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keo’s tenth month

Some highlights from Keo’s ninth month: 5/2: second tooth poked through 5/6: sorta’ said “bye bye” as Mama was leaving with Exie for preschool 5/10: managed to get himself from a laying down position to a sitting up position 5/10: maybe (just maybe) signed “Baba” 5/11: definitely crawled a few steps! 5/14: cruised ALL the [...]

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sleep training for #2

The nights have been killing us. Keo routinely gets up 3, 4, even 5 times/night. Sometimes I can get him back down, sometimes Susan feeds him, whatever. Both parents are exhausted after months of this. We haven’t done “sleep training” yet because he’s always been sick (over 70% of his life he’s been sick – [...]

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my brother’s at home

Exie drew this at school today. The writing is what she said while she drew the picture.

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playing together

Exie and Keo have slowly been playing together more over the last few months. Obviously, this is limited since Keo is still so young, but occasionally there is a moment that brings tears to their happy parents’ eyes. Every once in a while they both find something so funny that they go into a cycle [...]

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dead snail

Exie found a dead snail being eaten by ants today. She’s been kinda’ crazy about snails lately, so she was very intrigued. I said that the snail was done with its life and the ants were taking it back to Mother Earth. (Actually, what I really said was, “… back to Earth-is-our-Mother” – that’s from [...]

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so polite

Two funny things Exie said today: Baba: Exie, can you bring your scissors upstairs? Exie: I certainly can. – Mama: Would you like a glass of milk with your snack? Exie: Yes, please, Mama. Thank you so much for offering!

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welcome to the family, ronnie

presenting gifts Ronnie & Charlene Charlene (one of Susan’s cousins is getting engaged). We had a big family party where her fiancé, Ronnie, presented the family with a whole cartload of traditional gifts – flowers, food, money, the works. Welcome to the family, Ronnie! Hold on tight! :)

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exie’s apr 2011

working on her laptop just like Baba For inexplicable (and probably non-reproducible) reasons, I seem to have kept better tabs on things this month. So instead of making a zillion more posts, here are some Exie highlights (and one lowlight) from the month: 4/2: She changed Baba’s diaper. For some reason, she decided she should [...]

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keo’s ninth month

Some highlights from Keo’s ninth month: 4/2: can clap (on cue, instead of just randomly) – his hands aren’t fully open (though they’re no longer tight crumpled little fists) 4/7: moved from sitting to crawling position (but not crawling yet) 4/8: pulled up (unassisted) on the laundry basket 4/9: Twice consecutively picked up a single [...]

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moving to San Jose, albeit temporarily

Today and tomorrow we’re moving to San Jose. We’ll be staying in Susan’s parents’ house for a few months while we finish renovations on the house. Unfortunately, this means a lot of driving, and a lot of not being able to find our stuff. We do get the benefit of seeing a lot more of [...]

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