Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last Jackson Trip of the Summer

The week before school started, we decided to squeeze in one more Jackson trip. With Worth leaving for Ole Miss soon and Grace Ann starting her freshman year of high school, things are about to get busy (and change a lot, sniff sniff, but we aren’t talking about that)!

The few days before we left were spent with HG and me pulling our hair out with Cressey screaming like crazy in the char. To try to keep the peace, we let GD drive, Spiffer and I sat in the backseat with C, and HG sat in the last row. As long as I held C’s hand and talked to her, she was happy, and she slept most of the way. We met Suzanne and GA for lunch at Newk’s and then hit Gloria’s pool.

By dinnertime on Thursday night, Hayes and Hastings arrived in Jackson with their other grandparents, so they came over for pizza and more pool time (and Uncle Lary too). The girls had a big time splashing and jumping in the pool (until the rain hit)! As the girls were swimming though, the grownups slowly started realizing how warm it now was inside… Gloria’s air conditioning had gone out, and it was HOT! We packed it up and headed to a hotel- Cressey’s first hotel experience! GD found us a great suite, so they had one room and the girls and I had another. We made a pallet on the floor for Cressey. We did get there late, but once we all got in bed and quiet, she had no problem falling asleep, although by the morning, she had wiggled herself 90 degrees!

We had a slow morning in the hotel and then went back over to Glo’s (whose house had cooled down over night, thankfully) for some sandwiches and more pool time for GA and HG. Worth came too, and we were so glad to see him!

We were all a bit fuzzy around the edges by the time we got back home Friday night, after all the extra stops and work that a baby requires, but we sure did enjoy some time with our family before some big life changes happen.

Road trip!

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I’m HUNGRY, Mama!

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Grace Ann’s dog, Rebel, had his first swim at Glo’s on Thursday.

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The many faces of Cressey

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Sweet cousins

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HG was obsessed with this dog.

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Getting cozied into the hotel

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Goodnight vs good morning

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Cressey grunts a lot while she sleeps and ended up disturbing HG, so I pulled her into the bed with us for the early morning hours.

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On the way home, HG moved up to sit next to me, and while I was squished beyond comfort, it sure was magical to have both of my girls asleep on either side of me. Those are priceless cuddles!

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