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The Beatles

I’ve never known many nursery rhymes or good songs to sing to Ava at night.  I can sing the entire album “The Downward Spiral” by Nine Inch Nails, but you wouldn’t understand half the songs if you had to omit all the “fucks” from the lyrics.  So it’s very lucky that I also know a […]

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Cape Cod

Ava has now visited both coasts! We spent 11 days in Cape Cod in a little house on a pond in Orleans, MA.  The pond was great because the temperature was wonderful, unlike the Atlantic ocean, which was way too cold.  Fortunately, Skaket Beach is perfect because the water is very shallow.  The shallowness means […]

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Ava Is Three-Years Old

In some ways I’ve felt like Ava has been three for months, but the night before her birthday I was incredibly sad to no longer have a two-year old.  I love how she’s growing up and our conversations, but I miss baby Ava.   Independence/Motor Skills Ava likes to copy our behaviors, so we’re trying […]

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Easter

Ava had a great Easter.  We gave Ava an Easter basket first thing in the morning.  We tried to make it healthy by adding egg-shaped fruit to the basket like a kiwi, a mango, and a papaya.  Ava was more excited about the chocolate, though.  And the plastic duck, especially the plastic duck. After breakfast […]

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Ava is 35 Months Old

I’ve been telling people that Ava is three for months because it seems ridiculous to say that she’s still two.  She’s too tall and she talks too much to be called a two-year old.  I feel like no change could be greater than the transition from two to three when a child goes from knowing […]

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San Diego

We recently took a trip to San Diego.  Ava was so amazing during the travel.  We didn’t even tell her about the airplane until we were an hour from leaving for the airport because otherwise Ava would have asked about the airplane every five minutes until we left.  And if it gets too difficult, we […]

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Ava Is 34 Months Old

Independence/Motor Skills Ava is still deeply committed to being a kitty.  The other night she insisted that she didn’t need to wear pajamas to bed because her fur would keep her warm enough. Ava is back to fighting potty training.  I don’t understand why she keeps going back and forth but it’s not the sort […]

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Ava is 33 Months Old

Independence/Motor Skills Ava is still very committed to being a kitty.  Her nanny fashioned a tail out of a bow tie and it was a necessity for the next week.  Then Ava remembered that last Halloween I had made whiskers for her and she asked for them again. One night when we were putting Ava […]

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Ava Is 32 Months Old

Independence/Motor Skills Ava is doing really well with potty training.  She can stay dry for most of the day if I’m good about getting her on the potty every few hours.  She even went diaperless for a few hours tonight and it went well! We had some furniture delivered and the delivery men allowed Ava […]

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2016 Year in Review

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? I went to visit a client in New Jersey.  It was not particularly exciting. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Last Year (1) Lose Weight  FitBit says I’m at the same weight now […]

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