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Cool Breezes & Warm Tickles

Posted on June 28, 2006

Curses. I chose the wrong layout, so no captions on the pics. Grr. Actually, they usually speak better for themselves. Avery hates the heat. This week the heat has been compounded by merciless humidity. Yesterday we spent most of the day testing different ways to soothe Avery. Her 2 favorite ways were walking with Grandpa and resting on Grandma’s chest. Briar has been enjoying being the “big gull.” She showed her indifference to the heat as she sprinted around the house and incited tickle fights.

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Grandma & Grandpa (Ugh) Come to Town

Posted on June 27, 2006

Saturday night Grandma and Grandpa Mott came to town. We had been trying to prep Briar with pictures of her with them from our trip west last July. Briar no identifies pictures of herself as a baby as being “A-ree.” So we had to remind her that she had been a baby and that the man was “Grandpa.” “Briar, look, it’s you and Grandpa.” “A-ree. Ugh.” “No, honey. That’s Grandpa and you. That’s Briar.” “A-ree.” “Can you say, ‘grand-pa’?” “Ugh.” “Grand-pa. Grandpa.” “UGH! UGH!” She never did say Grandpa, but she was sitting in his lap and brushing his hair no more than five minutes after they arrived. I regret that I did not have my camera in hand! The day after they arrived…

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Poor Thing

Posted on June 15, 2006

I’ve been neglecting my obsessive photo taking, but it’s back on now. Poor Avery doesn’t know what she’s in for. So here she is- Still gorgeous.Still sporting a thick, dark mane.And getting bigger by the day. And if you find yourself wondering if her little rolls and face are as soft, silky and sweet smelling as you might imagine, know that they are. She is infinitely kissable, endlessly watchable and absolutely magical to be around. Each day–minute, really, she is more responsive and communicative. Notice in the sort of pathetic ‘mom took it herself with her arm stretched way out’ shot, she is darn near kissing me back. I thin you’ll also see that Briar is still very photogenic. I think it is going…

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Posted on June 4, 2006

It’s early Saturday night. Sean is burping Avery, Briar is upstairs asleep and we are planning to head up to bed by nine to just read until we pass out. It’s been an exhausting few weeks. Avery is such a sweet little baby. She has really slipped into life here as seamlessly as can be. She rolled with the punches as Briar worked it out and has really just blended in. She sleeps through the night more often than not, though on the three nights that she hasn’t slept through, she has done so (or not done so as the case may be) with great gusto. Last night was one of the three sleepless nights. Seems to be an issue of gas and discomfort.…

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