Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Home With Aunt Jess

Even though this photo is from the fair, my Aunt Jess came to my house and stayed with me all day today!! It was great to stay home with her. We had a great time together.

Mommy and daddy were both working. Daddy has started meetings at school this week and mommy was at the Miracle of Birth Center again today. She even took some photos for daddy before he went to the fair this evening. They are both looking forward to next week and getting some rest. Once school starts, life will slow down a bit and we can just be home together.

But for now, I am thankful that Jessica came to spend the day with me!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Major injury here today!!! I seemed to have dislocated my hip! Actually the past couple days I have really started looking at my own feet and today I discovered that I can get them in my mouth!! More confirmation of the SCT (Suck & Chew Theory) that my dad has on me!

I used to hate being on my tummy, but now that seems to be one of my more favorite ways to lay around. Add to that the ability to suck my own foot while on my back and I am pretty darn content!!

It is another gorgeous day at the Fair. We are having a great time and lots of folks are stopping to say hello to me

Thursday, August 23, 2007

MN State Fair

We started the State Fair today. Daddy is doing "Photo on a Stick" in the Miracle of Birth Center while mommy is coordinating the FFA Leadership Center in the same building. I got to hang out with both of them all day long. Daddy was a little disappointed as he only took three photos all day. He did get this great one of me, mommy and a calf! I fell asleep for a while until that darn calf got a little ornery and made a lot of noise! It scared me a little and I woke up!!

We had an early morning and a late night, but all in all it was fun to be at the fair.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Despite the wedding day being stuck amidst a three-day Minnesota rain, we had a great photo shoot with Josh and Jamie. The wedding and reception were in Northfield, MN. They say rain on your wedding leads to a wealthy life...we hope the best for them!

Josh is one of eight children and there were six attendants on each side. The pre-wedding portraits kept the pressure on as the sanctuary already seemed full of people.

We got some photos outside under the entryway and a few downtown under a covered alleyway. Nothing like making due!

Some of my favorites from the day are HERE.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Working With Daddy

What a busy day of work today! I got a lot done with mommy on one computer and sat in my Bombo chair on the desk and helped daddy. I helped them both out as they are getting stuff ready for the State Fair. That starts in one short week!

Today was another milestone day for me. I tried FORMULA for the first time. I liked it sooooo much that I gagged, coughed, kicked, cried and screamed everytime daddy and mommy stuck the bottle in my mouth!! No, they were not screams of joy because I had added another lukewarm beverage to my repertoire...I HATED IT!!! I want the same old stuff I've always had! Daddy is now trying to figure out how to return an expensive, unsealed jar of formula mix to Target.

This pathetic attempt at feeding formula was a result of going to the doctor this week for my 4-month check up. Everything looked great and Dr. Westlund said to start some formula and rice cereal. Maybe I will like the rice cereal!

I weighed 14lbs 6oz and was 24" long...growing nicely. I was in the 50% for height and weight and my head size was 75%...just a big brain, right!??!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Love Mommy

I love my mommy!!!

We took some other really really good photos of me here!

We had a nice weekend after getting home from the farm yesterday. It was another sports milestone day as i watched my favorite golfer, Tiger Woods win his 13th major championship today winning the PGA. I kind of have a little crush on his new daughter, Sammy too. She was pretty cute. This comes in the wake of Barry Bonds hitting his 756th career home run last week amidst lots of steroid controversy. Either way, it was a big record to be broken.

We went to church today and then got a few things done around home. It finally cooled of a bit so we also went for a long walk tonight too. Sogn really liked that!! We grilled chicken tonight and I sat on the patio with daddy and manned the grill. That was fun.

Not much else new, I guess. I just enjoy laying on my activity blanket, swinging in my swing or being held. I have a high SCF (Suck & Chew Factor) with most things I could get my hands on. Fingers, toys, pacifier, blankets...whatever is within range of my little arms and hands.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Goodhue County Fair

My first county fair!! Mommy, Daddy and I went yesterday to the Goodhue County Fair to watch all the Sviggum kids show their pigs. It was a great time. I got passed around between everyone and Dick took me for a big walk to show me the whole fair. I think I fell asleep though right after seeing the tractors. Dick started explaining to me the whole concept of four-wheel assist and I just fell asleep. He seemed pretty excited about it though...maybe someday I will want to know more. We have some more photos from gallery here in this gallery. We also got to help Gma out in the malt booth. It was really hot out and it seemed like everyone wanted one. Mommy and daddy jumped in to help (and eat a malt of course!!).

Mommy and I stayed overnight again at the farm and daddy went home to do some more senior photos. He came back now though so we are hanging at the farm!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wyatt Came Home

We all headed south today to visit Wyatt and stay at the farm. I also had a big milestone in that I rolled over for the first time!! I actually did it a bunch of times. I am enjoying being on my tummy more now and hold my head up real well. But that gets pretty boring after a bit so I just roll over onto my back!!

It was fun to see Wyatt at his house too. He is so tiny, but doing well. Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Josh learned quickly how much harder it is to SLEEP after they bring us little guys home! haha. Daddy got some photos of Wyatt and they are in his own gallery here.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Great Grandmas

Today I got to go to Winona for Great Gma Rosemary's birthday. Great Gma Sylvia was in Rochester so I rode in the backseat with Gma Carol and her all the way to Winona...it was great. We talked the whole way there! There was a lot of family there and we had pizza and birthday cake. It was a really fun time. I finally got to see Uncle Mike and Aunt Judy too! They are in MN for a few weeks from Texas with Lisa, Ava and Liv. We all had a great time.

We also stopped at the hospital to see my cousin Wyatt too. He is so tiny, but it won't be long and we'll be about the same size and hard to keep track of!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

My New Cousin Wyatt

My first ever cousin Wyatt John Finnesgard came this morning!! He was born about 7:15AM in Rochester and weighed 5lbs-2 oz. Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Josh are now proud parents and we couldn't be more excited about it! This is a photo of me, Wyatt and G'pa Don.

G'pa Don was so excited and said, "What a great day!! We got rain and another grandson!!" Wyatt lives not too far from the farm, so I can imagine that he and I will have some great adventures in the coming years!! I can't wait.

Daddy got home tonight too, so I am glad to have him home. He had lots of fun golfing and hanging out with all his college buddies up north.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I have the good fortune of hosting a photo booth at the Minnesota State Fair. It will be in the new Miracle of Birth Center on the southside of the fairgrounds near the coliseum.

The Miracle of Birth Center welcomed over 1 million visitors in it's opening year in 2006. I will have a studio set up to photograph folks with newborn animals on a farm scene.

Like most novelty items and foods at the fair, prints will be mounted on a stick including a laser engraved Minnesota State Fair base for the stick.