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Last weekend my parents got to stay overnight at a 5-star hotel in Quito as part of a school staff retreat.  Even though no kids were supposed to be allowed they *really* wanted me to come with for the day stuff so they got special permission.  At night I went home and stayed in my own bed while some friends slept over.     I could get used to that hotel life!  I mean, the minute we arrived for check-in they gave me a champagne glass full of watermelon juice.  I lov...

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Flew to Panama, to Houston, to Chicago and then to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  And then I flew back to Houston, Panama and finally home sweet home to Quito.     I stayed with my friends Edie and Ella, got to play in the backyard with them plus Ava and Liam and the Knox family and a really fun water table.  I got a cold from Edie that lasted and is still lasting, tried to give Ella lots of kisses, ate a chicken nugget just like Edie does and laughed a lot at all of Ella's fun ballet mov...

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My mom has been SOOO proud of me for eating my fruits and bejtables these past two weeks.   I've eaten summer squash, zucchini, potatoes, yucca, butternut squash, broccoli, peas, kale, eggplant, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, red pepper, and onion.  I've also eaten pineapple, apples, strawberries, bananas, blueberries and watermelon.  I decided cold, fresh cannellini beans are a fun snack that I can eat all on my own.  I EVEN tried some pork in a peanut sauce and some rosemary c...

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    Yeah, you'd be this happy too if someone plopped a plate of pancakes down near enough for you to grab!     Add new comment...

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Earlier this month you turned 15 months old!  Last week we took you to your new pediatrician (who we liked much better than the first pediatrician we tried here) and you weigh 21.5 lbs now.  You charmed him by saying "Hola" and waving over and over again, sitting in the middle of the floor and eating Cheerios, and not even making a sound when he gave you your chicken pox shot.  He says you are eating well and only recommended that we give you extra iron, partly because of living i...

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While unpacking my dad found a backpack just my size:           Now if I can just find some hiking boots to go over my footie pajamas I'll be ready!       Add new comment...

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Who replaced my baby with this little boy?   And check out that hair in the Jamaican humidity!       True to vacation/shared room form, Canaan woke up around 5am every day so one of of us would take him downstairs and out by the pool, playground or beach.     I truly enjoyed the fact that there was another mom and 9 month baby in similar circumstances.  I appreciated the early morning talks with Mandi, Laura's best friend since high school and matron of honor, ...

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Our goal was to get Canaan's room painted before our vacation.     Since the big trip starts tomorrow I thought it might be important for certain grandparents who will miss him this week to get a photo fix beforehand of their little grandson and his painting skills.             5 comments...

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                                  Congratulations on passing Level 3 at Gymboree! Add new comment...

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  Canaan was being quite the little piggy and shoving 4 banana pieces in his mouth at his time.  He had a bulging mouth and bugging eyes trying to chew it all.  I ran up 2 floors to get the camera hoping to catch it, but by the time I got back he was taking more polite bites.  Oh well.     4 comments...

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