Today was the first time that Jayne and I went outside just to lay in the grass (on a quilt). Jayne really enjoyed it. Some of the kids on our block trickled over and sat on the edge of the quilt and just watched him. It was pretty cute. We went inside and Jayne started screaming and crying, so we went back out and then he was fine. I got some great pics below. We finally came inside because my chest started to sting uncontrolably. Turns out I have 3 bug bites, not a very fun way to end such a fun trip outside.
The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.