I will now attempt to catch you up on the last week of Jones family happenings. Two big things happened this week. One, we had company. And two, we really started to get out of the house with Annabeth. (Although I'm still keeping her covered up since she hasn't had her shots yet.) She slept through every single one of our outings.
As you know, I made my big return to step aerobics with my friend Missy. We both survived, although poor Missy had a morning sickness attack during class and had to excuse herself. Bless her heart! And then she came back and kept stepping! She's every woman! I took it easy since it was quickly apparent that I did not have enough support for the girls. Also, we had a substitute teacher who played the most uninspiring music of all time. I'm looking forward to going back tomorrow and having the regular Monday teacher who is AWESOME.
That night my college friend Michelle came in town and we got to have dinner and hang out. She ended up staying with us for two nights, which was super fun. She got to witness Annabeth's elephant noises in person and quickly claimed her as the Republican party's newest Pink Elephant. (Michelle is fresh from DC after having worked for the Bush administration since graduation.)
I bought a new sling for Annabeth and a new Bravado nursing bra at a crunchy little boutique close to our house. I hate the sling. I can't figure it out and it's too poofy. But I love the nursing bra. This is my third Bravado bra to buy this time around and I'm so mad at myself that I didn't get these before! They're really great.
That night, Annabeth and I snuck into the last night of Bible study so that my mom could introduce her on camera. Annabeth was in her cute little feathery pink outfit with her "Future Heiress" socks from Aunt Lindsay. She was painfully cute, if I do say so myself!
Curt's mom and Dad arrived to spend the rest of the week with us. Yeah!
A rainy cold front blew through Houston and since it was supposed to last through the weekend, we went ahead with our plans to go to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Big mistake. The weather was miserable! It was so disappointing! I ruined my black flats and had to throw them away the next day. Serves me right for not wearing my boots. But at least I got my annual rodeo meal, which is a BBQ chicken breast sandwich and potato salad from the Goode Company stand. Yum! (You can only get it at the rodeo, not at the restaurant.) The best part was seeing Jackson do the pony ride. The next best part was stopping at Doodles baby boutique on the way home and buying some new bows for Annabeth.
That evening I attempted another step class. This time I was properly bound and had a much better workout. The teacher was great and there were at least 5 JT songs on the mixed tape. You can't go wrong there.
The weather was awful again. We enjoyed breakfast at La Madeleine and then went shopping at Memorial City Mall. I found some jeans that fit and a few tops that will get me through the next couple of months. Thank the Lord! I've been in a much better mood since then. When we were at Baby Gap I ran into Annalee, who has an adorable blog that you should check out.
Still raining. Still cold. I took a mid-morning nap. Loved it. Then we had lunch at PF Chang's. So good. After that we headed to Target to get Jackson some new underwear because we are officially done with pull-ups during the day. Thank You, God, my son is finally pooping on the potty on a regular basis. (We've gotten close but reverted every time.) Then I took an afternoon nap. Best day ever.
The baby and I went to my parents' house for a brief visit while everyone else went to church. My parents left for the ranch today, so it was my only chance to see them for a while. Curt's parents left this afternoon. We had a wonderful time with them and we are so thankful for their love for us and especially for our kids! Jackson is going to be so sad when he wakes up in the morning and they're not in the next room.
*I anticipate a busy work week and since Jackson's MDO is on spring break, I might be scarce for the next few days. Have a great week, everyone!