Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thank goodness for the craftiness of others!

For those that know me well, know that poor Kai will have to go a lifetime without much of anything hand made (other than food) by his mom. This blog is about as crafty as this girl gets! :-) In any case, thankfully, other people are craftier than I. Brendt's student knitted Kai this great hat, in Steele Canyon HS cardinal red and navy blue colors, for those chilly football games. She is also working on a matching scarf that has his name on it. Too cute! We'll continue to put silly hats on his head until he realizes that he can yank them off.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Onward Scherpa!

Today we took Kai on his first hike. Always the nature boy, he has been calmed by being out doors since he was days old. If we couldn't figure out why Kai was crying, Grandma Horine would say, "Lets go tell the neighbors," and walk outside and suddenly he would go silent. So today we raced home after work to meet up with our friend Julie and we all headed over to Cowles Mountain to do a quick week day ascent of the local peak.

Kai did pretty well. He fussed after about 40 minutes in because we neglected to "top off" the baby tank. So we sat an enjoyed the view while Kai had a little dinner. As the sun was setting, we moved quickly down the mountain and Kai fell asleep to the rocking pattern of Dad's steps. I think we've got an outdoors man on our hands!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Has it been 5 months?

Today Kai is 5 months old! It has flown by so quickly, but it is amazing to look back at the photos of him, just days old. He's changed so much. Today we went to the zoo with our friends Becky & Claire. Here is Kai in front of the Bonobo Chimp Enclosure. No, Kai isn't walking, but he is standing with a little help from Daddy. He has almost tripled his birth weight and is now weighing in at a burly 17 lbs. 3 oz. and has fully embraced his own voice. Kai now includes a blood curdling screech along with M's, W's, L's, O's and H's to his repertoire of sounds.

Another interesting development, following months of drooling and chewing, is his first little bump of a tooth coming up. It still hasn't emerged, but I'm sure it isn't far off! He'll have a mouth full of chompers before we know it!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ha ha ha

Here is a clip of some of Kai's first laughs. Clearly, we're all enjoying this good old fashioned fun.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Water Boy!

We're having a great time with this video camera (thank you Rosenbergs!). Here we've caught Kai in his very serious bath time. He loves being in the water, but his face looks like it is almost a job for him!

Michael Phelps, watch out!