Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Take me out to the ball game, Part II

Last year we took Kai to his 1st Padres game. I'd say he had more fun at his 2nd!
First of all, Kai thinks that he and Dad look pretty cool in their matching Padres shirts!
And they have pretty good food at the ballpark. And mom happened to get in the way of the popcorn.
But I was really ready to get there in with the big boys!
Lemmie in!
I look pretty adorable in the uniform.
And look at me run!

You know! I might just try and walk on to the Padres! What a game!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Back to where it all started

Sorry, today will be a break from all the Kai photos for a brief moment to take for a walk down memory lane. We went to a wedding for our friends Dan & Nicole Pyle in Carlsbad. When we arrived to the beautiful site, we realized that it was the same beach we were engaged on. It was a beautiful day.
Here is a photo of the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Nicole Pyle.

And the not so newly married Mr. & Mrs. Gidepakis. a.k.a. Kai's parents.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Many people have a very narrow idea of what Oakland, California is like. After our visit, I'd say that it's a great town that often gets a bad rap. Are are some photos from our friend's house.

This was our last day in the Bay Area. It was wonderful to be able to catch up with our friends and to visit one of our favorite cities.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hey Cuz

My cousin Nicki drove down to the East Bay to have dinner with us one night of our visit. She and her husband Nico brought their son Spero for us to meet. Check out the Greek Boys:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

From Noe Valley to Santa Clara

On July 5 we did a mini tour of the Bay Area, to catch up with a few old friends. On a typical overcast SF day, we went to our favorite SF neighborhood Noe Valley to the home of Allen & Jeffrey. After hanging out at their house, we went to have a little brunch. Here is Kai hanging outside of Toast with Jeffrey, waiting for our table.
And Kai had a giggle fest with Allen, who is a kid's kid himself.
Later on in the afternoon, we turned our rental car south and headed to Santa Clara to visit the Flores Family. Stephanie & Ken's son Nicholas will be two in August and is a CUTIE!

Who would have guessed that these two NAU Riley girls would hang out with boys this cute! :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

On the 4th of July the Urbanos took us to Alameda for a good old fashioned 4th of July Parade. Here Clayton pulled Kai towards the Parade Route.

We staked out a spot on the curb of the street. Kai is tired, but clearly patriotic.
After the parade we retired to the Urbano abode where we started BACONFEST! Figs wrapped in procuitto, salad with bacon bits, and the crowned jewel of the meal was our smoked, bacon draped chicken.

YUM!!! God Bless America!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ferry Building & Friends

One of our days visiting in San Francisco we got to catch up with some other friends. We started the day tasting our way around the Ferry Building. Here Kai and Brendt were enjoying the view from the pier.

We had lunch with Nicola & Adam Flowers. Kai was clearly enamoured with them.
Then we went to visit with Jason & Sara. Where they got creative with household items to make them into kid's toys. First Jason came up with the world famous sock toy.
Then Sara gave Kai an fancy updo. . .

All and all it was a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bedtime Stories

Last week we took a vacation to the Bay Area. We stayed with some friends of ours, the Urbano Family, in their lovely home in the Oakland Hills (think redwoods and deer). Their son Clayton (who happens to share Kai's birthday but a year earlier) and Kai became fast friends.

Here are the two boys getting a little bedtime story from Becky.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sometimes you Push, Sometimes you Get Pushed

A few weeks ago, we went to a concert in the park with a few of other family of friends. Kai managed to 'borrow' someone's wagon in which he was pushed. . .
While other times Annabelle let Kai drive. . .

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I look like Uncle Josh!

Mr. Personality here is all dressed up like his Uncle Josh.

He doesn't normally keep a hat on, unless otherwise distracted, but he seemed to like his "I'm just a skater boy" look. I sure do!