Christmas: Part 3 (Lake Jackson)

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Even after almost a week of antibiotics, Baby Boy still wasn’t sleeping well at night, and I ended up needing to go to Urgent Care a couple of days after Christmas.  The doctor gave me a z-pack and some ahhhmaaazing cough syrup.  Even though we were all sick for the majority of our 3 week trip, it was still a good visit.  Hopefully next time we will feel better though.

Christmas at Nana and Granddads'

Christmas at Nana and Granddads’

Inspecting the ornaments

Inspecting the ornaments

My mom would move Elmo around outside before Baby Boy would wake up, so he could find him each morning.  Sort of like the Elf on the Shelf, but with a giant Elmo.

My mom would move Elmo around outside before Baby Boy would wake up, so he could find him each morning. Sort of like the Elf on the Shelf, but with a giant Elmo.

Eating dinner before the Baylor Bowl game (we beat UCLA)

Eating dinner before the Baylor Bowl game (we beat UCLA)

What do you mean I can't stay up to watch the game?

What do you mean I can’t stay up to watch the game?

He loved operating the fan with the remote control.

He loved operating the fan with the remote control.

Once I started feeling better, we made a lemon meringue pie with my grandmother's recipe.

Once I started feeling better, we made a lemon meringue pie with my grandmother’s recipe.

Although we were all feeling better, Baby Boy was still have sleep troubles.  He would only take a nap with his Nana that day.

Although we were all feeling better, Baby Boy was still have sleep troubles. He would only take a nap with his Nana that day.

Playing with some of his (many) new toys after we got home.

Playing with some of his (many) new toys after we got home.

I didn’t take nearly enough pictures this trip since we weren’t feeling well.  Hopefully next time goes far better, but I told John that I do not want to take another over night trip for a very, very long time.

Our flight to Houston was fairly uneventful, but once again we had a horrible time with security in Houston.  It was a challenge to get as many toys in our luggage as possible.  We had to ship a lot of it, but I was able to get Baby Boy’s wooden train in our carry-on.  Apparently, it is difficult to distinguish between wood and liquid on the x-ray machine, so we were treated as if we were trying to smuggle large quantities of a dangerous liquid.  Baby Boy and I once again were pulled aside by security who wanted to know what was in the bag.  I started rambling off the items….diapers, a toy train, baby blanket, teddy bear, empty sippy cups…  The officer carefully opened the bag, then with no care whatsoever, started dumping our stuff into bins.  Baby Boy was not happy to have the officers tossing his treasures into bins and hauling them off for testing.  They treated that wooden train like it was a dangerous liquid until they did all sorts of tests to prove it was a solid.  I understand that they have procedures that must be followed, but they really could have improved on the way they handled the situation.  They treated us like we were criminals until their tests came back.  It was absurd.  For awhile they were debating whether or not to give us the train back, but eventually they let us have all our stuff back.  What kind of a Grinch would have thought it okay to take a little boy’s Christmas present, blanket, and teddy bear?  We once again had to repack our suitcase before heading off to our gate.

the train

the train

We would have had some serious problems if our blanket and teddy bear hadn’t been given back!

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They could have taken all of John’s and my stuff, but good grief leave the blanket and teddy bear alone!  🙂

Looking back over our pictures from the trip, it seems I took A LOT of pictures of him sleeping.  Probably because it was such a rare occurrence while we were there.

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