So Awesome

We’ve had the best past few days!  John’s bro, his wife and their adorable daughter, little E, have been in town for JJ’s christening since last Wed night.  We love hanging out with them, and it was so nice to have them come visit for a few days.  Then Mom and Dad came down for the weekend, and we got to see Yarbs and Joe this weekend as well.  So it has been an awesome week!

The actual christening was very nice – not too long and very sweet.  I even got a little teary eyed.  JJ did so well – he didn’t even cry when the priest poured water over his head (probably since we pour water on his head every time he gets bathed).  He is such a good, good boy!

And little E was a real joy to be around!  Not only is she freakin’ adorable, she is a really great kid.  She eats well, sleeps well, always will try new things, doesn’t complain and is so sweet and affectionate.

We checked out a lot of the kiddie places in H-town (pics to come) and I really think she has a great time!

And of course Mumsie loved loved loved being around JJ.  She and Yarbs got JJ some really wonderful heirloom gifts (that I picked out, of course  😉 but she also got JJ a pair of porceline angels from Germany (and a lederhosen!) to “watch over JJ” when she is not here.  I didn’t know Mumsie could be so sentimental.  It is really sweet.  I think this visit was a little too short for her taste, but she’ll be back in just a couple weeks.

Boom and I are so thankful that we have such a great family!  Selfishly, I am so glad we are back in TX and close to Yarbs and Mom and Dad.  I do feel bad that we are so far from Boom’s side of the family – currently Maine is where 2 of the 4 siblings live, and it is just way too cold for us to live up in Maine.  We’ll just have to make up for it by seeing everyone over the summers, and planning vacations with his siblings.

(As a side note, earlier this week, JJ was still being a real pill.  But he has since really taken a turn for the much better  – so he is back to his normal self.  Last night he ate around 6:30pm, we put him down for bed around 8pm and he didn’t wake up until 6am!  A couple times he did fuss a little bit in the middle of the night, but each time he soothed himself back to sleep before I could even warm his bottle!  I certainly hope this trend continues!)

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3 responses to “So Awesome

  1. yes, we had a great time yesterday! we need to do more family things – esp now that JJ is getting bigger!
    oxox

  2. The baptism and the weekend were both great. Baby J did a really great job. He didn’t like wearing the bonnet that we tried to put on him, but other than that he just chillaxed throughout the ceremony and let the celebrant apply the oils and water as needed.

    It was great to have M,H & E down to visit. We don’t get to see them nearly enough and had a lot of fun just hanging out with them.

    Also was a huge help to have Tingaling’s Mom and Dad in town for the festivities. Baby J got some serious one on one time with his Grandma.

    Thanks to M and Yarbs for serving as Baby J’s Godparents!

  3. I’m shocked JJ slept so well last night. I figured the realization that I had left would have been too much for the little guy to handle and tears would have been running all night.

    For our first trip down to see JJ we can’t thank you guys enough for making our visit wonderful. Little E talked about JJ and all the great places we visited the entire flight. We arrived back home last night around 7:00 to rain and 45 degrees. E ran into one of her pre-school teachers on our lay over which she thought was pretty cool also.

    E is here with me and she wants JJ to know that she misses him and she learned a new song today that she’ll sing to him next time she sees him.

    Thanks again,
    M, H & E

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