December 01, 2011

Back when Cormac was only two and a half

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March 22, 2011


smile from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Cormac does this hilarious smile every time we take his picture.

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January 21, 2011

my baby is laughing

hahahaha from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

This is another one from the holidays. Finn was going to make a video for Santa. But he just got silly, and Cormac thought this was HILARIOUS. Whenever Cormac gets fussy, I show him this video and he cheers right up.

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January 20, 2011

Finn, the Inventor

Finn's Creation at Space Center Houston from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

I'm just now catching up on uploading all my old videos and photos from over the holidays. This is from when we went to Houston to visit Uncle Clintie and Aunt Sudi. Clint and I took Anna and Finn to Space Center Houston. They had this cool exhibit where the kids could build robotics. Here is Finn's creation. I love how he is so (justifiably) proud of himself.

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December 10, 2010

how to open a paper bag

How to Open a Paper Bag from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

It's snowing here now, but this is a funny video from the fall.

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October 27, 2010

Windy Fall Day

Chicago Wind Storm from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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October 22, 2010

what happens every time we take C's photo

cheese! from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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October 20, 2010

into the pool!

This is an old one, from vacation this summer. But it is still cute!

Everybody into the pool from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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October 14, 2010

my children are a Benny Hill skit

my children are a benny hill skit from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

I shot this from the wrong perspective, but it's still funny.

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July 08, 2010


how did you get this number? from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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July 06, 2010

a dance party with Ruby and Porter

dance fever from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Finn was beyond thrilled that we got to spend the evening over at Ruby's for a cookout yesterday. Here are Ruby and Finn, dancing for us, and Porter and Cormac doing back-up.

Some memorable quotes:

[While Ruby goes through her closet, showing Finn her dresses, one-by-one]
FINN: Come ON, Ruby! Just pick a dress and let's go outside.

[After she changes into her new dress...]
FINN: Well, you do look like a beautiful princess now.

[While they are sitting, coloring after dinner...]
RUBY: Finn, what do you think it will be like when we get married?
FINN: I think about that a lot. I can see you doing the dishes in the kitchen, and I'm standing there, talking to you.

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June 17, 2010

The After-Dinner Sillies

After Dinner Sillies from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

This is what happens every evening after Cormac eats dinner.

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June 07, 2010

water babies

summer fun from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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May 03, 2010

finn's latest invention

finn's latest invention from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Finn's new favorite part of school lately has been creating things out of what he calls "recyclements." He's made (obvs) a whole bunch of rockets and robots. On a rainy Saturday, he decided to make this camera. The next thing he wants to make is a typewriter. I am just surprised he even knows what a typewriter is. Here's his tour of his camera project.

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May 02, 2010

mood swings

Mood Swings from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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January 28, 2010

finn reads from his new book

Dragon Tales from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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January 10, 2010

Hot Wheels

look who's walking from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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free-range cormac

look who's walking from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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December 23, 2009

Dear Santa...

dear santa from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

My favorite part is when he's like, "I hope your elves are well..."

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Cruising from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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December 07, 2009

a look inside the artist's head

art tour from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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December 05, 2009

what a ham

Vintage Finn from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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November 29, 2009

funny face

chilly face from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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October 26, 2009

helicopter parenting

helicopter parenting from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

I believe this is what they call helicopter parenting.

Have you ever seen such an adorable robot baby butt?

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October 25, 2009

4-year-old dance party

4-year-old dance party from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

I just realized I never posted this! It's Finn and his friends (Dominic, Kellan, Cal, and Sammy) dancing at his Chuck E Cheese birthday party. Their unbridled joy (and daring dance moves) just make me smile.

P.S. How creepy is Chuck E? Also, I might add that he was singing a Marshall Crenshaw song later that day. So at least he has taste.

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October 15, 2009

Chow Hound

Chow Hound from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

OK, so I knew exactly what was going to happen here.

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September 17, 2009

If You Can't Beat, 'Em, Join 'Em

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

If you're the neglected dog in the family, what do you do? Make friends with the attention-grabbing baby, that's what.

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September 11, 2009

My Little Swiffer

Swiffer from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

He totally keeps our hardwood floors buffed.

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July 21, 2009

Boom Boom Pow!

boom boom pow! from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Want to see three-year-olds get funky? Queue up this song.

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July 16, 2009

Almost Crawling

Cormac Crawls from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Crawling is hard work--just ask Cormac. He gives it a go here while the creepy baby from the diaper box peers on.

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June 15, 2009

daddy's funny

daddy's funny from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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June 04, 2009

one hundred and eighty nine

My favorite part is the little booty shake.

one hundred and eighty nine from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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June 03, 2009

oh, sure he's plenty cute

But does he have to be so cute at 5:30 in the morning? I'll bet this would be just as adorable two hours later or so.

Untitled from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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May 12, 2009

flipping out

flipping from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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May 06, 2009

just try not to laugh--or at least smile--while watching this

Cormac Laughs from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Nobody--and I mean nobody--can make Cormac laugh like Finn can. The old Three Stooges act of jumping up and down and hitting himself on the cabeza works every time. Right around :30 is when Cormac really starts losing it. Can't you just see these two together when they're older?

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March 26, 2009


swing3 from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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March 05, 2009

a movie only a grandparent could love

cormac coos from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

OK, this is just a full minute of Cormac cooing. But how cute is he?

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go baby, go baby... go, go, go baby

go baby, go baby... from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

I seriously don't know where he got this, but every time Cormac starts kicking in his bouncy seat, Finn starts doing this funky dance where he sings, "Go baby, go baby... Go go go baby."

Unfortunately, he seems to have inherited the dance talents of his parents. That's his friend, Cal, dancing with him. And you'll see that it ends with him kissing the camera.

* I'm still figuring out how to edit these videos, so it's a little grainy. Bear with me.

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March 06, 2008

Happy Birthday, Cousin Anna!

Finn's Cousin Anna turns TWO today! Now there are double the two-year-olds in the family.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Anna! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Finn and Family

happy birthday to anna from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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February 20, 2008

nice tie, kid

nice tie, kid from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

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February 07, 2008

ground control to major Finn

ground control to major finn from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

Here's Finn, donning my "tankini" and calling it his spacesuit. The laundry basket is his rocketship and pieces of his Thomas the Train Engine tracks are his "stuff" he's taking to the moon. Perhaps Uncle Clintie and Aunt Sudi could advise if this is how you train for spacecamp?

We are so showing this to his girlfriends when he's a teenager.

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January 21, 2008

band name: the terrible twos?

the terrible twos from lisa hazen on Vimeo.

It is currently ten degrees in here Chicago. Every single kid I know is sick. Finn is currently recovering from bronchitis. Not only do I wonder how people ever settled this punishing land in the first place, but I'd like to know how they did so without the relief of having Dora the Explorer Tivoed. I mean, we're pretty much housebound at this point. Dora has been around a little more than usual these days.

Since Delilah and Finn both had bronchitis, Cassie (Lilah's mom) and I figured that, hey! Misery loves company. We're going nuts with these sick kids in the house, let's get them together.

Here they are with a rendition of the alphabet song. Yes, I let them bang away for an hour to burn off some energy. I even let Finn finger paint this weekend, which should indicate how desperate I am for appropriate activities to appeal to the two-year-old mind.

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December 17, 2007

Finn's First Snowball Fight

Finnter Funderland from Shawn Hazen on Vimeo.

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August 30, 2007

The Finnie Shuffle

Finn does this funny little dance move that we like to call "The Finnie Shuffle." Here he is showing it off for his Internet audience. My favorite part is when he stops to point out an airplane, then immediately picks up again.

The reason he keeps stopping and running away is because he wants me to immediately play back the video on my camera for him to watch. A narcissist, he is.

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August 29, 2007

practicing for his birthday

The boy's already talking like he has a fake ID.

By the way, every time I take his picture, he says, "I see! I see!" and wants me to show him the photo in my camera.

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August 09, 2007

for Finn, some things are better in theory

It has been so hot, I thought a little run through the sprinkler would appeal to Finn. But he wasn't so much of a fan.

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January 17, 2007

Where do you think his love of food comes from?

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December 08, 2006

Here comes the hotstepper

Here's a poorly edited rap video of Finn walking. Don't miss the part when his walking becomes "electric." Woot!

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August 23, 2006

where's the baby?

This movie isn't for the casual blog reader. It's for all the hard-core Finn Fans out there. The ones who come here to see this guy in all his 11-month glory. Finn unadorned by clever T-shirts, kitschy music, or pop culture references.

Here's Finn playing peek-a-boo behind the curtain with me this week. I find it adorable, but then I am his mother. And yes, I know I sound like a total tool when I babble to him in BabySpeak.

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August 09, 2006

Mission... Possible

People may say I have too much time on my hands, but they don't know how early I get up in the morning.

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July 25, 2006

OK, Finn, now say "Mama"

There really isn't anything like hearing your baby say "mama" on demand. Especially if you're his mama. Here, I bribe Finn with a cookie, which he lustily devours, and murmurs his expanding vocabulary on demand. He's become quite the mimic, like a miniature human beatbox or that guy from the Police Academy movies who could convincingly imitate a lawnmower or siren.

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July 20, 2006

it's hard out here for a baby

You think things are rough? Imagine you had to learn to crawl all over again, and you weren't quite sure how your arms and legs worked yet. Finn reminds us that being a baby isn't all teddy bears and footie pajamas.

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July 12, 2006

Ocean Man

It's been a long time since I've posted a movie. But here's my little Ocean Man in the bathtub. (I know the video is a little wonky and the music plays too long, but expedited cuteness won out over proper editing.)

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March 29, 2006

rockin' the onesie

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March 16, 2006

only 15-1/2 more years until he can get his learner's permit

This guy is going to be trouble on the road.

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March 02, 2006

this is how we roll

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February 22, 2006

the daddy show

Here's Finn, mildly amused by the Daddy song and dance show. Trust me, he was giggling like mad right before I started filming, but what can I say, he's a tough audience.

I removed the audio to protect Daddy's dignity.

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February 17, 2006

finn sings like a canary

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