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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks

This Week’s Battle Scars

Last Sunday evening, as Hakan was gathering his things for bed, he retrieved his water bottle from our kitchen table. Normally, he uses a small stepping stool to reach things, but on this particular night, the stool had been removed by one of his siblings. Hakan usually makes a huge fuss about things like that, but that night he decided to just climb up his chair to grab the water bottle. He tucked it under his arm, and slipped off the chair, landing his chin on his water bottle. The impact tore his chin quite a bit. It wasn’t very deep, but certainly frightening and painful. After some ice, a bandage, and lots of cuddling with his mommy, he fell asleep in her arms and then transitioned to bed a bit later. He’s healing up nicely now.

The weather over the last few days has been gloriously (and unseasonably) warm and sunny. It’s allowed us to enjoy our back yard again. As the kids were playing a few days ago, the celebration of outdoor play got a little out of hand, as you can see in this video:

Carver was fortunate that the disc hit him in between the eyes and not in one of his eyes. Hakan is apparently more powerful than he looks, as Carver’s little mark shows:

With clumsy little bodies with brains that don’t think ahead very well yet, we are sure to have a few scrapes now and then. At least there’s nothing too serious so far.

Merritt seems like he is on the verge of a tooth, but I realize we’ve thought so several times before. He has a little white dot on his gums that’s been there for a long time now, and he seems like his sleeping has gotten even worse lately, so a tooth sounds like a good explanation (and easy solution) for both.

Miracle of miracles, Kira had an appointment with a client yesterday! This one has been on the schedule for several weeks, but found reasons to postpone each time. Finally, Kira held a phone appointment with her, and she agreed to meet in person this coming week as well. We hope to get something regular scheduled so that we can avoid the constant planning and re-planning.

We have this beautiful weather for a few more days, and then we imagine it will be back to frigid winds, so I’d better stop spending my time at the computer… See you next week!


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