We now have the kids every other full weekend so the schedule shift has been a glorious change for Jeff and I since we can now do whatever we want on weekends with the kids rather than splitting the weekends with their other families.
The birthday festivities began on Friday afternoon once the kids got off the bus. That night, after grocery shopping, we surprised Jackson with tickets to the Glendale Raptors v. The Australian Army in rugby. Jackson has become quite a connoisseur of rugby as of late. What a deal for the whole family. I have to say I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but attending a Raptors game was the deal of the century. Not only did we get the tickets for a screaming deal, but we got to sit next to the players. And, on top of that, we were right next to the field. The organizers of the Raptors really know what they are doing because when you walk in, the hand you a RUBGY 101 brochure explaining the rules.
Before we attended the game, we let Jackson open one of his three gifts from us. He opened a Steve Prefontaine poster that says, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Besides rugby, Jackson's second favorite is Steve Prefontaine. He has watched two of his movies and read parts of his biography. We also gave Jackson a Pre t-shirt and two rugby jerseys: one from USA rugby and the other from New Zealand All Blacks.
Anyhow, here are pictures from the weekend.
|View from our seats|
|Yes, this is how close we were to the players|
|Jackson loves Steve Prefontaine!|
|Kailey, Papa and Nana|
|Guests watching present opening|
|All Blacks jersey|
|Amazon dollars- he's saving up for a Kindle Fire II for Christmas|
We love you Jackson and are so proud of you!