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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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Canaan, currently you are really into putting objects inside of another object.  You like to walk around the house with a big, plastic cup and put your fishies or trial-sized shampoo or anything else you can get your hands on into the cup.  Then you pull it all  out and start all over again  ... of course with clapping in between each insertion as you are quite proud of your accomplishments.   This was your latest in your current favorite game.       ...

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In honor of the Champions League final today your dad made sure you sported your spirit in style.  Never mind that this outfit is meant for you when you are four years old.  Never mind that you hung out with Linsey and I on the terrace at our house while your dad went to the Gardeens house to watch the game.           You just discovered what fun the firewood cubby hole can be!     And in case I forget to document it elsewhere, at the beginning of thi...

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On a recent Sunday afternoon we went from shine to rain as we strolled up the hill from church.  What better time to introduce our little son to playing in the rain than now?  He loved kicking the soccer ball through the rain and splashing around.  Mostly, though, he was oblivious to the rain drops on his head as he played.  With whatever he is doing he is an intense little guy, and that leaves no room to notice the drool on his chin, the oatmeal in his hair or the fact that ...

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When I start my day, my dad gives me my bottle and my bath.  After my bath he carefully combs my hair down nicely around my face like this:         But it doesn't really matter because within three hours my hair looks like this, regardless of how hard he worked earlier:     2 comments...

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Never leave the toilet seat up.         Already cool enough to walk the halls of high school     5 comments...

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Cane-boy,   We celebrated your first birthday, we took lots of pictures, but then I never remembered to write down any of your daily milestones.  Now you are one year + 3 weeks old.   Nobody warned me that turning one is significant in more ways than one.  It's like the day you turned one you learned how to throw a tantrum.  By this week you throw probably 5 a day.  Nobody taught you how to throw a fit, yet you successfully, innately have learned that if you don't g...

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                (I included this last one just because I love how his hair has the exact same cowlick in the back as his daddy's.) Add new comment...

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