Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Jonathan is more and more verbal all the time and he is constantly cracking us up with the funny things that he says.... I want to remember some of them so I thought I would post them here.
Aprincot - Apricot
Thomas works at cutting pie - cutting edge supply
ear wax sticks - q-tips
I'm nudie on top - when he has no shirt
It's not dark yet - ANY time he needs to go to bed, even nap time (or bed time which if it is on time is always before dark)
nudie a tootie - nudie patootie
Don't yell at me/ call me Jonathan Thomas - whenever I tell him what to do.
Care Bear counting 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Hide and Seek counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5....
This conversation happens EVERY TIME we are in the car, especially after he has just gone to the bathroom: "I need to go potty", me - ok you need to hold it until we get home/ to the store/ the next exit/ a place to stop, " I need to go potty IHGT NOW (right now)" me - no you don't you need to hold it, " Ok I hold my shorts/ car/ bear..."
I'm Happy - whenever he wakes up from a nap and comes to find me
It's a beautiful day - whenever we are doing something he likes
He can't say his F and subs the /h/ sound so fish is hish... He can however correctly repeat /f/ ish - but then says hish
What's that?, What's that guy doing?
My tummy hurts, I need some ty-nol.
Just a couple - for when he shouldn't do something/ have something and still wants to do it
Spikey hair or Handsome hair - his two hairstyles

let's catch up, shall we?

So this summer has been a pretty busy one. I have been getting some comments/ complaints from family about my lack of blogging.... but I can say that Jonathan's baby book is mostly up to date and I have done a little bit of scrapbooking, my school shopping is done and homework bags to start the year and christmas presents for my first graders are all ready, all the boxes from moving are unpacked and put away and my house is pretty much settled. Oh and I have been growing a baby (which is alot of work)... so there are all my excuses for not blogging. Since I know adding to the blog is not so much about words but pictures I am getting braver with my fancy pants camera and figured out how to get the memory card out to upload some... hopefully I can blog a little more to keep the family happy :0).

Old house - "Unders": Jonathan started his potty training adventures by telling us when he needed to go and wanting to try out every bathroom under the sun. One day he ran away from great grandma who was trying to put a diaper on him yelling "no way jose!" Since then he has been an unders man with a diaper for night time and naps. I was planning on starting this summer so pretty much we have just been perfecting "that toliet is not scary" in public bathrooms or "standing on the side of the road on the way to Havasu". I am so proud of him and very thankful that it was all his idea!

Old house - holding up his shorts and playing with sand. JT is such a stringbean that even though he really eats alot he is pretty skinny. Several of his shorts that fit him last summer with a diaper just slide down this summer. He is in LOVE with playing outside and doing any type of yard work or playing in the sandbox or pool. He also enjoys painting or playing with playdough at his little table.

Fruit snacks - What used to be a good half hour activity now takes 3 minutes... tops. JT is a fruit snacks junkie... he will do anything to get them. I have to ration them or that is all he would eat all day long.

The new house! This picture was taken on our final walk through day. Thomas, Larry our realtor and some inspector girl... I should probably give a whole post to the new house but here is the low down. We bought the house next door, it was a short sale that we put an offer on in November, origionally thinking we would rent it out and use it as an investment. Finding out our family was growing made us re-think and decide to move and rent out our old house still making an investment. God was totally with us through the whole process. 100% his timing and not ours. The house is mostly the same but is a reverse (so it has been confusing getting used to everything on the "wrong side"). It is a bigger lot and the house has a slightly different layout with 2 sunrooms. Thomas loves the shed and has big plans for it and building a BBQ in the back. Jonathan is in LOVE with his playroom and having a bigger bedroom. The dogs love their room (yes they have their own sun room with their crates and a couch) and the new exciting backyard. I love the fact that it seems much more "open" to me and that everything seems to have a home. The front patio has been nice to hang out and the backyard is great too. We still have more jobs to do inside but feel pretty settled. The landscaping needs some love but with the heat we are holding off (plus the baby's room kinda takes priority as the next bigish step).
Old House - We spend most late afternoon and evenings in the backyard. Jonathan swims in his little pool and plays with his toys (which have been "handed down" from a friend). Like I said he is happiest outside.

Old house - Did I blog about the Cherry Festival?? Anyways Jonathan got a spider painted on his face. A week or so later he decided to paint his own spiders with my makeup. It was just so cute I couldn't help but laugh. (Side note: just how did he get in my makeup... any mom of a two year old boy would not to keep that high and out of reach right?!?! Well our morning routine is for him to sit on the counter and brush his teeth/ play in the sink while I get ready to keep him out of trouble. This particular day I was trying to do that and answer some emails at the same time so he had about 2 minutes to himself.... can't let him out of my sight! :0) )
Old house - When you are moving you find things you haven't seen in a while... Jonathan found my veil and after trying to catch some stuffed animals in it I had to show him what it was really for. :0) I am sure he will hate this picture one day but I love it... such a little angel boy.
New house - like I said the yard needs some more love... the grass is a bit greener from this picture and less "pokey" according to JT... It must be all the pool water we dump on it. :0)

New house - so in moving I had to give up my AMAZING cupboards for all of my crafting/ scrapbooking supplies (side note the two boys who moved in next door fought over who would get that for their bedroom since it had tile and a place to work on building stuff) I needed some more storage. In searching for a bed for JT I found the perfect cabinet at JC Pennys outlet for $250 - a little out of my price range. But this cabinet was at Goodwill next door for $40 - after some paint it works great for all of my supplies and I love the retro contact paper that is inside. Two of the neighborhood girls took pity on the poor prego painter, took a break from their swimming and basically painted the whole thing for me while I sat and watched them. They only painted a few things on themselves that they later washed off in the pool and they did a great job!
Ok well that is all for now... I would say I will update more soon but.... you never know :0)