Old Time Photo

We got this taken a few weeks ago at Pioneer Park. Interestingly enough, it’s our only family picture we have of the four of us.

old time

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Midnight Sun

June 21st was the longest day of the year. They had a festival downtown and we took the kids. Good time had by all (I got sweet roasted almonds, yum!). Lorelai did the bounce house. I asked Eric to go up and take pictures because she was being so cute in there. These are the three he took. Honestly… I don’t know what he learned in his photography class senior year.

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more bouncing
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We didn’t make the kids stay up, but here is me and Eric out on our front porch at midnight. See how bright it is? It really is the land of the midnight sun.
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Misquito Meander

I forgot to post these a while back. We did a 5K run back in June and had a blast. Lorelai ran almost the whole thing, I was so proud of her.
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Near the end she found a friend. They held hands and ran together.
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YAY! We finished!
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And me, looking all red-faced but proud.
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More soccer

Here she is showing off her new (hideous) shoes. Daddy picked them out. They look like bowling shoes.
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Not participating.
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More NOT participating.
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Oh look. MORE not participating.
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Lorelai started soccer!

We enrolled Lorelai in Start Smart Soccer. It’s for 3-5 year olds and it teaches them the fundementals of the sport, like dribbling, kicking, passing, etc. Kind of wish I had just saved my $45. Lorelai doesn’t participate, refuses to wear the tiny little shin guards we got her and keeping Griffin in line that whole time is a pain. Oh well.

Her favorite part is running.
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more running
even more running

Here she is sulking because she missed the ball
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One of the coaches finally got her to participate by boucing a ball on her head.
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And her first team huddle!
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The little girl she has her arm around is the only other kid who also doesn’t participate. They do cartwheels and play in the dirt together. He name, interestingly enough, is Cassie.

Lola’s silly faces

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Two videos!

This first video are the kids rocking out: chair dancing
And here’s Lorelai explaining a new game: the game

Chena Hot Springs

We drove up to the Chena Hot Springs over Memorial Day weekend. All along the road people had pulled over and were camping next to the rivers in tents and RVs and there were a ton of people at the hot springs. A lot of Russians, mostly. In speedos. Yeah. Anyway, we walked around for a while and it was very pretty, but a tad smelly- from the hot springs, not the Russians.
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Check out Eric’s little pilot’s belly! He’s so cute. 🙂
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All day we kept having to tell Lorelai to pull up her shorts. She’s such a skinny minnie, nothing fits around her waist. This was my view all day.
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Our hike

A few weekends ago we went back to Creamer’s Field and did the the hike. It’s a mile of trails and it’s totally gorgeous! Griffin rode in the jogger but Lorelai walked the whole thing. She’s such a big girl now.

Posing near a little pond
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Couldn’t resist a funny face!
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When I asked her to stop so I could take her picture on the bridge, this was her pose:
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I laughed and said “stand normal!” so she did this:
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And here we are at the top of the lookout tower
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At the park

There’s a park in downtown Fairbanks that has some walking trails along the Chena river. We took the kids down there one afternoon.
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