Monday, April 28, 2008

Things Jonah Says:




Nah-Nie (night night)

Woof-Woof (or some such variation)

Hello (per Grandma)

Jonah is finally well after his bout with the stomach flu. He's lost a little bit of weight, but we are sure he will pack it right back on. This photo was edited with a new favorite online playsite - picnick so easy to do with pictures on Fickr!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring, Spring, Spring

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

I thought this one was hilarious, looks like he's pulling with all his might!
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" - Robin Williams

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ode to my new boots

they are works of art...

Doosey of a Bruisey

Once upon a time there was a mommy that turned her head for a second and her boy fell on the concrete steps. Bad Mommy, Bad Mommy!

Seriously like 1 second and then thwack! Poor Jonah B! He cried for a minute then he wanted to right back on the steps! I choose to think that he wanted back to the steps because he's SO tough...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My name is Jonah and I am addicted to...

Shortly after this picture I falled down and scraped my nose.
Grass is the BEST!
Oooh, what's this? Mommy calls it a "leaf".
Mmm, Tasty!
Oops, mommy says we don't eat them. I wonder if its cuz she's never tried them!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


So Much Fun with Mommy and Daddy! Jonah fully says Momma now. I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My name is Jonah and I am addicted to...

Figuring stuff out, Helping, and Teddy Grahams.

At school, I am the sole reason they had to put the Extra lock on the cabinet. I figured out how to work the lock knobs. I am a keen observer. My teacher called me their "baby genius". I think mom got too excited by that.

I love to help mommy unload and load the dishwasher.

She says no to knives, cept for getting this picture. I have a good mommy (haha!)

She gives me Teddy Grahams and calls them Baby Crack.

Look at my Ham Hands! Sometimes mommy calls them Banana hands.

Monday, April 14, 2008

So much Birth in April!

We celebrated Tasha, Chris, and Josh's birthdays at my parents last Friday. 3 boys, 2 of which are a year apart. Here's some of the revelry-

Ready Set Hike!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

On the Boardwalk....

Put up your dukes, c'mon, c'mon! He's such a boy, he like to growl. Grrr!
Just like daddy.
What a sweet boy!
Jonah likes the rain. It was so funny, he would pat his head because he could feel the rain on his head. Sort made him look a little bit um "special".
Sniff, sniff! He's growing up so fast.

I used to have a plan that he'd be out of a bottle at 1. Ha! I was so naive about how a mother feels about her baby growing. I used to say that I wouldn't let my child dictate how I spent my time. Ha! If Jonah needs a nap, there is no "what mommy wants", its naptime!

It really is true that you don't fully appreciate being a mom until you have a baby of your own. I didn't understand that before I had Jonah. No amount of books, obervations or watching nephews (and nieces) prepared me. Before I had kids it was so easy to judge other parents about, well, pretty much everything. Now I have more understanding and compassion (not for stupid parents), but for mom's that still give a bottle to a 2 yr old. I understand that the bottle may be his last link to being a baby and that you are loathe to give it up.

Although motherhood is sometimes challenging, I am inspired by this post to emphasize the positive. I love being Jonah's mommy. I love being in the mommy club.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

More Jonah in Georgia!

These were all taken in Marietta, GA.

Hahaha, it looks like he's doing the twist!Where's Jonah?He's in the Bell! Jonah liked the Train

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Book for Joners

I am trying to buy him 1 book a week so that we can have a good collection. Last week was The Pokey Little Puppy.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

love these!

This is in Marietta, GA.

Jonah with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear at the World of Coke in Atlanta.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sweet Sweet Jonah Boy

I just finished reading the saddest thing ever from Tonya & Co's blog. If I were not at work I would probably grab Joners and cry.

I am so thankful for my Jonah, for the past 10 months of bliss. I love him so much. Thank you Jesus, for my baby. I didn't know I could love this much.

Yard WORK...

Last night my parents picked up Jonah so I could do spring yard clean up. I now have 6 bags of yard waste. I hope I didn't kill the tree in the front. I HAD to trim it. It was overtaking our house. It was turning into a bush/viney thing that was getting scary. I was supposed to do it in the late fall but well it didn't work out.

The previous owner liked "ornamental grass". I chopped it all down cuz it looked like a wheat field. I am going to put a rose bush or something in it's place.

My arms look like I got into a fight with a cat and I got a sliver the size of a small tomato stuck in my hand, but the yard looks better.

I cannot WAIT for my MASSAGE tonight! Yay for chiropractors and bi-weekly massages!

Monday, April 7, 2008


Back home from a too short visit with our friends, Jamie and Stephan. We had so much fun! One would think now that I'm home I'd be thankful for the time we were able to spend together, yada, yada, yada, but NO! I want more time. We didn't shop nearly enough. We only went to Target once! So I will make a list of the things to do so we can move to Atlanta:

1. Nathan finish degree
2. Nathan get a job (in Atlanta) that pays enough so I don't have to work
3. Sell House
4. Get a part time job to afford a ticket to come home on the weekends or fly family to us.

Hm - 4 things - do-able, I say!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Tash!

Happy Birthday little Sister! I love you!

Since I'm a bad sister and went on vacation during your birthday celebration, I don't have pictures with me. I did, however, manage to find one that's close... Which one is you and which is me?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy 18th Birthday Baby Brother!

I cannot belive you are 18. It seems like only yesterday we were fighting over who would hold you, you were fighting with nola over pink rain boots, or fighting with mom about homework. Oh wait, that last one WAS just yesteryday! I love you SO much!

Here's your present!

Atlanta - Here We Come!

At Flint Bishop Airport Jonah at fun at the terminal before we left. He was so good one the airplane!

We were so blessed because the middle seat between us was empty! So Jonah got his own seat (for free!).

Jonah watched Baby Einstein in his seat.

Jonah's Bruises in All their Glory.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008