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

weekend

 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...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday


 My day in pictures.  First, some pooches wrestling and fighting. 


 Then, Duke and I headed out to Skedaddle.  Duke is crunching the ice here in the picture.
 After a meeting, I zipped over to meet Nam and the boys for the Tuesday night races.  It was a pretty night.
 The boys running on the trail with Nam.
 They had to have a blanket to warm up while watching shows before bed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday?

I have nothing to report.  Forest school this morning and I didn't take any pictures!  We are all still snotty and sick around here.  Kincaid didn't want to go to school, but I encouraged him.  I waited for a call all day, but he lasted.  Hopefully, he is better tomorrow!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekend

 It was a relaxing weekend.  Lots of snot and kleenex around here and little sleep due to the aforementioned illnesses.  Urg.  Nam wasn't as excited to watch the shows on Friday as the boys were!
 We went to a book fair at Barnes and Noble.  Kincaid was so excited as his teacher did his face painting.
 Then, as if the day couldn't get any better - he lost his tooth!  Yep, the tooth fairy even brought him a dollar.  It was rolled up and he deduced it was so the little fairy could carry it easier.  Smart Boy.
I also finished some mittens, but they still don't fit.  I will try one more time.  Third time is a charm!

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