I'm certain that there will be troubled waters over the next 20 years amongst the kids in our home, but those are not the days we find ourselves in now. Henry is an incredibly sweet big brother to Piper, and Piper only wants to watch Henry run around and perform silly things to feed her laughter. Looking below, you'll see that before digging into his barn, Henry paused to kindly give Piper a delicious horse.
Even though our winter is still almost non-existent, the Fur Rendezvous festival is in swing. In a few years we'll spend a fair amount of time at the carnival, but right now we tend to focus on the model train show and the fireworks.
Henry must be over 40 lbs by now, or at least it sure feels like it. I'd rather not search a thesaurus for a pile of adjectives, so suffice to say Henry is bananas for trains and I'm the one holding him up. The trains on display tend to be the same each year, which speaks not to laziness but rather to how large and well designed these dioramas are. They are enormous and snake smartly around the Alaska Railroad lobby. Henry can't get enough.
We stumbled outside for the fireworks, pitched our gaze towards the ocean and Mt. Susitna, and enjoyed 10 minutes of booms and flashes.
Even Piper enjoyed the lights flashing across the Alaskan sky.