Saturday Jordyn and I took Jace on a road trip to Jasper to see his two great-grandmothers, it's been a while since we did that. He doesn't do well being restrained in the baby carseat for long periods of time so, we prayed and hit the highway.
An hour into the trip we started to wonder how much longer he would hold out before getting restless. So far so good, he's content. Thirty minutes later he grunted, Jordyn and I agreed, it's time for a break -- before he gets too upset and cranky.
We found a great spot with a picnic table on a little hill right by the side of the road. Jace had a ball running through the pine cones and pine needles while Jordyn prepared his lunch. He didn't want to stop playing to eat but, after some coaxing he did.
We let him run around a while longer before loading back into the car. The next leg of the trip was uneventful, Jordyn drove at a nice steady pace and I snap snap snapped pictures through the front windshield and the window on my side of the car.
Mama had no idea we were coming until we were well on our way. Needless to say, she was waiting anxiously as we pulled into her driveway. All smiles and grins from ear-to-ear we exited the car and started inside. Didn't quite make it though...
Mama blocked the front door grabbing and hugging each of us then all of us at once. Inside we hug some more and get started with all the catching up we needed to do. We talk on the phone at lease once a week but still, face-to-face is a whole lot different from phone calls.
Jace stole the show with all the new things he's doing that Great-Granny had only heard about. Now she sees for herself and savors every single minute! Same thing with Great-Granny #2 when they saw her later.
He had a hard time getting to sleep for the night being in a different environment. Trooper that he is though, he finally did settle down and close his courious eyes.
Sunday morning was much the same, all good. Back home in Houston before dark with just enough time to unwind before bedtime.
We end the day with smiles and yawns and more yawns then ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz good night!