Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Asheville, North Carolina!

We just got back from a wonderful weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. One of my best friends, Jennifer, whom I lived with during medical school, got married there. We were lucky enough, to have Noni and Granddaddy make the trip with us to help watch Jackson while I was engaged in my bridesmaid duties. Jackson had the best time with Noni and Granddaddy! He had so much fun, that he wanted nothing to do with mommy and daddy!! He slept with Noni and Granddaddy each night and often wouldn't even allow Greg or I into "their" room. Jackson had so much fun swimming in the pool and hottub, playing on a splashpad, watching the festival performers in Asheville, and exploring the mountains. Finally, no visit to Asheville would be complete without a visit to the Biltmore. Jackson loved visiting the castle and looked all over for the prince and princess! We had so much fun, that we decided to stay an extra night so we could spend another day exploring the beautiful grounds. This first picture is of us at the Grove Park Inn. It is a beautiful hotel with extraordinary views. We were able to enjoy breakfast there and go on an adventure (as Jackson likes to call it) through tunnels and water falls.

Tiny little water fall!

Jackson with Noni and Granddady at the waterfall. It was quite a hike up and down stairs to get there, but well worth it in the end!

Mommy and Daddy all dressed up for the wedding! Jackson even made an appearance to congratulate the bride!

Visit to the Biltmore! It is truly breathtaking and we had the best time visiting the castle!

Waiting to get into the castle!

Jackson loves school buses! He was so excited when he saw the school buses shuttling people to the house. The bus driver was kind enough to give Jackon his own private ride around the grounds. He loved it!

Getting off his first bus ride!

Jackson's favorite area at the Biltmore was by far the farm. He loved all the equipment and especially petting all the animals.

Tractor ride!

Trying to catch a chicken.

So brave!

Petting a baby chicken.

Giddy up horsie!

Another tractor! Thank you Noni and Granddaddy for helping take care of Jackson on our Asheville adventure. He had the best time and can't wait until our next adventure!!


Aunt Sarah said...

Love the baby bump! Can't wait to meet Jackson's baby brother! It looks like everyone had such a great time!

Aunt Glo said...

Jackson's picture by the waterfall is sooo cute! He looks so grown up! What a wonderful trip, I know Jackson enjoyed it and I am positive Noni and Grandaddy had a great time! You all look so good!!!

noni and granddaddy said...

We had such a good time being hired by you to do what we already love, playing with Jackson and spending time with his mom and dad! Seeing things through Jackson's eyes makes everything more exciting for us too. We loved our mountain adventure, and I believe Jackson was the "prince of Biltmore"! Tell Jackosn we missed his giggles and hugs when we woke up the next morning. Thanks again for an amazing trip to Asheville, Grove Park, and Biltmore!