Ansel Emmett at five months

Beeb left Alaska for the first time in his fourth month – to go to Wisconsin for Uncle Ted and Aunt Christina’s wedding! Here he is waiting at the gate at Sea-Tac like a champ…
…and much happier at the final destination (in this case, in his cousin Stevie’s old turtle truck).
Listening to podcasts with Dad on the porch swing while the girls get ready on wedding day…
…and ready themselves for the ceremony (and looking pretty good, Mom must say)!
Relaxin in Grandpa Jim’s chair the morning after (not feeling too hung over ;))…
…and a quick stop at America’s Best Value Inn in Seattle on the way home. Great first trip!
Now back to supervising Mom in the garden…
(…there was a lot to do there!)
Gigi’s bunny sweater is the perfect thing for Juneau fall days…
…oh yeah, and I’m five months old!!

Wild wild yard part II

One of the best things about our first summer in our new home is that literally every time I take the time to take a proper look around something new and amazing is blooming.

It makes me really look forward to future summers when I am able to take more time with this. All I can say about this summer is bravo. And you are a little bit overwhelming/outta control as the best ones always are/have been…

What is this? It is clearly thriving!
Cute annuals mom planted in hanging baskets
Anyone?
Delphinium (thanks, Ma)! This sucker is taller than Imogen!
Hosta bloom? Again so healthy!!
Some tiny roses booming on our steps
Side yard with more delphinium
Japanese maple going off in backyard
Foxgloves
Channel looking towards Juneau
Kitchen window and other side taken (with new heat pump!) from greenhouse

Ansel Emmett at two months

Being two months old in July means going to the beach…

With Mom at Sandy Beach, one mo. old

Hangin out with Dad the second he gets home from work on his bike…

Getting to wear cool outfits like this…

(Thanks Grandma Jaen and Aunt Jess)

A carrier ride on the bright-green Treadwell trail with a visiting Aunt Myrrhia…

And just hangin out in your seahorse jammies.

 

Our wild wild yard at summer solstice!

Friday night, June, Juneau: Listening to Leo Kottke and taking in the wonder of our yard while babies slumber!

Ginormous ferns and hostas on west side of house
Peeking around the back, (r-l) two of four pink Rhodies, one of two Japanese maples, more ferns and craziness incl. two groups of blue Himalayan poppies

View of backyard from bench outside kitchen door
From halfway up steps to greenhouse. Pond recently filled in and path around east side of house (that’s kitchen window above sink), Gastineau channel

Living room with morning sun
Executive breakfast

First month for Ansel Emmett

Happy month one to Beeb.

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A waking moment the first week home from the hospital with new Dad-times-two Jaco
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All tuckered out after Auggie’s birthday party, ten days old

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Apres-bath at three weeks old
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Resting with Mare Mare and Gramps after Ed S.’s retirement party, three weeks old
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Lunching with Dad at one month old
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Three lbs. gained in one month (8 to 11 lbs.); go Beeb go!