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Happy holidays everyone. Here are one gazillion photos of our baby.
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pruneduchess wrote in thatyouenter
It's a Murrah Chrussmans photo dump!
We're down in Portland at Cait's family's house, where Finn is working hard on his proto-crawl, in order to best topple the precarious Tree of Books.
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Our housemates got him this bow-tie and dress shirt, so he can go to important meetings. He loves them, or maybe just life in general, who can say. Not him, that's for sure.
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Letting our nerd flag fly:
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We skyped with Auntie Sayer out in Oberlin on her birthday. What is this strange space age the next generation is growing up in?
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OK, and then because we've been lax, here's a quick photo tour of the last few months - back to now unthinkable late summer! An unseasonably sunny October day in Volunteer park.
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We ride the bus a lot. (Although as you'll see, that may change soon - stay tuned.) Here a little bus napper naps.
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Then an early fall walkabout - a long 3-hour family date around our beautiful neighborhood, lake and bridges and forests and gardens....
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Sleepy papa, Finn eats leaves.
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Just cause.
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In November we all flew down to San Francisco so Cait could give a talk at a big human genetics conference. Finn viewed, reviewed, and rechewed the safety information.
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From the top of acid rock.
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It was a millionty times more fun being at a conference with family to keep me company. Phineas loved the beanbag chairs and people watching, and especially my nametag holder. He went to quite a few talks, including a 2 hour panel on gene patenting that he seriously thought was hilarious. We got only a very rare dirty look, mostly people were super supportive and accepting of us toting this baby around the conference; the climate of the scientific world seems to be changing - thanks to all the women who forged that path... so grateful.
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What. We're eating salad, ok.
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Also beach sand.
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Cait's dad also happened to be down there, so we had a wonderful little grandpa hangout time.
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Then after the conference we went to Cait's aunt Laurie's beautiful, light filled heaven in San Rafael for a lovely, restful couple of days. Simply luscious. Thanks La!
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Then back home! Finn is learning to make lots of weird faces. What do they mean? We know not.
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We harvested the last of our fall garden, including these monster carrots, pink popcorn, and enough apples for loads of applesauce, chutney, hard cider and apple juice. We now have a bunch of garlic and shallots and arugula growing over the winter (and mustard greens - does anyone like mustard greens? we don't really eat them but they have exploded in our garden.) and worms making compost for us. So thankful for our garden!
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On the train to Portland. Finn hanging out with his Papa and his best friend.
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Jay's anti-racist activist group had their annual retreat - a truly wonderful group of people so seriously engaged in the question of making the world a more just place. Cait's also been getting more involved with them and we're pretty excited about conceiving of new ways to participate as a family in this work.
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Phineas helps sort the junk mail every day. He sorts it all into the "junk" category.
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I cannot look at this picture without laughing.
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9-month checkup! All is well. 
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The OTHER important thing that happened at 9 months is duder is old enough to ride a bike!! This is Cait's electric assist cargo bike in action, on our first test ride with the baby seat. It was wet, cold, and totally exciting. 
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That's all for now! Love and scowls.
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love th tie. ONly a genius babby can sit through a 2-hour science talk

--mza.

What an adorable and happy-looking baby you have. He's getting so big!

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