These first two pictures came from when I was in Houston a few weeks ago. My Memaw and Pappaw gave Jackson a ride-on train with a circular track. Jackson got so excited and said, "Choo choo! Choo choo! Yeah, yeah, yeah!" His reaction made me so happy. These pictures are dear to me.
The rest of these are from our time in Missouri. It would take all my pictures, together with my mother-in-law's, my sister-in-law's, and cousin Erin's to really capture the whole week, but here's what I have! We had a blast!
My little fam on Christmas Eve.
Jackson's amazing new stocking, sewed with lots of love and skill by Cinde! It is the coolest stocking I've ever seen. This picture doesn't even convey how sparkly it is.
I loved these fun wooden toys from Target's $1 aisle. And Jackson has always loved maracas.
Jackson's Aunt Lindsay, Uncle Matt, cousin Gavin, and the ever-present Beckham on Christmas morning. Jackson loves playing with Gavin!
Gavin was commissioned to hand out all the presents. Jackson was eager to assist.
This lucky boy also got a stocking from his grandparents. He had fun digging down in there and pulling out all the fun things.
Jackson loved his new books. One was in the shape of a car and had wheels. Another was in the shape of Diego's camera - Click. It provided many minutes, if not hours, of entertainment.
Jacks was never far from Gavin's side. There's the Click the Camera book.
First Pumas. Yesssss!
Sweet new kicks.
Look closely at his feet and you'll see that he immediately had to hop and dance in his new shoes. Even at 22 months, he really does believe that new shoes make him go faster and jump higher.
Jackson found some shredded paper/confetti and it might as well have been a pot of gold.
Seriously, Mom? Why you gotta put bows on my head?
We got Jackson a Little Tikes bounce house for Christmas. There was plenty of room for it in Nana and Pappaw's new house. It has been so much fun! When we took him downstairs to see it on Christmas morning, he squealed and did a dance. He was so happy. It's all on video, but unfortunately I couldn't capture that fun moment on my camera.
Going down the slide.
One of Jackson's special "things" with his Nana is playing the piano with her. When he was itty bitty, she would sit him in her lap and play for him. So we absolutely died when Jackson figured out how to climb up on the piano bench and play by himself, even turning the pages at regular intervals. Uncle Wayne, I thought you would appreciate this!
He was even looking at the music while playing! Isn't that hilarious?
Playing around with Pappaw Steve.
He nabbed Nana's iced tea and was not about to give it up.
Curt's Grandma Ilene, Jackson, and Pappaw.
Lindsay was the luckiest person in the house that day with a record twelve big hugs in a row from The Mister.
We took Jackson to meet Nana's new horse, Peaches. Peaches was a little muddy that day, but she is a lovely fox trotter. Jackson can't say horse yet, so he calls them all "Neigh!"