Thursday, November 29, 2012

More of St. Louis via phone photos

 On the plane there.

 In line at Ted Drewes.

 Got to have brunch with my friend Lisa while in town.

 Family of 5 = lots of stuff

Riding on the luggage cart.

 New way to travel - in the overhead bin.

Sister love even after a day of traveling.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sweet Estelle

 Over Thanksgiving we traveled to St. Louis to be with my family and to meet Estelle.  She is such a good baby.  And it was amazing how little she felt compared to Naomi... a good reminder of how fast they grow.  Here are some pictures of Estelle.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Davey's 3 Year Pictures

On our way to take pictures, Davey said she didn't want to take any.  I said that was fine.  As soon as we arrived she changed her mind and gave me lots of smiles.

But all good things come to an end!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Three Amigos

Yesterday we met up with Graham to take some 3 year pictures of him and Davey.  
Here is one I got of the three cousins. 

More pictures to come.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Puzzle, Princess Party

For Davey's birthday we had a few friends over for a puzzle, princess party (why not just combine two of her favorite things to make the best party ever!)

She has amazed us over the last few days by completing a 100 piece puzzle that she got for her birthday all by herself... I need to start researching jigsaw puzzle scholarships!

On the evening of her birthday, we watched home videos of when she was a baby.  How precious those glimpses back are and how fast those 3 years have gone.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pre-K D

Pre-K has been a little rough at our house.  Something about having a baby in the house that makes things just a bit harder to get done!  I am trying to give myself a little grace and remember all of the ways that Malia is learning despite my lack of formal teaching (I mean she does understand more about the foster care system than your average almost 5 year old!)

We did a few fun things for D.

 Davey joined us for dot marker letters and mazes.

 We played Double Shutter...

... and a modified version of Mexican train dominos.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Happy Birthday Davey!

3 years ago, we welcomed this blond haired, blue eyed beauty into our family.


We love our Davey Lou and are so happy to celebrate her life today!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Halloween, Halloween, Let's Have Fun

We had a fun Halloween here.  The girls were princesses.  (I actually bribed Malia with a new Belle dress so that she wouldn't want to cut her hair and be Snow White.... I am warming up to the idea of a haircut for her though...)

The neighborhood crew trick or treating.  They were hysterical as they tried to take turns going first up to the door.  Nothing like free candy to make you want to run over your friends!

Naomi was our 11 lb. peacock.  (Wish I could post those pictures).  We took her to the doctor a couple of days before Halloween for a 3 month check up and she weighed just over 11 lbs. which puts her on the growth charts for the first time!  

Monday, November 05, 2012

Pre-K Pumpkins

Two weeks ago, we focused our Pre-K on pumpkin things.  I didn't take pictures of the worksheets we did earlier in the week but we ended the week by hosting a pumpkin party with some friends.

We had lots of fun pumpkin/fall food.

 The craft table.

 The girls painted pumpkins and also made collages on some pumpkin cutouts.

After the paint dried, we added faces and hair to the pumpkins.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Estelle Marie

My sister had her baby on Wednesday.  A girl, named Estelle Marie.  We are so glad to add another girl to the next generation of "Jones" girls!

I am counting down the days until I get to go hold her... 17 left!

Congratulations Beth and Keith.