Friday, February 20, 2009

When I've been remiss in taking pictures...

Esther picks up the slack. She likes our camera more than she likes her own, probably because it has a large viewing screen. Here's our home from Esther's perspective:
mantle above the fireplace

Sydney and the mess E created
under the table shot of Audrey's rear
Esther's birthday balloons
Time-out pillow
baby gate





the fridge and all her "magmicks"






shot of the Wubbzy painting from Meilyn
her sweet little feet
OK, this is the one picture I took this week, of Esther's very long creation. According to her it's a robot.


Esther had her 3rd gymnastics class this week and she did much better. No crying, but she did need Mom close in the beginning. She does so well with other kids...even when one little girl pulled her hair to get a turn at the rings. E just looked at her as if to say, "what are you doing?", and then she gave her a turn. She even went up to this same girl later and said, "My name Esther, what your name?" So sweet!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Thanks for Sequiming"


The love of my life on the ferry.
The other love of my life squinting in the sun.

Esther's photo of Uncle King.
Her pic of Grandpa Neil.
Esther turned 3 on Saturday, so we got her an ice cream cake. Apparently our singing of "Happy Birthday" was not music to her ears because she yelled, "STOP!" quite emphatically.
Sunday we ventured out in the cold with Nana Carolyn to the railroad bridge. Afterwards we needed some warming up, so we got some hot chocolate which E thought was pretty "delisis".





When we returned home after the weekend, we had a card waiting from Meilyn, E's Guiping sister. As soon as Esther saw Meilyn's painting, she started singing "Wow, wow, Wubbzy."
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(I muted the sound on this video because you couldn't hear the kids, and I didn't think you would want to listen to the parents gossiping.)
video

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Esther is three!!!

This is serious business, working with Play dough.

Peek-a-boo!
One of my favorite Esther
ex-pressions.
Getting a "red envelope" for Chinese New Year from Valerie. (Thanks, Val, she loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse!)
Esther's birthday is Saturday. Her present from her relatives in California was a Dora playground set.















Look at that concentration.