Saturday, October 11, 2008

The sky is falling!

This year we have been inundated with acorns from our many oak trees. We're pretty sure we didn't have any acorns last year, but this year we have milions...seriously. You can't walk barefoot, and even with shoes on you tend to roll places if you don't step carefully. At night we listen to "plunk", "plink", "doink" as they fall on the roof. But lately, there has been an increase in the "fall rate" and it sounds more like a machine gun. When walking outside, one must take precaution in protecting your head from falling acorns.

This is Kate wanting to spend time on the new deck, but having to protect her face.

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During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!