Thursday, July 30, 2009

103 Seattle?!?

Ugh...we're trying to stay cool but we haven't been too successful. Esther loves to be naked so this weather gives her a good excuse. I'll try to refrain from making this whole post about how much I do not like heat. But before I, I decided I had better tackle the growing mountain of dishes that I have avoided doing as long as I could, hoping it would cool down. But having no dishes in the cupboards warranted my sacrifice. So I pointed the most powerful fan we have directly on myself and got to work. Feeling satisfied and extremely sweaty, I was excited at the prospect of lounging in front of said fan and cooling off. That's when the power went out. No fan or any breeze to be had. I felt like shouting, "Serenity now!" but Esther wouldn't have gotten my reference. I figure Kenmore must have blown a transformer trying to stay cool with all its fans and air conditioners. After two hours the power came back on and it is cooling off.
OK, I'm done complaining (but you can probably hear the grumbling going on inside my head!). I am thankful that our condo is a ground floor unit that doesn't get much direct sunlight. I am also grateful to be out of the convection oven of an apartment we used to live in, that had skylights and lots of direct sun. I am beyond thrilled that our complex has a pool (see photos below).

On a not so small side note, yesterday Gene and I celebrated our 15 year anniver-sary! Go us! It's so fun to be married to my best friend. God has definitely blessed me with a wonderful husband, and Esther with a crazy-good father.

Not sure if this swimsuit actually helps E but it's cute with the added air.

"Swim-ming" with Dad
As you can probably tell, the top of her head is not wet. She is not very fond of water covering her face. She did seem to want to try dunking her head, but after I tried it on her once, she was over it.
She loved the safety of the pool steps.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I love lavender!

You'll have to trust me that Esther and I were in Sequim this past weekend for the Lavender Festival. Apparently I've forgotten how to take pictures. No pictures of lavender in all it's purply splendor, no photos of grandparents lavishly spoiling their granddaughter. I got a few of E enjoying the morning sunshine in Nana C's back yard, but alas, that's it.
Here's Esther snoozing on her Wall-E blanket (at home).
We got to spend the afternoon with one of my dearest friends, Kristina. E of course had to be the center of attention.

Catching a clothespin "butterfly"

Yep, running around the backyard in her underwear.

I love our condo, but I wish we had some outdoor space for E to run around in.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I was tired of looking at the two-week old post... I'm finally getting around to updating our blog.
Hey, it's Johnny Appleseed.

Future tattoo artist? This is Esther's first "real" drawing! All others so far have been squiggles, lines or dots. It's hard to see but it is a little person with a smiley face.

And look at this guy from her bath the other night. Pretty cute if you ask me. I love the feet and the slightly confused expression.
Giving him really long arms.

Poor Sydney. Still being used as a pillow.

Making her "robot" with Cookie Monster and Grover parts.