Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June Bug...

June is almost over... It is both my favorite and busiest month of the year. We have what I like to call "The Gauntlet," which is a combo of our wedding anniversary, Matt's birthday and Father's Day... all within days of each other. Why did I insist on being a June Bride?!?! Why?!?!?

Reese and Max are getting so big. I don't have babies anymore... they are like tiny adults who follow me around all day. Reese is seriously turning into my little best friend. We do everything together and she is such a good little errand runner! (Max, on the other hand, is the worst!) Today, I gave her a mani/pedi and was thinking why I don't pamper myself in this same way. She loves to dress herself, and I use the word "dress" very specifically because you will not catch her in anything but a skirt or dress and most preferably in a tutu!

The kids love wrestling with each other which is cute for about two minutes and then I usually have to intervene because someone is inevitably going to get a foot in the eye, etc... but they love it. Max is starting to talk to me in full sentences... but sometimes he will look at me and say an entire sentence that only he understands... it is so cute. We also call him our little engineer (among several other nick names) because he is fascinated in how things work. How are these wheels turning? How is the horse on this merry go round going up and down, etc. He definitely gets his intelligence from the Jones side of the family!

Anyway, here is a small selection of our family's latest pics. Including Memorial Day, Disneyland and a couple of randoms.

Monday, May 30, 2011

twenty eleven

So it's been a while... I get it.

When choosing which pictures of the kids I wanted to post, I came across a lot of the following:

...Reese and Max jumping/wrestling in rain puddles
...Max smacking mine or Matt's face while we are trying to tell him to say "cheese"... we let him because he is laughing while doing this and his smile is so adorable... although Matt and I look ridiculous
...Reese at soccer aggressively kicking the ball into the net... while holding her princess water bottle (which somehow makes her less of a threat)
...the kids at the beach, where they are their happiest
...the kids hanging out in the back of our Yukon... for some reason they can spend forever back there
...Reese asleep in the most unusual places... standing up leaning against the couch, sitting in the chair with her hand in her bowl of grapes, and naked {my personal favorite}

So, we decided to go with the beach shots. Some our from this weekend and the rest form weekends past, but they all show how big my little babies are getting. I hope to show more soon...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Better Late Than Never...

So our Halloween wasn't extremely eventful... a little candy and a lot of crying! Reese, up until ten minutes before this video was taken, REFUSED to put her Little Bo Peep costume on. Even though for the last month, whenever anyone asked her what she was going to be for Halloween, it was always "Bo Peep," and Max was always going to be "Buzz." Well the eleventh hour came along and after bribes ranging from cookies to a pony, I finally just put her in it. Of course she screamed, but as soon as our friends saw her in it and told her how beautiful she looked... she was a changed woman... couldn't have been happier.

The Duke, on the other hand, was stoked out of his mind to put on a Buzz costume. Since his first word was "Buzz" (that's just an example of good parenting!) It only seemed natural that he should don the appropriate attire. Fast forward to ten minutes into the Halloween party that night, and Max falling into the kiddie pool that was set up as a ring toss station. A wardrobe change and many tears later, we finished the night with some good old trick or treating. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mmmmm... Watermelon...

This weekend we went to our local farm and took a tour... if I could sum up the whole experience in one word, it would be... Delicious! I've never tasted better produce and it was all organic and seriously JUST picked from the vine. The kids were troopers too! They loved the whole wagon ride, and Max gnawed on a carrot for almost an hour. Reese and Matt tied for eating the most watermelon (personal contest... no other participants!) and I loved getting the kids out on a gorgeous day. I seriously love summer time...

Friday, July 02, 2010

Summer Twenty Ten

Ok... so it's been a while. I'm not very good at this blogging thing (how many years now have I had this?). In any event, we have had a very busy summer. The most important thing being that Reese is now potty trained!!!! Well... she has been now for over a month... but I am loving it! One baby in diapers is so much easier than two. We have been making a lot of trips to the beach... both kids are fearless and seriously charge the waves (pictures to come). Visiting family up north... having visitors come to us... And Matt and I were able to go away without the kids! If I'm lucky... my next post will be in the near future... as opposed to this Fall... we shall see.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Birthday Boy...

I can't believe that our little Max is one year old!!!! We had an awesome birthday weekend with friends and family and I know that he loved every minute of it. Reese was such a good big sister and didn't complain once about the special attention we gave to Max. The fact that we bought her presents for Max' birthday helped smooth things over... now she is going to think she gets presents on everyones birthday... we are creating a monster! Anyway, on his birthday we took him to the beach where both he and Reese totally got tagged by waves... clothing was optional towards the end of our time there! Max is on the verge of walking, but would rather speed crawl around so he can keep up with his big sis. He has the sweetest disposition and totally lets Reese maul and body slam him to the ground... she loves to wrestle. Max is already a chatterbox and crawls around saying "hi" and "wow"... its hilarious. I think he is going to be a lot like Matt... he's very laid back and happy (let's hope he gets his dad's sense of humor too!). He is such a good boy and we love him to pieces. Happy Birthday Bubba!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

You Say Potato, I Say Potahto...


Our ham...


Refuses to even look at the camera (unless you catch her completely off guard, or hide the camera in some way!)


Stealing the show again...