Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Bucket Swings

We

 

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put

 
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up

 
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some

 
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swings!

 
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Iris did not like swings very much until just recently.

She likes the security of being in a bucket swing.

Akiva would rather be practicing his walking skills.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Dan Hack Got a Job in Connecticut

Akiva pushed Iris all the way to Joshua’s house.

As of today, he officially takes only one nap per day.

 

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Joshua has been acting a bit off since his daddy lost his job a few months ago.

We’ve hardly seen him in the last year, since Akiva was born.

 

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Now Iris asks if we will ever see him again after he moves.

 

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Probably not. But I don’t say that. I say, “I don’t know.”

 

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She asks how far away he is going.

I tell her, “As far away as Gramma and Gramps, but in a different direction.”

 

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When we broke the wishbone after Thanksgiving, she wished to see Joshua more.

She got the bigger half, but she didn’t get her wish.

 

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I still remember when I was four and my best friend moved away.

Then I didn’t have a friend.

 

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 Then we moved away.

 

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One of the things in life I am most grateful for is my little sister.

I don’t know what I would have done without her as a child.

 

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I have never wanted to be an only child.

It would have been a very lonely little world for my child-self.

 

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Stick together, children.

You never know when you might need each other.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Blossom

There will be apples.

 
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Monday, May 9th, 2016

This Year’s Horses

The museum opened.

We went to ride the carousel.

The horses were all in different places.

Iris chose white instead of black.

 

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She held on with two hands.

 

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She was a little nervous, back on the carousel.

 

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Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Snapshots

I haven’t been taking photos lately.

I used to take a lot.

Now I’m mostly tired.

Luckily, things are mostly still the same:

Iris is still silly—

 
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Akiva is still getting bigger at an amazing rate—

 

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And Mom still laughs until milk comes out her nose—

 

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Thank you for visiting, Mom & Dad.

I love you so much.