Monday, September 10, 2012

Recent happenings

It's been a while! I've been busy racing (more about that next post) but we have also had some great days with Jackson, who is now 10 1/2 months old.  

We really enjoy playing at the ODU fountain, but now that school is back in session, I have a feeling we won't be able to do it anymore.  

Here is Jackson on his 'first date' with Emma Rathbone. We owe Jackson's great fashion sense to the Rathbones and their two older boys, who have graciously passed down their cute clothes to little J. Look at Emma's dimples...isn't she the cutest? 
 Lincoln seems to have just given in to the fact that Jackson is here to stay, and is going to be all over him. Jackson learned how to roll the ball (well, he actually throws it!) this week and I am trying to teach Link and Jackson to play together.
 Val and I set out on a walk to Storytime at the Larchmont library. We had the pleasure of taking Ellie with us when Mary was under-the-weather. We had a great time, as always.
 I think Jackson is going to grow up to be musically inclined like his parents. He is pretty good at the drums! 
 Serious case of bed head.  
 This past weekend, I had a race on Saturday and was going to meet mom, dad and Jackson up at Aunt Karen's house in Jackson, NJ for a family cookout. Well, there was a big change of plans when I went to start the car after the race and it wouldn't start. It was a mix of a dying battery and me leaving the lights on (turns out the reminder ding wasn't working) that resulted in mom's car being stranded in Frederick Maryland for 26 hours before arriving back at their local service station. It would have been home sooner if not for the tornado-type storm that hit as many racers were trying to leave and thousands more were coming.  The hilly, farmland parking lot turned into a big muddy mess, causing hundreds of cars to be stranded as tow trucks worked overtime to clean it all up.  

So, mom and dad cut their trip short and stopped at Aunt Janis and Uncle Mikes for a short visit before turning around to meet me back in Springfield. Many thanks to Brian and Lisa for going out of their way to drop me back off in Springfield!  Jackson had a great time visiting the Renz family and hopes to see Riley and the rest of the gang very soon.

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