Kyle with childhood friend Andrew who is visiting us with his father. The two are here to check out boarding schools in the Boston area. Kyle and Andrew were part of the “fab four” on their elementary school chess team. Now both have traded in their chess boards for a basketballs.
Maya and Nicolai were determined to climb out to the end of this rock jetty. Maya, dwarfed by the stones, was relentless in her determination to go all the way to the end. Nicolai quickly abandoned his crutches and hopped, stone to stone , all the way out and back.
Maya lost her second tooth this morning or rather her father was enlisted to perform an extraction. So skillful was he, that the patient did not realize the operation had been completed until the tooth was presented for her inspection.
After viewing this picture, Maya observed that she had big lips. The ensuing conversation regarding the merits of big lips was quite interesting and ended with her conclusion that they were good for kissing her daddy. Subsequent experimentation confirmed the hypothesis.
Every morning I come downstairs to find Maya snuggling with one of her pigs (guinea). Despite my initial trepidation about the pigs I have come to like them myself. As luck would have it, this morning we saw a news story about an English breeder who has created a miniature pig (real pig) which Maya was eyeing with some desire. Two days ago Maya brought home a baby fish in a plastic bag. The “fish” was barely a quarter of an inch long. When it momentarily appeared as though it had perished during the transfer to a larger container, Maya cried inconsolably despite having known it for less than an hour. Fortunately the fish was not dead and we have added another pet to the menagerie.
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