This one is strong willed. He knows what he wants and can be quite dramatic when things don't go his way. He is just full of emotions and so expressive. Most of the time he has quite the serious face, but it makes his smiles & giggles all the more special. While Liam never so much as threw a tantrum until he was nearly two, Finn has already mastered the open-mouth, head tossed back, angry backwards walk. He's also a big fan of throwing himself on the floor. It can be hard not to laugh at times with just how expressive he can be with his whole being when he's upset. He certainly wants you to KNOW how he feels about it.
(all the above photos taken by the talented Kali Poulsen)
He's always on the go & boy is he fast! He has a huge stride and can cover quite a bit of distance quickly when he wants to. He's already extremely coordinated and has quite the throwing arm on him. He loves all sports and tries to play everything that the big kids do. His favorite right now is the basketball hoop. He grabs a ball, holds it above his head, and stands under the hoop until someone lifts him for a slam dunk. He can already dribble a soccer ball, and is quite good with the golf clubs too (hockey style). He picks things up so quickly. He is a strong boy and can already take Liam down. There is plenty of wrestling in our house, and Finn is usually a willing participant.
He had a huge verbal leap back around 10ish months, but no big explosion since then. The best thing to hear out of his mouth is "Liam". It's so clear and he shouts it all day long. He babbles plenty and tries new words all the time. He definitely knows what he's saying, but often we have no clue. Liam seems to be better at deciphering him than Conor or I. Teething has been rough on him. It seems that there is always at least one tooth working its way through. He doesn't eat much during those times, but he's always hungry for yogurt. He has quite the obsession, much like his big brother has had for years. He'll go to his highchair and beg for some yogurt. Liam was exactly the same way! And raspberries are probably his next favorite food. He can put those back all day long, although he prefers them right off the bush as opposed to store bought. So fancy!