Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mia + June Top Ten

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This is Mia's time-out corner.  
She is rarely there alone, even when June is the victim of the infraction.  Almost every time, before June even recovers from heavy-handed sisterly "love," she toddles over to Mia's side and endures the consequence along side her.  We have since developed a new system because, needless to say, time out parties are not terribly effective.

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I don't know what started this, but Mia will often bring me each of their respective blankets and say "Me and June want to be baby sausages."  Cheap entertainment!

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bath-time bubble beards:

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This is June's activity of choice lately.  She stands at the door and shouts, "Mommy!  'wing!"  Once we position June on the swing, Mia usually insists, "I am the tiny Mommy."  Which means, "go away mom. I am the pusher." It's a great arrangement.


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Since I began grad school a couple weeks ago, every second with these girls feels valuable.
I am trying to document lots of our care-free moments together so I can remember that we had them! 



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Shoes that double as phones...the next big thing?
The fact that the bottom of Mia's shoe has been all over town is inconsequential.  
She even likes to lick it for good measure (and a good reaction from mom).


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Cute bums at the beach:
















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We have discovered this summer that marshmallows + sandboxes are fun, 
but don't make for fun clean-up.


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Double shots and double tears at the Dr's last month.  For weeks, Mia has included the experience in her prayers and give thanks that "two girls could get shots at the doctor." Weird.  We couldn't get her to stop saying it for anything until just recently.  


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Our poor lavender plants are subject to frequent olfaction:

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I can't take credit for these two girls' lovely smiles, 
but I can claim these smiles as my number one source of joy!

10.53
Here is our commemoratory ride in Dad's beloved Bronco... with hi-tech air filters (I doubt it would pass any sort of emissions inspection).  It found a new home this week.  David is mourning its loss, particularly because of the good memories with which it's associated, but looking forward to break-down-free driving with a new(er) care in the future.  We all share his relief! 

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Feeling Sunday afternoon sunshine:


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Finding a normal sized dandelion with seeds to distribute around the yard is exciting, 
but dandelions this size are an absolute thrill!

7 comments:

L said...

That picture at the end is priceless. Such beautiful girls! What are you doing for grad school? It's tough, but worth it :) Good luck!

davenash said...

Thanks, Lee! I'm studying Speech-Language Pathology at Washington State. It has been tough getting into a routine with my family... I hope it will be worth it and doesn't take too much of a toll on the girls. So far I miss them way more than they miss me when I'm at class/clinic!

Britt and Brad said...

Cutest girls ever! Love the praying about shots part. So funny! Miss you guys!

Kohana said...

I just found your blog through Design Mom. As a fellow transracial adoptive mom, and an outdoors enthusiast, I have so enjoyed having a glimpse into your family. I'll be back!

meg said...

i am here from design mom as well and it's great to read about another transracial adoption family and outdoor lovers as well. just like kohana, i'll be back. my daughter loves looking at the pictures.

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Todd Nyman said...

Hello,
We are interested in getting in touch with you guys about an upcoming photo shoot for JJ Cole (jjcolecollections.com). Please email me at tnyman@jjcoleusa.com at your earliest convenience! Thank you. You have a wonderful family.