These past couple of weeks finally felt like summer. We went to our local air show (amazing!!!), visited with friends, saw a circus performance, and swam and four-wheeled with family. Then, this most recent week we joined our community in celebrating independence day, visited our new local jump park, and saw daddy off for a quick visit to Seattle.
If you’ve ever talked to an Alaskan about our never-ending daylight, you’ll usually hear something along the lines of, “We spend long days playing and enjoying the summer before the cold returns.”
For our family, that isn’t usually the case. We enjoy our summers, for sure, but we’re not out at all hours. Sometimes I feel a little guilty about this, the fact that our kids are still in bed at a decent hour.
Or, at least, they know to be quiet in their rooms by a decent hour.
We have our fun during the day, but you won’t find us up until midnight or tent camping with the mosquito hordes. Mr. Loving works overtime in the summer, I get up with the baby at least once or twice during the night, and we just don’t have the energy for endless Alaskan nights.
Perhaps when the kids are older??? Although, I think I use that phrase a lot…
The Arctic Thunder airshow. So awesome. I still remember going to airshows as a kid, and I’m grateful to be able to create those memories with my kids too.
We got these little kid muffs when my firstborn was a baby. They have been a great investment! This little guy slept through the airshow noise (except for when the f-22’s would fly close, he definitely noticed the rumble!)
Boy and dog exploring his grandparents property.
The best part of our recent heat wave? Naked babies! I forgot how much fun holding and nursing a nearly-naked baby is. Much, much better than the clothed variety.
Finally this week, the six year old can be spotted in the background, reading his most recent communication from Chuck the squirrel.
This kiddo spotted a squirrel on the hill outside his window earlier this week and decided to write him a note. Crazy enough, Chuck the squirrel has been writing back. And, for once, it’s not mama doing the writing 😉
What’s new with you this week?