Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring is Here

Last weekend we had a picnic on our center island to welcome spring. Casey was a trooper after spending the day at Downtown Disney!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shuffleboard Saturday

Today was a gorgeous day. We met up with some friends and went to our recreation center to play outdoor shuffleboard and enjoy the weather. Summer and Casey even got to test drive the baby pool they will be playing in this summer. I didn't get pics of them in the pool this time but I'm sure we will be back soon. Afterwards we hung out at our place. The kids were so cute playing on the living room floor. One of the funniest moments was when Adam asked Ava if she went "#2" and she said, "No daddy. I just farted."

Uncle Adam playing with Casey and his daughter Ava
Do you see Ava napping?

Girl time (with Casey)

My sunshine

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mama's Birthday

This year was a special birthday for Mama (aka Baba) because her good friend Miki san was here visiting from Hamamatsu, Japan. Jason and I got to stay with her a few years ago when we went to Japan so we were so happy to see her too. She was actually the first person we visited after we got engaged. She told us that a princess cut diamond is called a "miracle cut" in Japan. Bromo, Chelsea and K-Yam also came over and we all ate Jason's delicious tri-tip with Chelsea's famous mashed potatoes.

Friday, April 15, 2011

So Much Love

The last day of our visit was filled with so much love. Papa Kenos and a huge BBQ feast by Grandpa Bill. I don't have pics from the amazing BBQ but I do have these that just melt my heart. Thanks for a great trip everyone! We can't wait to come back soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smiles and Strouds

Today we visited Nini at her work where everyone was all smiles. Literally. Nini works at a dentist's office so everyone there has perfect teeth. Casey was excited because he just cut his first tooth! For dinner we went to a new must-go-to-everytime-we-visit-Kansas-City restaurant. STROUDS. Their pan-fried chicken melts in your mouth and their mashed potatoes are so deelish. I ate so much fried chicken I fell into a Strouds coma and could not move when we got home.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A New Freund

Today we met up with Todd, Jennifer and Harper Freund. Harper is just two weeks younger than Casey and has the biggest blue eyes. We ate Oklahoma Joes (mmm) for lunch while Casey and Harper got their play on. Harper had the coolest toys ever so Casey was in heaven. That night Grandpa Bill set us up with the spread of all spreads. Gourmet cheeses, tasty meats, fine wine, sitting out on the deck with couldn't get any better.

Monday, April 11, 2011

French Bread Pizza

Today we went to Legends with Stephanie, Lucas and Nini. We had a fun experience at Nick n Willy's and went to TRex. For dinner we made awesome FBPs. Why does everything taste better when you eat together as a family?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

At Last

This morning Casey finally got to meet his cousin Lucas, Uncle Brian, Aunt Stephanie, Uncle Sean and soon-to-be Aunt Stephanie 2. It was love at first sight. As if that wasn't enough reason to celebrate, it was also Nini's birthday. In the morning Sean made his amazing eggs (my stomach just growled thinking about them) and Brian made some tasty blueberry pancakes (mmm....more growling). It was so nice to sit down together and eat breakfast. When we finished breakfast we went on a walk to the park. The cousins got to swing while we all enjoyed the sunny weather. Then we went over to Grandpa Bill and Grandma Meg's house for a Cahill family dinner where Casey finally got to meet even more family, including Uncle Pat. Everyone gave Casey (and us) so much love. I think one of my favorite moments was when Casey met his great grandma Nana Cahill.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Up in the Air

Everything fell into place this year and we were able to make a week long trip to Kansas City for Spring Break. Jason and I had never flown with Casey before so we weren't sure what to expect. Casey did great on the flight. As we were getting off the plane he even got a "best baby ever" award from a stranger. Grandpa Bill was there to welcome Casey to "KC" with a big smile. That night we had some grandparent time at Nini's house, where Casey decided to be the happiest baby in KC.