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This is Linus wearing his favorite outfit: plaid, button-up shirt (with the top button buttoned) and quilted  pants with striped, elastic cuffs around the ankles (Don't ask me where we got those. I don't know.)

From my experience (having once attended a black hole symposium on a date), he looks like a physicist. Which is pretty darn close to the aspirations we have for him.

He obviously has a very sophisticated sense of color.
Moses: What's for dinner? 
Me: Lasagna. 
Linus: Oh, lasagna is my favorite color of food!
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(Pretend Birthday this week for Herbie)

Herbie had to come up with an invention and write a report on it for school. He decided to draw a concept car. It had a swimming pool, a bubble blower, pedals for kids. It could swim and fly. Then he had a brilliant idea.
I know! It's going to have a microscope coming out of the top!
Which later morphed into a telescope, which makes a bit more sense.

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On my way to the kids' rooms to get them up, someone scurried past me in the dark. It was Moses coming from Herbie's room. Herbie had been holding a "Story Morning" (patterned after my Story Nights*). When I told Moses he needed to stay in his own bed, he protested, "But, Mom! He was being nice!" True. I know Herbie was doing it to be nice, and I wish I'd heard what stories he'd been telling.

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Archie, your intense stare and wildly flailing arms tell me that you really, really want to snatch this truck ...

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and stuff it into your mouth.

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You'll get there, Bub. You'll get there.

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I asked the kids to start sorting the clean laundry until I could get to it, and Ruby surprised me by neatly folding every single piece of clothing.

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She then taught Linus how to fold socks and underwear.

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Me: Ruby! You did a fantastic job! Thank you! 
Ruby: I did an even better job than you do! See, I folded every single thing!
Yep. She's right.

Here's Penelope -- all dressed up to go outside.

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Woo finished up his first semester.
Woo: Well, I just sent grades out. 
Me: Yeah? 
Woo: And I immediately got 9 emails complaining.
I still can't decide if he's kidding or not.

And lastly, why are we just now discovering that Moses has freckles?

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*I spend an evening a week with each kid after bedtime telling them stories about them, me and family.