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The butter battle of May 6, 2013

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Yesterday Kai wanted to have butter for breakfast. She was very adamant about it. Mrs Bean wanted her to have almond butter or cream cheese on bread first, Kai had eaten too much butter already.  Back and forth, there was yelling and there was crying.  While that was happening, Avi kept me company while I packed a snack for myself.  Finally, Kai and I left for school – she hadn’t eaten breakfast.

While strapping her into her carseat, Kai looks up at me and asks “Did you pack a snack box for just in case? What’s in it? Can I have it?”

…and there went my snack

We parked at school and listened to music while she ate all the crackers in my snack box.

We parked at school and listened to music while she ate all the crackers in my snack box.

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May 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

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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

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

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

Happy new year!

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Update on our family – we’ve finished our move to Atlanta.  We moved semi-abruptly on Thanksgiving day in order to get to Atlanta as quickly as we could since Mrs Bean’s dad wasn’t doing well.  We flew in while our stuff got trucked and thank goodness there is a garage here – we’re still unpacking while packing up the items in the house to make space for our things.  Sadly, Mrs Bean’s dad died in early December so we’re just…trying to deal.  Note to self (and others who might be listening) – keep things tidy so our kids won’t have to deal with our mess.

Kai is starting at her new school in 2 days.  She’s not great with transitions so we’re hoping it’ll go well.  She has also asked for me to find her a music class with frozen yogurt nearby – that’s what she had in Austin so I guess she’s missing her routine.

Avi is starting to figure out how to crawl, he generates massive amounts of drool and is quite the charmer – he smiles at almost everybody. He’s our giant baby – 16.5 lbs already!

We also have another addition – Mrs Bean’s 16 year old sister.  Anybody have tips on raising teenagers??

Next up, some photos…

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January 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

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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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love!

Avi

  • 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

 

Kai

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