One of our favorite places to go is the AWCC or the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It is fun to look back at the pictures from last spring break...and then look at the ones from this break! On Sunday we met up with our friends from Talkeetna and got out and ran a bit of energy off. It was lightly snowing and the kids had a blast!
Here is one of the Kodiak brown bear cubs. Not so much a cub anymore, though! They are headed to their new home in Sweden in May. Last spring they were so little and cute...this year they look like real bears!
We got to watch them feed the newest residents, two sister lynx.
And in a rare event, Snickers the porcupine was up a tree! Snickers is something of a movie star...he was a YouTube sensation in 2010. He also came to visit the kids at school in December. I was in Anchorage, but from all reports it was a really cool experience!
It was a fun way to spend a morning...outside, good friends, and cute animals!
A dear friend of mine is about to welcome her first grand baby and is a huge Dr. Seuss fan, so I figured a baby quilt from Seuss fabrics would be perfect! Hopefully I can get it done before the babe arrives next month!
Ahhhh...when the goin' gets tough, the tough buy themselves some daffodils! These were little buds yesterday, but by this evening they were starting to bloom out. So pretty...and just what we needed on the table to help us all beat the late winter blues!
*Someday* our daffodils here in Whittier will bloom. And although it may be July when it happens, they'll be very pretty, too!
It's spring break week here! The girls and I spent a little time on Saturday brainstorming a list of things that might be fun to do this week. It is a lot like our summer list...no so much a to-do list, but more of a boredom buster list. Here's what they came up with:
I love how many things they came up with that are free and fun to do at home...way to go girls!
In other news, I finished this quilt top yesterday. I also have a blue one to work on, but need more white fabric before I can go anywhere with that one. Hopefully this week I can at least get the pink finished up! I had fun fabric shopping online yesterday and purchased a fat quarter pack of Dr. Suess fabrics from the Quilted Castle to make a baby quilt for our friend Nana Diane. Her daughter-in-law is expecting grand baby #1 next month and as a former early childhood teacher, Nana LOVES Dr. Seuss. Perfect match!
The lights were out last night!! It was so incredible. Last year I got to see them once and I was amazed. Last night's display was even more breathtaking. Much more movement, variation in color, and variation in location. Completely awe-inspiring, don't you think?
There's a chance we'll be able to see them again tonight...fingers crossed!
We ran into town this weekend to pick up some groceries. The weather was atrocious in Whittier when we left, but we were blessed with sunshine and blue skies on the other side of the tunnel. It was especially sweet because we spent an hour waiting for a train on our way out of town and about 45 minutes waiting for a train on our way back home! That part was not so fun.
Here's the view along Portage road between Whittier and the Seward Highway.
Though it's not a technically wonderful photo, I like this one of the trees reflected in the window, reflected in the mirror. If you look closely you can also see me reflected in the mirror...lucky you!
Pretty view along the way...
And finally, some kite boarders at 20 Mile which is just before the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center as you're driving from Anchorage to Whittier. It was the perfect day for them to be out!