What went on this week...

Friday, March 26, 2010

We had a great week especially since all the snow is starting to melt!  Here in central Alaska we can have snow from October through April...and sometimes even into May.  It is great to see the sun again and to start to get a glimpse of bare ground.

We recently started a new read aloud, The Eagle of the Ninth...we will see how it goes...the first chapter was hard to get through simply because the book is set in Roman times and has a plethora of long Latin names!


On Friday, we are going over to a friend's house to make beeswax candles.  She raises bees so we have seen the whole process before (hiving, the building of the cells, producing honey, extracting it, etc.).  Now we get to work with the wax they produce.
Titan (our 11 month old mini schnauzer) got a chance to meet his baby uncle! Here is the story for how this came to be. Titan spent the night at Uncle Aurik's house on Wednesday.  We were told he was a "perfect, little angel" to his tiny relative! He did, however, have to teach Aurik "his place" a few times when Aurik became to excited in his playing.  This is interesting considering that Titan has only had exposure to older dogs...this was his first opportunity to be the "teacher" and "leader" to a pup younger than him.

6 comments:

Wonder Mom said...

Your dog is ADORABLE! (My eldest daughter is jealous...)

theonethingps274 said...

Making Beeswax Candles.....very cool!!

AFwife99 said...

Making candles sounds like fun. What a cute puppy dog. We are looking forward to getting our own when we move this summer.

Debbie said...

The candles were cool! Lots of work though! I love the smell of beeswax!

Cheryl said...

Wow!That's a long winter, is it dark most of the day too? My mom has a mimi schnauzer mix and it is the cutest, sweetest dog ever!

Debbie said...

Cheryl- Our worst darkness is Nov-Jan. The shortest day of the year (Dec 21) we have about 3 hours of daylight. On the longest day in June we have over 20 hours of daylight!