Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Soccer Sunday with Mimi and Bampa (and Birthday Presents and Date Night)!

Jackson was so patient waiting to open his presents!  We waited until Sunday morning while it was much calmer...  He is a lucky, lucky boy to have had so many friends and family celebrate with him.  It makes our hearts happy to see so many people loving on our Buddy Bear :)
Love Graham photo-bombing!
Jackson Batman...
Graham Batman...
Josh Batman!
Nan sent a fantastic selection of Super Hero Squad stories with Mimi and Bampa.  These are great books, by the way, for the younger superhero fans!
Jackson loved the huge card from Mimi and Bampa!
A LeapPad!  It was pretty cute, because Jackson didn't actually know what this was when he opened it!  LOL  Once we told him, and we got it all set up, he was loving it!  Uncle Larry and Aunt Michelle sent him a Cars 2 game that he plays all the time :)
Sweet hugs :)
Checking it out all together
Mimi was a big help and wiped down all of the tables and chairs we borrowed from our friends to seat all of the kiddos.  Obviously, Graham was a big help ;)
Jackson and Bampa did some coloring and crossword puzzles, respectively.
After a yummy lunch of leftover party food (we are working our way through an enormous tub of cheese balls), we got ready for Jackson's soccer game!  Mimi and Bampa picked a fantastic weekend for a visit--Jackson played really well, and the whole team had a great game!  

We hurried home from soccer to lay Graham down for a nap and to have Lindsay come over to babysit so we could take Mimi and Bampa into DC.  We took them to three of our new favorite places from our weekend getaway: Eastern Market, Matchbox for Dinner and Ted's Bulletin for dessert :)  It was a really fun night out just the grown-ups!
Our adult milkshakes all lined up: Kahlua Mocha, Toasted Coconut, Nutty Professor and Bananas Foster

Yesterday Mom and I dropped off Jackson at school, and then we had fun at the mall with Graham.  It was POURING, so it was a perfect morning for shopping!  Dad and Josh met us at school to pick up Jackson, and so Jackson could show them around a little.  We headed home and then ordered Chinese for lunch.  Grahammers napped while we all relaxed before heading to Red Robin for an early birthday dinner for Jackson.  We had such a good time, and then they came to sing to Jackson, and this was his face.  He reacted just like him mommy--a lot of shy and a little embarrassed.  
I think the sundae was worth it!
After getting all the boys settled at home, Mom and I went out to a movie.  We saw "Baggage Claim," which was super cute, and we had a great time doing one of our favorite things together :)

This wonderful visit came to an end this morning when we all left at the same time to head our separate ways.  I LOVED having my parents here for Jackson's party, but it definitely made the trip feel shorter than usual.  Luckily, it's just a few short weeks until Thanksgiving...

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