Monday, August 7, 2017

June Snapshots

 Testing a rocket after ballet - in her Team USA leo.
 She calls it 'ice cream juice'
 Heidi really enjoyed Allison's neighborhood party - Allison was busy playing with friends!

 Heidi heard me say we needed to wash the windows - she got her squeegee out and got started!
 Buckling up her buddies!
 The girls have enjoyed Mark roasting marshmallows for them after he uses the charcoal grill - we're eating our fair share of s'mores this summer.  And Heidi has decided she does like them with chocolate.  And a crown!

 Heidi had a day and a half off school for teacher's inservice.  She LOVED every bit of hanging out with me - especially going to her friend, Gracie's, birthday party - which  included a princess fashion show!
 She wanted to send her baby shoes to Baby Hazel!

 Someone was making 'paint' with sidewalk chalk!
 We've been working on Heidi's bike riding.  Allison and jog along!

 Bike rides with Allison on her spiffy new bike.

 Writing letters to her new favorite penpal - 'Big Heidi'!

Finished in 2017 No. 8

 My friend, Heather, requested a quilt for a friend that was moving after recently suffering a loss.  Their group of friends used the gray band in the middle to write encouraging notes.  I took advantage of making an 'adult' quilt to use some sun print fabrics I've been eyeing at the local quilt store for awhile now!  This went together very, very quick - which was also a big bonus!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Gold Cord Lake

 It just wouldn't be a trip to Alaska without a hike up to Gold Cord Lake.  The Frey's and 'Big Heidi' were able to join us.  And we were all glad Big Heidi was there as she helped (carried) Anna up the big rocks.  But for the most part - the rest of the way up and the entire way down Anna hiked on her own and was quite the trooper.  Of course she had me totally figured out and knew I'd give her more snacks if she just kept going....! :)  (Photos are a mix of phone & big camera - hence some are duplicates!)

Open Gym with the Freys

 The girls were thrilled to go to 'Open Gym' with the Frey's at the gym owned by one of my childhood friends.  Of course, they were extra excited that they managed to talk me into getting them leotards since we're planning to have them take a tumbling class in the fall.  Allison in particular enjoyed my friend, Melissa (the gymnast), managing to get a few gymnastics tips!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Alaska Education

This was our 'fish' themed AK trip!  The girls saw a set-net site (Doners), went out on a halibut boat and Aunt Pam showed them a video of Uncle Loren's drift net fishing season.  Good thing the like to eat fish!

Reflection Lake

 We didn't have much time with Auntie Britt on this trip to Alaska - but we did manage to squeeze in one quick little hike around Reflection Lake.