Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Splash N Dash 2009

The hospital sponsored a boat in the Splash N Dash 2009 race and Jeremey got to be one of the participants. He learned the rowing techniques the night before the race, then went 4 hours early on Saturday to practice in the water. The kids and I showed up at 11 am eagerly awaiting the start of the races. There were only three boats, so it was a round robin competition. Sadly, the hospital boat lost both their races, but we had so much fun watching them!

the hospital team
rowers ready? passing the time between races skipping rocks

daddy's cheering section

Hansen's Custom Carvings

Every year, we take the kids to ride the merry-go-round at Hansen's Custom Carvings. We run around and take silly pictures with all the carvings and just have a good time!

Trip to Anchorage

The kids and I drove up to Anchorage and surprised Jeremey at the hotel the night he flew in from Virginia. We stayed an extra night and made a family weekend out of it. We played in the hotel pool, went to the zoo, hung out at Chuck E. Cheese, got family pictures taken and shopped a little too. The kids were pretty well behaved too - only a few minor meltdowns!
Alaska Zoo
Super Dad!
at Chuck E. Cheese

at a rest stop in Cooper Landing

Monday, June 8, 2009

March for Babies - May 9, 2009

This year, we signed up to walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies walk held on May 9, 2009. We walked from the Sports Center to the police station and back. The kids had fun and I enjoyed getting out of the house for a while. Jeremey was down in Virginia living it up with his best friend while I stayed home with the munchkins. Maybe next year he'll walk with us too!
walking to the police station
Gavin and Cooper
walking with Rusty and Sonja
waiting their turn for the Dino jump
face painting

More random photos

I have been really bad about updating my blog, so here are a few random photos taken between March and June.
cuddle time
Connor and Gavin
The kids aren't allowed past the "blue line" at the end of the driveway, so they decided to set up some chairs and just...

watch the wind blow...

Date night with the kids

For date night one Friday night, we went sledding with the kids on our dirt hill and down at the lake. We had a lot of fun wiping out and making snow angels. Winter lasts so long here, you've got to make the best of it or you go crazy!