Monday, August 20

Lack of content

I know there's fun stuff going on, but my mind has been on other things, so I haven't been posting here. It's been so hot, I've been trying to keep Kate from going stir crazy while staying out of the heat. Even Kate tells me we can't go to the playground "No go playground, Mommy, too hot!". We did go to the play area at the mall three times this week. Once was yesterday with some friends after church and we had a lot of fun catching up while the kids played. It's a great place for toddlers to play if it's not too crowded with older kids.

I though I'd go back in the photo archives and post some of the pictures Kate's Nana and Grandfather took while they were keeping Kate in June. Most (all) of the pictures are with Nana, as Grandfather is the designated photographer. I really don't think she had time to miss us while we were gone. I wonder who had more fun, Kate or N & G?

Saturday, August 11

So much

The words "so much" seem to describe Kate these days. She's just overflowing with things to tell us about. It seems her vocabulary exploded over the weekend while I was gone. Maybe it just took time away from her for me to notice how much she's growing up. She now recognizes when someone is sad and even that actions have consequences (like "No, we don't hit", "Yeah, Mommy sad"). The other day she gave me a big hug and said "So much." I think this is her way of saying I love you, as I am always telling her I love her 'so much'. I've been trying to get her to tell me that she loves me, but I didn't expect her to say it that way and it was precious. Now I see her hugging the dogs and telling them "so much". Needless to say, some of the effect was worn off by that scene. But, it's still nice to hear her tell me that.

For entertainment's sake, here's a funny picture of one of the wacky things she does lately.

She will walk around with the flashlight shining in her face saying "Need sunglasses!"

Saturday, August 4

Weekend Without Mommy

Angela is in Nashville this weekend with Debbie antiquing. It is a much deserved break for her and time for her to spend with her mother. It also gives Kate and Daddy time together before the baby comes. I think it will be the first time that just Kate and Daddy have been alone for several nights. We will see how Daddy survives.

So, I am going to make my first post in Angela's absence. Today, we went to the "water park" at one of the county parks here in Knoxville that is on the lake. Kate loves to go there and get completely soaked even though she still does not like to get her face wet in the bath (kind of strange). I think today though she may have been more excited getting ready to go than she actually was once we got there, although she did have a grand time playing in the water and then going to see the boats on the lake. While we were getting her bathing suit on she told me she had to have her water shirt so she would not get cold (this was a problem during swim lessons at the YMCA apparently). She also had to make sure we had a towel, her hat, and her sun glasses. She has really taken to wearing these in the car, much to the amusement of the people in the cars that pull up beside us. Hope you enjoy Kate in her get-up to go the the "water park" as much as I did.