Saturday, November 12, 2011

Family. (Including Esther's Star Wars family)

     This post will start out a bit sad.  On October 30, my mom's husband, Bob, passed away after a long illness.  He was a wonderful man who adored my mother.  Rest in peace, Bob.
     His passing has been bittersweet because although there has been sadness and grief, we also got to enjoy a special reunion of sorts. My sister flew in from Alaska.  I haven't seen her in a few years so it was so good to catch up. She is one of those people who when I see again, it seems like we have never been apart.
     My mother is doing amazingly well.  Like I said Bob's illness was long, and he was worn out.  He was ready to go and my mom was at peace with this. Things like this always remind me of how strong my mother truly is.
     Esther and I headed to Sequim to visit with my mom and sister for the weekend. And we had a great time. We did all our favorite Sequim things:  ate breakfast at the Oak Table Cafe, drove through the Olympic Game Farm, went thrift store shopping and talked, talked, talked.  We even did some new stuff, who knows, maybe they will become traditions, too.  I had my first ever manicure and pedicure, which was a bit traumatic for me because I had hairy legs and I had to roll my pant legs up. Since high school, I've had this reoccurring dream that I'm wearing shorts and my legs are unshaven for all to see, so it was kinda my nightmare coming true.  I hate shaving my legs, and pretty much stop during winter, which Gene just loves! I do have to admit pretty much the second I got home I shaved.
    Occupy Sequim happened to be going on that same weekend.  My dad and Suzi went to it and had made up a special sign for Esther.  Driving to Daddy's work a couple of weeks before, we passed the Occupy Seattle protest and E asked what all the people were doing.  I told her that sometimes if people don't like something that is going on in our country they protest and have signs that say things like "America for America."  Esther stated that if she was there she would have a sign that says "Robot."  So that's the sign that my dad and Suzi made for Esther.  We drove by them and they were sure to bring out the "Robot" sign.  I'm sure some people read something really deep into it's meaning.  Where were we headed when this protest was going on?  To get our nails done....
    This weekend, Esther got to meet some Storm Troopers and guess who was there?  Boba Fett!!  Third Place Books was having a Star Wars event and the kids were able to dress up.  My little Boba Fett was so excited, but when it was her turn to get a picture, she got nervous.  Her excitement won out and she finally got her picture with the "real" Boba Fett.  Later she was her social self, showing off the light saber someone had given her to Darth Vader, some Storm Troopers and Boba Fett.

My sister and mother at the Oak Table. 

E showing Nana her mad climbing skills.

Kind of random, but at the park was two clowns making balloon animals.  Esther asked for a robot of course.

Up close and personal with a zebra at the Olympic Game Farm,  

Gotta love that crazy buffalo tongue and snotty slime left on the car windows.

Who knows maybe E is embracing her girlie side.

At first she wanted her nails painted black but then she chose red.  The manicurist added the sweet little flowers on each thumb.

The girls at Nana's house.  The only girl we were missing was Halie.

Some of my favorite family memebers.
Esther was the only kid that was dressed as Boba (my little individual).  After taking this picture, Boba Fett asked is we would email him the picture.  Who knew Boba Fett had an email address?

Boba and Darth
And of course, no post would be complete without a picture of our dogs.