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Also big news today (and a sign of increasingly better health), Cora cut a tooth! That makes three teeth in total. Watch out developmental delays… your days are numbered here! We are comin’ after you.

#shellbeeatingsteakbeforeyouknowit

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This morning the twins wandered to another room of the house and started playing with toys while I cleaned up from breakfast. That might seem “normal” for most two-year-old kids, but for the last few weeks my kids have been following me around the house whining if I tried to get anything done. The fact that they are starting to venture out a little bit on their own is a sign that they are feeling more comfortable in our home and that they are feeling more securely attached to me. It’s good news.

It’s also good news because it means I can get a few things done around the house (hopefully).

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Everything is running out… dish soap, conditioner, malaria pills, jungle oats, chocolate syrup, anit-itch cream, catsup (for pretty much all of Tyra’s meals and for Macy’s hair), diapers, my patience… it’s time to come home. #workingonit

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Big week ahead! Hoping for some early, quick “wins” in our quest to catch our scheduled flight home, a bunch of things to clear off our Uganda “bucket list” and a big birthday bash on Friday (the twins turn 2). #gobigorgohome #goingbigandhome #hopefully

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Most commonly heard phrase in our house right now (spoken slowly and calmly): “everything is ok, you’re ok” (comforting words for Elias and Cora, but also for the rest of us, too).

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Just googled “how many eggs can a female gecko lay at once?” The answer is inconclusive, though general consensus seems to be just 2, up to 10 times per season (whatever a “season” is). All I know is that, all of a sudden, it seems we have baby geckos running rampant around this place. #donttellowen