Happy Friday, y’all! This photo was taken on Wednesday, our wedding anniversary, during a family walk around the neighborhood before Drew and I went out for dinner. We stopped for soft serve ice cream and gave Jackson his first taste of the stuff. He said it was “Nummy! Nummy!” He is talking so much these days, and I know it’s only a matter of a few months before we’ll be having true conversations with him, which is exciting. This week, he said, “I ‘uv mommy,” which basically made my heart explode.
Next week, we head to Missouri for ten days to spend time with my parents, sister, some friends, and extended family (while we’re there, we’ll celebrate my grandpa’s 90th birthday). Jackson knows we will be getting on an airplane soon and going to see “Nana and Papa,” and the excitement is almost too much for him to handle. Every time he sees a plane fly by, he says, “Mommy, airplane; Daddy, airplane; Jackson, airplane; Nana and Papa!!” And I say, “That’s right, Jackson! We are all going to get on an airplane to go see Nana and Papa in just a few days!”
It has been fun to see the world through the eyes of a toddler, when everything is so new and thrilling. And I wish I could bottle his enthusiasm and give it back to him one day when he’s running low.
In other news, my dear great-aunt Velda passed away in her sleep this week at the grand age of 101. I asked her once what the secret to longevity was and she said, “Do crossword puzzles every day and take the stairs.” Sounds good to me.
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.