The weekend after we got back, I took Kenny to Coors Field for a Rockies game. He had a great time at the baseball stadium, got to see the mascot Dinger, ate a hot dog and soda, and enjoyed the singing of "Take me out to the ballgame." At home, Kenny just keeps getting faster and faster at doing his jigsaw puzzles and still loves to play ball and run around. He has been a typical two-year-old in many respects lately, including, unfortunately, having a really tough time going to sleep for the night. That's been tough on mom and dad.
Darcy just keeps growing before our eyes. This morning, she made the roll from stomach onto back for the first time. She loves when we feed her cereal, and she'll grab the spoon and hold it in her mouth. She can fuss at night, too, but it really calms her down when we put a (light) blanket over her face.
We had a very nice, but short visit to L.A. Uncle Horace and Aunt Erin were there as well. One evening we had dinner with Ngen-Ngen's side of the family at Uncle Chet's house, the next night we had lunch with Yeh-Yeh's side of the family. We also went to visit the gravesites of great-grandma and great-grandpa.
Kenny got to see a lot while he was in L.A.: Travel Town, the zoo, the beach. Kenny had a good time at Travel Town, a train museum in L.A.'s Griffith Park. He climbed aboard one engine and didn't want to get down at all. Finally, we explored a little, and rode the miniature train. At the beach, we found a little sand dune that Kenny had a blast playing on. He was running up, and running and rolling down, for about half-an-hour. He also had fun chasing seagulls, and he took a quick dip in the water.
Darcy got to meet many of the relatives for the first time. They were all captivated by her smile and her laugh. (Yes, she's starting to laugh more and more, as well as grabbing things.)
In the past few weeks, Kenny has been reciting short verses from books, songs and nursery rhymes. Humpty Dumpty ("Humpty Dumpty sat on wall. Humpty Dumpty great fall.") and Wheels on the Bus ("Wheels on bus go round and round, all OVER town") have been ongoing. Recent additions include Silly Sally ("Silly Sally went to town, walking backward upside down") and Skinamarinkydinkydink ("love you in morning, love you in afternoon, and underneath the moon"). Oh yeah, and "ROX!-anne"
Darcy seems to have finally gotten over her pooping issues -- she went three days in a row to start the week -- and I'm sure she'd be glad to know we're documenting it for the world. She is an incredibly smiley baby. We can't well enough to say if she's more smiley than Kenny was, but she's definitely got a wonderful personality. She also slept through the night (until 5:30 am) on two occassions this week.
from Bryan: When we pulled into the parking lot today, they had just finished the intro/lead-in to the Tony Kornheiser show on ESPN radio. Just as the music started playing, I turned off the engine and opened the door ... and Kenny says, "Tony ... Tony ..." Definitely our boy.