• Elijah Ricks


We had an enjoyable week, first spending Monday in celebration of the birth of our nation, and then celebrating the birth of my wife and Avey’s mother! We spent the first at some local festivities where Avey got to enjoy her favorite pastime of riding on a little train, and the rest of us got to celebrate in the traditional American method of gorging ourselves with fried foods and sweets. If only we had more excuses to increase caloric intakes… Alas…

Kira’s birthday was a small but rich celebration with family, while getting away from some of the burdens of everyday routine. We spent the evening in Manitou at a massive arcade, coming home with spoils of tiny blue and purple rings, 10 tickets each.



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