Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

The last several days have been so fun. On Friday, Jonah and I went to spend the night in Lufkin with my aunt Jan, and we had the best time! She took us out to eat, and then we went over to visit my cousin Cory, his wife Heather, and their two little girls, Kate and Reese. Reese is the new baby of the family, and it was my first time to meet her. She was precious, never even heard her make a sound the entire evening....very happy baby, and beautiful! And Kate, the 4-year old big sister, was fun as always. She came back to Jan's house to spend the night with us that night, and Jonah was crazy about her! They really had fun playing together! I'll post some pics of them in a few days. And he was very affectionate towards his Gran Jan too, right from the start. Plus, she had fake vegetables in her kitchen, and Jonah played with them probably for hours. =) The only crazy part of the trip was during the night....Jonah decided to wake up during the night and cry out some. I was sleeping in the same room in a regular bed with him at the foot of the bed in a pack-n-play. He wasn't really crying, but I could hear him rustling and could tell that he was awake. It was 2am, and he did this for 45 minutes, so I got him up and....yikes.....put him in bed with me because I thought he was cold. If you know Jonah, you know that he loves to play, even if it's the middle of the night, so that didn't work so well. We laid there for two hours and then I told him that he would have to go back to his crib if he didn't lay still and go to sleep....and quit talking! I was wondering how I was going to safely drive back to Tyler the next morning on only 3 hours of sleep. I put him back in his crib and he went back to sleep! for one hour. Then he woke up again and I put him back in bed with me. I know, psycho, right? But that time, at 5:30am, he went to sleep. And I must admit, it was one of the sweetest times I've had with him. I was ridiculously tired, but to fall asleep cuddling with my baby and have his arm around my neck playing with my hair was so great. That was the first time that we ever shared a bed. And as sweet as it was, I'm hoping we don't have to do it again for a long time!

Today, one of my best friends, Megan, is coming to visit us. Her family is in Maine, so she is not going to be able to go see them this Thanksgiving, so she's spending Thanksgiving with our family. And I'm thrilled! It will be nice to have a pretend "sister" with me this year! I'm especially sad that I won't be spending Thanksgiving with my brother and his family this year. They are pretty much settled into their new house in Lexington, Kentucky. My parents just got back last night from visiting them and were full of fun stories about the kids. Maggie, who will be two in January, has a newly discovered love for talking on the phone. She carries one around with her to play with all throughout the day, and the chances she gets to talk on the real phone with one of her family members usually end with Maggie fighting because she doesn't want to give up the phone. She's such a girl! (Good luck with that, Amy!) =) Those kids are so sweet, I can't wait to see them at Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, I just put up my Christmas tree last night, so we'll have to see how long before Jonah destroys the ornaments or unwraps all the presents....