Friday, August 3, 2012

field trips and adventures.

oh. my. word.
getting hailee to go down for a nap is getting harder and harder.
i KNOW she still needs the nap.
i STILL need that silence that goes with the nap.
she's trying to grow up so fast.
she tells me every day {usually more than once a day}
"momma, i'm growing up"
as if i needed a reminder...
she wants to measure herself against her growth chart behind her door, every day.
and she can finally turn her lights on and off in her room.
by. herself.
{independence is kind of a big thing right now}

spending this last week with her has been so refreshing.
and eye opening.
i'm seeing her start to really think about things.
...roll ideas around in her head...
and sometimes, she'll say something that makes me step back and wonder,
"where did that come from? are you really old enough to know what that means?"
she's getting there.
and its just something i'm going to have to deal with.

this week has been all about "field trips" and "going on adventures"
she's quite the little thrill seeker.
really, she just likes to get out of the house.
*just like her father*
i'm a complete home-body; more content than ever just being at home.
but this week, we've played.
and gone on adventures.
even though, she'd rather them be far, far, away
and had picnic lunches.

when we got to my parents' house the other day to go swimming, she was actually a little disappointed.
"i wanna go pick strawberries!"
ok??
who said anything about going to pick strawberries??
she just comes up with these things.

i had a friend over for coffee yesterday.
maddi, roger, and i were at the kitchen table, talking.
hailee was quiet in her room.
at first, it sort of scared me because usually whenever hailee is quiet, it's not a good sign.
so i decided to sneak up to her door and see what she was up to.
she was over by her bookshelf, "reading" a book.
made my heart smile.
she's such a sweet girl.



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it would be nice to be able to bottle up some of her energy.
she has tons.
she's always been that way though.
hailee has never been much of a sleeper/napper
from when she was born up until about the time she started walking, her naps were 30 minutes max.
never wanted to miss anything.


Saluda Shoals splash pad with the Cousins
{along with a picnic lunch, which now, she thinks every lunch is supposed to be a picnic.}


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i also got a bottle of mod podge.
we've had a lot of fun with that and crafts since i've been home too!
of course, i do most of the work, she likes to direct me and inform me of what goes where.
and everything we cut out of magazines, are the items of her choosing.
and, next time i'm at walmart, i'm really going to have to remember to get some of those multi colored paint swatches.
oh, the things you could do with mod podge...


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i might have actually had more fun with the mod podge than she did.

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and... painting her version of people
they look the same every time she makes a person.
but i will never get tired of seeing her little drawings.
head.
face with a straight mouth :|
{sometimes it's crooked but never really a big smile}
arms and legs coming out of head.
sometimes, there are ears/hair.
and usually a belly button.
{and other unspeakables..}


this is what her people make me think of:



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that, and she's not much of a morning person.

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so, i mentioned that i wanted some earrings from sara's etsy shop: tiny galaxies before...
i got me some!!
they were on clearance for $10.
she's trying to clear out some of her inventory.
they're so my style.
she has bracelets, necklaces, and other fun things.
girl's got talent!
it was packaged all sweet too.

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here are some of my iPhone pics.
who am i kidding?
my iPhone is the only camera i use ;)


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i'm still thinking about what i'm going to write for this:


because i have been in the hospital a few times.
it's another little link up hosted by 2 nurses that i like to keep up with on here.
ya know, kind of get an idea of what i'm getting myself into.
because i never said "i want to be a nurse" when i was a little girl.
that whole idea came about after some of my stays in the hospital.
{and after 5 years of working at a bank, with no where to advance.}
it's fun and a good way to meet other nurses and nursing students that blog.

happy friday!

2 comments:

  1. oh my gosh. she is so stinking cute. and I absolutely love the "I wanna pick strawberries" story. ha! oh kids ... our 6 yr old nephew is constantly coming up with stuff like that too. their minds are like a sponge. they hear it once ... it's there for good.

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    1. the REALLY don't forget anything!
      they're so cute at that age, where they don't worry about what comes out of their mouths.
      it can be embarrassing, but it's funny too.

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