Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Livin' it up Levi-style!

WEDNESDAY!!! Really, I made you wait until WEDNESDAY to find out more about Levi... well, yes I did and trust me these faces are totally worth it (including the patented Jones stink-eye; see above)! It has been super hot this past week, so Levi spent most days in just a diaper, including when he ate at the table.

"More please"

Just being a big standing boy

Jenny works out every Tuesday and Thursday with Kindra and Kristine. Levi usually plays very well in what we call Leviland (barracaded area of our living room). However, now that he can stand and climb we sometimes forget to move stuff off of tables... like the tissue paper.

"I'm too cute for a spanking"

This is how the crime was committed...

Just scoping it out

On our road trip up to Wisconsin to visit the Broglis, Levi got to enjoy some French Fries (Organic Baby Friendly ones of course... courtesy of Wendy's). Here he faces the dilemma of eating the rest of the fry or enjoying the nuk... I think he started with the fry and ended with the nuk. He's so smart!

We didn't bring Levi's high-chair, so we used his car seat as a high-chair


Levi learned to climb stairs this weekend. Not sure if that face is for self-excitement or... gas.

Just chillin' on the Brogli living room floor

"Mama and Daddy, why don't we have this soft stuff for our floors, so much easier on my little hands and knees"

More Stairs!

This is what happens when girls play with babies...

Levi was super scared of the Brogli animals. He didn't have any clue what to do. He got much better as the weekend went on, but the first time the Brogli's little dog Tucker ran at Levi, Levi made this aweful terrified scream, which I had never heard before. It was hilarious and sad all at the same time. Long story short, there were no injuries (animals or Levi) and Levi eventually found the courage to get pretty close on his own.

"Levi, searching for gold?"

This is Levi's attack face! Awesome!

Happy Baby

More stink-eye practice

Looking off into the distance...

Turning his nose up at picture taking

Levi took out every toy in Leviland today. Fun times!
"Levi, there's something on your face"

Well, another week down in the world of the JonesPod. Levi is getting SO big and SO quick and funnier and funnier by the day. Happy Memorial Day to all those that we will not see this weekend and have a blessed time with family and friends!

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident" ~Psalm 27: 1, 3

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Big Baby Monster!

What happened to my little baby? Who is this chattering, standing, hugging, dancing, teething cutie monster! And he needs his teeth brushed... it took him a while but he came around to it.

Levi is climbing on everything and oh yeah, still chewing on everything, too!

Levi loves his new play center that he got from Goggy and Bompa for Christmas. He loves to dance with the songs.

And he LOVES paper... even toilet paper! Gross Levi!

He has mixed feelings about his singing, dancing puppy. Some days he loves it, others he thinks its scary... it's hilarious. Thanks Perricones!

"Hi Mama, I'm big boy!"

Here's Levi wearing my pajamas from when I was his age :)

Our friends the Lillpops are on their way to Poland for a short term missions trip ( and needed someone to unload their food on... we selflessly volunteered :) Thank you so much, Lillpops!!

Levi played with the netting over his bed today...
he's not suppose to be able to reach it.

Jenny opened the door to Levi's room while he was napping and saw this:

AAAHHHHH!! SCARY! Here's what his netting is suppose to look like during nap time. We can only guess that he stood up and grabbed it. It must have been hanging too low:
This is Levi's new office under one of our end tables. I guess this is what Jenny did as a baby too. Funny!

Levi went down for a nap and actually cuddled up with his blankie. Very sweet!
Well, the Lillpops are headed to Poland... and then Colorado! Waaaah! You will be SOOOO missed, Chris and Kelly. We will definitely come visit you... in Colorado, not Poland, sorry.
Levi fell asleep between pictures.
In case you're not sure what Levi dancing is... here's a good example. Unfortunately, his dancing skills are mirroring his Daddy's, not his Mama. But as simple as it is, it is dang cute! Enjoy!

Have a great week everyone and thanks for checking in on us!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just a week being Levi...

Pretty quiet week on the Jones Pod front, however Levi kept us busy with his constant need for activity. Let's start on a quiet night in Levi's room... I'm glad to know that Levi is using his crib mattress evenly. I'm pretty sure that I put him to bed on the other side of the crib this particular evening. This next picture was only taken about ten minutes later...

Guess who was checking out his handy work on the door hinge...

"No, no, Levi"

Fresh out of the bathtub Levi was looking cute
with his ducktails and baby blues

We pulled out a new toy for Levi this week. The hammer is for knocking balls down little hoops. Levi had to make sure the hammer was sound plastic before he used it...

A room of toys and he chews on the care-tag

Just bein' cute

He's started standing up a lot this week

And climbing in and over things

"Watch out, backing up here!"

"Mama, please let me come over by you"

We attempted to capture Levi's scrunchy face for Auntie Jeni, but he would smile too fast when we went to snap the picture. Though we failed, it made for some pretty great pictures none the less...

He needs to go nuh-night... "who, me?"

"But I'm soooo awake..."

"Give Mama nuh-night kisses"

Fell asleep in Mama's arms, precious

"Happy Mothers' Day, Mama! I made you breakfast... Daddy helped a little"

A happy Mama with her happy baby

Well, we couldn't get a scrunchy face picture, so we decided to video tape him. Enjoy Auntie Jeni, this is for you and it's your fault he was sad... j/k, he just wanted down. Have a good week everyone!

P.S. Goggy (Casey's mom's mom) and Wendy (Casey's mom) visited us on Friday and it was wonderful having them. They were a little camera shy but we'll make sure to get them next time. Also Happy Belated Mothers' Day to all those moms out there that follow our blog! Us non-moms will never know all that you do, but thank you, you're amazing!

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don't' worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving; let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:4-7