Wednesday, July 18, 2007

All is good with the world!!!

I'm home safe and sound again. I had a great trip but was definitely ready to come home. Gene and Esther had a great time bonding. After about the third day, Gene got into the flow and started enjoying himself. Five days was a little long for me to be away from my family but I think it was a good amount of time for Gene and E. Other than a few minor mishaps everything went pretty well. Esther decided to wait until I was gone to figure out how to fall out of the crib. She was down for a nap and Gene was spying on her through the monitor. He saw her drop her blanket and then try to grab it back but instead she went over the edge. As he was running toward her room he heard a clunk and then Esther started crying. Probably expecting to see our daughter's broken body, upon entering the room Gene found her on her back, no worse for wear. Soon after this occurance, Gene lowered her mattress to the lowest setting. Now climbing on the coffee table doesn't seem so bad.

I had the camera so unfortunately there are very few new pictures of Esther. So enjoy these photos of Alaska. This is on the way to Bettles, where I grew up:

This is on the way from Fairbanks to Anchorage. You can see Mt. McKinley and some glaciers:

Today Esther decided to do some painting...while preparing to move Esther has found some new and probably inappropriate playthings:

Her she is showing off her technique:


Stephanie Wagner said...

Hey Huddle, Gene & Pan Pan! How are you? Huddle glad to hear you had a good trip. I am sure you were very eager to get home! Gene, I bet you were ready for a little rest when Huddle returned. It mentioned in your blog that you were getting ready to move. Where are you moving to? How our little miss Pan Pan doing? I finally spent this am updating our website for the past month. Take care and keep in touch!

Stephanie, Jeremy & Meilyn