Monday, October 13, 2008

Family Time is nice

Ah, Jackson. That three-year-old fountain of hilarious things to say in the wee hours of the morning. At about three this morning he was in my bed (of course)when he heard David's stomach growl, or gurgle, or something. I was mostly asleep at the time and don't normally pay attention to such things. But Jackson perked right up. "What was that?" He asked in a softly fearful voice. Noises in the night often scare him and this was no different. I was about to comfort him when he lay back down and comforted himself. He whispered, "No need to be scared of fart noises." I lay there quietly laughing for at least a minute or two before I fell back to sleep.

It has been a busy 24 hours. Yesterday was the closing of David's show. My Dad came to town to see it again and brought my brother, who had never seen David on stage. That is a big testament to how awesome this show was, my Dad drove 3 1/2 hours to see it a second time and made arrangements for both him and my brother to be away from the store at the same time.

He also called my sister and talked her into coming to town (from the Houston area) with her boys. She was waiting at my house after we got home from the show and we all went out to dinner. It isn't often that all three of us kids are in the same place at the same time. Dad took the opportunity to make Thanksgiving plans and everyone indicated it would be less driving all around to do it at my place. My sister and Dad live 6 hours apart and my place is in between. So we are having the whole clan here for Thanksgiving. Dad, Brother & Sister and their kids and mine - all the grandkids. Hopefully my Mom and Tonya and my Grandmother can come too.

We'd love to David's folks too, make it the whole fam damily, but I suspect they may want to stay in Harker Heights and have their own dinner. That is ok. I just wish I could be in two places at once. I don't want to miss anything. David really likes going shopping with his folks the day after Thanksgiving to the wee morning door-buster sales. So we will probably work it out so that he can spend the night at his parent's house and participate in the black Friday activities with them.

After dinner last night, my Dad and Brother had to head back to Santa Anna. Jenni and the boys stayed overnight with me. All three boys started the night in Jackson's car bed. But the morning found Jen's boys in the guest room with her and Jackson in my bed with me. She let me sleep in though. I got up to blueberry muffins warm from the oven and my sister cleaning out my pantry. I have an awesome walk-in pantry with great shelving. Unfortunately, I am a disorganized pack-rat. My sister somehow enjoys emptying my pantry, prompting me to get rid of the excess, consolidate, recycle and put it all back in an organized fashion. She also weeded my front bed. I feel bad she worked so hard, but she seemed happy to be doing it and I sure like my cleaned-up pantry.

Mom bought he mom over along with my brother's two little girls this morning. So we had a rare gathering of all 5 grandkids. I am not used to five kids in my house, but it wasn't so bad. They are all good kids. The boys play too rough sometimes and everyone is too loud, but isn't that to be expected? Jackson got a little overwhelmed with all the kids in his turf, playing with his toys, but since we knew he was overstimulated we simply removed him from the living room. We put him in his favorite place -a bubble bath full of his toys. After that he calmed down and was able to play with the kids again.

Everyone took off about 1:45 and Jackson and I headed to the Palace to work for a few hours. He napped like a champ, he was so exhausted. Me too. I expect to sleep well tonight. We shall see if Jackson has anything awesome to say tonight.

1 comment:

~E said...

Heh, he is awesome! I love the way he thinks and that he has a fun sense of humor.

I know I am gonna miss him asking to play/spend time with me when he gets older. I need to video him asking if I want to plaaaaaaaaaay carsssssssssssss.
Aunt E :)