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Monthly Archive for January, 2016


Ava is having a language explosion.  In the past week she’s said the following new words: juice, soup, cracker, cookie, outside, turtle, bat, sweep, and stick.  There’s a lot of other things she says that I can’t decipher.  Last week she walked up to Jon and I, said something of great import, and walked away. […]

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Zebra Dove

Hawaii had two doves that you don’t see on the mainland: Zebra Doves and Spotted Doves.  I didn’t get any decent shots of Spotted Doves, but you can see pictures of the ones I took in China here.  Zebra Doves are very small, but they make quite a noise.  My boss was on a conference […]

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Ava Is 20 Months Old

Independence/Motor Skills Ava has been pretending she’s a dog for several months, but now she also pretends that she’s a kitty.  Her nanny tells me that she sometimes pretends that Teddy is a kitty, which is brilliant. She loves to tease everyone, including Teddy.  She will offer you food and then pull it back at […]

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2015 Year in Review

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? I went to Hawaii and Portland, Oregon. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Last Year (1) Lose weight.  I didn’t lose 30 pounds, but I am about 10 pounds down from last year. […]

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