In fact, the smaller one was in our yard, eating from the bush that's in front of our basement window. In this picture, they are across the street and two houses down. It was crazy.
JJ was across the street taking pictures of something (at the time we didn't know what). We kept seeing his flash go off every couple of seconds, so I got up to ask him what he was taking pictures of, when I saw the big one down the street. I called to Josh, who grabbed the camera, and joined me at the window. As Josh took some pictures, I got the boys out of bed because really, how often are moose just going to be hanging out right in front of our house like this? The boys, of course, were thrilled (and this seemed to be just what they needed to finally settle down and go to sleep), and Zeke asked for the moose again in the morning. I think it was while I was getting the boys that Josh noticed the one in our yard. JJ said he wanted to come over and let us know they were out there, but didn't want to get anywhere near the one in our yard. Understandably so.
Ahh, Alaska. What will you entertain us with next?