Good Times

We got to spend the evening with Adays this weekend. It had been way too long! We were starting to think that one or both of us were in Witness Protection!

In celebration of the dawning of summer, we snuck in a trip to the local splash park - an hour is about all our kids need.

Jackson checked out all the splashers.

And then he was on to more excitement.

Duck-riding requires ferocious concentration.

Everyone loves a good duck ride, right Brian?

Hanging out with the guys.

Giving rides to one of his favorite little ladies, Ella.

When you've been friends this long, it's quite a switch to call it a night at 8:30 (it wasn't long ago that the night started then), but we were all plenty tired.

** Update on the BBB: Jackson has been doing great in the Big Boy Bed. However, he did start Thursday off with a bang by falling out of the BBB at 3:45 AM! He's a mover, so we hear shuffling and such from his room all the time, crib or not, but this crash was a little more significant. He was stunned for a few seconds and then turned on the wail full blast. I tried to hang back so that both parents weren't rushing in and elevating things to code CRISIS. Jonathan went in and checked him out, talked to him, and put him back in bed. He went straight back to sleep. Seemed more offended that the bed bronco had bucked him off in the night than anything else. It wasn't until the next morning that we realized that he had gotten a yucky cut behind his ear. He didn't even tell us! What a trooper! Since he launched himself off of the head end, it is now relocated securely against the wall. I guess we were being a little optimistic about that.


B3 Weekend

Yesterday was B3-Day at our house! Big Boy Bed Day! Jackson has probably been ready to give up the crib for quite some time, but I just couldn't make the leap. He is growing up SO fast! So even though I put it off as long as I could, this weekend was selected as THE weekend for the move - just in case things went horribly a miss, there is that extra day of rest! Yesterday, Jonathan and his dad went and picked up the bed. Then my dad stopped by for a visit and helped us set up the bed. Everyone knows that when you are taking such huge strides toward manhood, it is imperative that you surround yourself with all your favorite guys! As soon as the bed was set up, Jackson was leaping in, laying down on the pillow to show us how it is done. We went through the normal bedtime routine and helped him get in the bed, half expecting that we would see him soon. He was a complete no-show. Slept all night in his big boy bed and rushed into our room at 6:30 this morning. We are so proud.


Molting Motorcar

The word you are looking for is SAD. Just pitiful. Xzibit called and that sweet, hot pink faux fur dash with matching seat covers could be mine if I play my cards right. In its defense, we did promise the Altima that it just had to make it through the MBA. We just didn't think it would hold us to that promise by literally falling apart. Oh, and that superior craftmanship above? That was all mine. It would only be better if I could have worked in a hairclip of some sort.