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I don’t know what we’re going to do when he outgrows his fire truck! He loves this thing so much! And poor Clara is a little under the weather today. Thank goodness she’s been sleeping well. 

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Another Clara vs. Linus. Clara is 9.25 months and Linus was 8.25 months in these photos. In other news, Clara’s top left tooth broke through today.  

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Here’s Clara clapping (with Linus’s help)

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Today was the perfect day for our 3rd annual apple-picking adventure. After a delicious lunch at a local burger joint, we headed over to the Crooked Run Orchard. We keep coming back to this orchard because they have one of our favorite apples (mutsu). Linus was a champion apple-picker and Clara had fun touching the apples and the leaves on the trees. We finished off our afternoon with some delicious, local ice cream.

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What a perfect day for a hike! We missed having Daddy along (he traveled to San Diego to speak at a symposium this week), but we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. We chose to hike at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook which is conveniently located across the street from our community. Linus was a great little hiker and he was especially excited when a deer ran right across our trail. Clara enjoyed riding the the hiking pack. I couldn’t resist taking some photographs of our cuties next to the historical structures in the park that date back to the 1800s prior to our hike.

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After a nice walk around our neighborhood, we stopped at Linus’s favorite spot…the creek. Linus was throwing rocks/branches into the creek and I was just about to tell him to be careful so he doesn’t fall in…he reached in too far…and splash! Once I knew he wasn’t hurt or too scared, we both had a good laugh about it.

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A fun apple-dipping get-together with friends. Clara was most interested in her little buddy’s great hair.

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Making the most of a rainy day

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Clara is 9 months old today! This little girl brings us more joy than we could have ever imagined! She had her 9 month check-up today and we were excited to get her stats. She weighs 19 lbs, 5 oz and is 28.75 inches long. Linus was 20 lb, 8 oz and 29 inches long at the same age. 

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This little girl isn’t crawling yet, but she sure get’s herself in to some interesting places.

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Perfect day for a picnic lunch with these two cuties

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Almost crawling…in the meantime, she is quite entertaining to watch!

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Linus had his first “share day” last Thursday. He was able to bring a book, toy, and souvenir to share with the class. He was quite excited about it. He especially liked being the line leader alongside the teacher. Apparently his book was a big hit with the students and teachers.

Linus had his first “share day” last Thursday. He was able to bring a book, toy, and souvenir to share with the class. He was quite excited about it. He especially liked being the line leader alongside the teacher. Apparently his book was a big hit with the students and teachers.

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We had a great time at the Janelia Fall picnic at Ticonderoga Farms this afternoon. There were many great activities for children. Linus’s favorite activities included picking out a pumpkin, sliding down the hill slides, and climbing on the old farm equipment and fire engines. We enjoyed seeing many of Luke’s colleagues and their families. Clara was quite content in the stroller and showed off her sweet smile to everyone who stopped to say hello. 

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After checking out the beautiful flowers and chasing butterflies with a net, we enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch with friends at a local flower farm.