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Birthday Girl! The Big 2

Well, this post is super late in coming but we have been a little busy.  Since you last heard from us Miss Avery has turned two (and with a vengeance).  Here are some highlights from the celebration. Continue reading

Vacation Story: CA Uber Alles!

We recently had the pleasure of doing our first two-family family vacation. Bean’s “Godparents”—for lack of a better description—Jen and Jeremy, along with their two adorable children G and A, traveled with us to California to check out the Redwoods. This was a brilliant idea that Jen herself birthed, and she and Jill did most (if not all!) of the legwork in making this happen, including finding wonderful accommodations, planning the details of the trip, and booking the tickets. As always we have pics to share with our tale, but we were asked not to include ones of their children (which is also why we only provided initials), so all the cuteness will be Bean’s and her moms’. If you see other children, it’ll be their backs or too far away to identify properly. 

We lucked out on both legs of the flight. We flew direct (no crazy worries about missing connections or anything here), and we booked the aisle and window seats in the hopes that if anyone did book the middle, they’d turn tail and run when they realized a toddler was involved. It worked out. Bean had her own, unpaid for seat in both directions. It allowed her to play one of her favorite flight-time games:

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Christmas in Indiana

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Oh Christmas time. Thoughts turn to tinsel and trees and gifts and carols…and latkes! At least it does when you spend Christmas with the Jewish side of the family. We traveled to Indiana to spend Bean’s first Christmas with the … Continue reading

First Haircut

Avery’s first haircut!  It wasn’t her favorite thing in the world, to be sure…

…but it was cute when it was over.

Davis Farmland

So Stevie has been much more on point with the blogging than I, of course, and she’s lapped me.  But I did want to go back and chronicle my “last” weekday at home with Avery.  I know, there will be more (you know, when daycare closes for random cleanup days leaving you to scramble for childcare).  But Laura invited us to go to Davis Farmland, so we thought it would be nice to go out with a bang.

Except…I had no clue what Davis Farmland actually was, and their website is really not that useful.  Turns out, it was pretty awesome.

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