Perfect Weekend

This was such a relaxing weekend. Yesterday morning we had signed up for the Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop for kids. So I was up early and after taking my shower woke hubby. He was in no mood to wake up, so cuddled up for a while and then pushed him out of bed. After a relaxing hot cuppa and a light breakfast, we went to Lowe’s. For all of you in the US who have kids, both Lowe’s and Home Depot have a workshop for kids on Saturdays. Upon reaching the store, the kids are given a kit and with the help of a parent, they are able to make a craft out of it. It requires building some thing from scratch. These workshops are absolutely free. Home Depot has this on the first Saturday of a month. Lowe’s has it every second and fourth Saturday. It is absolutely free. So if you haven’t tried it, it’s definitely worth giving a shot. The kids love hammering and painting little things. And it’s a delight to watch them. You just need to get used to the loud hammering 🙂 .

She built a Sheep Drop game at Lowe's
She built a Sheep Drop game at Lowe’s

After that Daughter had a dentist appointment. Hubby took her there while I just chilled at home. Everything went well there and then we went out for lunch. Afternoon we camped out in the living room floor and watched the World Cup games. Daughter was playing in the background. It’s so relaxing when we do something and are able to hear her cheerful banter. These little things make me so happy.

In the evening we wanted to go to the park. It was a hot day yesterday and just when we decided to leave, dark clouds started looming above. Daughter was disappointed thinking that we would have to cancel going out but she was in for a surprise. We decided to go to the park anyway. Our park is up on a hill and generally it’s very windy and beautiful up there. As we reached the park it was already drizzling. Boy Oh Boy !! It was so beautiful. Trust me there have been some times in my life where I wanted to freeze those moments. Yesterday was one such. There were a few families who were leaving looking at dark clouds. They must have thought we were a bunch of lunatics. We were the only ones left in the park, laughing like crazy and breathing in the fresh air and getting wet in the rain. I had been a little stressed lately and believe me in those few minutes my shoulders loosened a bit and I could actually feel my tensions melt away. We had the park all to ourselves and thus decided to use the opportunity to take some crazy family selfies 🙂 . It felt so good. As all good things come to an end, this was no different. Daughter was pretty wet and we decided to head home as we didn’t have any spare clothes in the car. So after a quick look at the construction site we came home.

View from the park on a clear day overlooking the dog park
View from the park on a clear day overlooking the dog park

Once home Daughter took her bath while I made her dinner. And as always she was in snooze land in no time. After a quick shower hubby and I relaxed with a drink. It was an end to a perfect day.

Today morning I was woken up by Daughter. It seems she had woken up a little early and decided to let us sleep. She had finished all her morning chores and had dressed up. She has also put in a decent effort in making her own bed. Seeing that we were still sleeping decided to wake us up. It was a pleasant surprise to see her all dressed up and bright. I’am sometimes so amazed at her ‘big girl’ behavior. She is growing up soooo fast. I wish time would slow down and I could enjoy these years some more.

Rest of the day was uneventful in a nice way. We just made a quick trip to Sam’s once and that apart we have been home watching the FIFA Worldcup.

It was a very relaxing weekend. It has energized me has de stressed me to a great extent. My only regret, it could have been a passionate one if only this week wasn’t ‘that time of the month’ 😉 .

Homemade Chicken Enchilada with a side of Mexican rice to wind up the weekend
Homemade Chicken Enchilada with a side of Mexican rice to wind up the weekend
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