Friday, November 25, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Jones Family goes to the Pumpkin Patch

For our October field trip, we went to the Pumpkin Patch at the Covered Bridge. Last year we took Micah with a local kindergarten class. This year we went on our own and were able to take all three kids with us.

Bekah had no fear of the hight of the hay tower.
In fact she even tried to jump from it but thankfully
Chris was next to her and had a firm hold on her arm!

Roasting marshmallows was one of
the activities set up at the pumpkin patch

'Gus and Sam'
These are the Percherons that pull the winter sleigh
when you purchase a Christmas tree from the Covered Bridge
in Nov. and Dec. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Micah lost his first tooth

It's been a week or two since Micah lost his first tooth but here is the picture of what he looks like. He was very excited to put his tooth in the toothfairy pillow (its the one I used as a little girl) an place it on his bed. The next morning he woke up to find a quarter in the pocket where his tooth was and a brand new Transformers toothbrush sitting in front of it.

Rebekah's 2nd Birthday

Rebekah enjoyed a pink, 2nd birthday!
So I realized that for the boys I posted pictures of not only their birthday but a newborn and some in-between pictures. I am sorry that I won't be able to do that for Rebekah since we have removed all pictures from our computer (it crashes randomly and I didn't want to loose all my memories).

                  My beautiful baby girl; you are such a princess! I have enjoyed the fact that you are soooooo girly with your hairbows and purses, yet sometimes you are tougher than your brothers. I love watching you change.


Monday, September 12, 2011


We have a new corn lover in the family!!!

"Mom, don't bother me. I'm eating Olathe 'sweet, sweet' corn!"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011


 This is my official blogging announcement:
Baby #4 is on the way! He or she will be arriving sometime in January. The kids are totally excited! Micah took this picture and keeps asking to take more pics of my belly. He also asks almost every day if the baby has kicked yet and can he put his hand on my stomach just to check. Josiah will randomly come up and tell me that he loves the baby and would like to give it a kiss :) Rebekah obviously has the least understanding about the situation and thinks that we have renamed the body part formally known as the belly, to baby. She loves to give kisses so this is somewhere new where she can plant her wet ones!

7 weeks

13 weeks

I have a feeling this is going to be a large pregnancy......

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Botched camping trip

The 7th was the first day of Chris' vacation. We decided to do a whole family camping trip, all by ourselves. We loaded the Envoy down with everything we thought we could possibly need for a two night stay in SilverJack. We left at 2:00p only to be home by 7:30p :(
Here is what went wrong:

About half way up (all gravel roads) we got a flat tire. Not just any flat tire....we were on an incline, trying to change the tire with a jack that wouldn't pick the car up, a spare that didn't have any air pressure in it, on a road that had been sprayed with mag chloride followed by a rain storm.
Thanks to two passing Jeeps (one had a floor jack and the other an air compressor) we were saved. The boys learned an important lesson about praying when you need help.

This storm just missed us while the tire was being put on but on we forged. We thought nothing was going to stop us from having a good camping trip. 

This is the campsite we normally use. Note the chair that has been carved out of a tree stump.

Note the chair here....

Need I say more?

A later inspection at home revealed that all our chairs, tent, and table were covered in mag chloride. Not to mention it got in our cooler with our food. Its a good thing we came home.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Trip over Red Mountain Pass

We were able to take a trip to Durango to spend time with friends and watch a "cowboy show". We had to pass over Red Mountain which tops out at 11,000 ft. There was still snow on the side of the road. We also stopped and looked at one of the historic mining overlooks.

Kids getting ready to watch the show at the Bar D Chuckwagon

Mine shaft

Mine shaft

Fun in the front yard

When it gets too hot in the house, play in the front yard!

I filled the red wagon with water and it acted as a make-shift pool. The kids kept fighting over whose turn it was to sit in it :)

Micah's first t-ball game

This year we signed Micah up for t-ball. It did not take very long for him to catch on to the game. Daddy has been helping him learn to step and throw and keep his eye on the ball while he bats.

Dad helping as an "assistant coach" during a game

Lining it up

Monday, May 30, 2011

Easter 2011

Happy Easter!

My little gentlemen (and the mutt :)

Everyone was smiling!

My beautiful princess (and again that dog! )

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Micah and Josiah's chore chart

While browsing other blogs, I found this set up for a chore chart on Confessions of a Homeschooler. I adapted it a little bit to be able to use what materials I already had at home. The only thing I bought was the velcro circles that attach the chore card to the board. It works like this: Each child has their chores listed next to their name. I have little pockets next to the chart to hold extra chores. Each time a chore is completed, that chore is taken down and put into a cup with a ticket. The best bee-havior tickets are worth ten tickets. I have only handed out two, ever. At the end of the month we count up the tickets. Each ticket is worth $ .10 towards toys or whatever. There are so many more ideas on the original web site along with the download for printing the tickets and chores. Click here for chore chart.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The HomeDepot Car

Micah and Josiah went to HomeDepot today and built wooden cars, got HomeDepot aprons, and got their picture taken next to Joey Logano's car. I'm so proud of Josiah. After he built his car he says, "Vroom, Vroom, I'm Jimmy Johnson!"

Sorry about the shadows :)

The boys took home their cars and their aprons. Once we got in the car Micah told me he really wanted to take home the hammer. That a boy!