4 years, 1 month.
The way I’m wired, I just can’t stay indoors all day relaxing. I have to get out and feel the sun on my skin and breathe in the fresh, brisk air.
So while I definitely appreciated all the fun we had Christmas morning, I headed up a trip to Little River Falls, which is just about 5 miles from Nonna and Papa’s house, in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Papa had a sinus infection, so he had to stay at home. However, had he went, all 8 of us could have fit in the 2014 Lexus LX we were driving that week.
As we made our way down the walkway bridge to the waterfall, I realized something:
Your Uncle Andrew was the one taking care of you, while Mommy was taking care of your cousin Calla.
In essence, it was like Mommy and Uncle Andrew swapped kids for a little while. Like most little boys, you idolize the men in your life.
So while you and I do have a close relationship, I appreciate how much you look up to your Uncle Andrew, who has the mechanical skills I don’t.
We had a fun race back to the car. Of course, Uncle Andrew had a slight disadvantage since he was carrying you!
From there, we visited the old abandoned church we discovered last year while I was reviewing the Lexus LS. Last year, you and Calla were asleep so you didn’t get to check it out.
As we unloaded from the Lexus LX, Nana was concerned you’d fall out on the ground once I opened the door.
However, she saw that because there is an extra step before the running board, so combined with your climbing skills, you managed just fine.
So we did indeed attend church on Christmas day; we were just the only ones there.