How you know that your child is Alaskan… Her cousin gave her a drawing of a beautifully rendered female figure with an elaborately detailed dress and coiffure. My daughter was touched and pleased and wanted to reciprocate. Her drawing is a polar bear eating a seal in the snow. Obviously. I think it is the bloody muzzle that really brings this tableau to life.
Letting the chickens out in the morning - She and my uncle spend a fair amount of time trying to figure out where the chickens are hiding their eggs. The chickens appear to be quite inventive despite their small brains. (photos by my Mom).
Learning to swim without her water-wings. She is swimming with my uncle. I can remember him teaching me to swim. She is much braver and more confident than I was.
AlaskaRosalie on Maternity Leave - We are staying with my family and waiting for this baby to make her appearance. I am happily reliving the sultry summers of my own childhood. Here we are, catching frogs in the pond. I am certain that I caught the great-great-many-time-great grandparent of this handsome fellow myself when I was their age.