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Major Haircut

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We cut Kai’s hair for the following reasons:

  • she wouldn’t let us put it up or back
  • she got a lot of food on her hair, especially near her mouth
  • she hates getting her hair washed
She still managed to get yogurt in her hair after her haircut…sigh.


Enough hair for another kid



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August 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

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Kai (asking us to sing a song to her): Mama?
Me: <singing>
Kai: Mommy?
Mrs Bean: <singing>
Kai: Daddy?
Me: There is no daddy here
Kai: Why?
Me: We don’t have one.
Kai: Why?
Me: That’s not how we built our family.
Kai: Why?
Me: uhhh
Mrs Bean: Do you have a duck?

Kai: yeah! duck duck!

Phew! Diverted.

Kai is really into asking WHY these days.  It can get frustrating and often ends with a diversion or a firm “That’s just the way it is”.  She has the concept of “daddy” in her head because one of her favorite books is Knuffle Bunny and the two main characters are Trixie and her daddy.  She asks for the “daddy book” every night, and she also knows that other kids have a daddy.  I’m not sure if she thinks we’ve got a daddy tucked around somewhere…

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August 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

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Biiig one

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Mrs Bean and Kai were outside talking to a neighbor (JJ) yesterday:

Kai: heh heh.  Biiig one.  (spoken in a Beavis and Butthead manner, looking up lovingly at mommy)
Mrs Bean: Big one? What do you mean?
Kai: Big one!
Mrs Bean: Did you just fart?
Kai: Yeah!!!
JJ: ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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August 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

El-mo, part 2

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As a follow-up to the last post on Elmo: we went to Busch Gardens over the weekend (we were visiting her crazy auntie who flies through the air in the circus there) and there was a giant tribal Elmo statue at the kids splash pad.  Whoa…

Then! Elmo marched out with Grover and 2 other characters I didn’t recognize.  She was in awe.  Total awe.

We still have the map from the park, and she’ll pick it up and point out the Elmo map marker.  Crazy.

In other media-related news, Kai has discovered that we are able to pull up pictures of anything on our computers (google image search).  She’s been requesting monkeys and cats. Last night, I found a potent combination of her interests in this video:

It’s a video of a baby (check) monkey (check) singing happy birthday (check!).  She watched it about 5 times and clapped at the end of the video every time.  Part of me was amused, and part of me was wondering what have I done???

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August 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

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“I want that one”

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We just got back from a trip and I’ve been doing alot of wondering at Kai’s language skills.  It seems that all of the sudden she is starting to sound like a little kid…

Now: “I want that one!”
Before: “dat one!” and before that, “unhh! unhhh!!” (with pointing)

She loves stopping by next door and we often tell her to knock to see if JJ is there and not napping (she’ll ask to see JJ at 6am).  Today, after we got home from the gym, she asked: “JJ napping? Say hi? Knock JJ I try!”  Wow!  Little sentences, singing along with some songs…she’s growing up!  We need to get some recordings of her talking, but every time we try she notices the recording device and attempts to press buttons.

Other phrases:

“Do the beep-beep”  — press the button, e.g. for an elevator
“Jump, I jump” — no translation needed
“Habbie habbie to you”  — happy birthday to you
“wuhs <name goes here>”  — where’s <person>? This initiates a round of hide-and-seek with that person

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August 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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She looks so tiny on her mattress.

Last night was not a great night. The bean decided to play with her tent (a table in the roomwith a cloth thrown over it), to walk over and play ring-around-the-rosie with her duck and her maggie, her diaper leaked from drinking too much water. Today Mrs Bean and I are pretty tired.  Not sure about the bean, though…she seems to be fine…

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August 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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Bye-bye crib!

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Kai’s not the best sleeper, and she had been trying to climb out of her crib (she can hook her knee over the top rail) so we got her a mattress over the weekend!  A full-size mattress!  This lets us lie down with her when she’s having trouble getting back to sleep.

The foam mattress came rolled up and she immediately offered to help unpack and unroll it.  Once it was unrolled, she spent time jumping and rolling on the mattress.  So far, I think she likes it. The important thing, however, will be whether or not she’ll sleep better on it…

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August 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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