July 2016


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He’s big, he’s happy, and we love him!

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Here’s whats up with our little ClydeO:

  • FOOOOOODDDD!  The moment Hazel and Miles were waiting for.  The day he turned 5 months he was in the high chair and chowing down.  He took to food like a fish to water, feeds himself (Baby Led Weaning is the fancy word, we call it Feed Yo Self around here).  Loves everything, except soft pureed foods like applesauce and yogurt.
  • Clee!  A new name comes along.  Our Mr B, ClydeO, Kelidescope is most commonly known as Clee within the posse.
  • InTENSE.  Clyde is a happy dude, intensely happy.  The biggest smile he can muster.  Or he is completely losing it (usually if he doesn’t see me around.  Separation anxiety at a maximum).  North Pole or South.  Luckily he is mostly up.
  • Travel dude.  We’ve done some traveling this month, and Clyde did remarkably well just going with the flow on all the skipped and pushed bedtimes.  He’s a good little traveler (even though he doesn’t sleep on planes !!?!)
  • Hand to Mouth/Face.  Clyde loves exploring the faces and moving mouths of those who hold him.
  • Spa Baby.  This month I took Clyde to a baby massage clinic held in a friend’s home.  He cracked us all up by totally blissing out and saying “aahhhhh” for the whole hour of massage.  He loved it!
  • Still Tiny.  The banana baby trend continues.  27″ long and 15#10 at 6 month check up (85th and 10th %ile respectively).  There are worse things than having the 6 month old who needs to be carried everywhere be on the tiny side.  Plus, he’s my baby!  And needs to stay little forever!  Or at least a little while.

Our new niece and baby cousin Joanna June arrived July 5th, and Clyde and I just had to get down to see that tiny thing.  36 hours in Texas, a dodgy rental car, and a fabulous time.  It was fun to get on the road just me and Clyde, and so so good to see Angel as a new mom again.  We also caught up with cousin Guy and Uncle Craig, unfortunately never capturing a baby cousins shot (I seriously don’t think they were ever all awake at the same moment.  Three babies who nap is like playing whack-a-mole, one up one down).

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Hitting the road.

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Meeting Joanna.  Stare Down with Uncle Craig.  While Guy Fox looks on from above.

Can’t go to Texas without some live folk music.  Sisters.

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Me & the Jo.

Hear no evil. Speak no evil. Aum-num-num-num.

Our Fourth of July week started with a visit from our friends Laura and Ryder from Seattle.  We had a great time hanging out (without the husbands).  ClydeO and RydeO will hopefully grow up to be as good of friends as their mommas!

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On the actual day, we spent time first with Wally and Garrett and paraded the neighborhood.  The afternoon was spent (with Tim’s behind the lens, as is apparent) at Miles’ buddy Liam’s house.  There was a combine harvester and a bonfire!

On the fifth, we made our first family overnight trip into the mountains, again to visit our friends Will, Rebecca and Ryder.  We were at 10k feet and loved it!

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These days, you rarely see Hazel without her owl.  In her other hand, she has the tales and adventures of Scattery Snake.  Sometime in May, she became obsessed with writing and started this little “Buc” (which is totally how I would spell book if I were four and had a decent handle on phonics).

Without further ado, I present Scattery Snake:

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