Post-Weekend Update

So it’s been a little while since I have had time to update you all, so I’m taking a few minutes on this lazy Monday afternoon while Hazel naps upstairs.

My mom is currently visiting, and she arrived last Tuesday in the late morning.  I haven’t seen her since June, so I was pretty excited for her to see Hazel, who is by now a near-functioning human and has a real personality that’s all her own.  She shows affection and gives kisses and will crawl up your lap to give you hugs.  She laughs like crazy and smiles at you when you walk into the room.  This is quite different from the baby she saw a few months back, the one that had to sleep every hour and half and eat every two and a half and poop four times in a day.

The greatest thing about having a visitor that wants a lot of baby time is taking a shower.  Not just your usual mom-shower that lasts for maybe five minutes until your baby cries, but a long one where you can actually shave your legs and exfoliate your skin and deep condition your hair.  After all of that, you come out all swollen and puffy from the extreme heat and steam and get to actually put lotion on your body.  It’s glorious.  I really have taken advantage of these showers this week because I won’t have this opportunity again until Thanksgiving.  And that seems so far away.

The next thing to the greatest thing is that David and I got to see a movie together.  I know, we get so crazy.  We saw Fury and I really, really enjoyed it.  World War II is very interesting to me, and very scary.  It was slightly on the long side, but most movies are these days.  I would recommend it if you like war movies and “historical” movies.  I use quotes because I don’t actually know how true to life the film is, due to the fact I am certainly no expert on the matter of World Wars.

We even rented a movie after Hazel went to sleep one night, and we never do that either.  We decided upon Edge of Tomorrow, which evidently has the new name of Live, Die, Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.  David says this is because the film performed so poorly at the box office, and wanted to dissociate themselves from the original title?  Surprise, it was actually a pretty good movie!  I know Tom Cruise gets a bad rap these days, but he was quite good, and the story line didn’t get old like I thought it would, despite the fact he relived the same day probably a couple hundred times.  Red Box it.  If you like sci-fi you won’t regret it.  Probably.

I bought Hazel some new winter clothes, since she now has moved to twelve month sizes.  When will this beast/child slow her growth?  Babies, man.  Mom and I sure had a lot of fun in Carter’s.  Babies have the cutest clothes ever, and you can go bananas in there and buy the whole store on accident if you aren’t careful.

Oh!  And we ate at the Cheesecake Factory.  Which really is nothing to write home about until CHEESECAKE.  Lemon Meringue cheesecake was DA BOMB.  If I could eat it everyday for life I wouldn’t live very long, but it would be delicious.

She is leaving tomorrow, and we don’t want her to go!  Haze loves her and I think it will be sad for everyone when she has to say goodbye to my pudgy princess.  We are going home though on December 20th, so it won’t be too long until we’re there.  We will be a car full of three humans and three dogs.  That’s right, we are bringing the monsters.  Boarding them for 12 days would be crazy expensive and we can’t trust anyone on this earth to care for them.  Full car, and then full house.

I’ll post more about our impending trip later.  For now, it is dinner time.  Adios!

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