Friday, May 29, 2009

Carnival with friends

Today we went to the carnival that is usually takes place after the school is over. We were the first ones to ride little kids rides. It was a little bit windy but sun came out just for us:)
Emma with her friend Makayla
On the elephant together

Anastasia had to stay in her stroller as she was not old enough for the ride

All the girls in a choo choo train

the carnival place
Fishing is so natural for Alaskan kids:)


I know we have not been posting many pictures of Sasha lately so here we go - he got his own post!:) He is six weeks old already and he is such a sweet baby. He eats good and sleeps 7-8 hours at night! I am getting good night sleep as well and I feel so rested!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Russian River waterfalls hike

It was my dream to go hiking to the Russian River waterfalls. So on May 25th we went hiking with our church. It was a beautiful day and I fill so bad for those who could not make it...
Anastasia and Sasha were in the strollers and Emma walked all the way and she did great!
GJ pushed Sasha's stroller

And I pushed Anastasia's stroller

Emma by the small waterfall

The trail

The waterfalls
Emma and waterfalls
Just us
Sasha slept all the way to the waterfalls and half the way back

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday lunch

We went for lunch to the barbecue place that is open only in summer. It is also by the carving shop where you can see a lot of fun Alaskan carvings:)
Kids on the bear bench
Moose in a carhartt overalls
The girls and a big fish
Emma by another moose


Everything is big in Alaska

Stacia by the bear
by the bears den

Saturday fun!

Our weekend started not so pretty on Friday but on Saturday and Sunday we had a beautiful sunshine! We went garage sale and just drove around till we met our friends and stoped to talk to them on the parking lot. Their boys were going to get their hair cuts. All the kids had so much fun playing on the carb of the parking lot:)
two and two
They were screaming in to this tube with a trash in it:)

Anastasia is not that tall. Can't you see hands under her arms?

Friday, May 15, 2009


Yesterday the SOAR staff was invited to go on a Halibut fishing trip in Cooke Inlet! Even though I have lived in Alaska for 7 years, this was my first time in Cooke Inlet Halibut fishing!
I caught 6 total and kept my limit of 2 and we all had a lot of fun, despite the fact that the day ended up cloudy, windy and cold....what is this, Alaska or something? ;)
Here are some pics for you to enjoy!

Dick Page (our director) and myself

Reeling in what I thought was a catch :)

Our fishing boat. two 200hp outboards, oh yeah. :)

Our crew and captain on the far left

Our Catch

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who does Anastasia looks like?

So I think that Anastasia looks just like her grandma Susan! And I am not the one who think the same/ Just today I got a comment that my little girl looks like her grandma:) So fun!!

And here is Susan's baby picture when she was 3 or 4 years old so you all can see that I am right:)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sasha at two and a half weeks

I think we need some new pictures of our baby boy:) So here they are! Sasha is two and a half weeks old. The girls just love him and so do we:)
Sisters and brother

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to me:)

Yesterday I turned 30! I feel myself only 18, which is how old I think I really am anyway. :)
Our friends had us over for lunch and they got me a cake from "Moose is Loose" it was good!!! After dinner we had our little celebration with ice cream cake from "Cold Stone" - SWEET!!!
It is different for me to celebrate my birthday in America as in Russia we have holidays on May 1st and 2nd and then it is my birthday on May 3d:) I always had a lot of celebration before:) May 1st parade in the Soviet times and it is always a day off:) But yesterday was Sunday and we worship Jesus in church and I think it is the best way to celebrate your birthday! Thank you Jesus for my birthday as it is also a day when I was born again 11 years ago.

Sun? Sun... Sun!!!

Yesterday we had such a nice sunny day that we went outside wearing sleeveless clothes!!! It is hard to believe that it was so warm because today it is cold again. It is our first time in a two years when we were dressed so light! Last summer in Provideniya was too cold and we had our coats and hats on all the time.