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We took advantage of the milder temps today and spent most of the morning in the back yard. Linus had fun playing in his water table was extra excited when I told him he could spray Clara’s umbrella with water. Clara was content playing with her toys in her nice shady spot. 

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Science Sunday was a huge hit! The lesson was taught by our resident scientist (aka…Daddy) and the experiments included jumping pepper and bubble sculptures. As you can see, Linus really enjoyed the lesson and Clara had fun observing too. 

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Sweet baby Clara

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Chocolate Fro-yo mustache and beard

Chocolate Fro-yo mustache and beard

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We had a wonderful time watching a puppet show at the Wolf Trap National Park Children’s Theatre in the Woods today. The amazing, life-size puppets taught us all about the life-cycle of a monarch butterfly. Linus was enthralled throughout the entire production. We’ve decided that watching programs at this theatre is one of our favorite summer activities in Northern Virginia. 

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Clara is 7 months old today! After finishing a fun photo shoot with Clara this morning, Linus couldn’t wait to include her while he was playing with his fire truck. He is developing such a great imagination! If only there were a way to slow these precious days down! 

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We had a great time at the Loudoun County Fair today. Even though the temperature reached 95F (with a heat index over 100F), Linus, Clara, and their friends braved the heat like little champions. Linus really enjoyed seeing all of the animals and was quick to tell me that the cows taking a shower were his favorite (see the first photo). Clara happily rode in the stroller, but eventually, during the clown show where there was absolutely no shade, broke down in tears. We all quickly recovered in the air conditioned car on the way home. All in all, we made the most of it! 

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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