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Unfourgettable

Liyam turned four last month! As usual, we headed to Lake Temescal for the festivities, but this year was extra special since Oren created a treasure hunt for the kids. First, they had to use a map to find the hidden treasure chest. Then, discovering it was covered in tiny locks, they set off in teams to find the hidden keys. Only after unlocking all the locks could they open up the chest and reveal the prizes. Chocolate gold doubloons! Ring pops! Finger puppets! It was great fun, and we’ll probably have to do a treasure hunt every time we go to the park now.

Can’t believe our little babbaloo is already four. Some good moments:

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Serious Treasure-Seekers

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Possibly the only time Liyam has ever smiled for the camera.

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Follow the map…

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…to the treasure chest!

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Teaming Up

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Climbing Up

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Off to find the keys.

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Think you can open it?

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I’ve got this.

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Yarrrrr, there be treasure inside.

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Then on to the cake.

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We sang Do, a Deer instead of Happy Birthday, by order of the king.

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Gleeful Birthday Boy

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Proof that Sarah was in attendance.

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And a shot of the cake innards. It has a chocolate chip cavern in the middle.

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Micah Turns One!

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You might be wondering how I came to look like such an amazingly cool guy. Well here’s the story:

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I’m a little sick today.

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But it’s not going to keep me from enjoying my birthday shindig!

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Oh cool, some sort of food on a pink thing. I’m just going to pull this over here…

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Like so.

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Ah yes, there we go.

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Just the way I like it.

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This is great!

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Now look away while I munch.

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Now, on to the final course.

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Which brings us back to the end of a successful, though brief and kind of weird, birthday celebration.

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[squeals of joy from the bath tub]

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