Friday, November 11, 2011

A Day Off

Today was the first day in a long time that Jesse and I have both had the day off from work.  Our whole family slept past 8 a.m.  We enjoyed a very leisurely, slow-paced morning watching TV, eating breakfast (Jackson ate 1/2 a banana in addition to his bottle), playing, and showering.  Jackson and I even took a nap before lunch...just because we could.
After lunch at home the three of us headed to Wal Mart.  We needed to pick up a prescription and some baking items so I can bake a cake for our monthly church potluck on Sunday.  We decided to bring the shopping cart cover in hopes that Jackson would actually sit in the cart.  His first time sitting at the front of the buggy was a huge success.  He was so alert and happy to be able to look around.  He liked grabbing everything we put in the cart and dangling his feet back and forth.  He was especially entranced by the electronics section.

Once home, Jackson crashed on Jesse's chest for a nice long nap while we watched TV/surfed the web.  After he awoke I gathered craft supplies to make our first turkeys.  My oldest sister started this Thanksgiving tradition with her family when her son was very young.  The body of the turkey is made from our footprints and the feathers are made from our handprints.  Here is our happy family of turkeys:
Jesse had been craving barbecue so we went to our favorite barbecue restaurant, R&R, for dinner.  Jesse enjoyed beef brisket, mac-n-cheese, and BBQ slaw.  I indulged in BBQ chicken, potatoes, and Brunswick stew.  We moved to all out binging by taking advantage of Jesse's buy one get one free blizzard coupon at Dairy Queen.  Despite being very tired, Jackson stared down the ice cream and continued to grab the cup and spoon.  I let him sample some of the soft serve.  Jackson's love for ice cream confirms that he is my son.    
Jesse and I put Jackson to bed, which is something that we rarely get to do together anymore.  Once Jackson was asleep, Jesse and I were able to enjoy some much needed time to connect.  All in all, it's been a great day with the family!

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