Monday, July 13, 2015

Turning the Weekend Around

Good morning!

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I hope you had a lovely weekend. Our’s started out not so good. Quite bad, actually. 

The details aren’t important, but for the sake of not acting like everything is perfect when it isn’t, I will say we had a few bad days. 

But, when Saturday evening rolled around and Dan asked what I wanted to do for dinner, I suggested that we go on a family date. Those words made Ina’s ears perk right up.

Ina: A date!?!

Me: yes

Ina: with you?

Me: Yes

Ina: AND my daddy?

Me: Yes

Ina: Yay! Thank you! Thank you! Let’s get fancy!

Within 20 minutes we changed into dresses, put on cologne, and were out the door.

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We bought candy at Wal-Mart, went to a toy store, and saw Inside Out at a movie theater that serves dinner. Sometimes, even when things aren’t perfect, a good night like that can remind you what’s really important. 

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Side note: this was the first time we had taken Ina to the movies (she has gone with others before), and at 2.5 years old she was great. She sat the entire time and only talked a few times when she was asking questions. I think we can start going more until this baby is “too old” for a little bit. 

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Sunday morning we went to church, grabbed lunch, and then made our way to Dan’s sister’s farm for Ina’s cousin’s birthday party.

To say we had fun would be a huge understatement. They rented a bounce house-pool combination which at first intimidated Ina and she wanted to take her swim suit off.

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(Who are the crazy parents that let their daughter swim without a top on?)

But, once she warmed up to the idea, we couldn’t get her out and Dan and I are now contemplating how to add one of these to our budget. 

As I mentioned, they live on a farm, so there were dogs, goats, ducks, chickens, roosters, bigs, cows, and horses to entertain us when the water wasn’t enough. Ina LOVED the horses and begged to pet them each time she left the barn. 

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Then, right before we were leaving, Aunt Jenny offered up a horse ride.


Ina's first horse ride! 🏇

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She slept with that smile on her face.

I hope you have a fantastic week!

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