Thursday, December 24, 2009

A TRIP WITH PARKER and JACK TO RIDE THE POLAR EXPRESS

I want you to laugh at this post. I DO NOT always have happy, always angelic, always obedient grandchildren. I know you thought I did.
This weekend JACK did not get a nap on Thursday when we left and NOTHING
made him HAPPY, THAT would be NOTHING!
Can you tell from his expressions. Santa did everything but stand on his head and Jack just gave him the stare. As Parker said on the way to the hotel, Jack had a case of BADIDIOUS!
He did not want to change into his pajamas...a must on the Polar Express
He and Pop having a heart to heart. Jack winning.

Still not happy about anything.....except whinning....are you getting the PICTURE?
He did not particularly like the cookie the elves served.....not his kind!

BUT, he ate it anyway.

Now Parker was happy, loved his hot chocolate and cookies and could not understand Jacks attitude, especially since Grammy let him buy whatever in the TOY SHOP! He thinks Jack needed an attitude adjustment. We wonder where he heard that? PARKER WAS THE BEST BIG BROTHER and TRIED EVERYTHING to make JACK HAPPY. Quite a task.

MY FAVORITE PICTURE FROM THE ENTIRE NIGHT. TWO LITTLE BUDDIES THAT LOVE EACH OTHER AND ARE THE GREATEST GIFTS that GOD EVER GAVE ME!

PARKER IS ANOTHER STORY. BUY HIM ONE NEW DS GAME AND HE IS A HAPPY CAMPER,BUY HIM TWO AND HE THINKS I HUNG THE MOON! AND THE BEST PART IS THAT I GET MORE JOY GIVING, THAN HE DOES RECEIVING THEM.

FINALLY, Jack begins to wind down (thank you Lord) and is thinking just maybe he might go to sleep.....just MAYBE!...

BUT FIRST A FEW TUMBLES OFF THE BED...

Finally ready for bed....BUT WHERE...He cannot decide, but knows that even though he no longer takes a bottle or a pacifier, he is for sure going to take one with Grammy and Pop! That is a FOR SURE. At this point he has already opened 7 Christmas presents, each hoping that the mood would improve. Now he has all his MUSICAL CHRISTMAS toys close by and ALL going at once. A cat, a reindeer, a barking dog and a chicken.....but he is not sure how he wants to arrange them.


He finally has them all arranged and off to sleep he goes for 10 hours! Friday and Saturday were much better days....He loved going to the movie, sat in Santa's lap and actually posed,lunched at Red Lobster and had dinner at TGI Fridays and acted PERFECT...and was sweet little, funny Jack the rest of the trip. Parker was a HUGE help and I rewarded him WELL.

Making memories with these boys are the most special times of our lives. They bring us a JOY that I did not know exist. Just wanted to let you know that I did not have PERFECT ones.

I can't wait to see Jack's eyes as he unwraps all his loot these next two days. He is at just the right age to be SO EXCITED.

Make a MEMORY this holiday season. I sure plan to. My new blog friends have made this year so special. AND I am going to get better at it....I promise. I will post my Christmas card letter tomorrow....Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

15 comments:

creative gal said...

So cute!

creative gal said...

So cute!

Nezzy said...

Poor little Jack, we all have those day when things are just turned upside down! Heeheehe!!! I'm so glad you got to spend this time with them and make those precious memories. That's what it's all about. May you and your family relax in His love and have a very Merry Christmas.

God bless ya'll!!!

Courtney said...

What a fun trip even if Jack wasn's such a happy camper. Enjoy Christmas with all your little blessings.

Misty said...

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Shelia said...

Aw, Teresa! I love this! Poor little Jack! He was just having a bad day! What a great big brother he has. I'm so enjoying this and learning - we'll be grandparents for the first time in March.
Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
Shelia ;)

Christi Johnson said...

That's about right! It's always the place that you can't wait to take them, that they throw the biggest fit...LOL. Jack and Colton have the same Christmas shirt,and boy does it fit them well. I'm so glad you guys had a fun trip, and I hope you all have a wonderful and Merry Christmas : )

Channa said...

How was the Polar Express? I want to take my niece, Charly, next year. There is one that runs here in TX and it is only about an hour from us.

wife.mom.nurse said...

What cuties!~

~Merry Christmas friend!~

Grami's girls said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for the Christmas letter.

RCUBEs said...

They're so cute! No matter what mood :) Merry Christmas to you and may God bless you abundantly.

The Hairstons said...

They are SO CUTE!!!

Trish said...

what sweet "grandboys" you have! Great pictures! I bet the Polar Express train was awesome!

Moms For Morality said...

The boys are ADORABLE! I have to admit that I laughed during your entire post because it reminds me of my 2 sons: Micah and Zion. So Funny! I know that their Grandparents felt the same way this Holiday while visiting. They are a joy when they are awake but Angels when they sleep,too cute. I hope that your New Year has been as Blessed as your Holidays seem to be. We're big fans of Polar Express too. Thanks for sharing

Stephanie Hunter said...

So so cute. I have days when I feel JUST LIKE Jack. I'm just not cute enough to pull it off!
~Stephanie