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The bean in nature

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The bean is having great fun outdoors.  In addition to practicing her walking, she’s learning a lot about dirt, getting dirty, spreading dirt, the best way to crawl in dirt…you get the picture.

Our next door neighbors have started a massive raised container garden and Kai loves it!  She loves to eat leaves off the herbs next door – basil, oregano, mint and cilantro.  She is fascinated by the rain gauge, loves to pick up pine needles and loves hanging out next door.  We have great neighbors.

The bean is 11 months old.  She’s almost a year old!  Whoa, where did the year go?  Looking at pictures from when she was a tiny newborn or even from 3 months ago…it’s just amazing to see how much older she looks.  And she’s walking and trying to talk.  Our baby is growing up so quickly!

Soil quality is very important...

Helping my neighbor prep her garden

Finding and eliminating stray leaves at the playscape


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October 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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Kai has recently started saying “da” whenever she affirms a statement.  For example, “Kai, do you want to eat something?”  “Da!”  It’s almost as if we have a little Russian bean!

Other tidbits:

  • steps!  She took 3 steps the other night.  She was very proud of herself.  Mrs Bean can’t wait for her to be able to walk – Kai has been pretty frustrated these past few weeks.
  • potty!  She is so squirmy lately that falling off our toilet became a very real hazard so we got her her own little toilet.
  • bigger!  She is starting to grow out of some of her clothes.  Granted, some of them are sized for 6-9 month kids, but I’m just amazed at how quickly she’s growing.
  • smiles!  Kai loves to flirt with people everywhere, especially the supermarket.  And parking lots.  And the farmers market.  She loves it when people notice her and give her a little bit of attention.  This is very very cute but also very wearing – on those days where we don’t get out as much as she likes, she gets pretty loud.

She’s getting to be such a big girl!

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October 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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growing out of *bonkbonk*

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Little Kai is super smiley these days and climbing up and down the stairs with ease.  She has also started ‘walking’ while holding on to me with one hand.  I think walking is coming soon!

One thing she used to do that I kind of miss is bonking heads.  A few weeks ago we could lean in and say “bonk bonk?” and she would lean over and lightly bonk her head against ours.  She would do that over and over again, and she would also do it with her other baby friends.  Now, a bonkbonk request ends up with her smiling and shaking her head no!   Awww.

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October 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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