Here are a few pictures taken of Jace before our trip. He is getting so big so fast!
We just got back from our wonderful trip to California and brr is it cold here! We had a great (and successful) trip. Our ball team won both games and Jace was such a trooper. I couldn't have asked for a better behaved baby! The trip out to Cali was long and tiring. From the time we left our house in Marion to the time we pulled in to our hotel parking lot was 16 hours. I was nervous about the time change affecting Jace but he stayed on his sleeping schedule (12 hours by the way)! We kept referring to time in "Jace time" or "Cali time". The sights were so beautiful and I am so glad I finally got to see California. I just got home and I already want to go back!
The guys were so helpful with Jace on the trip but especially during our travels. They continue to surprise me by their interest in him. Here are a couple things that happened with our guys and Jace during our trip.
Unfortunately, the basketball team doesn't get much of a break over Christmas and they must be back on the Saturday night following Christmas for practice. We had just landed in Indianapolis and Greg told one of our players that if he could make Jace smile in 10 seconds he would cancel practice and they would get an extra day of vacation. Greg started counting "1, 2, 3..." Derrick, the chosen one, started making funny faces, silly noises, and goofy moves, but Jace was not budging. Finally as Greg starts to say 10 it looked like Jace was going to let out a big smile, but instead let out a big whale! He started crying hysterically! I have never seen him cry to hard. The whole plane was laughing and totally amused by this little ending to Greg's challenge (I think they were rooting for Derrick). See you boys on Saturday for practice...sorry!
The not-so-funny thing:
Our plane departing from Atlanta to Orange County was delayed (on top of a 4 hour layover). We were sitting in a congested, hot, dirty terminal for hours. I had to use the restroom, so I asked one of our players to hold Jace for me. I come back and see this older, Asian woman holding my baby! Apparently, she just came over and swooped Jace right out of his hands. She didn't speak any English and she seemed awful sweet so I wasn't upset with her, just at the team for letting this happen! Boy oh boy do we have some characters on our team. Hopefully, I will never have to come back to a strange person holding my baby ever again!
We are truly looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas with Jace. We can't wait to teach him about the way in which our Lord came to this earth. Enjoy celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus!