Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weather Permitting

We've had a lot going on the past 2 days which has made them feel like it's just been one really long day. With Daddy playing at The 20th Annual Kelly Open Golf Tournament up near Hartford, CT yesterday (where his scramble team finished at a tidy even par), that meant he was gone from 6am to 12am. It also meant that he didn't get to hold his precious little girl at all yesterday, but we had big plans for today to make up for it. The rain made sure we spent a lot of time together too.

Weather plays a large role in most peoples lives, but I'd bet it becomes that much more important when you have kids (especially babies). During the winter, we often stayed inside because it was too cold for Kaylani (or Mommy) to go out when she was so young. When we escaped to Orlando and Puerto Rico, we stayed inside because it was too sunny or hot for her to be out when she was so young. And now in the Spring, we stay inside sometimes because it's too cold or too rainy or too sunny or too tired to go out when she is so young. Anyways, you get the point.

So after we had a day of activities planned to make up for the lost day we had yesterday, they were all put on hold when the weather turned wet. Daddy-Daughter time in the morning while Mommy went to get her hair done ended up being a 2 hour nap for Kaylani. Lunch, errands, and then a Little League season ending picnic turned into lunch, a 1 hour nap in the car, and then a day back at the house because it was POURING out. Now some people might think we're being too safe by keeping Kaylani inside the car or house because of a little rain. But if you were here (or are in the area), I think you would have done the same.

Our backyard looks like a pool right now. Rivers are rolling by on the street. My sump pump has been continuously going all day (and thankfully so! Fixing the basement a month ago was the best decision we ever made). It rained so hard that I had to convince myself that I really needed another cup of coffee in order to get myself out of the car. And after sleeping for only 4 hours last night after being awake for 20, that's saying something. But what does this all mean?

It means that we were forced inside all day. We played with every toy in the house at least twice. We walked around, we listened to the Yankees-Mets game (unforutnately), we pureed up a gallon of carrots, and we even tried to nap again (fail). It was fun at times, but man, was it a long day that leads me to one conclusion: rain sucks. Weekends are meant to be out and about. Heck, every day is meant to be out and about rather than being stuck at home all day, but when it rains, it rains. So now Kaylani is almost ready for bed. Hopefully, she'll wake up tomorrow to a nice sunny day (preferably after the sun rises) and we'll have some outdoor fun. But if not, we'll just do it all over again...and again...and again...with a big smile for good measure. For Mommy's sake, I hope it's sunny, because if it's not, then I'll probably spend all day singing "My Girl" to Kaylani to pass the time!

And if you want to pass some time, check out pictures from the last couple of days. There's tons of good ones in here as usual!


surprised mom said...

The photo at the top of your blog makes Kaylani look like she's confused about the food you're feeding her. Still cute though.
Weather always played a big part in planning our girls' activities when they were babies. It only makes sense. You have to be so careful with them.
So you slept four hours and were up 20? Wow! I'm impressed. Since becoming a daddy do you do this a lot?

JonnyTam13 said...

I wish I saw that photo while I was feeding her. That's the "I'm full and gonna spit up on you soon face"

And I've tried to AVOID the 20/4 thing since becoming a Daddy. The body doesn't quite recover like it used to. I'm more of a 17/7 type of guy now.