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Monthly Archive for May, 2015

Ava Is Almost Walking

Ava started letting us hold her hands and walk her around the house. In fact, it took one day for her to go from being willing to have us help her walk to insisting that we help her walk.  She pulls herself up easily and she took a few steps while gripping the edges of […]

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Working from Home

I switched jobs last month.  The previous job wasn’t working well.  I was required to bill 1800 hours a year, which meant logging about 160 hours a month.  That doesn’t sound like a lot, until you realize that patent prosecutors can’t bill for a lot of the time they’re in the office doing administrative tasks, […]

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Ava Is Unstoppable

This baby is barely a baby anymore.  When I put her down for bed last night, she didn’t want me to hold her and give her a bottle.  She keeps wanting to hold the bottle herself.  Also, instead of getting ready for bed, she wanted to climb the headboard.  She actually prefers when there are […]

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Mother’s Day and Ava’s Birthday

This year Mother’s Day was the day before Ava’s birthday.  We spent the day exploring the aviary that is within walking distance of our house.  It’s really nice to visit, especially since we were married there.  If we stay in Salt Lake, it will be a nice story to tell Ava about when we visit. […]

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Ava Is a Year Old

Happy birthday Ava!  I don’t even know how you can go from the first to the second picture in less than a year. Independence/Motor Skills Ava can pull herself up using a guide, such as her crib or her dad.  I guess I should lower the crib again. She will let me hold her hands, […]

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Gorilla Warfare

Ava likes to beat up her gorilla.

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Every Stage Is the Best Stage

Ava is so much fun.  She’s getting much better at independent play and she doesn’t follow me crying at night when I leave the room.   The independence is bittersweet because now she wants to read books herself instead of having you read to her.  I know that once she understands words she’ll want us […]

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