we spent last weekend in homer, alaska. not only was it the 4th of july, but also our fifth wedding anniversary. above is our group shot. zach and i’ve have had our picture taken each year on our anniversary. so far so good, but one year it was a poorly lit selfie of us already in bed under the covers.
] zelda captures susan at the brewery
zelda captures daddy at the brewery
a wonderful lunch of po’boys and sausages[/caption]we had the good fortune to once again spend time with our friends gary and susan. they have a lovely little cottage in homer. it’s so nice to visit places they live as gary and susan are wonderful at really taking advantage of everything a town has to offer. although we have visited homer before it’s nice to get a new perspective and a local one to boot.while in homer we camped. it was our first camping experience as a family since zelda has outgrown the pack ‘n play. let’s just say she’s a bed hog, but also a great space heater. all in all a pretty successful camping adventure. the 4th was full of fun activities. we visited the carnival and zelda got her face painted, played games and had pie. then it was off to the beach for some tide pooling. and finally off to the parade where there was CANDY! probably the highlight of zelda’s day. she got to eat two pieces at the parade and by the time we stopped for dinner she was fast asleep.what a great weekend and i’m sure we’ll return to homer. zelda loved the beach, the boats and well, pretty much everything.
z and ebgma in central park on thanksgiving day
we did a lot in nyc. what a fantastic trip. this was perfect timing to take zelda – she was fascinated by so many things with that true childlike wonder, yet still portable and able to sleep almost anywhere. it was also great to watch z with ebgma. she loves her ebgma and the two of them had a wonderful time. any chance we can get to strengthen those bonds are so precious. here are some highlights from the photos we captured with our real camera in no particular order.
lego hello kitty at fao schwarz
marching band on the high line
z on the high line
z capturing the moment before thanksgiving dinner
zach with lego soldier
ebgma photo bombs!
meeting up with chrisa, an old classmate and friend of zach’s
sleeping through thanksgiving dinner
z and papa in central park
a thanksgiving day swing in central park
hanging out with e
zelda makes her own slide on the high line
down the slide in central park
mama, z and chrisa
snoopy floating through the parade, a classic.
thanksgiving face painting
two, no wait four, big things are happening this week. as you can tell zelda is so excited that she just cannot hide it!
first up is a visit from ebgma starting late tomorrow evening.
then we have our 4th wedding anniversary on the 4th.
also on the 4th is fros on the 4th and in preparation for that we are stretching zelda’s hair for as big of a fro as possible
we put in box braids with barrettes yesterday and we will free her hair on thursday morning.
and finally, all this 4th of july excitement will take place in juneau. it will be zelda and ebgma’s first trip there and we are looking forward to the great holiday celebrations there and being in southeast alaska. hopefully we’ll see some whales and bears. a couple of pictures below from our last trip there together over the 4th of july holiday in 2007.