Springtime in the Arctic

adorable toddler picturesSorry to have neglected everyone, but I am still trying to find a good routine to get everything done without losing sleep. I have been planning to show you what springtime in the arctic looks like. These pictures are a few weeks old (taken at the end of May/beginning of June) so the ice and snow has melted by now, but this is how Kotzebue looks during spring melt. Water from from melting ice and snow can cause flooding, but this year has been a slow spring thaw. There are trucks that drive around sucking up the puddles of water to keep the roads and walkways passable.

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Melting snow in our backyard.

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Easy Breakfast for Toddlers

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Now that I am a working mom and my husband is working from home, having easy breakfast options is very important. I have always struggled with eating breakfast, so I need something simple that is also tasty and healthy. I don't want my bad habit of skipping breakfast to be passed down to my baby, but it isn't easy to make wholesome food when you are rushing out the door for work.

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Playing in the Arctic

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Hello From Kotzebue! Yes, this is the sea frozen solid.

Before the Kotzbeu Sound (which is connected to the Chuchki Sea) began to thaw and breakup, we were able to go out and play on it. Anneliese had fun “running” around on the frozen sound, which was difficult with the deep snow. Jonathan and I got into a snowball fight right after taking this picture.
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