Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sorry, no video, Nana Marilyn...

We had a video of her jumping on the "jump-o-lene" (as Esther calls it) but she wasn't wearing any panties. So you might imagine the problem.
Daddy makes a nice bed.

This weekend we went to the Aquarium and had a grand ol' time. Esther liked the wave tank, but it was kind of loud.
Here's our cute little version of an
"ocpapus" (octopus).

The sea otters were our favorites. They are very cute and enter-taining.

Daddy always gets mauled when he gets home. Sometimes during the day, Esther will say, "Mommy, I miss Daddy." As soon as E hears his key in the lock, she screams with delight. He barely has a chance to take of his jacket and bag. E usually wants to wear his helmet, but this time she settled for his sunglasses.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

We dressed our girl in all her Easter finery today, much to her chagrin. She is not one for dressing girlie. When we got to Sunday School, she told the teacher she was itchy. The nice lady understood and told her sometimes it was uncomfortable to have to dress up. Because of it being Easter and all, with a full house expected for the service, our church had a shuttle going to and from a large parking lot. Esther loved the shuttle bus. I think it was the highlight of her day!

She fell asleep on the car ride home and we put her in bed for a nap as soon as we got home. I took her jacket, shoes, and tights off, planning to leave her dress on. She barely stirred. Then I heard a quiet little, "take it off," meaning her dress. Apparently she was so uncomfortable that it was bothering her even when almost completely unconscious! So no girlie-girl here.

We had planned to take a photo of her looking so Eastery, but alas maybe next year.

Her shirt says, "My parents are exhausted." So appropriate!! She was trying out a new fashion statement: wearing her sweatshirt as pants.

She was a pro this year at dyeing eggs. She especially liked putting stickers on the eggs (and everything else she could find.)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wow! Spring finally arrived!

Sometimes I wondered if it would ever show up. We had to take full advantage of the sunshine, even though everything was soggy. That's what rain boots are for, right?
Watching Esther enjoy the simple pleasure of splashing in puddles, brings back my own memories when the Arctic thaw would finally hit. Spring in Alaska was pure joy, at least for me. All the snow would begin to melt, leaving small little "streams" and slush everywhere.

Oh, glorious mud!

Gotta love simple pleasures.

Daddy's keeping a safe distance.
Dev and Karin bought Esther a Wonder Woman tiara.
And she wore it with such style.
Esther's picture of Daddy wearing it. (He wore it with style, too.)