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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks


Things have been very busy for all of us, leaving poor Carver to make do at home rather than go out on adventures. To try and make up for it a little bit, I took him out on a little walk earlier this week. We headed to a little grassy area with a picnic table and sat down to enjoy a little snack. Carver was looking around and commenting on everything (as is his habit now), when he interrupted himself mid-sentence and announced that there was a plane flying overhead. I looked, and, sure enough, there was the smoke trail of a jet high above us in the sky. I exclaimed to Carver that it was really high, to which he replied, “Yep. I probably need my stool!” 

He was referring to his little 8″ step stool that he uses to sometimes reach things on the counter or table. Apparently, he figures that anything he cannot reach by standing on his tippy toes is still accessible with that tiny boost – even a jet.

I will be heading out to D.C. this week for the third time, attending a conference on interrogations. The research I spent last Spring and Summer working on will be presented. It ought to be a nice trip, but the closer I get to it the more I think I could better use the time here. I still have plenty of work to do before this semester is out, and leaving Kira with the kiddos borders on cruel and unusual.

Avey finished reading her latest series of books, Horrible Harry, and will soon begin a new one. We’ll need to be sure to move near a library when the time comes. She has been getting excited for Halloween this year. She has decided to be a “damaged person,” which apparently means she is going to act like one of those cartoon characters right after having some mishap. She plans to walk around with some trouble and talk nonsense, or something like that.

Hakan figured out how to scoot a little bit on his back. Kira placed him on the floor to play and, rather than rolling over, he started arching his back and slowly scooting in the direction of his head until he was off the blanket. He was awfully proud of himself.

More news next week…

#Happenings #LittleGems

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