The month of July was amazing at Frankie and Shelly's house!
We just spent the month playing!
On July 1st we went to the touch tank
They loved the big crab!
They wanted a picture with the big crab :)
Before going to Alaska, Sophie was super afraid of dogs
But after getting to be around Little Girl,
she wasn't afraid anymore!
We also got to see my cousin Amy!
She let me use their car while I was in town!
On July 2nd we went to the National Wildlife Center
to learn about animals on the island
Then we got some sushi at Power House
Then we went and played with the puppets at the Aleutiq Museum
We ended the day wrestling with Uncle Frankie!
Sophie got in there too!
On the 3rd we went to one of my favorite places
in the whole world
Abercrombie State Park
We had a GREAT hike!
We stopped to take some pictures
We got some more sticks for Ethan
The Fireweed was beautiful while we were there
We got the beach and stopped to relax for a bit
The beach wood was awesome
On our way back we got some more sticks
Had a snack
It was a gorgeous day!
We had a great view!
When we got home, Uncle Frankie had some fireworks for us!
Then we went to the beach to light some more off
Sophie liked it at first
But then it got too loud
and she sat up on the rocks with me :)
Ethan and Aiden would grab some,
then take them to the water to light them
Then they would run back before it went off
Ethan had a blast!
Even though it was raining the next day,
we still went out to Buskin River to play in the sand.
We scooped sand and threw rocks,
and we had the beach to ourselves!
On July 6th, we went with Frankie to deliver
Salmon fish eggs to Native Elders around town.
We had treats and waited for Uncle
The weather was gorgeous for Kodiak!
Sophie frolicking :)
Frankie and I took the kids to the park
July 7th was baking day!
I made some Banana bread with crumble topping
Then Frankie taught me how to make the best Purock
He adds hard boiled egg
Great crust Frankie!
Even an egg wash on top!
It was soo yummy!
To save it for later :)
After all that work in the kitchen
we sat and relaxed for a while
Sophie fell asleep
And the funny faces began!
We just couldn't stop
Love these kids!
Sophie slept through the whole thing :)
On July 8th, Ethan's front tooth started
to get really loose
On the 9th, we drove out to White Sand's Beach
We ran on the beach
We played in the river
You can't beat the view!
Miss you honey!
The drive home was gorgeous!
On the 10th, Dewey took us to Gibson Cove!
I didn't realize he wanted to go swimming!
The little kids were to scared to try it at first
But then they all fell in line like duckies
And when we got back to the car,
guess who's tooth fell out!
Dewey showed us his Spider Man tricks
The next day, on the 11th,
Dewey taught Ethan the basics of football
The kids had fun trying on
ALL of Dewey's jerseys
Ethan was loving it!
We ate Purock for days!
On the 12th we went back to Abercrombie,
to check out the bunkers
They got to try on fun uniforms
She was swimming in it but loved it!
They had all sorts of stuff!
They got to use the typewriters