We continued to enjoy the sunshine and variety of playgrounds Fairbanks has to offer.
We also continued to enjoy our time with the Jacobsen cousins.
However, the weather turned cold and rainy for our last week in Fairbanks, so we found fun things to do indoors.
Leinna decided she still wanted to play outside, so we "went outside" to play inside the car! She had so much fun pretending to drive the car.
We also helped Grandma Jacobsen make some mixed berry jam.
Lukkas was content to play with his toes!
And finally, Leinna spent several hours in the wood shop with Papa and Grandpa Jacobsen (aka Pope). She had a BLAST playing in the saw dust and even let Papa use the air compressor to "brush her off".
Now you may ask why was there so much saw dust?
It all starts with a plan...
Papa and Grandpa had built a chest of drawers when Papa was in college. Now that Papa has a growing family, he wanted to make more furniture. Since Grandpa has his wood shop up and running now, Papa built 3 pieces of furniture this summer - 2 chest of drawers and 1 dresser.
After cutting all the pieces out, many hours were spent sanding.
And then the frame work could be put together
After the frame was built - let the staining begin.
A few final touches and the pieces were ready to bring home.
We were welcomed back to Cordova with beautiful sunshine and a show from the humpback whales.
And now that we are home...
The furniture looks great and...
our snow is gone! YAHOO!!!
It was a great trip to Fairbanks and it feels good to be back home. Now to finish unpacking and start to get ready for the new school year!