snowshoeing up to the yurt
Over the past few weeks, our camera has been tied up more or less continuously, pointed at our erupting volcano (see various fun volcano stuff on our Ground Truth Trekking blog). But when Katmai’s other grandparents and one of his uncles came to visit, we did manage to point the camera at the baby a couple of times…
baby in action!
Lifting his head up (he can do an inch or two more than in this photo) is about all the action Katmai’s capable of right now. But we’re his parents, so we’re still proud of our extraordinarily helpless infant… I took a little video of him, but haven’t downloaded it yet – it’ll be in a later post.
family hanging out in the yurt
They were lucky to make it here exactly as scheduled, avoiding all the ashfall closures of the airport that delayed many others, and avoiding snow as well. In fact, we had another round of ash in town just 2 days after they left.
Katmai with uncle Connor
Katmai’s uncles will be getting him into all kinds of trouble when he’s old enough, I’m sure…
Katmai with grandma Faith
Katmai with grandpa John
a little grin
just being cute on grandpa’s lap
Katmai had his 6-week checkup last week. He’s doing great, and is exactly in the 50th percentile for both height and weight – extraordinarily average.
Katmai exploring the outside world with his dad
He’s getting heavier to carry around – over 11 pounds already. He’s also getting heavier to bounce when he’s fussy. And these days, he has a distinct fussy period each evening (and occasionally at other times during the day) when he’s overtired. He cries, we bounce. He cries, we walk with him. He cries, we try something else (though walking outside is still the most successful). And then all of a sudden, maybe 15 to 20 minutes later, he conks out and sleeps for hours. I suspect Katmai’s ulterior motive is to keep us both in very good shape.
Between eruptions – more family
- April 9th, 2009
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