2017 – Year in Review

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These are my monkeys, this is my circus. The year somehow flew by, the kids grew in leaps and bounds, yet there were some afternoons and middle-of-the-nights that stretched on endlessly. That’s what they say though, “The days are long, the years are short.”

Miriam is learned to write her alphabet, her name, and all of her friends’ names, is studying cursive, and is on the verge of reading. She is constantly drawing pictures, making art, and “writing” books. Daphne only had a handful of words this time last year, and now prattles on in complete sentences to tell us about her days. She cracks jokes and loves playing with her sister. She took an airplane trip for the first time and still talks about it. They both have so much more hair! House of Baldies no more.

We went to Seabrook, Bellingham, Hawaii, and will be in Canada before the year is out. Matt traveled to many more but less interesting places for work. I went to Silver Cloud for a night and it was the best sleep I’ve had in over four years. We said goodbye to Greta the Jetta and welcomed Wanda the Honda into our lives. We’re both still employed and we kept these monkeys plus a wiener dog alive for the whole year so I can’t think of any greater accomplishment.

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I love vaccines

It isn’t officially fall until we’ve gotten our flu shots. I got mine at work last week, and this morning I took the girls to our provider’s office to get theirs. Daphne handled it like a champ, and though Mimi was psyched up, she lost it when she realized it was going to be in her arm. It was her first shot in her arm, I was a bit surprised myself. But, she recovered immediately upon seeing the toy prize bin.

Happy Halloween

…from this silly little ladybird. Or ladybug, if you insist on speaking Americanese.

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Yep, that’s a ladybird wheely toy she’s on too. You can even see a bit of her ladybird raincoat in the background. We like themes around here. Miri had an exciting day “trick-or-treating” at my work today. She got the hang of grabbing candy out of buckets pretty fast, and although she didn’t get to eat any she sure did enjoy squashing wrapped chocolate bars in her sticky little palms. After the “treating,” her “tricks” included running up and down the hallways as fast as she could then flinging herself onto the floor, protester-style, when I tried to grab her.

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