Adorable Toddler Logic- Picky Eater Video

messy-toddlerIt’s hard to argue with toddler logic, especially when they are being so cute. My daughter is trying to explain why she is being picky and will not eat her food. Although she has her moments of pickiness, she is usually pretty good about eating what is given to her. This is due in part to my introduction to “Copy Kids” when Anneliese was younger. Also, growing a garden with her from the time she was a little baby, helped her to see where her food came from and encouraged her to try new things. If she helps cook something she is much more likely to eat it.
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My Toddler Found My Lip Gloss (Video)

Lipgloss babyAbout a month ago, I walked into the bathroom and found my adorable little girl sitting on the bathroom counter with lip gloss smeared all around her lips. She had apparently found my makeup bag and decided to put lipstick on just like Mommy. I was able to get her confession and explanation on video (listening to toddlers explain their motives can be a lot of fun.) It was so cute and she was adorable- I couldn’t get upset about it!
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Kobuk 440 Dog Sled (or Mushing) Race Video

kobuk 440 dog sled race

Back in mid-April, we watched the start of the famous dog mushing race, the Kobuk 440. Considered to be one of the most dangerous sled dog races, it is a challenging course that takes the mushers to every village in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Dog mushing is an important part of Inupiaq culture and a favorite pastime for many people up here in Kotzebue.
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Cabin Fever (and Our Toddler Playing on the Ice)

Winter time means cold weather and with that brings cabin fever. So far, we have been blessed with a very mild winter up here in the Alaskan arctic. One day we even had the temperature go above freezing! Whenever I chat with one of the local Inupiat natives, they say the weather feels like springtime.

Kotzebue Alaska apartment
Our apartment is on the right side, top two stories in this photo.

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Sleepy Toddler Video

sleeping toddlerToddlers seem to have only two modes; either you can’t keep up with them or you can’t keep they awake. There is something about seeing a sleeping child that makes everyone smile- toddlers and babies look so precious when they are sleeping. I love to watch Anneliese sleep but watching her try to stay awake can be fun too. I think this video of my toddler trying to stay awake while eating is hilarious.
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