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Monthly Archive for June, 2016

An Artist Is Born

Ava is very artistic.  For two straight weeks, every morning she asked me to set up her paints during breakfast.  Since Jon got her an easel, she waits until after breakfast to use it outside.  She takes painting very seriously. In the picture above, Ava is also wearing one of my shirts as a dress. […]

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Patent Law, Immigration, and Guns

“It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” Bahá’u’lláh   Since I work from home and we aren’t very social people, I don’t get a lot of social interaction.  So I […]

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Ava Is 25 Months Old

No promises that I’ll keep this up for the full year, but it’s a nice way to look up Ava’s progress when I want to remember various milestones. Independence/Motor Skills Ava’s getting to be a bit too independent.  She’s becoming a runner in the grocery store.  I used to be able to shop knowing that […]

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Ava knows so many specific words!  Her knowledge of different types of birds expands every day.  The newest bird is flamingo.  Now she knows macaw, duck, chicken (including the distinction between roosters and hens), goose, peacock, flamingo, owl, and crow.  She knows so many random animals too.  She has British pronunciations for zebra (sounds like […]

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