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6 and 2

I’m a bit late here … the girls turned 6 and 2 in the middle of October. Zoe’s now 6, and full in to being a Kindergartner.  It’s astounding how much she’s learning now, though she’s exhausted by the end of most days.  She brings home books from school and slowly works through them, working …

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So how is Hazel?

Ah the poor, neglected second child.  You know how they joke that a first child has lots of photos and the second, not so much?  It’s grounded in just a bit of truth here.  And I’m pretty clearly not too good at keeping this place updated as much as I used to either.  Heck, I …

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1-2-3-4-5

Zoe turned 5 today.  Five!!!  Five.  Wow. The day didn’t start too well, I was sitting with Hazel on my bed, and turned away, and down she went.   Lesson for the day: if you find yourself saying to your baby, “Why don’t we put you on the floor so I’m not so nervous with you …

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catching up with the rock hammer

I’ve been terribly remiss, I know. How about I make it up to you with some rock hammer for scale pictures? We forgot to take a 6 month photo, but I have the stats.  She weighed in at 20 pounds, and was 28″ long (she’s fallen down to the 97th and 98th percentiles, respectively).

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3 months

Estwing rock hammer (17 years old), with 3 month baby for scale (~25″).

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ask and you shall receive (comparison photos)

Searching for Serenity asked for comparison shots of Hazel and Zoe.  And since Hazel is still napping, I’m going to do that now while I have the chance: Wow, this is one of the first times I’ve looked at their pictures next to each other.  They may be different in many respects, but you sure …

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Hazel at 2 months, or, siblings are different

Yesterday was Hazel’s 2 month birthday, so without further ado, here’s the rock hammer for scale pictures (I’m including 2 because I couldn’t choose just one to post). Her legs are cut off at the bottom of that picture, so you can’t quite see just how long she is. So here:   Hazel is big.  …

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Return of the rock hammer for scale: the legend lives on

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, but it’s time.  And now you get not just one, but two new rock hammer for scale pictures, and as an added bonus, and old one for comparison. I was asked recently why the rock hammer, why not, say, a jackhammer?  Well try searching google …

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scenes from a 2 year old’s birthday party

Craziness going on, but I wanted to quick post some pictures from Zoe’s second birthday party. But that wasn’t really all that quick. But first! Of course, she can’t turn 2 without a rock hammer for scale shot. Ok, party people. Here’s the party pics…

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18 Months

A year and a half? Really? I guess the calendar doesn’t lie, but it still seems hard to believe that we’re fully into toddlerhood, tantrums, and total sweetness. I made the first measurement on the growth chart – right about 29 1/2 inches, or about 2.3 Rock Hammers. I was originally confused, at Zoe’s 12 …

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