Sunday, July 27, 2008

Driving around the world

Ok - so we didnt really drive around the world but it sure felt like it sometimes this weekend! We drove back to our old homestead this past Friday for Jackson's checkup. We can add another perfect report to the list...praise the Lord. I now know why Jackson is wearing 18month clothes - he's in the upper 95th percentile for height. I have so many cute outfits that won't snap anymore! Oh well - we're just glad he's healthy. Ben keeps joking that he only has to grow 6 more inches by the time he's two to insure that he'll be 6 feet tall (they say you can double a child's height at two and that's how tall they'll be - who knows)...we'll see. We were also able to eat at one of our favorite places while in town, pretty much making the whole drive back worth it. Then we were off to see Ben's Grandmother and Aunt.Jackson spent the whole time loving on them and trying to get into everything he wasn't supposed to. Ben's Aunt Pam bought Jackson the cutest outfits, books and a toy that he would not let go of. He liked it so much he fell asleep with it in his hand. Next stop was Ben's dad's house where we celebrated Ben's birthday again. They got him his favorites, an ice cream cake from Baskin Robin, and ribs from the hickory house...we ate so much we could have just rolled ourselves back home.Needless to say, we had a really fun time - we always do. Jackson got in on the fun too...he rode a tricycle, played with the girls, ate lots of watermelon and became newly interested in play food. The girls are off to church camp Monday and then their whole gang is off to North Carolina the next week where Catherine will compete in a singing competition so we're really glad we got to see them before they are off to travel the country. Catherine did a practice run for us while we were there and it was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. God has blessed her with such an amazing voice -we're rooting for you!

Here are the rest of the pictures from our weekend:

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