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Weekly Updates(Usually updated Monday morning)
Our goal is to update on a weekly basis. Check back each week to keep up with happenings
here in Alaska.
April 26 thru May 1
On Tuesday Karl, Kristofer and Joanna took a quick trip back to KAGV. We took a trailer load of stuff
down in preparation for our move back home later in May. Also the trip gave Joanna a chance to see KAGV as
well as experience the hospitality of the Hansen family from our church there. Of course no Houston, Alaska
experience is complete without some softserve from Miller's Market. Kristofer showed Joanna how it is done.
Back to Nenana just in time for the Blair's arrival late Wednesday night. Thursday everyone came together
to celebrate Kayleb's 1st birthday(one day early).
It seems that no sooner than when the cake was eaten that Kayleb felt he was old enough to learn to
Saturday morning brought our waffle time. This time we had guests. Board member Greg Pippen and his wife
Kerry came down to visit and see the VFCM facilities in Nenana. We enjoyed the time together.
Sunday showed that with springtime came time for Kristofer to get a real bike. He tried a few larger
ones but this one was just right. Once we got home he got the chance to give it a spin out on the ramps at
April 18 thru April 25
Back to the playground for more fun with Grampy. We can have fun as a family at home too.
Grampy got to build things with Kristofer. The sofa forts aren't working out as well as when we lived
in Bethel. The apartment at KYKD had a primo fort building sofa.
Kayleb got in on lots of Grampy action too.
After Grampy left, the reality of the ugliness of spring breakup started to sink in. No worries,
Kristofer is prepared.
On Saturday there was a great Easter celebration at the Nenana library. Kristofer entered his drawing
into the contest.
He won 1st place in his age category and got these great racket thingies.
At home we dyed our eggs for the first time with the boys. Both of them got in on the action.
On Sunday we opted for a time together as a family at the park. Kayleb had his first chance to crawl
What a whole new world! No walls or doors to confine him. They both ruined their church clothes but
had a great time doing it.
Kristofer even got a sneak peak at the steam locomotive at the park in the engine house, complete
with his own lump of coal from the tender car!
April 11 thru April 17
Kristofer is enjoying the toys from his Meemaw. Kayleb can find a way to enjoy anything. I believe
this was brocolli cheese soup that he is shown enjoying here.
Grampy came this week. He is enjoying time with his grandsons and they are enjoying him too. Here
we go for a walk and enjoy some time at the playground.
April 4 thru April 10
Kayleb is getting into the office work at the station as well. Here he is marketing his special skill
of not being able to read that makes him a preferred agent for shredding documents with personal
information on them. On Thursday Meemaw came to visit us. Kayleb immediately started showing her around.
Lots of fun sharing. First Meemaw shared from her bag of tricks. Then Kayleb showed Meemaw his favorite
place, an open dishwasher, ahhhhh!
With gingerbread out of season, it was time to make a "Peeps" village out of graham crackers.
Then came the project of making a cake for Kayleb's "Not Quite a Birthday" party.
Among the presents that came out of Meemaw's bag of tricks was a new bubble gun that came with
"washable" colored bubbles. Not sure about the bubbles, but coloring snow was fun.
Evidently even though this looks like a delicious snowcone, it is not. Makes for a fun little colored
snow person though.
Meemaw and Kristofer had fun going round and round the block before we went to the library to get a
new bag of books for the week.
After our library visit we took Meemaw out on a trip into the wilderness to the west of town. Then
to Coghills General Store for some medicine in hope of slowing our runny noses.
Now for Kayleb's "Not Quite a Birthday" party. Kayleb was a little confused by the cake but enjoyed
the present unwrapping with a little help from his brother.
Sunday was our last day with Meemaw. A goodbye meal before taking Meemaw to the airport. Thank you
for visiting us.
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