It's been over two weeks since we've posted anything, but it's not because we haven't been doing anything...we've actually been really busy! We just returned from a week of family time in California, and what a good time it was!!! We celebrated Thanksgiving, and had an early Christmas, with Papa and G-Jo. We called it Thanksmas! Here's the pictures from our time in what Jacob calls, "Cal-i-for-na!"
|Jacob has learned how to do a summersault and this is his smile after he complete's one...he's showing off for Papa and G-Jo.|
|The theme was all things Lightning McQueen, so here's a picture of Jacob looking at his new pillowcase!|
|Thanksgiving morning, getting ready to head to church to meet with GUMBO. The group, GUMBO, gets together weekly to feed the homeless in Riverside, mostly around the building, and they made sure to deliver meals on Thanksgiving day too!|
|Jacob loved being in "Papa's Truck" and going "over the bumps." Every time he would feel the truck going over he would yell out, "whoa bump" and laugh!|
|Another BIG hit was the cuckoo clock. Jacob loved to wait for it to cuckoo, and he would say, "almost time" and "first 4 times, then one time." Meaning that it would cuckoo the number of hours and then one time on the half hour. Ha!|
|Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went to a Train Museum/Park. Here we are at the entrance. Fun!|
|There was an area of the park where the children could push buttons to make the various train signals light up or move. It was fun to watch Jacob very intently push the buttons and observe how they worked. He's such a thinker!|
|A family shot on the caboose!|
|These trains were owned by The Kimballs, one of Disney's main animation guys. These were the trains that gave Disney the idea for Disneyland!|
|(This is the picture from three years ago, Papa is with Jacob's cousin, Audrey, and I am 5 months pregnant, just a few weeks after Jacob's CDH diagnosis)|
|It took us a little while to find this covered wagon because it was in a different place than when we took the picture three years ago...|
|One of the last days we were there, we went to the Science Center. Here, Jacob is learning about the effects of gravity. Ha!|
California proved to be tons of FUN!