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Toy Paradise

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We went to a friend’s house over the weekend, and they had rooms of toys.  Or rather, multiple rooms in which you could find toys stored or in the open. Kai took awhile to warm up but by the end of the morning, she was so into the rooms for toys that she asked “Can we come back Sometime?!?!” in quite the plaintive/wistful voice.

It was interesting, then, to have an older relatives come by our place and express that she thought we had a lot of toys – I feel that we have the right amount, not too much to take up too much space, just enough that the kids can make a real mess. It made me wonder how many toys I had as a kid, do kids these days just have more toys? What did I do as a kid? Have things changed so much? Or does our relative misremember how much her daughter had as a child? Hmm.

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April 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

February 2013 pictures

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AKA what I have on my phone currently.  I know there were cuter pictures but I just switched phones!

Look at how much hair Avi has now!  There’s enough to blow in the wind  🙂

Gentle pushing

Swinging is funnnnn!

Discovering hot chocolate.

Discovering hot chocolate.

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February 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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The kids, a visual update

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I have so many photos from the past couple months, it was a little overwhelming to try and go through all of them…so here’s a selection from the latest import from my phone.

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January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Photos for June

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Has it really be almost 3 months since I’ve posted a picture?  Wow.

We’ve cut Kai’s hair – it’s hot here, she’s a sweaty kid and she hates hates hates getting her hair washed.

Choosing a flavour of “apple fruit”. She’s getting tall!

Pouring beans into cups.

A favorite activity – snacking and watching people

Another favorite activity – the splashpad. She doesn’t like getting water in her eyes, though.

Yet another favorite activity – the consumption of carbs. She finished that plate of bread then had some spaghetti.

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June 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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Heard Indirectly: I Winning, Dancing at Bedtime

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I Winning

Kai likes to run right a boy who lives down the street, she’ll run while he rides his pre-bike (pedal-less 2-wheeled bike).  The other day, his dad was telling me about how they were travelling around the block and Kai was about 10 feet in front of her friend when she turned her head, smiled a giant smile and yelled “I WINNING!!”

I’m pretty sure she learned that phrase from her preschool…

Dancing at Bedtime

Somebody suggested to Mrs Bean that it might help to sing to Kai at bedtime.  She still doesn’t fall asleep very easily or very quickly.  So…Mrs Bean tried and Kai ended up dancing on the bed to the singing.  So…singing at bedtime is a no-go.

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March 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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The end of 2011

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"I want to try!": Helping Mommy make more cloth wipes

Kai does not seem to have a good relationship with any of her potties these days.

Yarn bombed yoga balls - woohoo!

First menorah! (the wood one)

Enjoying Chinese food with the Jews and heathens on Xmas Eve

Yes. Coming early July!

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December 31, 2011 at 11:36 pm

monkey monkey

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Monkey and Me. There's a tail on the other side (of both of them).

Mrs Bean and I were…just us.

The bean had lots of fun at the halloween parade in our neighborhood, although she was initially overwhelmed by all the people and how strange they looked.  She was also curious as to why the kids would run up to peoples doors (“I want in”) but we told her they were going up to say hi.  Next year we may let her collect treats, for now she gets to watch.

If I remember, I’ll have to post a butt shot so you can see their tails.  (Take that, internet search!  Let see what search queries show up…)

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November 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

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