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Caught somewhat by surprise

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Last week, Kai decided to put her hair in the water at the pool.  First the back of her head, then the side of her head. She also started getting her hair wet in the bath with her washcloth.  We were surprised – she usually hates getting her hair wet.

Then, she met a young woman at the coffeehouse and declared that she wanted this woman to come to her house and play. The woman, Eva, mentioned that she worked at a camp and that they probably had space for camp in the upcoming week (this week).  We asked Kai if she wanted to go – she said yes! Another wow – she had not been interested in experiences where Mrs Bean and I weren’t able to accompany her.

This week, she started camp. No crying at dropoff, chatty with the grown ups…what happened? How did this happen? And so quickly? Her vocabulary and understanding of concepts have taken a leap forward too.  It’s great, I’m so pleased that she’s more open to new experiences…it’s been amazing and surprising and sometimes amusing to watch.  It’s also another reminder of how quickly kids change and grow and how we need to remember that nothing at this point is going to be forever.


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June 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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Our little dude

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Avi is almost 10 months old!  It’s crazy! He can stand up by himself now without holding onto anything and can hang out in standing position for 10+ seconds.  I suppose he’ll be walking soon.  He’s a Menace…we are so in for it.

It’s amazing how much he looks like Kai while at the same time he’s so different from her at the same age:

  • he’s large for his age – he passed 20 lbs a few weeks back and is wearing 18mo-sized clothing.  Kai can still wear her 18mo-sized pants, as shorts.
  • he loves to play with objects – attachment objects this week have included an empty moisturizer pump dispenser, an Atlanta Brave tomahawk, a point and shoot camera
  • he is super squirmy and doesn’t like to sit in laps.  Apparently he has better things to do, like eat shoes.  He LOVES shoes.
  • his first “word” sounds like “yeah!” while Kai’s was “No”

He still only has 2 bottom teeth but there are 4 working their way through his gums up top.  Poor kid…getting 4 teeth at once.

This swing is comfortable

This swing is comfortable

I will charm you into giving me more applesauce

I will charm you into giving me more applesauce

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May 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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Age of hilarity

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Kai: want to hear a silly song?

Me: yes!

Kai: la la la la (doubles over laughing)

Avi thinks Kai is Hilarious. It’s so cute to see them hug each other and kiss each other.

Avi has recently cut his two front lower teeth. Toothless wonder no longer!

A shopping list Kai and I put together.  She told me what she wanted to get at the store, and I wrote it down.  She loves to fold this list and carry it around in her pocket.  I love that she loves lists  :)

A shopping list Kai and I put together. She told me what she wanted to get at the store, and I wrote it down. She loves to fold this list and carry it around in her pocket. I love that she loves lists 🙂

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January 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Moving to a new city

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We’re moving.  Mrs Bean’s dad is sick so we’re heading to Atlanta next week.  Mrs Bean’s mom died last year and her teenaged sister will need company and support.  Mrs Bean’s sister is also planning on moving from SF.  A convergence!  Originally we’d planned for a mid-December move but his health has taken a turn so we’re moving earlier. We’re going to miss our friends and family and our routines and favorite places in Austin but I’m sure we’ll find new ones in Atlanta.

We broke the news to Kai just before Halloween that we were going to move and she’s had alot of questions and comments:

  • “but i want to sleep in my room”
  • “but i want yeye to come to my house”
  • “i worried about yeye nervous for yeye”

She also asked if yeye would still be sick when we go next week.  Mrs Bean said yes, and Kai asked if we could get him a new body  🙂

Kai is not the greatest with transition so we’re expecting the next couple months to be a tough time. At the same time she may surprise us all – she’s recently become much better with changes and new people.  This has corresponded with her becoming even more verbal and being able to express her feelings and desires very very specifically.  Avi, on the other hand, is preoccupied with drooling and trying to scoot.

Maybe after we’re done in Atlanta we’ll head to Canada  🙂  Might as well keep moving north, eh?


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November 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Dragon poop

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Lately, Kai has been working on making sure her dragon (a finger puppet, which she sometimes call her caterpillar) has a clean diaper.  To do this, she has to have the WHITE all-in-one and TWO wipes.  That’s the way it’s gotta be.  After wiping dragon’s butt with two cloth wipes, they go in her plastic shopping bag.  That is because they are very poopy and need to be in there until they can be put in the washing machine.  Then, dragon gets rolled up into the diaper, rocked, and kissed.

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August 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

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Chugging along

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  • 10lbs 11oz!  This boy is big!
  • Reflux – better now, but it still affects him
  • starting to hang out on the floor
  • very tolerant of the hugs and kisses from his big sister



She’s 2.  We deal with her ups and downs and ups and downs.  Lately:

  • she hasn’t needed to be physically handed off to her teacher when dropped off at school
  • she’s started sitting next to the teacher and hamming it up in music class
  • she loves talking to her reflection, they have entire conversations in the car.  There’s a big part of me that doesn’t want to turn the seat around (she’s still rear-facing) because I enjoy her conversations with herself so much

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August 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

9lbs 8oz!

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At 3 weeks old, Avi is 9lbs and 3oz!  He is much bigger than Kai and didn’t fit in any of the newborn sized clothing we saved for him.  Kai was in NB clothing for 2 months so we figured we should keep alot of her stuff…nope!

He is one of the loudest babies ever – when he’s sleeping he chirps or hums or wheezes or grumbles or groans.  Or farts.  Amazing.

He seems relatively laid back and like his sister, is an observer.  So far his eyes are a deep blue.  Perhaps it’ll shift, perhaps not.

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July 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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