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12:05 a.m. - August 07, 2007
Pure Joy
Greetings from Equatorial Guinea The Heartland, BFE Indiana.

At some point, I need to mow the lawn, and I need to find a time to do it without having heatstroke. Probably that will be 3AM or so.

Anyway, I needed to get the kidlets out of the house, so I took them to the Children’s Museum.

I just marvel at their little minds. Katie is a raconteur full of imagination, art, songs and stories, already, and she always tries to get her way. She’s also quite an advocate when she thinks that someone isn’t being fair or sharing.

Perhaps Katie will be a public defender? Katie Smed: For The Defense - Debuting This Week on TNT!

Kristin is just bubbling with energy now. She can’t stop motivating when she really likes something, and her mind is whirring all of the time. When you tell her something and she understands it, she’ll go “Oh…” like it’s no big deal.

Watching her play with sand is precious.

She’s now singing along to music. She loves “Mah Na Mah Na” but also loves some of daddy’s tunes.

They both were yelling “Taking Care of Business” today while I was playing that. However, Kristin doesn’t like it when I play air guitar. Hmmmm….

I was thinking about both of them today, and how they are case studies. Katie was in day care a lot before she turned three because Liz and I both worked. She’s always been bright and intelligent and a social girl. Because of Liz’s schedule Katie started out to be a Daddy’s girl but now is learning to leverage both parents to her advantage (and she doesn’t like it when we foil her devious plans…)

Kristin has been totally a stay-at-home girl and totally a Mommy’s girl. She has more separation anxiety for Liz than Katie did. She’s now warming up to others but still likes to stay close.

Both are equally bright and creative, and just joys. I am so lucky to have all three in my life. I am truly blessed.

So I’d better not screw this new job thing up, eh?


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