Friday, October 24, 2014


Kincaid's school Monster Mash was Thursday night.  Kincaid was Indiana Jones and Duke and I whipped up a Toothless (how to train your dragon) costume.  They both were happy and so I was happy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


 Duke and I had dog walking duties and it was a beautiful morning.  It was a little chilly (or super cold on Duke's toes), but the sun was out and the sky was clear. 
 We walked the beasts and then I had a teacher conference.  Kincaid is a perfect student, doing wonderfully in all areas and no concerns.  Yipee! 
 I then zipped out to get a few geocaches at Far North Bicentennial Park.  I tromped through the woods and got a couple!  We had dinner and some lovely cake before I was kidnapped....

I then had some wonderful friends sending me 'clues' all day long.  It ended up being that they picked me up (unannounced) and kidnapped me to the Crow's Nest.  We had a lovely dinner of risotto,  veggies, drinks and a dessert.  They are wonderful!
The Captain Cook has some Halloween decorations that are especially spooky this year!   It was a lovely birthday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 Just a Tuesday - skedaddle, boys made their own pizzas for dinner and then the Tuesday Night Races.  In the first picture, the boys are attacking a snake with their wooden pocket knives.  The second is them being goofy before the races start.  Yes, the ground is covered with snow and we had coats and hats.  Duke is in a phase (hopefully...) of refusing all hand coverings.  He finally put some on for skedaddle as I told him it was dangerous and his fingers would continue hurting for a long time afterwards.  Urg!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Snow Day

 Mondays are Forest School days.  It happened that we had a wonderful couple of inches of snow.  The kids had such a blast building snowmen, shoveling and we had an epic snowball fight (me against the kids).  Here, I am talking to a couple of the kids about animal camouflage in the winter. 
We did some playing outside after we picked up Kin from school.  They had to find places to make their snowballs - but the snow was so sticky it easily picked up other snow to get big quickly. 

Monday, October 20, 2014


 A couple of my friends and I spent the weekend at a forest service cabin and then a yurt.  It was gorgeous with clear skies (no northern lights though).  Nam and Bop babysat so I could do this and I am so grateful as it was really fun.  We found some geocaches, talked a lot and ate super good food (fondue, organic pasta with walnut pesto and smores of course).

 It was a bit cold, but we tried to keep the fire going in the stove. 

 We didn't see any wildlife.  One morning, we went down to get water and there were no prints on the sand.  A couple of minutes later we came back to take pictures and saw these prints.  I am rather glad we missed these two bears! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday Done

 After school, we played in the creek again.  There were three salmon swimming around trying their best to stay alive.  Duke walked in the water and Kincaid sat on the edge drawing the picture on the right.  Very telling of their personalities I think.

 There was a lovely rainbow over the school today.
 Duke decided to bike to the lake to find some geocaches.  He got super cold.  We saw a big dead salmon, but it was quite pretty! (The scenery, not the dead fish).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Geocaching with friends

A group of friends headed out to Kincaid park for some geocaching.  It was a friend's birthday and it was a beautiful day!
 You could see all the way across the inlet, but McKinley kept hidden.

 The sleeping lady had just a little blanket.

And we all brought treats to share - donuts, muffins, chai and energy bites.  Good day!  Duke stayed in the stroller almost all of the time.  His cold gets him down sometimes...

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