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Clara wore her first tutu today. She spent most of the day trying to get it into her mouth. The highlights of Linus’s day were building pillow forts on Dad and Mom’s bed and eating a popsicle at his friend’s house. 

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Clara had her first vegetable today. Let’s just say she liked the pea bag better than the peas themselves. 

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After some morning snuggles and giggles, we ventured out to one of our favorite breakfast spots in Middleburg called Market Salamander. After a delicious breakfast, we headed over to the farmer’s market. Linus enjoyed listening to a fiddle player while Daddy stocked up on fresh, local produce. Later, Clara had fun modeling her new hat. 

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Dinner time footsies

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Big bro and little sister goofing off again. I often will sit Clara next to Linus to take a photo, but today Linus asked if he could hold her. Check out Clara’s face in the second photo…she looks a little terrified in her crazy brother’s lap…we don’t blame her!

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Clara didn’t need any toys to keep her busy while we were visiting our friend’s house today. 

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With cooler temperatures here this week, we were very excited to meet up with friends at the park this morning. Linus found a fun place to eat his lunch. Later, during quiet time in his room, Linus took his shorts off and put them back on backwards…silly boy. Finally, Clara ate dinner sitting in her high chair for the first time. They just grow up so fast, don’t they?!

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Bedtime stories with Daddy

Bedtime stories with Daddy

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Clara is now able to stand up while leaning against something for a little while. Eventually she falls down…and of course she continues to smile all the while. Linus was very excited to bake cookies. He just couldn’t wait to get his hands on those beaters. 

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Hot day = playing with water in the back yard…and as you can see, Linus had a blast! Clara enjoyed sitting on the grass in the shade when she woke from her nap. Later, she had fun pulling toys out of her toy box.

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Clara took a nice, long nap at home this afternoon while Linus had more fun times at the pool. It’s great seeing him become more and more confident in the water.

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Our family had a fun afternoon at the community pool. Linus kept busy splashing and running around while Clara really enjoyed playing in the fountains. Notice her tongue sticking out in one of the photos. She was trying her hardest to get some of that water into her mouth. 

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Snapshots from our day…happy/goofy Linus and Clara after waking up from her nap (she’s almost always this happy when she wakes up!)

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After all of that traveling yesterday, we declared today a pajama day. Despite the short night of sleep, both Linus and Clara were full of smiles today. Linus was happy to “help” with laundry by jumping in the pile of clean clothes. 

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Day 14: Farewell Oregon! We had a great group wishing us farewell at the Medford airport. We arrived at the airport early so we had extra time before saying our goodbyes. Linus had a blast running around the airport with his cousins. It was hard to say goodbye, but alas, our time in Oregon had to come to an end. Clara slept practically the whole flight to Denver. Once we arrived  in Denver, it was Linus’s turn to nap. All in all, we had a good trip back to Virginia. We would like to thank everyone in Oregon for all you did for us while we were visiting! We appreciate the meals, comfy sleeping quarters, cars, babysitting, wonderful company, etc. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to visit you all again soon!