Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

We enjoyed a family outing at the KC Royals game recently, (thanks uncle Jeff!) and I have to say, Kestan really had no interest in watching the game.
His new discovery was the POPCORN!

I've never seen anything like it in my life. Seriously, this kid was shoveling handfuls into his mouth. For those of you who know us well, we are pretty particular about the food Kestan eats. So getting a small taste of salt and butter was complete heaven for him.
In addition to the popcorn, Kestan also found great delight in sitting in his own chair.

He caught me eating popcorn since the game and, of course, he dropped everything, ran my way and said, "nana nana nana" (his word for food). I acted quickly and exchanged my popcorn with Kashi puffed wheat cereal and the trick actually worked! I know it's only a matter of time before he discovers that puffed wheat is a far cry from the yummy tastes of baseball popcorn, but I'll try it for as long as I can!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer in Shawnee

We are trying to keep our weekends as open as possible so that we can enjoy family "stay-cations" around the KC area. This past weekend we discovered an annual carnival that celebrates good ole' fashion Shawnee Days. Funnel cakes, tea cups and the Ferris Wheel were in full force. We didn't actually ride any of the rides this time around, but Kestan sure enjoyed people watching.

He is a very social, friendly baby and loves being around new people (especially with mommy and daddy close by). When he's in new situations with lots to study he gets very serious. You can see his little brain taking it all in. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we're all screaming our way through the roller coasters. (Chris is already training him for should see how high he gets in the swing!!)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Family Canoe Trip

We took Kestan on the canoe this past weekend. At first he did not like wearing the life jacket. He put his hands up to his neck and repeated, "no, no, no, no".

Once he got used to that part, we pushed the boat in the water and he did really well. He stayed near daddy the whole time and as long as he got a few snacks along the way he was generally content. I think his favorite part was paddling by the dog park where he saw all the "dog dogs" swimming in the water.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

All In a Day's Work

Kestan is a very busy boy. He loves to play independently, as long as one of us is nearby. He enjoys playing around the house, dancing to music, reading books and he can't get enough of being outside!

Here are just a few of the things Kestan did today:
Played with dominoes, ran around naked, (but he wanted his shoes and socks on)
put toilet paper in the toilet,
swung, and swung, and swung, (hence the sick look on his face!)
and one of his new favorite activities - feeding the dogs.