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The end is near!

As the Houge family prepares to move we have been thrilled to have a ton of great events and visitors coming through.

On Tuesday my friend and fellow stay at home dad Jonathan came up with his two kids, Paavo and Svea to spend some time with us and we had a blast.  Lydia and Paavo are both super verbal and played together for hours on end without a snag.  Their combined imaginations were so fun to witness as they took their invisible lizard Ralph for walks on his leash (I think Lydia got this idea from Ramona Quimby), picked dragon berries, made pretend camp fires, went fly hunting, and roasted marshmallows on real fires in the evening.  Svea (10 months) went for her first swim on tuesday and loved it so on wednesday I thought Elsa (3 months) would like to join in the fun.  I was wrong.  But at least I tried.  What she lacked in love of lake she made up for in love of nap, setting a new daytime nap record of 2 hours and 30 minutes.  Her previous record was 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Way to go Elsa!

On top of the positive kid experience it was even greater to spend some time with my friend as Jonathan, Jodi and I had some great conversation/catch up time after the kids went off to bed.  It’s always nice to hang out with another full time dad – it got me more excited about my recent decision to continue in this role as opposed to hooking the kids up with child care after the move.

Now it’s time to get some rest.  Saturday I’ll be participating with a few others in a home grown sprint triathlon that starts with a jump off our dock at 8 am.  It’ll be a 1/2 mile swim, 15 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run.  I’m hoping to finish in 2 hours.  It’s the swimming I’m most wary of.  And the running I’m least looking forward too. 

Check back saturday for official stats.


Posted: August 9th, 2007
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