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Date : January 2013

Jan. 31, 2013

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Today, Rebecca started matching up the letter shapes in the alphabet foam pads. I showed her the pad with a “Y”-shaped hole and asked for a Y. She sifted through the pile of letters and brought a V, then the A, and finally the Y. That was the first one. From then on, she was[…]

Jan. 30, 2013: Billy Bob’s and Shopping Help

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Billy Bob’s Burgers, Killeen, Texas (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) We had lunch at Billy Bob’s Burgers, our second visit there. Rebecca had a couple of bites of bun, one bite of meat, and two tater tots — and a lot of Mommy’s pink lemonade. I still think they’re the[…]

Jan. 29, 2013: He’s a Boy

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Today we had a really clear ultrasound of little Benjamin Wesley Fry — yes, clearly a boy — who’s cooking in Mommy’s tummy. The appointment was at 1 p.m., which is usually Rebecca’s nap time, but I insisted on taking her anyway. Even though Rebecca pretty much screamed bloody murder as soon as we went[…]

Jan. 27-28, 2013

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Sunset (Six-image composite) (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) It’s still unseasonably warm — and windy. Each day, the forecast says rain is “tomorrow”. Yesterday: 51-80°F (record high), mostly cloudy, windy (11-31 mph) Today: 66-81°F (record high), mostly cloudy, windy (13-33 mph) Rebecca has spent a lot of time singing into[…]

Jan. 26, 2013

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The forecast I mentioned a couple of days ago didn’t quite hold up. Instead of 72 today, we only made it up to 61°F for a high. And instead of a low of 61, our low was 48°F. Rebecca played well this morning, but was quite the fusser in the afternoon. A few days ago,[…]

Jan. 25, 2013

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Several interesting tidbits below, but the day as a whole was about 40-50% on the Rebecca scale. These are not in chronological order… * FIRST #2 in the potty! (evening) * MF left three (clean) tissues stacked neatly on her nightstand this morning. She’s been suffering from allergies. RLF found them. She picked up each[…]

Jan. 24, 2013: The Heat Of Winter

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Today, our high was 85°F, which not only broke the previous record by eight degrees (77°F in 1999*), but is quite possibly the warmest temperature I’ve ever experienced in January, anywhere. (The low was 50°F.) We had a picnic lunch at Community Center Park and then Rebecca fell asleep in the car on the way[…]

Jan. 23, 2013: Two Hours At The Park

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After RLF’s nap, we went to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard (me) and a malt (MF), and then spent two hours at Purser Family Park in Harker Heights (which is now on Google Map’s satellite image; until a few days ago it was depicted as an empty gully). For the first time, we explored the[…]

Jan. 22, 2013

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Rebecca had another rare 100% day — neither MF nor I could make a single complaint about her behavior all day long. We made a morning trip to Wal-Mart, including buying a larger kitchen garbage receptacle (more than double the previous size). For lunch, we tried a place we hadn’t visited before, Billy Bob’s Burgers,[…]

Jan. 21, 2013: Preparing the Nursery

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Rebecca and I rearranged a little furniture in the master bedroom today — mostly moving the bed closer to the window. This makes room for a baby crib between the wall and MF’s side of the bed. Rebecca wondered what all the space was for, so I brought out the crib mattress and showed her[…]

Updated Google Maps (Satellite Images)

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Published on: 2013.01.21

I recently compared several online mapping services, using various criteria, and determined that Bing was the best — at least for our neighborhood. One of the criterion I used was the updated nature of the satellite images (Bing won that category). But a day or two ago, Google Maps released new satellite images for our[…]

Jan. 20, 2013

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Yesterday, Rebecca was fussy again, the third or fourth time in a week. I was starting to wonder if she’s begun teething again (still has four molars to go), but she told me she wasn’t hurting and that her teeth are fine. I love that she can talk to me now, but I’m always unsure[…]

Jan. 18, 2013

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Rebecca learned to fit together the foam alphabet pads today, and learned a few new words while reading books (“tip-toe, tip-toe” for example). She ate half a Sloppy Joe for lunch (“dobby doh”). She also played independently very well today — at least an hour at one point. I made some more progress going through[…]

Jan. 17, 2013

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33-66°F Rebecca worked more on structuring her sentences, like “I do Mommy hair” (combing Mommy’s hair after I told her Mommy had just come back from a hair appointment), and “I nee maa no haa” (“I need milk now in my hand”). We briefly visited the playground in the afternoon. After that I mowed —[…]

Jan. 16, 2013

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MF had a continuing education session in the morning — LCSWs are required to get so many hours of it through each year, to maintain their licenses. She’s trying to get as many out of the way as possible early in the pregnancy. The middle of our year is expected to be a little difficult[…]

Jan. 15, 2013: Tax Returns – Oops

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We got an early start this morning, having called Jackson-Hewitt the day before, making sure they were accepting 2012 tax filings. We arrived at the office — the same one that we’ve gone to the past couple of years, the first business that Rebecca ever went inside, back in 2011. When we said we were[…]

Jan. 13-14, 2013

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Yesterday: general fussiness. Today: awakened at 4:30 a.m. by sleet hitting the window and roof. It was still on the ground when the sun came up. Rebecca switched from a one-word milk request (“mah”) to three words: “I need mah”. She does say and sign “please” and “thank you” when prompted. (Copyright © 2013 by[…]

Jan. 12, 2013: Hot (and Cold)

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(Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Rebecca can open doors now. It started yesterday morning; right after she woke up, she told me: “Daddy. I opuh. Door.” She usually breaks her sentences into one- or two-word fragments. I asked her to show me, and she couldn’t do it, which caused her[…]

Jan. 11, 2013

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Rebecca enjoys being upside-down as much as the next gal (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) With today’s extra-warm temperatures (75°F), Rebecca and I spent nearly an hour in the back yard right after lunch — I mowed and she played with her kitchen playset. After Mommy got home, we all[…]

Jan. 10, 2013

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Rebecca walked a mile today at Purser Family Park. But it took more than an hour. If you measured her footsteps in the house each day, I’ll bet she walks a mile every 15 minutes. She played a little in the mud, watched water running in the creek (it’s always been dry before), and watched[…]

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