Tuesday, February 2, 2010

JJ met his Texas family for the first time...it was a surprise for Papa John!


















JJ had many "1st time" experiences this last week:
1. He had his first airplane ride: Mommy and JJ flew all the way to
Dallas,Texas. The flight attendents and other passengers said that he was the perfect and cutest little passenger. Mommy would have to agree.
2. He met his Texas family: The whole family was in on surprising Papa John(Jonnique's Dad). Papa John was just about to dose off around 11:00pm when NaNa Briggs showed him a picture of JJ on the phone and said "JJ looks so much like Wes,look at this picture". Then about ten minutes later(when we arrived from the airport) Nana Frances brought JJ in their bedroom and said"John who does this baby look like?" Papa John looked so confused and then behind them came Jonnique, into the room. Papa Briggs screamed like a little boy and covered his mouth. With all the excitement from everybody screaming JJ got startled and cried really loud. It took a while for JJ to calm down, but it was all worth the special moment the whole family shared together.
3. JJ played in his new swing and highchair: Papa John and Nana Frances was so excited to have JJ that they bought him a brand new swing and highchair. Papa John woke up the next morning and picked them both out all by himself.
4. JJ attended a Texas Country Western Banquet: The whole family(Papa John, NaNa Frances, Franiesha(JJ's Aunt), James(JJ's Uncle), Johnathan(JJ's Uncle), and DJ(JJ's cousin)) took JJ to this Banquet while Mommy rested from being jet lagged. Mommy was told later that Papa John let JJ suck on a chicken bone and that JJ really enjoyed it.
5. JJ went to church with Nana Frances: Nana Frances and Auntie Franiesha really wanted to show off JJ to their church family, so he attended a morning service with them last Sunday. They said he was a good baby and only wined when they changed his diaper!
6. JJ celebrated with his Uncle James for his 12th Birthday: JJ shared the whole day with his Uncle James as he turned the big 12. JJ fell asleep as the family sang the 2 versions of the Happy Birthday song and Uncle James blew out his candles.
7. JJ got a little taste of Papa John's farm animals: Papa John's mama chicken had birthed baby chicks so Papa John brought some in the house for JJ to see and pet. JJ also got to see Papa John's horses, goats, and rabbits from the house window.
8. JJ got to see Mommy relax Texas style: Nana Frances and Auntie Franisha was so excited to have JJ in the house, so they held, played, fed, changed, and rocked JJ to sleep for Mommy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW I loved it..so cute and grown!!!
~Janelle

Anonymous said...

This is so great! I can imagine, how your dad felt, when he saw JJ and you. I am sure, he is missing you. You have a wonderful family. Have a great week. Ute

Anonymous said...

I don't how you make each blog (pictures and narration) better and better....but you do!! My gosh, JJ is getting soooooooo grown up and the pictues make me smile and smile and smile. How fun! (Glad you are home safe and sound!) Love, Mom2 :)(Donna Bell)

Anonymous said...

Pictures are wonderful, YOU are terrific Jonnique for your tender loving care of all of us to make sure we share in JJ's growing up time. He looks like a happy boy!
Love and kisses,
Kit & Den

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updated pictures, he is getting so big !!!!!!!!!!:-), Love Janet ( tell your dad that cousin Janet said hello when you talk with him again)

Anonymous said...

I love that you update all of us about JJ's adventures and the new things that he is learning and experiencing. Keep them coming!!


Steph

Anonymous said...

Jonnique, Someday Joshua is going to be touched, because You and Wes were so.. excited to have him, that you wanted to share his life with the people that love you all. We look forward to his monthly updates and pictures.This is the only way we'll get to see him as he continue to grow.I saw change in him, just the few days he was here; How he started to reach out as we reached for him!!! How the sound of the ocean (nature sounds) calmed him. His Grandpa John and I were absolutely elated to have him(And our Jonnique) here. Thank You for included Grandpa in Sir. Joshua's Blog, along with Uncle James' Birthday. It Sure was nice to have a baby in the house again. Love to you all, Your Texas Family

Anonymous said...

Hes getting so big, it looks like JJ had a good time :-)
Love, Nana T

"Nana Banana" said...

That is wonderful for you and JJ to get together with family. Hopefully we the extended Bell family can all get together too. We would love to see you again plus meet JJ!

Anonymous said...

JJ is so adorable baby. I am so happy to see he has grown a lot, he is really healthy,he is chubby cheeks so cute. God bless JJ and family

Tania Gomez