Monday, July 22, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal."

Job 5:17-18

I hope everyone is enjoying their July. We certainly are. It's hot during the daytime, so we don't get out too much, but during the morning and evening, we enjoy the great outdoors. 

My mom (aka Mimi to LB and FC) flew home last week (she was visiting for about 3 weeks). Needless to say we were very sad to see her go. I  was so grateful for her help. Love you Mama!

Just leaving the airport from dropping off Mimi. LB wasn't happy about it.

LB joining me for a little yoga.

Scuffed up knees - a regular occurrence in our household.

A sisters bonding moment.

This girl loves to pull out my shoes. Let's see how long it is until she passes up my tiny size foot.

More shoes to try on.

 Andrew and I enjoyed a homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie on Saturday night. It was delish!
Just trying on Daddy's hat. 

Going for a walk

Changing her baby's diaper (but just wipes the doll's face!)

At the park behind our house

Not super exciting, but I thought Firecracker needed a little shout out too since Lima Bean had so many. :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ode to Firecracker.

I can't believe I'm even writing this, but Firecracker is THREE months old today!

Firecracker is developing quite the personality. She is smiling/laughing/giggling/cooing a lot these days. She generally greets me with a smile when I go to get her out of her crib. She can hold her head up very well, although she's not quite able to sit in the Bumbo seat alone. I think that will come within the next week or so. Sadly, she is a sleep fighter. Even as I write this, she's screaming in her crib, refusing to go to sleep; such a firecracker! Although slightly big, she's already wearing size three diapers (we just jumped over size 2) and she is in three or three - six months size clothes. She is still on breast milk exclusively and refuses both a bottle and pacifier. Weighing in at a whopping 13.5 lbs and measuring over 23 inches, this tooter bug is growing like a weed. Her last appointment with the pulmonologist went very well, and she appears to be fully healed (praise God!). Lima Bean and Firecracker are like two peas in a pod. LB tries to snuggle with Firecracker and gives lots of kisses. We are currently working on gentle, soft hugs and kisses... and no feet on Firecracker's play mat (which inevitably leads to poor Firecracker getting a kick in the head).

I am so thankful for my girls. Life is crazy right now. I commend all mothers (parents) who seem to have everything together with 2+ kids. I'm still trying to figure it out... and most days I don't. Praise the Lord for new mercies every morning though! That's the only thing keeping me going.

Happy three months to you, Firecracker.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham."

Luke 3:8a

The girls and I went to the farm where we get our milk to visit the baby goats. Lima Bean loved the goats. She was so brave. She got right in there with the goats... even more than some of the older kiddos. Our little farmer in the making. :)

Happy baby!

Sleepy baby.

Lima Bean enjoys wearing her sunglasses... however she pleases.

Playing at the park behind our home.

Somebody loves her daddy. 

Late night kisses.

Lima Bean and I played at a park last week. She was a little leery of the fountains, but still had fun.

Cow Appreciation Day! Mimi is visiting us and she whipped out the cutest pillow case dress for Lima bean before we went to visit Andrew at the store.

Andrew grilling (chicken, of course) in his new cow apron from our dear friends, The Murphy's. We all received goodies in the mail... matching outfits for the girls and aprons for the grown-ups. :) Thank you Murphy family! We love you guys and miss you.

In other news, Firecracker rolled over for the first time today! She is growing up so quickly. Man, time flies. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might."

Jeremiah 10:6

Happy July all!

I have to just accept the fact that blogging right now is going to be inconsistent. I just can't seem to keep it up regularly so I'm sorry, but I will do my best to keep you all abreast on the Jones' happenings the best I can.

I kept thinking I would take the time to do a variety of posts from different events, but I've decided to make it just one GIANT photo dump. Happy scrolling! :)

No words...

Mother's Day brunch with my man.

Having an ECHO.

 Pops and Lima Bean replacing our faucet.

Opening my gift from Aunt Kathy and Uncle Berry :)

Who needs clothes when you have RAIN BOOTS?!

Getting rid of the stripes in our powder room.

Just a typical day in the Jones' household... 

Lima BEan makes everything a phone.

Potty break!

This is the way we eat our snacks... doesn't everybody?



Celebrating Andrew's store being open ONE week (a while back).

 Yes I ate all of this myself while Andrew was closing... and it was good.

Ice cream!

The wreath I made for our door.

This girl loves popcorn.

Water table fun!

Yummy dinner.

Swimming with our BFFS... Carianne and Gwen!

Sleeping Firecracker.

Lima Bean and Firecracker snuggling for the first time.

Mother's Day.

 Our new hydrangeas! (Thanks Mom and Dad!)

New gates for the dog run... Thanks Pops and GranDude!

 Reading to her friends.

Ice cream on the back patio while Daddy talks business.

Our friend Bella.

My view.

Somebody is watching me... copycat!

After Firecracker's first swim. She was worn out! (notice the rolls on her arm. hehe)

A little cleaning after swimming.

First time she ever slept in her big girl bed (for a nap while the bed was still in the nursery).

My $10 stroller from a garage sale. Total steal.

Firecracker loves looking at her mobile.


 New produce delivery. I'm finally getting my groceries delivered again. I love it.


Father's Day with a sleepy daddy, a pants-less toddler, and a cross-eyed baby.

How Andrew spent his Father's day afternoon.

Too cool.

Popsicles with the besties. 

So concentrated.

Lima Bean's twin brother separated at birth. 

A perfect evening.

Whew! Ok you're caught up. :)