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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks


Kira and I celebrated our 6th anniversary this week! “Celebrated” may be a bit of an exaggeration though, as we have been trying to be more thrifty in preparation for our move at the end of the summer. We did spend a couple of hours away from Her Majesty, and had a little evening picnic and Frisbee toss until we came home for ice cream and the last half of a classic 8Os flick, The Last Starfighter. Avey was very kind to us and slept in until after 8 on Saturday, and until about 7:20 this morning! And that’s the greatest gift of all!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 6 years! It’s been nice looking back through old posts to remember all that we’ve experienced over that time – good, bad, and ugly. I just hope the next 6 years are as good as the first six!

Avey has really been into games lately, as you’ll recall from her Monopoly interest. This week it’s been a little bit more about Hide & Seek. Usually the way we play is that Daddy will randomly hide when Avey is looking for him, then Daddy sneaks up on her and surprises her. That must have been provoking too much anxiety because Avey changed the rules recently. Now she tells me where she is going to hide, and tells me to “look in wrong places first,” then find her. That might take some of the fun out of it normally, but even when I don’t know in advance where she’s hiding, she squeals and giggles in anticipation so that I can hear her from the other side of the house. Even when it’s my turn she tells me where to hide, and still acts surprised to find me right where she told me to be.

I guess to her it is more of a role playing game than a competition.

#Happenings #LittleGems

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