5.16.2012

Family Time!

One of the things we love about Andrew's job here is that he is home on the weekends. Occasionally he has a meeting or event, but nothing like before. We love seeing him on Saturday and having him home during the evenings! So, to celebrate our weekends, we've been doing some fun things.

A few weeks ago, we decided to go check out a park in Anchorage and feed the ducks and geese...and then run around like crazy!



Another weekend, we went to the Anchorage Museum and were there for hours! We were all exhausted when we left, but it was so much fun. We loved learning about the history of Alaska and were amazed by everything we saw. They have a section on the different Alaskan Native tribes and it was amazing...did you know they made parkas out of seal intestines? They did. And they were amazing. Our favorite part was the Imaginarium which is the Kids section and Science section. It was great...we made a lot of huge bubbles, tried some fun experiments, watched some fish and a turtle, and had a great time!







And although it is fun to get out and about, sometimes, we just like hanging out in our yard in our favorite place...the hammock! For those of you not in Alaska, please know that it is still fun to be outside when you need a coat and hat.


Spring in Alaska

I'm a little behind, because officially, Spring started March 21. But, there was a lot of snow in Alaska this year, so things were different. And since it is our first Alaskan Spring, we had no idea what to expect. So far, we've experienced a lot of sun, some mud and dirt (mostly the dirt was experienced inside...I was seriously sweeping multiple times each day and it still was never clean!), puddles, rain, and now, more sun. We love the sun, although we are having a hard time adjusting to so much light! We never know when to go to bed, and Jessica is waking up way too early some days!

But, now our yard is snow free (and has been for a few weeks), but I wanted to share the transformation with you. Dates are posted below the pictures.

April 10

April 16...aren't puddles fun? I think Jessica wished we had more this year.
April 16
April 30...look what two weeks can do!

Oh, one more thing. I love the moss! I didn't realize how much I missed moss, but really, in Washington, where I grew up, moss was everywhere. It is fun to see it again!