Yesterday, we checked out Town Park where Aidan had to try all of the equipment. It was another sunny, warm day.
I have some dishwashing help. And laundry folding help. Nice!
Today we stopped in at the Museum of the Aleutians. We drive past it every day on our way home and Aidan had asked what the building was. I was a little surprised that he remembered today and asked to go in. I didn't know if he would have the attention span or understanding to walk through and look at the exhibits but he seemed fascinated by all of the artifacts and loved the Unangan bidarkas, baskets, and traditional clothing. He was also very impressed with Karel Machalek's metal works on display. We stopped in the gift shop and bought a book about Alaskan boats and another one about the horses of Summer Bay, as well as a few cards to send to folks back home.
From the Museum, we went by the Post Office, bought some stamps, sent off some mail, and chatted with Ms. Shirl, then on to the Library where Ms. Lauri helped us check out some books and a couple of movies. I wanted to get a little bit of work done so we went to my office and Lauren hooked up a dvd player so Aidan could watch one of his movies and I could work (semi) uninterrupted. After he tired of the movie, Aidan went next door to the Community Center, where he has played several times at what he calls "the little playground." He is proud of himself that he knows how to get back to my office and can come and go as he pleases. He's made a couple of friends who seem to be there around the same time every day.
Rich had to work on a special dinner and then attended the celebration for awhile so was a little late getting home tonight. Aidan and I played card games: "Crazy 8s," "Old Maid," "Go Fish," and "Slap Jack." I had to review the directions on most of them. LOL He's getting pretty good at them and we had a lot of laughs about who was the OLD MAID. He also has to do 90 minutes of a computer learning program every day since he has struggled some in Kindergarten and needs a boost. They started out being "fun," and now, after only five days, he is resisting them pretty hard. It's difficult to keep a 6 year old motivated! I bought prizes at the Eagle and have been trying to get him to work for rewards but he still just wants to blow the whole thing off. We spent a pretty penny on the program so I am determined he will finish it, but we did have a little test of the wills today. He is the sweetest boy but you can definitely see that he has a stubborn side at times. Reminds me of his mama. Haha Susan!!
We have been teasing him that it never gets dark in Alaska since he is usually asleep before the sun goes down and it's already up when he awakens. He was not quite sure whether to believe us or not. Tonight he would not go to sleep and just now finally conked out on the couch. He looked up a little while ago and noted, "It IS getting dark."