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June 2013 Photos

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I like to paint my arms and hands. I’m also always a little surprised at how much of my body I’ve painted.

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I’m almost 1! I’m taking 5-6 steps at a time now, I can’t wait until I can run. My eyes used to be blue but now they seem to move between green, blue and brown. I’m a big boy – I’m wearing 18-24 month sized clothes.

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We moved back to Austin! While our moms were packing up there were fewer and fewer toys every day. Kai resorted to learning about plumbing while Avi watched.

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June 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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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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Middle of the night murmurings

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Cute things Kai will ask, sometimes, when she wakes in the middle of the night:
• mommy? I love you
• don’t you want to come closer to me?

She sleeps with Mrs Bean these days – I’ll spare you the not-so-cure that get said…

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May 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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Our old home

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Yesterday, as I strapped Kai into her carseat she mentioned wanting to do something that we used to do in Austin.  I don’t even remember now what she was talking about but I told her that we couldn’t do it – that was Austin and we’re not there anymore.

She looked at me, her lower lip trembling…her eyes filled with tears and she started bawling “I miss Austin! I miss my home!”

That makes me so sad.

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February 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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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

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

Kai and Avi – quick updates

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Kai

  • 36 inches
  • almost 30 pounds? maybe? We haven’t weighed her for awhile
  • favorite foods: corn, okra, tortillas, cheese, fruit leather, bunny crackers, watermelon
  • favorite sayings: “mama silly”, “I really know but I don’t know”, “Happy birthday to you… (etc.)”
  • recent activities: making bird feeders from toilet paper rolls, kidnapping Avi’s stuffed animals for her own purposes, taking Elmo around the block in her ministroller

Avi

  • 22 inches
  • 10lbs 4.5oz.  He’s bypassed all the newborn clothes we saved and looks pretty comfy in the 3month-sized clothes.
  • Reflux.  He just started on meds for reflux, poor guy.
  • favorite places: the swing, our bed
  • favorite activities: watching the world go by

 

Kai is very sweet to Avi, and will put her arm around him and give his head a pat.  She will try and talk to him (sometimes I respond in my “fake Avi” voice) but if anybody else talks to him, she will sternly say “Baby Avi no know how to talk, okay?”

We’ve had to carefully go through old clothes, out of Kai’s sight.  She’ll find something cute in the pile and will want to try it on.  Since she’s able to squeeze into some 6-month sized pieces, she thinks that hand-me-downs for Avi are fair game for her…sigh…we did let her wear her rocket shirt all weekend.  It was in the bin of dress-up clothes for her dolls.

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August 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

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