Thursday, November 10, 2011

The City of Brotherly Love!

Welcome back to another awesome week at TheJonesPod - I know you all wish you were here to be with these awesomely, cute, loving little boys... with the potential to mess up your day or sleepless night pretty quickly :) But just look at those little faces; we are truly blessed!

Some mornings Levi wakes up with me early and sad to admit it but in order to let Jenny and Tigue stay asleep a lot of times I'll let him watch TV to stay quiet. He loves his Disney moves and this morning felt the need to sit back and enjoy his Elmo chair as well.

Yes, after I took these pictures I moved him back to health distance from the TV. And nothing chills this boy out like a quality animated flick and a cup of juice!
We have a book that is called the Tickle Monster and comes with tickle gloves. We got it for him for Christmas last year but he's finally old enough to properly enjoy it (Levi is wearing the gloves which kind of defeats the purpose, but if that's how he wants to do it, fine by me)!

The gloves are like big monster paws and this is one of Levi's many "camera ready" faces...

When you wake up from a nap some times you just have to sit back under your leaf canopy and enjoy a refreshing drink... ahhhhh...

"Me too!"

Levi's hair is getting SO long!

"Just enjoying some chocolate milk Mama"
(Looks like some other liquid was spilled on his shirt earlier)

And here we are a third of the way through NOVEMBER 2011! CRAZY!? Levi is getting so talkative and his personality and sense of humor are really starting to shine. Tigue is five months now and is a rolling, rice-cereal eating, teething machine! We're having tons of fun between tantrums and late night cries but it is TOTALLY WORTH IT and I wouldn't change God's plan for us in the slightest. Have a wonderful week every one and please keep Jenny in your prayers as I'll be in Dallas for training next week (which mean no blog until Friday night). Take care family and friends and God bless!

"For we are HIS workmanship, created in CHRIST JESUS for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." ~ Ephesians 2:10

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Belated Halloween! I'll keep this post short and sweet as most of these pictures should speak for themselves. This was the first year we went out trick or treating and I must say it was even more fun than I could have imagined! Levi took to the "activity" quite well and Tigue was super well behaved as well!

Munchy Moo!

Levi Puppy!

We went trick or treating on the block two blocks north of us. The street is filled with single family homes and most owners were out on their porches to hand out the candy. We went with a bunch of families from our church/neighborhood. I believe we had five families with us!

With the first couple houses Levi was very timid and wanted Jenny or I very close by. Yes, Jenny is in costume as me... ND hat, Packer Jersey, Express Jeans, Puma Shoes, and it's not pictured but a laptop to check her (my) fantasy stats on :)

Very Exciting!

Levi was so good about saying thank you and all the ladies loved him!

Easily the most impressive front yard display!

By about the 10th house Levi was simply running ahead and yelling "TREAT!"

"Can we do this every day?!"


That bag is getting pretty full. We only covered three blocks and Levi was able to fill his bag more than once...

"More Treats!"

Definitely a very successful first trick or treating!
(I'm dressed as a Chicago dog owner...)
Here's the main clan that stuck it out for all three blocks!

Just to give you a glimpse into just how precious this evening was here's a clip of a typical Levi trick or treating experience...

Thanks for checking in everyone. Welcome to November and next week I'll update you on all the non-Halloween activities that took place over the last two weeks! Until then have a great rest of the week and God bless.

"May the LORD make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you." ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:12