Friday, November 21, 2014

Cozy Alaskan Mornings

We don't normally put up our Christmas tree this early but with the darker mornings and evenings it's nice to have the warm glow from the lights to brighten the dark.

We're losing about 4 minutes of day light each day. The sun rises around 9:30am now and sets around 4:00pm. So we still have over 6 hours of light during the day. The sun is lower in the sky all day though, never rising to it's full height in the sky.

I really haven't minded the shorter days. 
It's cozy to have the lights, fire and candles all lite and glowing in the morning and evenings.

Monday, November 10, 2014

NEW Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers

Oh my goodness, we had so much fun opening our first Little Passports package! 

We picked the World Edition for ages 5-10. You could also pick a USA edition for ages 7-12.

Each month a package arrives for the kids featuring two new countries filled with letters, stickers, souvenirs and photos. It's a fun hands on way to explore and learn about our world.

My favorite part was this beautiful world map.

Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.
Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers. During the first month, a Traveler's Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:
  • An activity book introducing new characters Max, Mia, and their dog Toby.
  • A wall-sized world map
  • Stickers and a wall decal
  • A luggage tag
After the first month, a monthly World Theme Kit arrives, which contains:
  • An activity booklet
  • Souvenirs
  • Flashlight Adventures
  • Stickers and wall decals
Early Explorers makes a unique holiday gift for children ages 3 to 5. 

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Love my boy

"Mom, can I sit on your lap? I like it. It's a nice lap.


Catching Up

It's been a couple weeks since my last post. I think i'd better do a blog post before my mama starts to worry! :) 
Hi Mom! 

On Halloween we went to a fun Fall Festival at our church. They had games, prizes and lots of candy!

November 1st our Chiropractor had a patient appreciation event at the Anchorage Museum.

The adults got to enjoy some appetizers and a program. The kids got a dinner and a chance to explore the children's discovery area of the Museum and a video in the Planetarium. Fun!

This structure is outside the Anchorage Museum and the boys loved it. It reminded them of the Minecraft game they love so much.

The days are cold and you can see our tea collection is growing. 
I usually keep a pot of tea on the stove that Elijah and I and occasionally  Ethan, enjoy through out the day.

It's dark now around 5:00pm. When it's not cloudy the sunsets are beautiful. 

The end of last month we drove up on the hillside around the city where the snow was still pretty much everywhere. We're still waiting for more snow! Other than the one time middle of last month we haven't had any snow.

If you see Geoff with this look on his face and a snowball in his hand... run, run very fast! Unless you have a bigger snowball and better aim than I did.

Yesterday afternoon was such a nice time.
The ladies from our small group have decided to get together for coffee during the week. Five of us where able to meet last night and what a amazing group of ladies they are! I'm so thankful for them and the friendship they are offering to this newbie! :)

Geoff was still at work so Marianne picked the boys and I up earlier in the afternoon. She and I enjoyed a cup of coffee together before our coffee date with the other ladies. :) She's my kind of gal! 

This was our view from her living room windows. Amazing!