Tuesday, October 06, 2009

In Reverse Order

So, like I said, the photos are in reverse order. View them as you please. A few oldies but cuties, and some of our recent holiday back the States to visit the grandparents! Needless to say it was hard to leave the brilliant weather and return to cold and rainy Ballarat.

He moved his hat that way!

Soul sisters: Jenelle, Rachel and baby Grace.

One of the highlights of my trip was spending time with one of my best friends, Jenelle, and her 3 redheaded kids! She kept me company during a layover I had in L.A..


While on holiday, Kai developed a fear of water which made bathing quite difficult. Here I tried to change the scenery, but being outdoors didn't seem to help too much!

With an old friend, Jenn, and her daughter who is just a few days younger than Kai.


Enjoying cuddles from grandpa!

In grandma's arms.

What REAL pumpkins look like (for you Brits and Aussies).

One of Kai's favourite holiday activities... getting a wagon ride from grandpa!

We attempted a little hike with my old friend, Jarrod. The pram didn't make it very far.

Out on a stroll in the mountains.

Kai loves cats. This lady's name is Cookie.



Kai decided to display this cheesy grin quite often while on holiday. I think he got it from his mommy.

With Aunite Leigh who drove down from San Diego to visit us while we were back in AZ.

Mmmmmmm...

Kai LOVES mommy's homemade fruit and goat's milk yogurt popsicles!

Having a bath with birth buddy Kiani. Check out photos from when Kai was born. She was born the day before! They were in the hospital together.

While out on a walk around Lake Daylesford, we stopped to feed the ducks and geese.

Kai's bedroom in temporary house #1. (Move to temporary house #2 happening in about 5 weeks. Please pray that we'll have a great place to move to as our previous plan just fell through.)

Just an afternoon snooze.



Is there food coming, mommy?

Daddy LOVES swinging and throwing Kai in the air.

Kai's favourite place to be!

Yuck! What is that kangaroo doing?!

Sitting with his buddy Mackensie.

Hmmm... what animal do we have here??

And now he's giving it a little pet. The roos can actually be quite a nuisance.

Here Kai is just checking out the kangaroo.
I have a season pass to the wildlife park...

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A bit more organized now.

We managed to get a smile out of him for you here. He does smile and laugh every day, but overall I think he's more of a serious, thoughtful baby. Thanks for the birthday jewelry, Leigh!


Ok, so here was the first time we propped him up and realised he could stand while holding on to something! Notice his look of shock...


Kai LOVES feeding himself like a big boy. It makes a huge mess but I don't mind. I'm sure it's good for developing coordination! We give him avocado a lot. He enjoys it and I like all the healthy fats it has-- he needs the fat! You can just see one of his teeth sticking out. In this photo he was still at the vampire fangs stage.




A better look at those fangs! Thanks, Mark.




And then I dyed my hair and we celebrated our 4th anniversary and my 28th birthday! We went out for dinner at a nice restaurant with live jazz music.

And Mark bought me some gorgeous roses =)


Below is what I did on my birthday... I went to Melbourne with my friend, Bronwyn, plus her two kids and Kai! Three car seats in the back! Hamish, Kai's friend, is in the middle. They're all playing musical instruments. Fun!



We try to play the keyboard with Kai every day. He also likes watching daddy play the guitar!



Here's his first taste of bread... wheat-free millet bread.






Lookin' serious.


Standing so well!



Notice the whole row of teeth across the front now! He has 7 teeth in total now.


We'll pretend he's waving bye-bye. Hope you enjoyed the photos!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Unedited Cuteness!













Kai often blows bubbles on the ground... fun noises! He makes LOTS of fun noises these days. He's SO chatty.


Don't be alarmed... he's still breathing! We usually flip him over, but we thought this was pretty cute, and we made sure his mouth wasn't covered.