Thursday, October 4, 2012

Too Busy to Blog

Greetings from beautiful Alaska!  We are enjoying an abnormally warm fall.  Summer was a bit disappointing weather wise, but fall left us happy and fulfilled.  We had our first sprinkling of snow on the last day of September, but with the snow now melted, it's back to fall again.

This is my pumpkin.  And the reason for my hiatus.  He arrived on May 31, surprising us all.  G&G Lucy from Minnesota were planning to be here when he arrived, but came a week later as scheduled.  He arrived at 11:12 p.m. and we arrived at the hospital 20 minutes later.  I got to see him just before midnight and tears of joy fell.  He was perfect.  7 lbs 12 oz of pure bliss.  His birth family came in droves to welcome him to the world.  Grandma, aunties, uncles, brother and cousin.  He is a very loved little man.

He's a sweet pea.  He has a the sweetest smile, a quick temper, loves music and his momma.  Daddy hangs the moon.  Cash adores him, constantly being told to "stop licking the baby"!  Ches loves to hover close, to keep track of the wiggle worm. I knew that parenthood would rock, but I had no idea that it would be THIS AWESOME.  He was so worth the wait.

We have submitted our final legal documents and we're just waiting for word that we can finalize and we'll be a forever family soon!  

We had a wonderful summer with the arrival and departure of both sets of grandparents.  You've seen that face, who could stay away?  And my younger brother came to visit as well.  He's Pumpkin's godfather and was here for Pumpkin's baptism.

This is the sunset we were treated to tonight.  The skies of Alaska rarely disappoint.  Between the clouds, the sunrises/sunsets and the auroras, it's a riot of color year round.  I snuck out while Daddy was feeding Pumpkin Pie some pears and rice cereal, to capture the glorious glow.  No editing was done to this photo.  It's exactly as it appears.

With Cash's arrival 2.5 years ago we've seen less moose in the yard.  In the winter we see them more often as they camp out in the hayfields in front of the house.  Yesterday we were quiet and restful, enjoying a quiet day.  I went to the kitchen to make a bottle for the wee one and caught movement out of the corner of my eye.  What a surprise!  This beauty hung out in the break about 20-30 feet from the house for about 30 minutes.  She was alert but very at ease.  She looks pretty and healthy.  Hopefully she'll stick around to give us some babies next spring.

When Daddy came home from work he was greeted by a younger 30" bull at the top of the driveway.  It's rut time in Alaska and this young gun was proud to show off for B.  He thrashed at the willows and thought perhaps he could reign victorious over the Silverado. Luckily B didn't give him a chance and sped up and out of his way.

Unfortunately this means that despite today's 60 degree temps Pumpkin, Cash, Ches and I couldn't wander the fields/woods as we wished.  We stayed in.  Away from hormonal moose just looking for a good time.

Happy Autumn!