last night saying, "Horchata, horchata!" He's kind of a sweet rice milk junkie, so we trundled off to grab drinks & tacos. En route, we talked about different animals and the noises they make. "Who makes bubbles, Finny?" I asked. "Fish," he replied, then added, "Goonie!"