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Mykala commenting on Tomato! +

* “Drink ‘matos”

Alexander Micek commenting on Tomato! +

Oh, right! I got that wrong. And after 90 straight days, too.

John commenting on Wisconsin Dells +1

FUN! I don’t know quite how Lucy will do at Wisconsin Dells but that would be a nice family vacation.

Lucy just had her first 4 word sentence yesterday. After a bike ride daddy was tired, so I sat on the couch. She wanted me to come over and play with her and her magnets with, “Mag mag.” So I went over and sat in her little green chair, avoiding the floor. Then she said, “Move dad, my chair.”

So I get it too… that come over here but if it isn’t on my terms, then I will get upset attitude. :)

Alexander Micek commenting on Wisconsin Dells

I love to hear the sentences. It is tremendous catharsis of all this pent up communication frustration. I think it really really helps with Ess’s frustration, too. Like, there’s still a driven, opinionated kid in our house, but now we have to guess much less at precisely what she wants.

Ess still doesn’t have S sounds, so she is perpetually telling us “nononono… hhhsshheee” when she wants us to come see something. Mykala’s great at deciphering her words, but sometimes I definitely need a little help.

Funny that you mention bike rides; they really are just the best thing since sliced bread. On these hot days, going out later in the evening, about an hour before sunset, seems to make the whole thing far more comfortable.

Bunny

Bunny

Mykala made this dress for Ess, and it was the best choice during a hot hot fair outing earlier this month.

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Dad’s Chair

Dad’s Chair

This was mine when I was little. Now, Ess fits in it! Her posture shows that she was trying to bop-a-dee in it (tough on a braid rug).

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Flying Essie’s First Kite

Flying Essie’s First Kite

The sign in the background says “Happy Summer”.

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Up

Up

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Flower for Mama

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Potato Head

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Blanket Doors

Blanket Doors

The blanket from Sue has doors on it - behind each one are people Ess loves or animals she recognizes.

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Blanket

Blanket

Mykala’s aunt Sue asked what Ess likes, and based on that made her this blanket. It is a very nicely made blanket and there are many, many lady bugs on it.

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Ess and Doll

Ess and Doll

This is duck baby, Essie’s doll that looks, to her, like a duck when it has a pacifier on. In this picture, they are napping.

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Baby Own

Whenever Ess wants to do something by herself, she says “baby own”, or a lot of times “NO baby-OWN!” Here, she was in good spirits, and wanted to baby own in the hammock.

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