One of the downfalls of living in the south is the bugs...they're big! And because of the bugs I rarely enjoy time outside. However, in the middle of winter there are no bugs, but who goes outside in 20 degree weather? Not me, and especially not Kaylee. Fortunately, my dad must have brought the California weather with him and left it here for us because today, while pouring rain in CA, it is 65 degrees with clear blue skies! So Kaylee and I enjoyed a picnic together on the front deck. We both really enjoyed our time in the warm sun with oatmeal and homemade applesauce for lunch.
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!