Keeping Up with the Joneses

A glimpse into the busy and very blessed life of the Jones Family!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

You asked, you shall receive!

This post has been a long time coming, so sorry for keeping you waiting!

Let's see, a post is really no fun if there aren't pictures, so here goes...

Hunter took 2 weeks worth of swimming lessons the last week of June and first week of July. It was honestly the most well-spent money. He learned so much from Ms. Ann and we are so grateful. I have tried in vain to work with him over the past couple of summers after a terrifying incident that really scarred him, but Ms. Ann knew just what to do and now we have a little fish. He is swimming back and forth from us to the steps and back. He will jump from the side, he will go down the slide and not panic about getting his face wet. It's amazing!!! He did have a little incident about a week ago in the baby pool when he hit his mouth against the side and knocked a front tooth back a bit. Needless to say, lots of blood, lots of tears and a pretty worried mom and dad. The dentist saw him first thing the next morning and said everything should be A-okay! Phew!

This is fairly belated, but Blake is sitting up good and strong. He loves the water, loves to splash and hates to get out of the bath. He cries when I take him out! I'm nothing if I don't teach my boys to love their baths!

Both boys in the tub! Isn't this a childhood rite of passage- having your picture taken with your siblings in the tub??

Well, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus came to town and we got tickets to take Hunter. It was not quite the experience I had envisioned, but it was a fun time altogether. We had great seats believe it or not and spent 5 gazillion dollars on all the "stuff." He had to have a sword, 12 dollar cotton candy that came with this top hat and popcorn. Add our drinks and our dinner and we were spent in more ways than one by the time he decided it was time to go. He keeps talking about this man that sat a few rows in front of us that wore a clown head. He was a little traumatized to say the least.

Then we loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly, Hills that is! Just kidding, it only LOOKS like we are the Beverly Hillbillies when we travel. We spent the 4th in Waco and had a great time visiting Mimi and Bapa and celebrating the weekend with them.

Last week we had a big group of friends over to play in the backyard and had a great time. :)

Such a cute picture and you can clearly see why I do laundry like it's nobody's business! He's a mess!!

Just for you Aunt Kristin since you inspired this post! Have a great rest of the week!! We love ya!

1 comment:

Kristin Stouffer said...

It's about time. Thanks for posting! Love the pics!