It's 10:36 p.m. on Sunday night, we're watching "The IT Crowd" and I'm trying desperately to not get up and eat a pint of ice cream. I'm completely wiped which means we had an awesome weekend. It also means I'm getting old.
The first weekend in June is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Indianapolis has so many fun events throughout the whole month of June and the first weekend is always packed.
Friday night started off with a bang. (That statement is a lie.) Caleb decided sleeping in the crib before 11 p.m. was for babies, kind with whom he no longer associates. So essentially nothing happened that night because by the time he finally laid down peacefully, I was craving my bed like a non-29 year old.
On Saturday morning, Joe got up with the kids and let me sleep in. Have I mentioned before that sleeping in is a love language to me? Because, oh you guys, I love that man. Also, have I mentioned that Caleb is still not sleeping through the night? Because he totally is not. (Little dude, when will you realize sleep is a wonderful bit of life??)
After I woke up and watched Madeline practice riding her new two-wheeler (sans training wheels, folks), we walked to a local art fair. I love this art fair because it's free, small and they give away hot dogs, lemonade and balloons. It just feels like a neighborhood event.
This is the art fair that turned Madeline into a zebra. One of my favorite memories EVER.
I saw about 200 items I would love to have and about 200 I wouldn't take home for free. Par for the art fair course, me thinks.
We came back home for naps and I decided I never want to leave my bed and will instead host every future event in my bedroom. But I finally forced myself to wake up because I had a fun night ahead with Indy Geek Girls. The Indiana Fever hosted a girls night out for us and it was so needed and so fun.
I'm going to blog about it later as a Nap Time in Naptown post but a night spent with some of my favorite Internet people, a suite with free food and drinks and a Hoosier team that is starting their season 4-0 was perfection on a stick.
It's a funny thing, too. I was really looking forward to being around other adults, having a mini break from the kiddos and I really, truly had the best time. But on the way home, my heart started aching for my little loves and my Joe and it just felt so right to come home, feed and cuddle Caleb, listen to Madeline talk all about her night with Daddy and then watch British comedies with my husband.
Life's just funny that way. I love my home.
Then a Sunday morning miracle happened. We made it to the 9 a.m. service. A rare sighting, friends.
The timing of everything today was just flawless. Caleb ate right before we left. He fell asleep right after the worship songs and slept on Joe during the rest of the service. We came home and fed both kiddos again. We drove to the Woodruff Place Flea Market. We saw nothing we wanted except this handmade Noah's Ark with 30-40 animals crammed inside. I had to have it. I love it. I might even take a picture of it and show it to you. Then we came home and fed both kiddos again and everyone took naps again.
Janna sent me this video and it made my day. You can't help but smile while you watch it. Considering it has million of views, you all have probably already seen this but I just love it.
Then we headed to an open house for Joe's cousin and I wondered why high school feels like 50 years ago and yet I think I'm still between 18-22 years old.
On our way home, Madeline made up a song and was singing pretty loudly. Her songs was filled with lines about God, Jesus, beautiful things and so much more. It lasted a good 10 minutes. When we arrived home, I told her I liked her song.
Madeline: "Thanks. You know what the song's called, Mom? It's called 'Emotional Bible, I Love Jesus.'"
Of course it is, baby. That makes so much sense. Now let's take another nap.