Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Take Me Out...

On Sunday, July 13, Kai went to his first of many Padres games. The Kalil Greene "kid's cap" that we got is still a little big, but he'll be sporting it in no time. Dad is looking for ward to summer days spent eating nachos and hot dogs, hoping for a championship season from the Friars. Go Padres!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hanging with My Homies

We spent the Fourth of July with our friends Tobin and Krissy and their two girls, Kaelyn (2) and Elliana (11mos). It was a quiet evening for our families and we were even joined by our cousin Jason's wife, Kara, as he has been pitching for the baseball team in Tijuana. Kara is expecting Kai's new little cousin in December.

When Nanita Dev and Grandpa Clay returned from visiting friends in central California, we got some pictures done with Brendt's brother's one-year old daughter, Maya. It was tough to get them both pinned down and smiling, but we got a few good shots. Maya will definitely show Kai the ropes in this great big world. She seems to be getting it all figured out with new words and party tricks on a weekly basis.

Even dad and Kai got a shot in their matching duds.

On July 9, our friends Brian and Karina had their twin boys. Karina is a neo-natal nurse at the hospital in which she delivered, so they let the rules about babies in the recovery room slide. Kai got to meet his new buds a couple of days after they were born.

With all of the new editions for our friends and family, Kai will have plenty of homies to play with, and at least a few more on the way. It's awesome to watch the circle get bigger and bigger.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

East Side

Last week found us in Weirton, West Virginia, my dad's hometown about 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Kai took his first plane ride and did wonderfully. He behaved just as he does on solid ground, only fusses when he is tired or hungry, so we kept him well fed and snuggled him and he slept most of the way there.

In addition to lots of Papou (my dad) time, my Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jim hosted a little gathering of family who came from in town, Baltimore, and across Ohio to meet little Kai. It was great to catch up with all the family. As you can see from the photo below, catching up involved a little bit o' Ouzo. Sheesh!My cousin Marcie has a little boy Stelliano (yes, very Greek) who is six months old. The boys will no doubt find themselves running around family reunions together like Marcie and I once did. For now they slept side by side.

We've also started taking photos once a month of Kai to document all the changes in his first year. This month we added Papou to the mix too. Notice the family resemblance? No hair and blue eyes. :-)

It's hard to believe he's already 10 weeks old! We're back home for the 4th and enjoying all the beauty and wonderful weather that this town has to offer. Sigh, it was a good trip, but it is good to be home.