A lifestyle blog about life and living in Southeast, Alaska.
April 16, 2017
Loralai fell asleep in the car ride home today from our bonfire evening out at the cannery. This is always a plus as she transfers nicely to the car into her bed. No milk, reading, singing or back tickling. She was out for the night. However, Charlie couldn't stop talking the 5 mile drive back home. He is very excited for the Easter bunny to come tomorrow. "I hope the Easter bunny brings me a Paw Patrol basket, no a Ninja Turtle basket, oh wait...actually a scorpion basket." I looked at him with a puzzled face, "Scorpion basket Charlie?". He just smiled his adorable smile, which now adorns six adult teeth. Charlie has become somewhat of a pro at losing teeth lately. He is getting older and maybe even a bit more mature. I think one of the most rewarding things as a parent is to see your child come into their own. Develop their strengths and get glimpses of what they will be like as adults.
Speaking of coming into their own, it seems like mother nature has finally made the decision to start her Spring. It's hard to believe that less than 3 weeks ago it snowed and the temperature was in the teens. This is my favorite time of year, as I think it is for all Alaskans. Nature rewards us for the long dark winter, giving us light. Especially for this winter which just didn't want to give way. Now it is time for me to put up the blackout curtains as it starts to get light a little after 5 AM.
Tonight, we decided to have a beach fire out at Cannery Cove. Which just a few hours before a small pod of killer whales were in the cove chasing, which I am guessing were king salmon that are making their way up this time of year. This is my favorite spot in Haines. I feel like a cannery sunset should be on the top of everyone's bucket list. My husband and I lived in a small cabin out near the cannery (or the Haines Packing Co.) for four years. When it was just us two and Calli (our yellow lab) we loved to take walks on the straight stretch of road to the natural spring that runs just a couple miles down. Bears and moose would frequent our backyard, and my husband could tie up his boat at the cannery and come to sleep in his own bed during fall fishing. But once Charlie was a little over two we decided that having a little more space was better for us, so we bought a house now in town. It's bitter sweet not being able to be out near this special spot. However, it makes it so much more special when we do all get together to enjoy company, look at the view, and remember how good we really have it.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!