Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Back from the South...

subtitled: A Ridiculous Amount of Pictures!

Jack and I made it back to PA last Friday night, after two days on the road.  Bech got back from Maine (he was at a ceramics workshop) Saturday early afternoon.  We were all happy to be back home and even happier to all be back together!

Jack and I had a blast being home for almost 3 weeks.  As usual, I felt like there was so much we didn't get done (that we had planned), but we did keep the trip pretty busy! 

Of course, there were a LOT of snowcones eaten.  Would you expect any less from me?  Jack's favorite flavor is Tiger's Blood.  Of course, after the second visit, I realized you can order clear flavors. So then Jack got clear favors that I told him were Tiger's Blood.  Is that wrong?

I had a doctors appointment this past Monday and was actually super nervous for it...what would they say about the weight I just knew I had gained in Mississippi (I was not ordering the sugar free snowcones...that seems like a waste of a perfectly good snowcone!)?  But I only gained 2 pounds since my last visit (4 weeks ago)!  Honestly, I'm not buying that.  But if that's what the scale says...  

My dad, Jack's Doc, took him to his first baseball game.  Jackson has a minor league team, the Braves.   Jack LOVED the game!  We all didn't think he would last more than 4 innings.  But he ended up making it through 7 innings (and probably would have lasted more...we were the tired ones!).

I think Doc has a little baseball fan on his hands!

Mom, Ansley, Jack, and I snuck down to the beach for a couple of days.  We had so much fun, but we missed the rest of the family.

This is my new favorite picture of Jack.  He is so hard to get to stand still and smile, so this is a keeper!

This little boy LOVED the beach.  I can't wait to take him back next summer.

We stayed in SanDestin, right by the Baytowne Wharf.  It was perfect!  We were able to walk to the wharf for dinner at night.  Plus, there were tons of fun kid activities for Jack, including a carousel.  

I would also like to note that Jack opted for the race car instead of a horse.  I have a strange kid who seems to have a fear of carousels.

One of the main reasons for our trip down South was my cousin's wedding.  It was beautiful!  Plus, we got to see all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jack did surprisingly well during the ceremony.  His one slip up was when the preacher said, "In the presence of these witnesses" and Jack yelled, "PRESENTS!"  

Jack also got to swim some, spend a day with Nina and Farfar (Bech's parents), go to New Orleans with Nina, play with Bubby lots, and eat Nana's homemade doughnuts.  No doubt about it, this little boy loves Mississippi!

I had to share this picture: my parents gave Jack a scooter and a helmet for his birthday.  He loves the scooter, but the helmet is by far his favorite!  He wanted to wear it most of the 2 day car trip home, including into gas stations for potty breaks.  So I am sure I look like the super over protective mom who makes her kid wear a helmet!  

As usual, my Jack, who can be such a hot mess, was mostly a dream on the way down there and back! I don't know how or why, but Jack is an amazing car rider.  Between the 17 hour drive down (and then back again), the trip to the beach, the trip to Columbus, MS, for the wedding, the trip to NOLA, and back and forth between Brookhaven, this kid spent a ridiculous amount of time in the car and did great!

Also, he now loves Sonic drinks.

I am a proud momma!

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