Keeping busy in the winter

Written by Armed Services YMCA Alaska

This wish has been adopted!

Our Story

My wife and I are high school sweethearts that have been married almost 8 years now, together for 4 years before getting married. We got married shortly after high school and have been a military family since then. We have a 4 year old daughter that loves arts and crafts and soccer, and an almost 6 month old son that is obsessed with his sister. We love to be outside but not much in the snow although we do try to make the best of it. We love to make the best of winter by does super fun activities both inside and outside when we can. We love watching movies and doing any art activities together. Our family would be immensely happy for any gifts we receive, thank you for taking the time out to read our story!

Number of Household Members: 4

Duty Station: JBER


Our Family’s Wish

#1 — We would love to get our kiddos a subscription to kiwi co! Our 4 year old used to get it monthly when my wife was working and she absolutely loved it. But with my wife no longer working it was just too expensive. We would love any length of subscription for both or either of our kids. Since the subscription is by age, our daughter is 4 and our son is almost 6 months old. We love kiwi co because they send age appropriate, developmental toys and activities. These are so fun to add different things into our routine especially in the winter when we are inside more.

#2 — Alternatively, we would love a joint gift of a play couch for our kids. Play couches can be used in many different ways to keep the kids busy and active, especially in the winter. You can build forts, slides for the stairs, use it as an actual couch and so much more. The best value I have found is the Linux 14 piece couch on Amazon. We would love either the yellow or blue couch.