Monday, August 17, 2009

Jacks first trip to Austin!!!

Our first trip to Austin with little Jack was a fun, sometimes stressful, super packed weekend! Our little guy did the best he could do and everyone adored him! He for sure got some good lovin' from all his favorite Aunties!! It started off on Friday, Daddy came home early from work, and mom was all packed and ready to go. Jack had on one of his "gay-gay" outfits (per Dad) and wasn't a happy camper. He was ready to get the show on the road!

As you can see the car was packed to the max! This little booger had his own spreadsheet that I made so that we could keep track of all the stuff we had to bring and to make sure we came back with it too!
Once we got in the car and got settled in, Jack was a sweet little boy and was laughing and coo'ing ready to show off his duds and smiles to all the ladies! The ride down he was great, we stopped about half way to feed/change him and then we put him back in the car seat for the last leg to Austin. He slept the way over and mom took a nap too while Dad hauled it to A-town!We arrived at the ranch in about 4 hours, it usually takes us 2.5 or we were all glad to see the familiar entrance to the Wild Onion! Let's get this party started friends!
We have seen the longhorns too many times to count but we realized this was Jacks first time to the ranch so we slowwwwwwed down and told Jack about the ranch (where mommy and daddy got married) and showed him the longhorns!We quickly were greeted by Boo Boo and Aunt Mandi! We had not seen them in forever it was SO good to see her and how cute is she!?!?! With a baby of her own on the way, we couldn't be more excited this time around to check out her bump!!In the Edgerton-Harris spirit....there is ALWAYS fresh flowers in abundance around the house! I just loved these little sweet orange flowers, they had these cool curly wire things coming out of them, Mrs. E is super talented! As soon as we unloaded the car, the boys were already chillaxin' and Mandi was busy getting ready for our girls night. The boys were going to play poker....and those stinkers didn't get home until 4 am!! Our girls night ended around midnight but was so much fun. I didn't get any pictures from the girls! But it was sooooo good to see Lanie & Ana and the rest of the girls! While the boys relaxed Mandi told me she had a gift for Jack. So we opened the bag and I started laughing so hard!!! Mandi and her sister had made these hilarious onesies! They are so perfect and I am sooooo in love with them! She made more than I pictured (including a Smashtron onesie especially for Kevin) and I think she needs to sell some of these, I know here in Houston some of the ghetto fab individuals are going to be really jealous of my baby when he wears these! I will just have to tell them "Pop Off" ...hahahha
One of the sweetest things was Mandi told me that these flowers were for us from Sonta and Lalo, who are the ranch hands at the Wild Onion. They are two of the sweetest people and I thought it was so incredibly thoughtful of them to think of our family. Every time I go to the ranch I make it a point to go find them and say hi and ask how they are doing, they are such a huge part of the ranch and are extended family to everyone that meets them. Que Bonita!
After getting showered with hugs and gifts we put little man in his pj's to get ready for night night. Friday night I was worried that he wasn't going to sleep very well because we were in a new place. We brought his bassinet, monitor, musical night night giraffe and his cd player - anything to make him feel at home! I put him to sleep around 9: 45 pm and our little man slept until 5: 50 am!! WOW!! Kevin got home from poker at 4 am, so he was exhausted but I couldn't help but wake him up to my excitement that Jack had slept through the night! How awesome!!!The next morning we woke up and I put him in his little golf outfit that Aunt Mandi had purchased for him a few weeks back. Check out Mandi's bump, awww I miss being preg!! Its so little and so cute!! I can't WAIT until she finds out what her and Shaun are having!! We took Jack over to Sassys (Mandis Mom) house, which is right across the other side of the ranch. Mandi is very lucky to have her mom so close! Sassy just adored Jack and I couldn't help but think in just a few short months she will be doing this with her own grandchild! I told the two of them its so surreal to think that a few years ago we were using their kitchen to make t-shirts for homecoming football game and now we are using the kitchen to change diapers and goo-goo-gaagaa over babies! Ha ha! Sassy let us pick out the cutest bib!! Her friend makes these and I just loved this one!
Jack is one spoiled and posh little boy! We made the trip to Austin because my dear friend Dee got married! She was married to Jake in the Caribbean and then had the reception at The Crossing at Volente. The Crossing was such a unique place, it was up on top of a hill and had AMAZING views of Lake Travis! Dee looked so beautiful and her dress was so adorable, frilly and fun! Congrats Dee and Jake your reception was beautiful, sorry we had to leave early our little man could only take so much. But we loved seeing you and so glad that we got to make it! Jack loved these statues that were in the gallery area outside the reception. He kept laughing and smiling at them every time Kevin took him to go see them.
Seems everything I like is $$....looks like he is following my footsteps!
We ran into Leti (Dee's maid of honor) who I had not seen in years!!!
We got home and all were so exhausted, I took a nap with Jack as soon as we got back. Lyndsey came over that night and gave Jack his night cap bottle to top him off for a long sleep :)
Then Mandi, Lynds and I talked until midnight about her new boy (who id 6'7 and a total cutie! Good job Lynds!) and all kinds of other girl stuff. I miss yall so darn much!!!
On Sunday morning I woke up early with Jack and went over to Nana Carolyn's house (Trishas mom). She made me homemade taters and had fluffy eggs and toast ...yum yum! She bonded with Jack while I got time to enjoy and not gulp down my meal. I eat fast these days and it was soooo nice to enjoy my Sunday breakfast with fresh orange juice! Nana C was so good with Jack, he smiled at her and he wanted her to talk to him. Everytime she looked away he would scream until she started talking to him! So funny! Aunt Trish came over after breakfast and she looked awesome! Maj and her just got back from London last week and she was skinny and dressed to the 9's as always! We talked about her trip and I wish I could fit in the suitcase...up next is Belize!!

Trish loved Jacks little legs and shoes - she couldn't get enough of him!! Nana C gave him his bottle and then he crashed in her arms! Perfect little angel!
Seems like just the other day we were sneaking out of Carolyn's house and now we are calling her Nana and getting advice about babies! hahahha I miss my shopping soon as Jack is old enough we will be showing him our favorite outlet mall in San Marcos! I can't believe I will eventually have to shop for "school clothes"....ahhh memories!!
Oh how divine....Trish knows her way to my heart! Name Brand :) Jack got his first Harrods gift all the way from London! I love it!!! Thanks Maj! We love the "magic cards" that let us shop at Harrods! xoxo

We had such a WONDERFUL trip!!!!!! Thank you all my dear sweet best friends for helping me with Jack and loving on him! Hope to see yall all again soon and to the rest of my dear Austin friends yall are next! The list is long but the best part is our little guy has a lot of loving to give! xoxoxo


Anonymous said...

How is it that I just now found your blog?? :) I love the pics of little Jack enjoying his first trip to Austin. I hope you come back soon; I would love to see you!!

Jane C. said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful trip!! Yay Jack for being such a good little traveler!!

Carl&JulieFamilySite said...

OMG, that bib is so stinking cute!