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Monthly Archive for March, 2016

Easter

Part of the reason that we moved about 1.5 years ago is that our old street had no sense of community and the new neighborhood does.  Case in point, every year one of our neighbors throws an Easter egg hunt.  Everyone brings food and each family contributes 15 eggs that this neighbor aggregates and hides […]

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Ava Is Possessive

Ava’s language took a shift: she has started using “I.”  A few days ago, referring to the slide, she said “I go.”  She’s been using it pretty consistently ever since. She’s also becoming incredibly possessive.  She’s started saying “mine,” even about things that aren’t hers.  We went to IKEA and she was claiming that beds […]

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Ava is 22 Months Old

I believe this is the first time I’ve ever published Ava’s monthly summary a day after the monthly anniversary occurred.  Clearly I’ve become a negligent mother.   Independence/Motor Skills Ava is getting really good at letting me do household chores in the morning and before dinner.  She’s been playing more with her kitchen, pretending to […]

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Ava Stories

Ava has been experimenting with getting sympathy.  She runs around like crazy, falling and banging into things.  She’ll cry and say “hurts” while showing you the body part that pains her.  You can make it better with a kiss.  But she’ll also claim that things hurt when she didn’t actually fall hard or even fall […]

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In Hawaii there was a little cove near the house we rented that is a known spot for seeing turtles.  The turtles were fairly shy, but there were two Black-crowned Night Herons that gave lovely displays.  Here is the adult: The juvenile was even closer to us.  I find it interesting that the juvenile has […]

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