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Some quick updates. Henrik is standing up by himself. He REALLY wants to walk, and gets frustrated a lot because he hasn’t figured it out yet. His balance is getting really good, though – I don’t think it will take him too much longer.

His bottom front teeth are really visible now:

He’s in the exploring phase – just wants to get in everywhere and check stuff out.

We’ve all been getting eaten by mosquitoes or some other bug, but Calvin’s taking the worst of it, and since he can’t stop picking at his bites his poor little face is a mess. He’s still damn cute, though.

We found a good preschool for him that I think we’re going to try. It’s year-round, so he’ll start pretty soon. Fingers crossed!

We’ve got a monster tomato plant growing on our front deck.

Henrik is obsessed with paper, especially newspaper. He loves to play with it and always tries to eat it. We try to keep it out of his reach, but he watches for opportunities and grabs it every chance he gets.

He also loves the microwave. Actually, both of our boys are pretty obsessed with the buttons on the microwave. Calvin can reach when he pulls a chair over, so it’s probably only a matter of time before he manages to blow something up. Eric’s had pretty good luck with making pretend microwave noises – both of the boys think he’s pretty funny.


The boys got to visit with their Nana and Aunt Dana for a couple of weeks, as the flew out for Eric’s dad’s west coast memorial service. We had a really special time with the family.

Baby’s first rib bone:

I took Calvin to watch the fireworks on the 4th – it was the first time he’s stayed up to see them and we didn’t know if he’d be into it or not, but he LOVED it! It was really sweet. I took some video of the fireworks just to capture his responses. The visuals suck, but it’s really cute to hear his reactions. I edited together just a little sampling, but unfortunately I missed the best stuff at the very beginning because it didn’t occur to me to use the video camera until a few minutes into the show. Still, you get a pretty good idea from this: