It’s been busy at work. At least twice a year, each ship program undergoes a review during which the program managers provide the contractor feedback on how they see things. Half of those reviews usually involve monetary adjustments reflecting the contractors fulfillment of the contract. Next week is one such review so everyone is busy preparing to defend their positions. Everyone in shipbuilding is trying to get better and sometimes adjustments are painful but in the end will produce savings.
Meanwhile, Ava and Binh have been growing. As you may have read on Metaphase, Binh is now on the growth chart. At last measurement he was in the 5th percentile. After that milestone I began measuring him using a yardstick and making marks with dates. We measured him in early December and then again about 25 days later and he had grown a hair over half an inch. He has gone from 2 teeth in April to a full mouth now. We are pretty exited about that.
Ava’s imagination is really growing. She makes up big stories with incredible detail. She makes up new names for her dolls and parents depending on her mood. For example, if she calls Char “Mini” then you must respond, “Yes, Daisy.” I think that is because in a cartoon over Christmas, Mini and Daisy are ice skaters and Daisy is wearing a crown. Of course, Ava must be the one that wears the crown. She may pretend to be Larry of veggie tales by calling you Bob or call you baby meaning she is the mommy. Gotta stay on your toes around her. Don’t make a mistake! She is not shy getting you straightened out. Her new big words of the week are hillarious, connected and painful.
Most of all the pictures we have been taking around here have been with Char’s new camera. I think she has a great eye for photography. I am pretty exited about what having a new camera will do for both capturing our special moments and some of the macro photography she is working on. I will post some pics next go around.