Sunday, February 18, 2007

To Grandfather's house we go...

...over the water and through the woods. My dad and his wife have only met Esther once and that was the day we got back from China. So we made the arduous trek to Sequim to pay them a visit for the weekend. Esther, of course, was a champ with the drive and loved meeting Grandpa Neil and Grandma Suzi. She did give us a taste of what it would be like if she didn't sleep through the nights. I think being in a new place made her uneasy so she wanted to be near us all night, which meant in the middle of Gene and I. Needless to say, we didn't sleep much. However, tonight she's sleeping in her own crib and was obviously relieved to be home safe-and-sound. It makes me feel good to see how comforting her home is to her and how much she really needs us close. She is such an outgoing, independent little girl, but she still wants her mommy and daddy around.

Gene figured he would start early with the driving lessons. Pan Pan manouvered through traffic nicely, but still needs to be reminded to use her turn-signals.
"I love the wind in my hair."

Esther's first ferry it just me or does it seem like Esther and her dad always have similar expressions in photos:

Grandpa Neil and Pan Pan bonding over a good bottle of formula:

Uncle King helping Esther maintain her balance:

Enjoying a nice plastic bag full of can't get any better than that:
Esther used her charm to get Grandma Suzi to walk her around a lot: