I know, I took a 5 or 6 week break from blogging. The week after my last post, I hopped in the car with Jack and drove the 17 hour trip home to Jackson, Mississippi, by MYSELF. Because I'm crazy.
Actually, Jack was a complete champ, and I had Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on CD. So win-win.
Jack and I spent almost two weeks being loved and spoiled by family, and Bech spent two weeks finishing up the semester and feeling the freedom to stay at the studio as late as he could. Yet another win-win (although, I'm pretty sure I got the better part of that deal).
Bech then spent a full day of travel (car, train, SEPTA, plane, and car again!) to get to NOLA, where we picked him up. We spent 10 days going back and forth between each others family then headed home again just before the new year, stopping in Memphis to see Courtney and her new husband and Nashville to spend the night with some sweet friends there.
We have been back for a little over a week now, and I feel like I am almost all caught up to life here. We had so much fun at home, but I was also ready to get back to our life here! We have some sweet friends here who I missed, plus a couple of babies were born in our absence!
Here are a few instagram pictures of our time home. Because I am an awful mom, and I didn't pull out the real camera ONCE while I was home!
Jack was more than happy to cuddle up with Bubby and watch "soccers balls." He likes anything Bubby likes.
He may have watched "Petey Hat" (Peter Pan) a couple of times while we were home!
My sweet little elf!
In Madison, Baptist Hospital has set up an ice skating rink and ice slide. We tried to get Jack to skate, but he wasn't having it. He did, however, go down the ice slide twice.
Also, this may be my favorite picture ever.
Also, there is a super cute smocked outfit under that Saints jersey, but Jack wanted the jersey on. I fear my smocked days are getting shorter!
Jack and I drove down to Hammond, LA, to meet two of his daycare teachers from last year. We have been so blessed with amazing daycare experiences, and these two, Coco and Liz, are no exceptions. We ate some "Chicky Christy" (Chick-fil-A, or as I call it, Christian Chicken) then headed to the Children's Museum there. Jack enjoyed the dress up stage area!
We were able to see Bess and Julian on Christmas Eve Day! Bess and Julian are our favorite friends from Baton Rouge. We absolutely love them, and Jack adores Bess! In this picture, Bess is due in less than a month...doesn't she look great?
Yet another Christmas outfit. And peppermint ice cream. A winning combination!
Jack and Bubby, playing with Jack's new Buzz.
Last Christmas was definitely a Thomas Christmas. This Christmas had some Thomas but was dominated by Legos and Pixar (Sully and Mike, Lightning Mcqueen and Mater, and a new Buzz). This was also the first Christmas that Jack has opened presents by himself. Last year he could, but he didn't really care about it. This year, Jack opened 3 or 4 presents before Christmas (and when he wasn't supposed to!)...next year we may have to hide the presents!
Alright, I think I'm all caught up. I hope everyone had a wonderful December!