Saturday, July 21, 2012

Catching up

Okay, okay! I'm blogging!!  ;)  Here's a recap from the last 2 months, in no particular order because I don't have the time or energy to be chronologically correct and you hopefully don't mind.  ;)

 I met Shalom just a few hours after she was born and then spent 5 days with them Crum-sitting, cleaning, and letting Mandy and Seth take naps!  You can see more of Shalom over on their blog

 Ready to party! Headed off to a cousin's 6th birthday.

 We made fruit popsicles.

Kaylee loves to paint!

 She likes to mow the lawn so why not have a bubble making mower!

We planted a garden - corn, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberries, carrots, lettuce, and sunflowers.  The last 3 didn't make it thanks to our pet squirrel who ate all the tasty sprouts.  I eventually netted off the rest of the garden and it is growing nicely!

She also loves to water the flowers.  This is her wildflower garden in it's early stages.

And then some of the blooms.

 4th of July, hanging out with Mommy at home. 

Our friend Michelle came down from San Jose to babysit Kaylee for an entire day with the only instructions that John and I were not allowed to talk about Kaylee more than 50% of the time, and we couldn't come back home for any long period of time.  It was a fun date day!!
Sierra Brewery for lunch - I had Pomegranate Ale, it was delicious!

Dai Bai Dang for dinner!

Yogurtland for dessert! Then we saw Avengers in 3D on the iMax screen!  

 Incase you didn't know, we love Yogurtland! 

We've swam a few times so far this summer. 


Aunt Mandy, Uncle Seth & Shalom sent Kaylee a new pool for her birthday!  It has a sprinkler built in and Kaylee loves it!

John is having fun with his 1969 VW Bug.  

He joined the Deutschlanders VW club in Fresno.  We went to the Madera Drive-in theaters last week in a caravan of VWs.  We saw Brave and had a great time!  John's Bug is the black one, 5 from either side in this picture.

This last week we went to Cambria with my Aunt and Uncle.   

 And we've had playdates with cousins. 

I think that catches you up.  It's been in the high 90's to 110 degrees for the last 2 months so we stay inside mostly. I'll blog about Kaylee's birthday party next, I promise it won't take 2 more months.  :)


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!