Monday, June 27, 2011

Drum roll....

Biggest burger in Alaska and possibly the whole world that you're looking at. It's called "Seward's Folly" on the Menu at a place in Talkeetna that we ate at. We couldn't resist ordering it, after seeing it on "Man vs Food" a couple of years ago. This was about 5 lbs total with 2 lbs of caribou meat (yum) as well as about 12 pieces of bacon, a zillion pieces of cheese, and a special sauce. We both agreed it was a bit difficult to eat and wouldn't order it again, but for the experience it was well worth it. And yes, Lincoln has a look of disgust in the background, if you couldn't tell. He couldn't believe his parents would order something so excessively fatty-mcfatterson. First of many times I predict we will embarrass him in public.

Besides being mortified of our special order, he spent the remaining time staring at our neighbors...

We went on a hike outside of Talkeetna that was gorgeous. It went around a large lake but there was a walkway to a smaller one as well:

Lincoln is a champion hiker. He really loves the backpack carrier. Probably a lot more than Matthias does, although Matthias never complains. He has the muscles of an iron man though.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Though not "mobile" yet, Lincoln has his fair shair of tricks. He really loves to roll over from his stomach to his back. This can be difficult when we want him to stay on his stomach to work those muscles. So sometimes I put him on the boppy pillow to secure him in place...even though it doesn't really work his muscles that much since the pillow does all the work. But still, it feels like maybe his neck muscles are benefitting. Anyway, he found a trick to get out of the pillow:

He kept on going, too, since he was still half on/half off, and he had momentum, he made a couple more turns.

Some mornings before Matthias goes to work we get to do a little bit of hanging out and relaxing together. It's the best. Lincoln loves Matthias and always seems to save his biggest smiles for when he's around.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My favorite hike in Alaska is on the Winner Creek Trail. We took George and Wendy on it this past Monday. Amazing!

Crossing the ravine made me more nervous this time I think because Lincoln was with us. He crossed with matthias and apparently had a great time. This was his face after crossing:

I went first so as they crossed I was biting my nails a bit.

There was a line of people waiting on both ends, so this is us trying to be patient:

So I really love this picture. He was trying to grab the camera band/necklace thing and squirmed a bunch to try and reach it.

I had to make cupcakes for our guests and I decided on a Snickerdoodle recipe. Snickerdoodle cupcake with cinnamon buttercream. Delish. Problem with it was it makes 30 cupcakes. We pretty much binged on them. Well, I'll speak for myself. I binged on them. I loved every second of it, too.

We went out to eat at the Glacier Brewhouse. They have great everything. We hardly ever get pictures with the two of us, so I made sure it happened:

And as I was loading up pictures from the visit from George and Wendy, I was SUPER sad to realize that somehow we never got a picture with the 5 of us--and not even with them and Lincoln!!!!! How did this happen? I'm way bad bummed about it. I guess we were having too much fun to remember? I hate it. I hope maybe somehow we got one on their camera that I forgot about? The only one that comes close is the picture with the 4 of them hiking ahead of me, but that's from behind. Oh well..................................