This statement is certainly true for Jack! If he wants something or wants to do something he will figure out how to get it done! The little stool in the picture below is kept in the bathroom but on more than one occasion he has moved it to the kitchen sink to do something or to the guest bed to get on it. Oh and he has moved it to get to my wall calendar so he could play with it! He did the same thing at my mom and dad's this past weekend. He needed to wash his hands and so he got their little stool and moved it into the kitchen sink but he was still too short. I have a feeling he will always be determined when he sets his mind to it!
Every time we go to visit my family the kids play hard! They play hard with cousins and granddad and stay up later than normal. So when we get in the car to go home they are asleep in less than 5 min! But that is the sign of a great trip!
About a week ago we were able to see our friends Jackson and Sheryl and their three girls! We hadn't seen them in almost 3 years. It was right after Lorelai was born in Iowa and we only had two kids although I was pregnant with Jack at the time but didn't know it yet. When we first met Jackson and Sheryl it was just them no kids and we didn't have any kids. Bailey and Klaire were born 3 months apart, Ava and Jesse were born three months apart and then Lorelai and Jack are about 9 months apart. We both had our kids close together but I should mention although I had my first one first, she had her second and third before me! Superwoman! It was so fun to see and talk with them if even for a little while. Jesse and Jack were outnumbered by the girls but Jesse wanted to play with them so bad. And they let him much to his sisters dislike. It has been a good year because we have gotten to see several members of our overseas family! Starting with the Smith's, the Morgan's and one Lubinus! I hope more come to see us!
Klair (5), Bailey (5), Ava (4), Lorelai (2), Jack (2) and Jesse (4)
Yesterday we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. My love sent me two dozen roses! They were beautiful. And then we got all dressed up and went to a really nice Italian restaurant. It was fun to people watch while we were there! It was definitely a place that is more than eating. There were several tables that were seated before us and then ordered after us and just content to sit and talk. And the place had a certain "air" about it. I felt we stuck out like sore thumbs if you know what I mean. Anyway, it was a great night that Billy planned. So Happy Anniversary to us! Wouldn't want to be on this journey with anyone else!
I have said before that we are big fans of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. This year they have a light garden and so we went to check it out. Looking at Christmas lights is always a favorite of ours to do during Christmas. So bring able to walk around and look at lights instead of driving was so fun! The kids practically ran through the garden to get to the next thing. They especially loved the little village with three trains and a trolley.
The kindergartners at Bailey's school had a little Thanksgiving program. It was really sweet. I think though that Bailey has stage fright. She just seemed real stiff and scared. But she was really cute!
The boys had a Thanksgiving program at their school on Monday and each class dressed up as something different. Jack was a Turkey and Jesse was a Indian. I wouldn't really call it a program because they aren't performing but rather they just sing songs with the music minister from the church where the preschool is. He sang the same corny songs last year. So I guess I have 4 more years of listening to these same songs at Thanksgiving! But I'm thankful for my little Indian and Turkey!