Saturday, November 9, 2013

October fun

Hello friends,Sorry for my long hiatus I've just been really swamped.
We just finished spending a week with grandparents.We had a great time having them here.

I wanted to share some of our October fun pictures with you.

First we did some pumpkin carving at the zoo.

That weekend we also worked Zoo Boo.
We ran the mini golf course and enjoyed giving out treats to the kids.

We even had divers carving pumpkins underwater in the aquarium for the kids.

The next event was a Starlight party.
 Ariel in her Cleopatra costume.

Hanging out with Starry.

We also had some fun times at home with grandma & grandpa.

October was a fun month.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Alsaka Wildlife Conservation Center

Hello friends,Today on Ariel's Ark we are featuring The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, public education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.
Erin Leighton is the Lead Naturalist at the Center. Working around the Center with the interns, scheduling the daily presentations, animal care taking, and hoping on motor coaches is all a normal day at work. This is her second internship working with animals as an animal keeper. Prior to accepting the internship at our Center; Erin has worked with binturongs, ant eaters, and even trained a camel. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology this is her dream job and can not imagine going anywhere else. As a “Texan” turned “Alaskan” new hobbies include rock climbing, camping, and running around with the Center’s critters. She also writes a blog which is followed by a number of people from all around the globe. A link to her blog is here,

Come be a part of these exciting programs and watch these animals display their natural, “wild”, behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness. AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases.
AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. We thank you in advance for your support and assistance in preserving Alaskan wildlife.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One of Ariel's best days.

When you have a chronic illness times are tough most of the time.Often there are more bad days then good.Recently Ariel's been having some very bad days.One of the meds she was given for motility caused her to get a bad case of Dyskenesia.That is a bad med reaction that gives you a movement disorder.It lasted several days and now Ariel is terrified to take her meds.Anyway she finally started getting a bit better.So yesterday we had decided to use the tickets the zoo gave us to go to the baseball game.The weather was beautiful and the day turned out wonderful.

We love to go to the ball game and root for our team,sing take me out to the ball game,and all the other goofy things they have you do at the ball game,along with having some garlic fries and nachos,although Ariel didn't eat anything.
I really just enjoyed watching her smile and have fun.
After the game we drove over to Fort Nisqually an old fort where they do some really neat time period reenactments and teach you how they did things in the 1800's.
We enjoyed a wonderful picnic in the woods.
Story time.
Ariel told me that night that it was the best day she had in a long time.She felt so good that day.She said it was so nice to have a normal day for once.