Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

4 years, 1 month.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

Dear Jack,

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.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

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.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

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.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

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.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

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.

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

We had a fun race back to the car. Of course, Uncle Andrew had a slight disadvantage since he was carrying you!

Dear Jack: Little River Falls/Abandoned Church Christmas Trip

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.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

As we unloaded from the Lexus LX, Nana was concerned you’d fall out on the ground once I opened the door.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

However, she saw that because there is an extra step before the running board, so combined with your climbing skills, you managed just fine.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

So we did indeed attend church on Christmas day; we were just the only ones there.

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

Love,

Daddy

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

http://www.parents.com/blogs/dadabase/2014/01/01/the-dadabase/what-parents-do-when-the-kids-are-asleep-with-the-grandparents/

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