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Eliot eleventh and twelth months
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Learning to climb.
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By eleven months, we bundled up Eliot
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to go watch the penguin parade
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the zoo
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Eliot learned about snow.
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Got better at Skype
learned to play a little rougher
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Winter cold keeping us down, no worries Eliot's got us covered.
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He liked hanging out under his chair
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and reading books on
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his futon.
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His little curls kept growing.
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And so did his little feet.
He got pretty good at shooting hoops.
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We drove down to visit
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Gran and Pawpaw.
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On the water
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Eliot got to see
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eat bread.
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Eliot like my parents dog Rocko.
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Two teeth.
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We had a nice surprise when my Aunt Joyce and
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Uncle Troy stopped by
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on their way to Oklahoma.
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Eating is
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hard work.
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Eating with mom.
When my Uncle Troy saw Eliot he said he'd be walking within a week.
And within a week he was. More less...
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are worth
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waking up
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By 12 months, presents started arriving. A Rody horse from Zio Matteo.
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Stop-and-go bus from Elissa, Ben, and Ansel.
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Yeah, lots of fun with our
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new presents.
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Then finally we'd made it. One year!!!!!!!!

We'd gotten through the first 12 months of this endeavor together with no major problems.
And we celebrated by opening a few presents.
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And a nice cake Ilaria made.
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We learned
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Eliot didn't like chocolate.
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That's ok more for us.
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Learning to ride
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and dance.
And read a little better.
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What will
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the next year hold for us?
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I look forwards
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to the experience.