Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mackenzie! "The Worker"

Many of you know that we are having to rip
out 2 out of 3 bathrooms, all of our hardwoods
down to the ground, sub floor and all!

Well, I decided I wanted in on the
demolishing! I mean who wouldn't like
knocking holes in the wall with a hammer!
I was calling myself, "Mackenzie, the Worker"!

Hard at work!
Okay, daddy and I only did some of the
demolishing! We have a contractor doing
the work! We thought we would just help out some
after he went home for the day!
Not something I would want to do for a living!

Kaitlann's Birthday

We celebrated my birthday once again
with cake and ice cream!
I guess it is finally over until next year!

Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!

I wish for...................

Leave MY candles alone!!

Yep, I had to blow the candles out over and over again!
Oh, and if they didn't sing to me over and over again
I would start singing Happy Birthday myself!

What? Are you not suppose to eat candles?

My big sister is the greatest!

We loved playing in this big bag!
Thanks Nana and Papa for the new baby
doll stroller and accessories!

Posing with Nana!

We played with this bag until we ripped it
to pieces! But it was fun!

I guess we are done with birthday pictures
until next year!

Monday, February 25, 2008

My Baby Turns 2

Sunday, February 26, 2006, at 4.14 pm
Kaitlann Noel Jones
was born. Weighing 6.5 pounds and 19.5 inches.

She gave us a little scare. Breathing too fast!
So we stayed in the nursery for 7 days taking antibiotics!
Which now we just know that she is a drama queen!

My precious baby girl is now 2 years old, potty trained
(and has been for a while), sleeping in a big girl bed,
doing whatever big sister is doing, and can do
everything by herself!
A little mischievous, scared of everything, funny as funny can be,
very loving and affectionate!
I pray that one day that she will be used mightily
of God! And that she loves Jesus with all of her heart!
(And that she feels led to go wherever Mackenzie goes!)
Her daddy and I have to go wherever they go!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


My big sister loves to paint.
She usually tries to paint when I am
taking a nap! I am really not sure why?
I know it's not because mama thinks I will make
a huge mess and doesn't want to clean
up after me and Mackenzie!

But I woke up before mama got things cleaned up!
I loved painting and did a very good job!
I didn't make any more of a mess than Mackenzie
usually does! So I think I will be able to do it again!

I worked really really hard!
I think I am an Artist!
Notice the paint on my arm!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


By: Erika

I have been tagged by Lori to tell everyone
6 random thoughts/habits/quirks, about me!

1. I am a bit OCD when it comes to my shopping cart!
No, not so much with the germs but with the organization
of the items in my cart! Everything has a certain place.
With kids this makes things much worse but I manage
to rearrange things to their right places a dozen times or more.
Cold stuff like butter, sour cream, cheese to its spot!
Boxes to their spot. Cans to their spot! And when they get
moved around it drives me crazy!

2. I hate when the soap falls in the shower and leaves a
dent! I smooth down the soap until it is dent free!
I know I am a bit weird!

3. I hate clutter! I have been known to throw things away
that later we need just because it was in the way at the time!
Since being married (7 1/2) years. Jason and I have met in the
middle with this. Okay, maybe not right in the middle!
He actually can't stand clutter either anymore after a while!

4. Toys are for playrooms and kids bedrooms!
It drives me crazy to have toys all over my house!
So no toys in our living room!
I don't mind it at others houses!
Goes back to clutter!

5. One of my favorite things to do is "clean"!
Yep, I love to clean!
I don't do it as much with a 4 and 2 year old!

6. I love to decorate for parties!
Birthday parties, baby showers, Christmas parties!
You name the party and I love to decorate it!

There you have it! I am sure I could list many
more quirks, random thoughts, and habits of mine!
But I think I will stop there so you won't think I am
totally weird!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

BirThDAy PaRTy

On Saturday we had a wonderful
Birthday Party!
Mama decorated everything so pretty
and our cake was beautiful!

We love each other so much.

We picked out our cake from Pottery Barn!
Nana had some one make it!
We thought it was very pretty and
it was good too!

Can I eat yet?
I decided on all the snacks that we should have!

Yep, we had a moon bounce!
We jumped and jumped!
Daddy and Pop had a great time jumping too!

I couldn't get up before someone jumped and
I fell down again!

We found these really cool foam crowns and tiaras
for our party hats!
We decided to let everyone decorate their own!

Mallory did a very good job decorating her party hat!

Lori did a good job too!
No, that is John's hat!

I am the King!

Okay, now that we have finished our hats
I think it is finally time to eat!

I liked all the attention!
Happy Birthday to us!!!

We each had a layer of cake with our
initials and our candles on it!

But we both just blew out what ever candle we wanted!

That icing sure was good!

Mallory, trying to decide whether to eat or play!

Cheeto's ROCK!

I love dresses!

I really love presents!!

Baby Peyton enjoyed the party too!

Pinata Time!
I did hit it a few times!

Dean taking a swing!

Gage trying to hit it!

He did eventually hit it!

Mallory swinging!

Clay takes a turn!

John thought if he stuck out his tongue he could
break the pinata!

I guess the tongue didn't work!

I got my game face on!

I am determined to break this thing!

Yep, if finally broke!
And we all dove in to 7 1/2 pounds of candy!

Baby Kimble enjoyed our party too!
She did have cake and ice cream but
didn't get a swing at the pinata!
Maybe next year!
Thanks to everyone who came to our party and
a really big thank you for all the presents!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

PIE in the FACE

Last Wednesday (Jan. 30) was my 4th birthday!
Mama and daddy took me to the restaurant of
my choice! So of course I wanted to go to La Cabana!
My all time favorite restaurant!

Mama and daddy asked them to sing Happy Birthday to me!
Which I was fine with!
Daddy had been joking with me that they may
smash a pie in my face!
I didn't want any part of that!

But before we went he assured me that he
wouldn't let them put a pie in my face!
He Lied!!!
Mama and daddy would have never guessed
that they would have done it to a 4 year
old without asking permission before hand!
Needless to say, I didn't like it at all!
It scared me, made me dirty and made my nose feel gross!
Daddy was quick to clean me up! Even before mama
got a good picture of it!
I am over it! I don't think I have any
post-traumatic pie in the face syndrome!

After church my friend Mallory came over
to share my little bitty birthday cake with me!
No one smashed it into my face!

My wish was to never ever get a pie in the face again!
Kaitlann and I get to have a big birthday bash the weekend!

Deut 6:5-9

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.