Friday, February 25, 2011


When we had Koryn, a lot of the things we either bought or received for gifts were girl things rather than neutral. I blame myself for not thinking ahead and getting things that were not gender specific, and I think I mainly did that because I didn't really think that we would have another child. So, now I have to deal with it. I have recently been looking for things that I can do in order to keep the same things that I have, but just make them more neutral. One of the things is a bumbo seat cover. The one that we currently have is purple and that just won't do for a little boy! Take a look at these and PLEASE give me your input on which one you think I should purchase from (great site for handmade items by the way!!) I am horrible at making decisions!

Choice #1

Choice #2

Choice #3

Thursday, February 17, 2011


All I can say is that I am one proud mother. My kids never cease to amaze me and put a smile on my face!

Although the newest little Jones has been causing me to be rather crabby, I still love to see all of the things these 2 can do. There have probably been more times than not lately that I have yelled or gotten upset about piddly little things. I know as soon as I get upset that I need to calm down, but these darn hormones are just making me crazy lately!! Of course, I tell them sorry after I have gotten mad and we go along with playing, but I really do hope that they know I will not always be cranky!

How can I be mad at this smiling little cutie?! She has become quite an independent little girl who now loves to feed herself, let Mom know when it is finally time to get out of the bathtub, put lotion on after a bath, and even try to get her socks and hat on by herself. There are a few times when she will really get upset if I don't let her do things by herself, especially feeding herself, but most of the time she tries and then allows me to do it when she realizes that it may be just a little too hard for her to get done on her own. Her dad thinks that she is going to be a mute child because most of the time she will grunt or point at what she needs. But, sometimes men just don't listen to the little things. I have actually heard her say numerous word (whether some of them were mistakes or not!) She very clearly says "mama" when she is trying to get my attention, apple was a favorite last night, peak-a-boo is faintly heard as she is covering and uncovering her eyes, and of course 'daddy' and 'bubba' for Mason just to name a few.

And this is one exceptional little man. We travelled to Watertown last weekend for wrestling, even though he wasn't feeling that well. He got a first place bobble-head trophy and I think that he walked away feeling glad for going and not staying home.

Last night, he and his dad went to visit a friend of ours for some wrestling tips. I used to babysit for our neighbor and hung out with them quite a bit as a young girl. Their youngest daughter is also my goddaughter. Their oldest boy is an amazing wrestler and his dad told me that we should bring Mason down sometime for some tips on some moves he can use. So, I took him up on his offer. The boys came home in a pretty good move and were even practicing some of the stuff he had just learned. It is so good to see them share something special like wrestling. I can see how proud his dad is of him whether he wins or loses. Only a couple more weeks before Districts!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Princess Carrington

Ok, so I have to dedicate this post to my niece and god-daughter, Carrington. She had her 4th birthday party this weekend and I decided to do something special for her. I LOVE to give gifts and I usually try to make them pretty special. It is so rewarding to see the look on people's faces when they receive something that you have put thought into.
I had been looking at some pictures from a lady in the area that makes cakes. She had made a couple of castle cakes and I had told Ashley about them. But, by the time I contacted the lady there just wasn't enough time for her to get the cake done before the party. So, I decided to ask my soon-to-be sister-in-law, DaRae, if she would try her hand at making something. She is pretty creative and I knew that she had made a couple of cakes for her nephews before. She said she would try and this is what she came up with....I was VERY impressed and think I might see if she would teach me! Carrington was thrilled with the cake and it tasted SOO good!!
I have enlisted her as the official cake maker for my kids' birthdays!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet babies

Yesterday I had my 27 week check-up which included the "oh so tasty" gestational diabetes test. The stuff they tell you tastes like orange pop really does not. I tried to drink it as fast as I could, but found myself wanting to vomit after every drink I would take! On top of that, I got really gittery afterwards for about 20 minutes and then proceeded to fall asleep in the waiting room after the sugar had wore off. The nurse is supposed to call today if the results were not good, and so far I have not heard from her. No news is good news! On the up side of the appointment, babies heart beat was "beautiful" as my doctor put it. We talked for a bit and I realized that I really don't have that much time left before the sweet baby arrives! We scheduled my next 3 appointments, with the 3rd being 9 weeks away and that will be my 36 week ultrasound!! I am overjoyed by this because we will get to see its face again and it will be much less alien-like.

Koryn has only been to 2 wrestling meets with us, and tested mommy and daddy's nerves the whole time. You can't blame her for wanting to run around while being cooped up in a gym for 3-4 hours, but it gets tiring having to run after her and while watching where Mason is going to be wrestling at. Moments like the one above make me think that she is still a sweet baby and won't get much more time to be the baby. I have been a little worried about how she is going to react to the whole baby thing in May since she has quite an attitude and personality of her own, but maybe she will surprise me and just be totally into the little guy. Either way, she is my little girl and will even if she won't be the "baby" anymore, she will still be one in my eyes!