I know y'all are on the edge of your seats waiting for me to recap my weekend. It is always so exciting to read about, isn't it? First of all, Jackson was sick all last week. He ran a fever from Tuesday to Thursday and just felt crummy. We had a lot of night-waking and every time I got up I thought about what it was going to be like having a newborn again.
On Friday evening Jackson and I went over to my parents' house and had dinner with them. Since Jackson had been sick, I'd hardly seen my sister (who was in town from Atlanta) all week. Jackson was kind of a turkey after not feeling well and getting anything he wanted for three days straight, but we all had a good time together.
On Saturday morning we took Jackson to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. We had so much fun. Jackson was too young to pester us about buying him a million things but he was old enough to love the show itself. Next year I'm sure it will be a different story. I could not believe how many booths were set up with stuff for sale in the foyer. The flashing lights, bright colors, and music made all the junk very hard to resist. I am 28 years old and I was like a kid again begging Curtis to get me one of those light-up toys. He said no. But when he asked me to get him cotton candy and it was $12, I delivered the goods! Is that not insane? It came with a clown hat. The snow cones in a light-up cup were $15. Amazing. AMAZING!
I'm not sure what Jackson's favorite part of the circus was (probably the popcorn - not bad at $2.50), but mine was the horses. They had the most beautiful black Lippizaner (I think) and white Arabians running around a ring. They were breathtaking. The trapeze artists were also really cool. Okay, I won't lie. Pregnant girl almost cried during the opening act when all the animals and performers came out. I was fighting it back.
We spent Saturday evening with some of my girlfriends from high school and their families. Cypress Falls Eagles, lift your banner high. Most of us missed our Class of '98 ten year reunion due to people traveling and others having babies, so it was fun to get together on Saturday and let everyone meet the newest arrivals. The Sheffields were sweet enough to host us at their house and feed us fajitas. Normally I am very uncomfortable taking my toddler to a house where no children live, but I knew that if anyone on earth understood what it's like to have a very lively boy, it was Mrs. Sheffield! When Justin (Jennifer's hubby - they were HS sweethearts) was a very little boy his parents woke up to find him frying bacon in the kitchen in the middle of the night. He also attempted to drive his mother's car (a standard) down the street at like age 7. He made it past several houses. She could seriously write a book. All that to say, I moved some crystal out of the living room and then didn't stress too much about Jackson.
Jen with Baby Jaylee, Leah with Baby Elise and Elle, Lauren with Baby Ethan, me and Jackson (who was having an interesting hair moment).
Jaylee, Elise, and Ethan
Elle and Jackson
*As soon as Elle arrived, Jackson started doing all his moves to impress her. Y'all, he was trying so hard. She wanted nothing to do with him at first but he eventually won her over with his big hair, I mean smile. They chased each other and the dog in the backyard and wore themselves out.
Michelle with Ethan
Laura with Ethan
*Thanks for the pics, Lauren!
Sunday was just a regular, low-key Sunday. Curtis spoke to the 11-12th graders about going off to college and I joined him. We enjoyed getting to do that. After church I let Curtis talk me into eating at Chili's instead of Pappasito's. I was all excited about getting the Asian crispy chicken salad, but they don't have it anymore! What?!?! Pregnant Girl was not happy! I got a chicken sandwich and only ate two bites of it because I had gotten too hungry and felt sick. Then I ate the rest when we got home. We call this the Humperdink effect since our first experience with this was in Irving at Humperdink's three years ago. They are SO SLOW. And this post was SO LONG and boring to read. Bless you, child. Now I am going to eat the rest of my Freebird's burrito that is waiting for me in my fridge. Woo hoo!