Monday, July 18, 2016

a condensed version of my weekend

This whole weekend I dreamt it was fall. I don't know what put me in the mood, maybe it was Hobby Lobby and their beautiful decorations -I'm never going to complain about these cool holiday decorations in stores because they kind of make me happy. Or maybe it was the fall candle I was burning all weekend, someone posted about one on facebook and I just had to scratch the itch. Burn baby, burn!  Bit, those are really the only reasons why I dreamt it was fall, because the rest of the weekend we were swimming or inside trying to stay cool. And second, it's been nice having Brand home on the weekends, Now Hazel has two people to run ragged.  
Saturday evening we ventured out to some stores -while catching pokemon along the way... don't judge us. Hazel actually did really well at the stores, and I say actually because we've been having a rough time lately with her and stores. It's usually us leaving the store with her screaming at the top of her lunges because I didn't want her to get a toy down or something to that extent. But, this week I've been trying really hard to explain things to her, like even if she is screaming and throwing a tantrum. I guess my work paid off because Saturday at the stores she listened. SHE LISTENED! When I asked her to put something back, she did. When I asked her to come with, she did! I was in complete shock! YOU GUYS!!
Saturday morning was spent doing some major swimming, and apparently we completely wore her out because she slept for a good hour and a half, we all know that's not the norm for Hazel. Swimming every day?! Whenever she falls asleep somewhere other than her bed I have to take a picture, it just seems to rare and I feel like I have to capture the moment or it didn't really happen. You know what I mean?!
And of course church on Sunday and family Sunday night. Hazel has been a bit difficult at church lately -I can't blame her because sometimes I have a hard time sitting still for that long. But yesterday we were walking through the hall and we could hear the kids in nursery singing if you're happy and you know it -Hazel's favorite song. And so we stopped and sung with them she was smiling from ear to ear.  When they were done she started pointing a the classroom like she wanted to go in there. And in that moment my mind was taken to the movie The Jungle Book (animated of course) at the end when Mowgli sees the girl from "the man village", he follows her right into the village and hardly looks back. And for a moment that's what it felt like with Hazel... she got all goo-goo for nursery and I couldn't help but feel like Baloo. Because sure, Sundays are tough, sure I don't often learn much from the lessons, but I wouldn't trade my time teaching Hazel to sit still or teaching her about church, for anything. Boy it's going to be different having her in nursery, but she's going to love it! 

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