Thursday, November 13, 2008

From the Boys

Kevin and Joey both have been very interested in the fact that I keep this blog. I have told them that it's a way for me to record Finn's progress, share with other people, and sort through my own feelings. They both wanted to contribute something to the blog, so without further ado . . .




Finn, My Brother
By Kevin (age 11)
My brother Finnian is 4 months old. He has Down syndrome. I was pretty scared when I found out he was in the hospital and he was going to have surgery. I was relieved when I heard it was over. I even got to see him in the hospital afterward. I was surprised that he didn't have brown curly hair and brown eyes. Everybody else in the family does, except me and Mom - we have green eyes. Finn has light hair and blue eyes. I was really happy when he came home from the hospital. He smiles a lot at me. That is my brother Finn.


(I was a little surprised when I read this to realize that the whole hospital ordeal is still so large in Kevin's mind. We really don't talk about it much anymore, not because we've swept it under the rug, but because it's just over, you know? So it makes me a little sad to know that Kevin still thinks about it this much, but I'm glad he's able to express his feelings about it.)





My Brother Finnian
By Joey (age 6)
I love my brother Finnian. His birthday was July 7th 2008. He is 4 months old. He will be 1 year at 12 months old. He will be 2 years old at 24 months old. And he will be 3 years old at 36 months old.


(Umm, yeah. So, Joey has a thing about numbers, as you can see. And dates. And math.)

11 comments:

Michelle said...

I think both those letters and pictures are very sweet!

Finnian almost shares a bday with Kayla ... her's is Jul 15 :)

heather said...

YOu have some talent in your house! Very impressive drawings from both children. And the drawing of Finn (by your 11 year old) actually looks a lot like him! So cute! I love the fascination with numbers. Ask him how many months Finn will be when he is 13--just want to test those 6 year old math skills!! Love following your blog and family! I had to laugh about the post on all the books you got in the mail. Because really, who has time to read books when there is all this blogging going on?! :)

Kristen said...

How sweet. They both did such a good job. I noticed Joey solved that hair problem (being the only blonde and all).

Jen said...

So cute! Love the artwork.

aud444 said...

Kevin and Joey's descriptions were lovely to read and their drawings are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

JaybirdNWA said...

Older siblings are great! It is good to see how much they like their baby brother.

Alycia said...

I was dying laughing when I read Joey's! : ) So so so typical of him. Miss them!

Tara Marie said...

Oh my goodness.....I LOVE these contrabutions. Kevin is a wonderful artist and such a sensitive soul [and I love that he notices hair and eye colors...too cute!] and Joey, well I see you have a mathmatician on your hands. That was wonderful!

Boys, you are great big brothers, Finnian is so lucky to have you as his brothers.

Chrystal said...

These are both so personal and beautiful and I love them!

Tricia said...

What great pictures and stories. Joey is a little mathematician! :)

doulamom said...

that is hilarious...