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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

Puppet vs Pinata

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When we passed by a rack of puppets Kai asked if they were for hitting and if candy would come out of them.  I guess that’s what happens when you grow up in Austin where kids have birthday pinatas…

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March 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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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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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