Thursday, January 29, 2009

"I'm so Pretty Mom!"

Gotta love girls! I'm just not quite used to this yet. Even with 2 older brothers, she is still pure girl. She and Jocelyn(my friends little girl who is also 2) came downstairs the other day while the adults were playing games and were so proud of their makeup. "Do you like my lipstick mom, (while puckering her lips at me), I look pretty mom." How do you get upset at that. We just took a picture instead. I was very surprised even though she got almost every part of her face too, she did manage to do her eyelashes very well. I'm sure this is just the beginning of things to come with girls! I just love them! So cute!Charly and Jocelyn

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas Morning

Not your typical Christmas morning, but this is what our kids were doing. HELLO-----it is CHRISTMAS!!! The one day they sleep in, had to be today! This is the day you wake up at 6:00 isn't it? At least that's what I did when I was a kid. I guess Santa isn't that exciting to them yet?After we nudged at them forever(they were in a deep sleep) they finally decided to wake up. It wasn't until 8:30 when they made it to the stairs to await the arrival of Santa's is our lovely family portrait before the magic begun!don't we all look so alive!!Charly was in Girl Heaven! She got everything she could ever ask for(notice I'm sure her favorite--the pink soccer ball)

Drake and his art stuff, and bakugon game(whatever that is-who knows?-I'm sure I'll find out soon enough!)
Wesley got a pogo stick. He is quite the master at it now. At first he was up to 3 or 4 jumps, but now he is hopping all over the house, from room to room, I think his record now is something like 104------he's crazy! He's almost caught up with his Grandpa Paul, who supposedly was THE POGO STICK CHAMP--back in the day!

Christmas Eve

Our Annual Christmas Eve dinner at Garrett and Stacey's. They always do a wonderful job, and the food this year was extraordinary!!!! Drake, Wesley, and Charly with almost all of their cousins. After Dinner, all the cousins exchanged their presents, and boy were they excited!

Charly and her new purse with lots of "girly" things inside

such a girl face..
Wesley got a rope and his new favorite "High School Musical 3" CD

Drake and his "Easy Bake Oven"----don't even ask...
We'll be blaming Stacey if he decides to take a different direction later on.
Mike wasn't too thrilled about it, but Drake sure was. He loved it-at least after some explaining. Now he can cook up those cookies just like his cousin Evan and Tyler. They're not just for girls-right?--at least that's what Stacey said (even though the first thing Drake said when he opened it was "but this is for girls")--I was right there by him knowing that he might make such a comment, so of course I quickly started talking it up. That it was blue, and it's really cool cause your cousin Evan has it too and you get to make cakes and cookies and all kinds of stuff. Once I mentioned real food, he was sold. The next day we baked everything it had to offer.

The infamous Nativity.....our 2 shepherds

All Dressed up!

So Happy together......

My 3 little munchkins

oh how I love this Girl!!!!

Can I sleep in the box?

Drake is taking after his uncle Garrett in this one. When Garrett was little he was found sleeping inside a box and they have the picture of it to this day. It's a fond memory those Jones' pass around a lot. Well a little while ago, right before bed, Drake had asked if he could sleep in this box(not even knowing Garrett's story at all) for the night. I said "no" of course, because first of all how uncomfortable, and 2nd---he definitely couldn't fit. Well as you can see he tried his very hardest to sleep in that box. This is what we found when we checked on him later that night.......... this was the best he could do.....
oh how we love our Drake...never a dull moment, even when he is sleeping!