So with that, here is what we did this past month.
The boys and I went to the Alaska State Fair with some friends. It was a blast!
"That's a big punkin, mama!"
As much as he loves firetrucks, he was so shy to explore this one.
Dusty came for a visit, so Robby was excited to have him wave to the trash man with him! :-)
I bought my first pair of mint jeans. I was so excited to find these on super clearance at Target!
This video cracks me up! It's actually just a 1 second clip that Mandy took and I put it back to back to back to back...his voice and the way his little shoulder goes up and down just makes me laugh!
I had to get a PSL on the first day it was back. It was iced, but it was still delicious!
Robby did some water coloring. He didn't quite get the concept of what he was supposed to do, he thought he was supposed to mix all the colors in the paint pallet. Oh well, he had fun!
I went on a wildlife cruise with a friend. Sadly, since it was one of the last ones of the year, there wasn't much wildlife to see. But we saw a lot of beautiful scenery.
The Sams Club in anchorage moved to a brand new location right outside of the base. We had to go check it out and watch a movie about Alaska on 70+" TV.
We had the first fire in our fireplace. It was glorious!
Shoes were made out of styrofoam...
...and dump trucks were taken in the car.
I take WAY too many pictures on our street but every single time I drive down it, the view takes my breath away. The mountains are actually closer than they appear in the pictures. You can see a little bit of the termination dust on the peaks (that's what they call the dusting of snow on the mountain tops since it signifies the termination of summer)
I made lettuce wraps for dinner for the first time. They were SO good!
Oh, just another picture of a fire. I'm obsessed, good grief!
This picture doesn't do the view justice! This is just about 5 minutes or so from our house. I drove the boys out this way because there was road construction so Robby we could watch all the dump trucks and steam rollers. We ended up getting stuck and what I thought would be a 30 minute thing, ended up being 2 hours! At least I had snacks and drinks in the car!!
We had our first real snow! It was so beautiful!
The boys thought the sledding was a blast!
My boys in the snow!
I was grateful that after 7 days straight of Tim working, he had a day off AND it was a snow day!
Silly boys! At least they weren't fighting or screaming!
Charlie enjoys "helping" daddy build the fires.
I became an Alaskan resident. I had to take a drivers test and was so nervous I wouldn't pass! Thankfully, I didn't miss a single question. Can anyone spot something that is blurred out?? If we are facebook friends, you'll know what it is! :-)
A moment when I thought "Well, lookie here, I'm being the fun mom!" while letting the boys jump in puddles turned into a moment with a soaking wet, screaming Charlie after he fell in...
Daddy had his music too loud after church!
This was Sunday night as we were leaving base. It was gorgeous with all of the fall leaves and the snow capped mountains in the background.
So that's what life around here looked like during September. Nothing too exciting, but we definitely kept busy!