Monday, December 14, 2015

A Weekend of Firsts

First, I want to say "thank you" to those who prayed for my family over the weekend!  Unfortunately, we lost my uncle Saturday night. He was a big, burly man... He loved to hunt & fish - stories of which Matt loved to hear about. He was loved by many but, will be especially missed by his wife, 2 sons, a daughter-in-law & 3 grandsons.

This weekend was all about firsts for Jack!  We were able to get in some quality family time & squeezing & loving each other a little tighter after being reminded yet again that life can be so fragile.

On Saturday we bummed around the house getting some projects done & watching my brother rope in Las Vegas through a live stream. He & his partner didn't end up winning but, I was so glad we were still able to cheer them on from home!  So, first team roping - check!  

After the guys were done roping we were off to get Jack's first haircut!  I've been fighting doing this for a little while now but, it was to the point where it was just too long & had to be cut.  Other than being overly curious about what was going on around the shop, Jack did great & didn't cry or fuss at all!  Afterwards, we were given a cute packet to commemorate his first haircut!  First haircut- check!
Before - just how long his baby hair was!

Our next stop was the western store!  We were in search of Jack's first pair of cowboy boots & we found the perfect little pair!  They are great because they have a zipper on the inside to help get them on his little feet. They're a little big right now but, once he starts walking they'll fit great & give him a little room to grow!  After all they were a little investment for the little guy!  First pair of cowboy boots - check!

And finally, our last stop was to see Santa!  Since the weather was descent we decided to go to Sundance Square in Downtown Ft. Worth.  The line wasn't too long when we arrived but, waited in line for about 15 minutes and then an elf came by to tell us that Santa was taking a 30 minute break... Umm, do what!?  Matt & I decided to push through, we weren't that far from the big guy and it was was certainly some effort getting us there... getting downtown, parking, walking, etc. and I wasn't really sure if we would have another opportunity before Christmas so, we stayed.  Likely, overtired & overwhelmed by it all, Jack wasn't really a fan of Santa... at all!  I couldn't help but, just snap a million pictures because I thought it was too funny how He just lost it and I'm partial to that adorable crying face!  Maybe next year will go better but, I still love how this year turned out!

On Sunday we attended Emma's 4th birthday party where all the little kids got to decorate gingerbread & sugar cookies!  I was hesitant to let Jack at it because I really just didn't want to clean up the mess #honestmommoment but, we gave him a cookie, squeezed some icing on top along with some sprinkles & he just went to town with it!  At one point Matt tried taking the cookie away from Jack & he let him know real fast that it was not happening!  Jack had fun though & we got some good laughs & great pictures out of it!  So, needless to say Jack loved "cookie decorating"!  ... and then we went to evening Mass with a sugar high baby ... #bestparentmoveever

Despite being so far away from my family - they're in Corpus Christi, we still managed to make the best of this weekend & our quality family time together.  I'm so glad we were able to see Santa this year and despite how old Jack looks, I love his haircut!


  1. Him sitting in the little airplane chair, be still my heart! He looks so grown :) and his little boots! I die! I'm not a mom and even I wouldn't want to deal with the icing and sprinkles mess!


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