Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Madness

Getting ready to decorate for Halloween. I tried out the scary skeleton arms.  Davin decided the skeleton needed some music to cheer him up.

Davin couldn't quite decide what to be for halloween... a devil...

a panda bear...

I knew all along that I wanted to be a FAIRY!!
Daddy ended up stealing Davin's panda bear costume (and some of the neighbor's bamboo)
So Davin munched on candy as a Penguino. 
We went to a neighborhood Halloween party on Sunday which was awesome!  My friend Maddy (she lives two houses away) dressed up like a fairy too!
After the costume parade, we decorated pumpkins...
waited in line patiently to get our faces painted.  I got a yellow bat and a yellow spider.  Scary!
Then we danced the night away.  We played freeze dance.  Davin even stopped dancing when the music stopped... too bad he then started jumping up and down to try to get the music back on.  Finally we had to head home because it got really cold. Davin may have been a penguin, but he wasn't quite ready for Antarctica.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Davin and I both love to help Daddy cook.  I'm of course better at it, but Davin is getting good, well okay, at stirring.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kitschy Ketchikan

Ketchikan was very touristy.  Most of what was there was shopping, shopping and more shopping. (We didn't take any pix of that part.) There was a cute area with shops along the river.  

 There were lots of salmon in the river too.
They even made a 'ladder' to help the salmon make it up the river

There were so many, that Mommy finally got her picture of a salmon jumping out of the water.

There were a couple of good totem poles in the town too.

This one was our favorite.  I love to colors and the cool eye.

Beautiful Sitka (Part 2 - totems)

While Mommy and Daddy were kayaking, Davin and I hung out with Grandma and Grandpa.
We went on the Birds, Bears and Barnacles tour.  We got to see lots of raptors and bears and then went to an aquarium.  Both, Davin and I had fun poking at things in the touch tank.

We met up with Mommy & Daddy then went to see the totem pole park after we had lunch.  It was just like Little Totem in Little Einsteins.  We had to run (well, I was on Daddy's shoulders while he ran) so we could make it to the park and back before the ship left.

This totem pole was being restored.

I didn't know that the eskimos wore funny top hats!

They were super tall.  Daddy and Davin almost hurt their necks looking at the top!

We made it on the tender back to the ship. Aren't we super cute?!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Busted Glacier, but Beautiful Sitka (Part 1 - kayaking)

The winds were 'too high' to get into see the Hubbard Glacier - the advertised sunbathe while listening to a glacier calving spot.  It was interesting as there were no white caps in sight -- Mommy says thats a good indicator of how windy it is (aka not windy).  I'll take her word for it.

So we headed off to Sitka - our favorite stop of the cruise.  Mommy & Daddy ditched us with Grandma & Grandpa while they went kayaking. 

 It was beautiful in one of the little back bays.

 There were salmon everywhere (orangy/red blurs in the water).
 And they were jumping like crazy.  Mommy kept trying to get the perfect picture of a fish out of water... but she mostly got lots of splashes.

The weather was beautiful... until it started pouring on the way back.  Luckily they got rain slickers and had chowder and hot cider in the floating cabin when they returned.

We met up at the dock back to the ship for an afternoon together and to tell them about our adventures.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


We went to California last week for Mommy's 10th college reunion.  Man is she old.  I don't mind though.  I had TONS of fun.  Mommy's friends had lots of kids too.  It was one big crazy house with 7 UCSB girls, 7 hubbies/fiances, and 7 kids.  We'll get pictures up after the Alaska trip is done. If you're too impatient and want to see pix now, check out Wyatt Taft and Erin Sheehay's blogs (on the left panel under Friends).  I got to play with them all weekend long. 

We also got to visit Grandma Aileen and Grandpa Ken.  We all had fun playing in LA while Daddy was in San Diego for work.  I also got to play with my great aunts, great uncle Duane, and Mesu.  Too bad we couldn't see Mesu's grandbabies too.  Maybe next time.

I keep asking Mommy & Daddy to move to California... they keep saying "maybe... we'll work on it."