Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Warning! Lots of photos ahead!

We spent a four-day weekend in southern California for our nephew's wedding. Fun was had by all, especially by Esther. She loved being doted on by all her cousins. She was a champ with all the traveling, except for the flight home which was way past her bedtime. We finally got home last night at 11:30 and she was very happy to see her crib. In fact she giggled with delight when she saw it. I think she was tired of sleeping in between Mom and Dad (the feeling was mutual).

Uncle Gerard is saving Esther from Hobbs, the dog. Although Hobbs was sweet and very friendly, his kisses and swift tail-wags were a little too much for Esther.

Jonny was great at entertaining Esther. She giggled with glee playing with him.

At the wedding, we had "fun" trying to follow our girl, she was always moving. I love the look on her face..."good luck, Dad, trying to keep up with me".

Running away from me:

This is one of my favorites, Esther looks so pleased (in actuality, she was having a great time). She is with her three cousins (Robby in the tux, Tommy holding E, & Jonny standing next to them) and Landon (the little brother of the groom).

Jonny and Tommy were great at chasing after E and keeping track of her.

At the reception (with Jonny):

Dad's feelin' the music and Esther's finally calming down. She got scared of the loud clapping, loud music and the DJ's smarmy voice.

Swimming with Nana in the Lotero's pool:

Doesn't Gene look hot? I have to get him one of those "rash guards" to wear around the house:

Nana and Papa helping Esther drink her juice. How cute is the umbrella straw?

"Playing" video games with the cousins:

Aunt Vivian and Esther got some bonding in the last day we were there. (Thanks for letting us sleep in!)

Safety is the # 1 priority in our house, so we made sure Esther read through the airline safety guide and understood it completely.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Gene is growing up. He actually gave up the video game control to Esther!

Glad you have th eblog going again. Suzi