Monday, August 15, 2011


Ack! I missed a whole month of posting. How did that happen? I think that's the first time since Kai was born that I haven't managed to get at least one post in during the month. So, a quick update on July -- we had a great month. Lots of visitors (Grammy and Amy) - and Kai had a great time with both visits. We also drove to Oregon to help out with the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) -- well, not the event itself. Just watching Leo and Soren. It was agreat weekend. Kai did fantastic during the long drive (12 hours in the car is no joke.. but downloading a new movie before we left home was our salvation. She did fantastic as she memorized all the lines to "A Bug's Life"!)

I'm so glad we went because it was really fun to watch Kai follow her big cousins around like some sort of star-struck groupie. And they were so amazing with her -- sharing all their toys, including her in all the activities. Particularly the wagon rides around campus at break-neck speed resulting in several spills. Kai's inclination when she gets cuts is to cry and yell, "I'm BLEEDING" with the upmost drama... but, with the twins, she did no such thing. She observed them bounce right back up, right the wagon, and jump back on and she followed suit. Although, the next time they approached a corner she yelled, "SLOW DOWN!"

The kids had a great time handing out popsicles and ice-cream to the conference-goers. Kai was a bit aggressive with her popsicles. She would thrust one at any person who walked by and, if they passed her by, she would pursue them... continuously jabbing the frozen treat at the person and saying, "POPSICLE". Luckily, she's three -- so, most found her adorable instead of objectionable. And, she loved doing "her job".

This month we are going camping with Amy, Dave, Leo, Soren, Doug, Sarah, Penny and Max -- it's going to be mayhem in the forest! Pictures to come!

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