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Canaan's Auntie Kimby gave him his first haircut while she was here for Christmas.  I probably could have let his hair grow long and wild for another six months but there was family pressure and Nate was sick of combing out the crazy, gnarled knots!  It was a family event with my dad and FP taking pictures, Jordan toddling around the action and my mom and I singing "The Eensy Weensy Spider" and "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" to keep Canaan entertained enough to stay on the chair.  Canaa...

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Auntie Kimby (and her way cooler than ours camera) caught you and your dad doing one of your favorite activities: flying.     Sheer delight overwhelms your face as your body soars upward, contorting like a rag doll.  The minute that you start your downward descent your fingers come together and you sign and say "More, more, more."               2 comments...

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Canaan has now officially entered his own social realm.  He got his first personal birthday party invite!     Canaan and I frequently go to one park near our house in the morning and a different one in the afternoon.  In the mornings we would often encounter a little girl, Eva, and her nanny.  The two enjoyed playing together and became friends over the course of six months.  It wasn't until about a month ago that we came upon Eva in the park with her mom ... who tu...

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Because we failed to send you to the pediatrician a month earlier when you were supposed to get your shots, you have 19 month stats instead.     You are now 33" tall and weigh 24.4 lbs.  You are in good health and your pediatrician gave you a prescription with nothing but a smiley face on it that said, "Keep doing a good job."    You love to make a variety of animal sounds.  The lion is your newest.  You'll repeat almost any word if we ask you to try to say it,...

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Last Sunday my mom and dad decided to tear out the tired looking bushes from the planters on our terrace.  It was declared a family gardening afternoon.           While dad hacked away and mom pulled weeds and added dirt to her flower bushes, I did what I do best!  I made a mess.           I dumped dirt OUT of pots instead of into pots.  I shoved twigs from the bushes down our drain pipe and I used the broom to push dirt around the...

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We discovered that Ecuador, too, has Gymboree shortly after moving here.  We decided to sign up for it, knowing it would be a place where Canaan could climb and tumble during the dreary, rainy months.  But another main reason why I wanted to do it was in order to meet other Ecuadorian moms with kids Canaan's age.     The first woman I met there who became a friend is actually Uruguayan, not Ecuadorian.  We discovered we live four blocks apart and after an invitation...

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That's what my dad tells me anyway.         Yesterday I had my first run in with a kid who was bigger than me. He bit me on one cheek but I didn't cry. So he bit me, harder, on the other cheek. And then I cried a little and he ran away really fast.          (By the way, thanks Nona and Grandpa for the new shoes!)       Then today I had my first big run in with an edge of cement.              This ...

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        I did a very, very good job eating my lunch so my mom gave me a big treat - 1/2 a cupcake she bought at a bake sale!  It was really, really, really delicious and I hope I get treats more often. Add new comment...

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Lately Canaan is very into identifying "shoes" and "socks."  He really likes to help mom unsuccessfully put her flip flops on her feet.  He's even less successful with her tennis shoes.   Add new comment...

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One of my newest, favoritest places to play is right in my parents' sink!  I love to climb up from the toilet onto the sink and then see what trouble I can make.  Sometimes I play with the light switch, and sometimes I am able to turn the water on and get myself all wet.  But my very favorite thing to do is play in here while someone is taking a shower.  The mirror gets all steamy and then I grab my dad's toothbrush (always my dad's so my mom doesn't really care) and use it t...

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