Saturday, April 28, 2012

Alaska, Days 4 and 5

Days 4 and 5 in Alaska - 

the zoo, the park, and the Imaginarium

So actually, we aren't sure what happened to all the pictures from the zoo.  But Eamon saw seals, eagles, bears of the polar, black, and brown variety, otters, a tiger, a camel (who farted on us - yuck), and many other critters.  Here he is in front of the zoo sign, though.


 We decided to have a picnic lunch since it was so warm (50 degrees at the zoo).  When we got to the picnic area, it was 38 degrees and the tables were hidden by snow drifts.

The ski lift at the park - he loved it! 


 Eamon found a random tricycle at the park.


He was totally into this Bornoulli Blower at the Imaginarium.  
Thank you, Anchorage Museum, for keeping my child entertained for nearly three hours.
 

The ball chute - SO COOL!
 

The spin table showed Eamon what happens when you go through rapids in your kayak
 

He kept saying "swing, swing."  It's actually a hoist system, and Eamon tricked this poor boy into hoisting him about five times.
 

Eamon and Mama in a bubble


 I'm not entirely sure what this thing was.  But he thought it was pretty.


 I think this is the first time I've nursed in a "nursing area."


Friday, April 27, 2012

Alaska, Day 3

Today we headed down to Seward, about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  On the way we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and met some native Alaskan animals.

The brown bear exhibit was pretty cool - the bears were wrestling and playing, 
and we saw one digging up roots.


This young moose was completely in love with Eamon.  
Every time Eamon walked up and down the fence, the moose followed him.


You really aren't supposed to touch the animals, but the damn thing stuck his nose 
right out at Eamon.  It was really cute.


Our family portrait, complete with pet moose.


Eamon is signing "deer."


 Eamon met a lynx too.  He called it a cat (correct), and told me it says "maow." (incorrect).  
I know that a lynx doesn't say "maow" because about thirty seconds after Eamon walked away, 
the thing started hissing at me. 

 

Eamon wore his adorable PFD when we walked on the docks.  Why? 


Because...
  
 He didn't mind the vest at first, but then decided it was cramping his style, I guess.
At one point, he sat down and said, "Stuck, mama, stuck."


So I took the vest off and threw him on my back.  


 Here he is having a discussion with Daddy over ice cream.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alaska, Days 1 and 2

A few pictures of our Alaskan adventure so far...

Babywearing in the mountains

 
 
 Eamon enjoying his first taste of reindeer sausage.  


Moose #2 of the 3 we've seen so far.  Eamon called it a horse.

 Yeah, that's a glacier behind us.


Eamon got up close and personal with some turkeys 
at a backwoods Alaska RV cafe. 

 

Chris took so many amazing pictures of the beautiful mountains.  
Here's one of my favorites.