Monday, July 5, 2010

A fantastic weekend!

We are home from a fantastic, stress free weekend! Jax did great, not pulling any stunts that he likes to pull when we are relaxing. It looks like he relaxed on the couch as much as we did!

The boys swam constantly. They would go back and forth to the pool several times a day.

Jaxson got lots of extra attention. My parents and brother were up there, and my aunt Sondra as well.
On Saturday we went to the alpine slide. Its a slide that runs down a mountain. You take a ski lift to the top, and ride a small sled down the mountain. They also have an alpine coaster. The same thing but its attached to the track so you can go faster without worrying about falling off. This is the view from the top of the alpine slide.
The boys also played miniature golf at the alpine slide. Look at that concentration! Tanner and Carter were so funny, they obviously have no idea how to really play, and usually the ball ended up in the hole with the help of their hands!

Of course we always include Jax, he got to ride the merry-go-round. The best thing about going to the alpine slide was meeting a family from Georgia that had a Down syndrome son. Their son was very similar to Jax. He had multiple problems and was quite delayed. He also will probably never walk or talk. Its nice to meet not only another DS family, but one that is going through the same things as you. Her son also had seizures, intractable epilepsy, and he jumped several times while we were talking. The same kinds of things Jax does!

Last night, it was super cold for the fireworks. Luckily our condo is right on the golf course that everyone watches the fireworks from, so we left Jax home. Tanner was not having anything to do with the fireworks either. (Ah, life with an autistic child!) So grandpa stayed back with Tanner and Jax. But we forgot to take our camera to the golf course with us.
Carter and grandpa watching movies.

A few reminders, Friday we are drawing the winner of the MP3 player, so if you haven't entered, do so now.
Also, if you didn't get an evite to the shower on Saturday, let me know. I didn't know if I had every one's email addresses right. If you did get the evite, please RSVP so Jessica knows how many people to expect!


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What a fun trip! Jaxson sure looks relaxed sleeping on the couch. It's great that you met a family with a similar child. That's such a nice feeling, isn't it! :)

Hope said...

I love the pictures! I'm happy your weekend went well.


The VW's said...

Glad to hear you had such a fun and relaxing time! Those pics of Jax sleeping are adorable!

Yay for meeting another DS cutie! Did you exchange info and does she have a blog for her son?

Have fun at your GIRL shower!!! I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister this weekend! Baby showers are so fun! Love and Hugs!!!

Rochelle said...

Looks like a great weekend away! So glad you all had time to relax and have some much needed fun away from paperwork and the stress of life!
So cool you met another family!

Junior said...

Looks like you all had a great weekend. So glad Jax did well.

Alison said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

mandd3 said...

I'm so glad to hear you all had a wonderful weekend. The pictures are great ad how cool was it that you met another family with an extra special DS baby like Jax!

suelmayer said...

Lacey, What a wonderful get away. I love all the pictures! I'm guessing the Lord brought your family together with the other. I always feel blessed when that happens and I have someone else to celebrate Sam with.

Alicia said...

Awwww, so glad you all had a fun filled, stress free holiday weekend!

Stevenson Family said...

Love the picutres...and Jax shoes in the top pic. Very cute!!

April said...

Oh I'm so glad you were able to sneak away and have some R & R!

Heather said...

What a great weekend you had.Love all the pictures and so glad Jaxson is doing well.

I always think that it is not a coincidence that you met that family.I believe you met them at just the perfect time.God' timing to remind us again,we are not alone in this.

So wish I was coming to the shower.Who is giving it again and could you email me their address ... pretty please???

Shelly Turpin said...

so glad y'all had a wonderful time!

Shelly Turpin said...

so glad y'all had a wonderful time

ParkerMama said...

Yea! for fantastic weekends!

Jax looks great!

Tammy and Parker
@ParkerMama on Twitter

Corinne Judy Smith said...

What a fun weekend you guys had! It came at a time when you really needed it. I don't think I can make your shower this weekend, but are you going tonight? I'm going to try, but eh, we'll see how I feel. But I want to bring you something so I'm going to try hard and you should too!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. You deserved it! Hard to imagine it being COLD for your fireworks. It was in the 80's here at NIGHT. Youch!