A couple of things:
On Thursday "Auntie" Julie came by with a birthday present for Iris. It was a super cute tiny pony (pegasus? unicorn?) in a little pink purse, in other words, the absolute perfect present for Iris. After she opened it, Eloise turned to Julie and said "good one Julie" with impeccable inflection. This kid is TWO. Two!
Also, if you're in the Seattle area, make sure to check out the area beaches on Monday the 22nd or Tuesday the 23rd! Beach naturalists will be on hand to explain the cool stuff you'll find. Schedule HERE of when/where the naturalists will be. Note to self: figure out how to get that gig! I think that would be SO much fun to know all of that stuff and be able to talk to people on the beaches.