Saturday, March 29, 2008

Not so happy week

There is nothing much to say but that we were sick this week. Anastasia started it all, than Emma, than me. Seems like this stomach flu decided to stay longer with us and we were having all kind of problems with it all week long. You can pray for us to get over it. It is hard to see your little children not well and not happy, with no appetite and joy...

We were doing better today. I hope it will stay that way:)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Emma's Easter eggs hunt

You may not know but in Alaska we hunt Easter eggs in the snow:) This was Emma's second time to look for eggs in Easter and she was very excited about it. She likes hunting eggs:) She had some help from everybody and it was a lot of fun!
One egg, two eggs, three eggs...
Here you are!
At the very end Emma fall down on the ice and dropped all her eggs, so she had to pick them again :)
Here is she opening all her eggs

Anastasia's first Easter

In the morning we went to the Sunrise service at 7:45 and ate breakfast at church after that. We participated in Easter choir this year and we enjoyed it very much. After Worship service we had dinner at our friends house where Emma got to hunt some eggs indoors and outside.
Here is Emma looking for some eggs
Happy Emma
Anastasia fall asleep in the rocking chair We folowed one Russian trudition and had an Easter egg fight. GJ was winning at first but at the end Dick beat him:)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just us

GJ and Vicka
Three girls

With Anastasia

With Emma

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Aloha from Alaska

We had several days of nice sunshine and I felt very tropical like. So I told Emma to collect all her gifts from Hawaii and she posed for my picture

Here she is wearing her new cool looking sun glasses

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

King of the Hill

Nate and I (GJ) got a chance to do a little hiking before he flew back home. Here are a few pics along "Skyline trail". Yup, we did pack a snowboard up with us to have a little fun with. :)

Oh, and I was "King of the Hill", not Nate.

This is where Nate called mom to tell her he was on a mountain side.

Nate trying to snowboard

And here is what happens to Nate when he tries to snowboard....but whatever makes him happy!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

On the beach

Today GJ and Nate went to church at 7 in the morning to play basketball. After that we went to "Moose is Loose" for breakfast. Because boys we going to go for a hike in the afternoon we decided to go to the beach before and to see more of the beauty of Kenai. In order to get to the beach you have to walk on the big formation of ice. Nathaniel and Emma decided to make that trip anyway.
So here they are walking towards the beach

Here they are on the beach
Here is the beach
Here they are ready to go back to the car
It was cold.

This was a first post by Vicka so please forgive me my all mistakes:)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oh so sweet

We had a good time with Nate down in Homer. Was a quick trip, but you can tell from the pictures it was a good one!

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as ealges; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

The Eagles are Real

Nate goes to Homer

Nate thinks Homer looks cool just from the overlook...wait till he gets up close!

Nathaniel visits

Nathaniel comes to Alaska to visit us for the first time. Little does he know he will never leave!!!!
Emma constantly asks Nate to come see her new room and play with her; she doesn't like it when Nate leaves with me in the morning to go to work...she likes her Uncle Nate.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Girls and the Big Ball

On Friday Emma, Anastasia and I (Vicka) had a lot of fun with the "Big Ball". Emma figured out a way to jump on it by putting the ball near the couch and climbing up on it holding herself against the couch. We all took turns. Anastasia liked to lay on her belly and she was moving her feet up and down rocking herself on it.

Here is Emma with her new hair style. ;)