This weekend was pretty crazy--as usual. On Friday, I stopped in to the rehearsal at the church for my bride, so I dropped Jackson off at Adam's office at 6:00 and hauled booty over to see Keely + Aaron practice for their big day! Adam and Jack had a guys night in--and when I returned, I got some last minute work done and then hit the sack for my busy day ahead of me!
Saturday morning, I dragged Jackson out of bed early--changed his diaper in his crib while he slept and then put him directly in the car to head to Grandma Netty's for the day. I had a baptism at 10:30 to shoot, then home to process and post in an hour (to keep ahead of schedule) and then on to Bay Oaks Country Club to shoot Keely getting ready and the wedding! So, Jack Jack got to spend the day with the grandparents, while Daddy worked in the morning. When Adam arrived at their house, it was good timing for him, because Jackson went down for a 3 hour nap! Daddy got to watch the Astros game and surf the internet (which he never does) and get some down time!
After their resting, they headed back to our house for "Jackson and Daddy's Day of FUN!" They played in the backyard--they played on the swings, climbed on his jungle gym and the sand and sea table for a LONG time!--and when it was time to come in (because the mosquitos were herrendous) Jackson screamed and cried and cried...he just loves being out doors! And, apparently they played with EVERY TOY IN THE HOUSE, INCLUDING A FORT MADE WITH THE DINING ROOM TABLE CHAIRS AND THE BEDDING FROM MY ROOM--because when I got home at 12:30...the house was a wreck!! But, I guess they had fun!
Sunday, Daddy let me sleep in! Him and Jackson got up and ate breakfast, watched cartoons, and hung out again. When I finally got out of bed (it was pretty late) we decided that today we were going to go to Galveston and Jackson was going to get to put his feet in the ocean for the first time. We had no plans, other than to go to Galveston and wonder around. We called Mom and Dad and Aunt Tacey to see if they wanted to join, and of course, they are always up for and adventure!
Basically, we rode around in the car most of the day! We took a left at the seawall (which we have never done) and scoped out all the beaches down that way--Stewart Beach, East Beach, Crystal Beach...We went to East Beach first and Jackson freaking LOVED the ocean! He laughed and giggled and laughed and giggled--he thought the waves were funny! He sat in Daddy's lap and would point to the wave coming in, then say "woooaaaahhhh" until it crashed on them (just like Daddy was saying)! Then, he discovered the sand (mud) and flung it all over the place! And we just let him have his fun...we went to lunch at FishTales (so good) and stuffed ourselves.
Then Daddy wanted to ride the Ferry--I have NEVER been on the ferry and the entire experience was a bit strange to me. But we drove on and then walked up to the upper deck to see the dolphins and seagulls. Jackson really liked the birds--they were all over! And the boats--he kept watching them and pointing. On our way back, we stopped at Dairy Queen and got Jackson a small cone--he devoured the entire thing all by himself! There was ice cream everywhere, but who cares! He ate the ice cream first, then used a spoon (again, by himself) to scoop the ice cream out of the bottom. When just the cone was left, he took little bites off of it until, literally, there was nothing left--my little porker! His belly was so full and sticking out, he looked like an Ethiopian child with little arms and legs and a HUGE tummy!
We dropped the family off and took a dip in the pool before leaving--we let Jack run around the pool with no clothes on, and like a good little boy, he walked over to the grass and peed! It was too funny! Good Job Jackson!!
It was a long day and Jackson is now conked out (all by himself) in his crib. We put him in there about 30 minutes ago, and he was just playing in his crib and then just put himself to sleep--amazing. We'll have to wear him out like that more often!
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