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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fun in the Sun

The past 2 days we've been blessed with some gorgeous Kodiak sun-which we shared with Aunt Kathy and Uncle Roger. Yesterday we drove out to a beach in Middle Bay and enjoyed a picnic lunch and the kids played in the rocks and the river. We also went to a park, watched the kids bike in the driveway and finished the day off with our first ever fire pit cookout in our yard. Patrick made the pit out of some large rocks and we cooked our dinner on the grill laid atop it. I forgot how mezmorizing and wonderfully relaxing fires are to watch. It was the perfect end to the day.

My visit with Aunt Kathy and Uncle Roger was one of a kind. They are patient and 'go-with-the-flow' with Nora and Stuey. Aunt Kathy played "fabric dolls" with Nora for several hours and we had fun going out and doing things in the nice weather. Aunt Kathy and Uncle Roger have been in my life for as long as I can remember and it has been 2 years since we saw them last. Now my kids are at an age where they can both walk, talk and do activities, so it was fun to take advantage of this new-found adventure freedom! And do things with Aunt K and Uncle R.

At least twice a day we were under strict orders to drive down to "Crab Festival Zone" to see what the progress on the carnival rides was. Finally tonight we saw the makings of a cute kid train ride and apple ride. Nora was thrilled beyond words. The moment she has been waiting for all year has arrived. As Nora asked once a few months ago..."So, mom--Its Crab fest and then Christmas at the same time?". I laughed and said, " That would be too much excitement for the little kids, Nora!". She agreed.

I"m really feeling like summer is here. And I am feeling like the kids need to be outside lots this summer. They can really explore, do imaginary play and all those fun things which should be high points of summer.

As I write this, the Kennicott ferry is most likely pulling away from Kodiak with Aunt Kathy and Uncle Roger headed to the mainland to take them on their next summer adventures. Thank you, Aunt K and Uncle R, for the laughter and great memories from the past 2 days! We had a blast.


Photos: All but the campfire photo was taken by Uncle Roger/Aunt Kathy! :)

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