Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Showered with love and cute things!!

This past weekend my dad flew us out to California for 2 baby showers!! We arrived on Friday morning and the first thing we did was eat lunch at Jack in the Box!!! We don't have one anywhere within driving distance of us so it was a must! Next I got my haircut by my sister-in-law Irene! I've been in desperate need for a new hair cut and she did a perfect job!! Then we headed to see Annika and Erik and their new dog George! We had a blast reminiscing about baby stories from when I babysat them. I can't believe Erik is taller than me now!!! Then John went to hang out with friends and I went to dinner with my dad at Jade Garden, another place we crave food from. There is no good (aka "real") chinese food here in NC.

Saturday was the first baby shower, thrown by Michelle and Michele!

Saturday night Mandy, Tara, and I braved the Great Mall. Sunday morning John and I went to Manley's donuts for breakfast. For the 2.5 years that we've been here in NC, we have not found a true donut shop. Dunkin Donuts and Crispy Creme do not count. So we indulged ourselves with fresh baked, handmade, donuts. :) I dropped John back off with some friends where he got to eat Round Table Pizza for lunch! Lucky him!! I went back to my dad's where my sister hosted a great shower.

Sunday evening we were able to spend more time with John's dad and sister Joy. Then it was off to a BBQ (cook out in NC lingo) with Mike, Jeanne, Tony, and Amy. Monday our plane from San Jose to Dallas was delayed 3 hours then once we got to Dallas that plane was delayed also. We finally boarded the plane to Raleigh only to find out that it was missing a piece, so we deplaned and waited for a new plane. We arrived safely into the Raleigh airport at 1:30am! We had a great trip but are glad to be home.

Thank you to everyone who came to the showers! I miss you all and enjoyed spending time with each of you even though I had limited time! We're excited to share this exciting time in our lives with you all!! Everyone is welcome to come visit anytime!!

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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!