I've been soaking up these summer days and taking advantage of the freedom from a more formal school schedule. We're filling our days with visiting friends, hikes, playgrounds, and more visits with friends. On Wednesday we drove downtown to spend some time with my friend Sarah. She had her baby girl six weeks ago but between my family visiting and then her family visiting this was the first time I got to spend any amount of time with her and the first time the boys got to meet the baby.
We took a walk downtown and enjoyed all the sights that Anchorage has to offer during the summer. For me the highlight was the flowers. Beautiful flower beds and hanging baskets everywhere.
A little taller and Elijah would have had a flower fro. :)
We came across a concert in the park and decided that that was as good a place as any to have our picnic. Maggie slept through the whole thing in her carrier.
This sweet dog's name is Phoenix and his owner brings him downtown during the summer to meet people and talk about dog sledding and the Iditarod.
I think Ethan would have been happy to hang out there all day. :)
Back at the apartment Maggie woke up and we got to get some baby snuggles in before we went home.
The boys loved holding little Miss Maggie for the first time and trying to coax a smile out of her.
I remember the day Josh and Sarah were over and they shared the news that they were expecting. We were so excited for them! Then the day they cut the cake at their gender reveal party and the inside was PINK! A girl was on the way! And the time Sarah stopped by my house after her doctors appointment to show me the first ultrasound photos. A sweet little face in grainy black and white. And now she's here. Maggie is here and we all get to love on her.