"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

JONES, our 5-year-old

in october of 2005 i found out that i was pregnant with a baby as i was just getting used to life with a baby.  aleemay was only 9ish months old...  i cried.  i couldn't believe what was happening.  how could i have a baby when i had a baby?!
nine months passed. 
i had a baby.  this baby was jones.  we were thrilled to add a boy to our family.  since nine months had passed, my baby was now a toddler and nearly potty trained.  a baby was perfect for us!  we never would've guessed!!!
june 22, 2006 jones was born to us at 12:14, right after noon.  he was 1 perfect pound bigger than his older sis, 8 pounds and 7 ounces.  he looked JUST LIKE HER though, except he had a cute little dimple in his chin, and well, he was a boy. 
he was a sweet babe.  he didn't have a butt.  we called him "longbottom" for quite a while.  he pooped and peed all over me for the first several diaper changes.  and i mean all over me!  he ate well.  he slept well.  he cried well.  he cuddled extremely well (he still does).  and as i described above, he pooped well too.  what a great baby!
he's grown.
and grown.
and grown some more.
here's a series of pictures when jones was just about 2 (april of 2008)... actually about the same age that starboy is currently.

isn't that just the sweetest?!  he hasn't changed an iota.  seriously.  well, ok, maybe a little.  but hardly!

THAT's my boy.   well, really it's otter pop's boy!  he's OURS!!!!!

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 


Liz said...

wow, i have all sorts of things to say! um, i remember the, uh, i think i'm pregnant, and cute onesie, its in my drawer right now, and oh, cute outfit, i'll be pulling it out soon. And, that was one awesome backyard, in the pics, it reminds me of the jungle. perfect on days that were ridiculously hot! happy 5 for jones and you, too!

Trenicker said...

what a good looking nephew I have! and he is a BOY boy, totally into being a BOY!
I love him!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, there were some sweet memories in that blog, thanks for sharing! lylyly