|Everyone wearing their uniforms before leaving for work and school|
The day after Christmas it started to rain and it has been fairly warm and yucky ever since. At the start of Christmas vacation we had snow, and could take the kids skiing or sledding. The snow made everything seem bright and cheery. The kids would go outside and play on their own. After we lost our snow the kids stopped going outside and our house sort of became a bit like Stalag 13. They played with Christmas toys, fought, and basically got bored. As parents we had to do a lot of entertaining.
The night before the first day of school the kids set out their uniforms for the next day and were so excited that they had a hard time getting to sleep. And since school started every morning Nora asks us to hurry up or we will be late to school. I think they are very happy to be back in the school routine.
I know Zoya and I are REALLY happy to be back in the school routine. This is especially true now that I am no longer - keeping the fingers crossed - on Kulluk Response hold. Patrick
|Off to school and work in the dark|
|Going to movies on base with friends - wearing the 3D glasses|
|Stuey's Christmas blocks only have pictures to go from - no directions|
|Going for a walk instead of a ski after we lost our snow|
|Nora and Stuey check out the Snoopy sno-cone maker|
|This is the picture I took just before I left on the Kulluk Response - a picture of home to look at while I was in the field|