Monday, July 26, 2010

Walt goes Hollywood....sort of

My agency was recently casting babies for an upcoming commercial for Sprint, one of our clients. So naturally I thought it would be a good time for Walt to get a taste of life 'on-set', as they say. They shot a couple different babies and are currently selecting which to use. Of course we think the decision is a no-brainer. But even if he doesn't make the final cut, his day rate makes for a nice little deposit in the college fund...

Monday, July 19, 2010


Shortly after Walt's birthday we went to Kansas City to visit the grandparents. Walt did great on both flights...I'm hoping he is as quiet and well-behaved when we fly back to the midwest later this summer.

Walt got his first true taste of summer heat and humidity and he gave it a go, but he just doesn't have it in his blood yet. So we spent lots of time (and had lots of fun) exploring Grandma and Grandpa's house... especially the staircase.

...and also riding the carousel at the blissfully air-conditioned mall in Overland Park! (So proud of himself on his mer-horse!)

Mike and Roger weren't scared of the heat...they ventured to a Royals game and managed to get in a round of golf.

In the mornings and evenings, we were regulars at the neighborhood park. Walt was happy to see that swings in Kansas are the same as swings in California.

In an effort to see more of Kansas City, we went downtown to the Crossroads Art District's "First Fridays" event...we had lots of fun popping in and out of galleries and taking in the local arts scene.

It was a lovely trip...we had so much fun and look forward to our next visit!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Birthday

You may think that the lack of recent postings must mean that we haven't been up to anything interesting. You would be wrong.

We've been doing lots...celebrating Walt's birthday, visiting the Davidsons in Kansas City, playing at several parks, hosting a girls-only dinner party...too many things to mention. But we'll do our best to bring the blog up to date...starting with...Walt's birthday!

Sadly, Walt has yet to reach the age where he gets excited about opening presents. (Luckily, he has reached the age where he adores playing with gifts once they're open.) For this reason, we had to spread the gift-opening over several days.

Walt attacked his first cupcake with a cool nonchalance...and ate the ENTIRE thing.

We'd like to think his favorite gift was the cool bee riding toy we got him. However, his favorite might be the Woody doll he got from Jen and Dave...he loves giving Woody rides on the bee.

All in all, it was a wonderful birthday...and now our baby's on his way to becoming a big kid!