I'm trying to update my blog from my phone. Here's our Christmas tree!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Today was a big day for Philip. Being a North Pole kid, I wanted to introduce him to (the real) Santa before the holiday rush. Santa and I chatted about our recent move back from Iowa (it's important for Santa to know that Philip isn't in Barnum anymore!), the unseasonable chilly temperatures, and Philip's new little hat. If you can't tell, it's a reindeer hat that he'll be wearing for the holidays. Santa said, "put a red nose on this little guy and he could pull my sleigh!"
If you're interested in where I got the hat, here's the Etsy link. It was handmade by a lady in Boise, ID. Cute, isn't it?
Posted by Hope at 6:23 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I went for a drive this afternoon while Mom and Dad watched Philip. The sun was out for a few hours this morning, but clouds moved in and the wind picked up after church. The Harbor was quiet- such a difference from the hustle and bustle of summertime. Most vessels are out of the water for the season, but I did find these merganser ducks hanging around one of the last ships.
Posted by Hope at 10:51 PM
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Heard from Brian early this morning. Things were looking "better" after a rough day yesterday and this morning. They've been having tire issues, ice issues, and a suicidal deer. But, they're making progress. If all goes well they may even make it to Watson Lake this evening.
As for us here in Valdez, it was a nice day. Hung out with Mom and Dad for the morning. Then Dad went hunting Ptarmigan, Mom went to work, and Philip and I roamed around the floor. He's getting the hang of crawling and is somewhat hard to contain. Anyway, I talked to some friends, Philip had some snacks, I made quiche for dinner while Philip napped, and then we watched Dad snowplow.
Posted by Hope at 7:55 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Not much goin' on in Valdez today. Mom and Dad are working and I'm hanging out with Philip. The sun broke through the clouds for just a couple of minutes, so I napped a few photos of Philip playing on the floor and during snack time.
And yes, if you were wondering, he is a stud muffin.
On a side note, my cell service is a little patchy here, I can receive text messages, but not send any. So, if you've texted me and haven't gotten a response- that's why.
Posted by Hope at 7:06 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Today was our first day in Valdez, having arrived this morning. It was a beautiful day- the mountains were clear and snow covered.
Mom and I took Philip out to play in the snow.
Good thing we brought his snowsuit!
Mom helped Philip take a few steps in the snow.
And make a snow angel. The kiddo wasn't too much into the whole experience. Although in his defense, it was right before naptime, so he was tired and not so open to new experiences.
Posted by Hope at 12:07 AM
Friday, November 4, 2011
The baby did awesome! He never cried, just hang out, slept, ate, and smiled at the world (and people) walking by. I couldn't have asked for an easier time.
It did help that we each had our own seats in first class. Instead of peanuts and pretzels, here's my pesto pasta...and a lovely little salad. (There may also have been a cocktail while Philip was sleeping.) Ahhh...the life!
Posted by Hope at 11:34 PM