Friday, February 18, 2011

4 months.

Happy four months Oak Jackson!

Really? F-O-U-R? Wow.  This past month has been so much fun.  So many new "firsts."  I love watching you do new things.  Today we have made the trek up to Tulsa.  Caro is getting dedicated on Sunday and we have lots of 31 parties to do in the next few days.  Tomorrow we are going to Norman for a couple parties and then back to Tulsa for sweet time with the Dales for a few days.  I'm so glad we are here.  I love watching you and Caroline together.  I think her favorite thing about you is still your pacifier. :)

Here are some stats on you right now:

-you have started "gurgling," and its hilarious

-you follow people with your eyes...especially your daddy

-you had your first "snow day"

-you officially sleep all night!!!  last feeding at 10pm...and your next feeding is at 6am
(which means you get to jump in bed with mom and dad and nurse all you want for the next couple hours)

you then sleep for a little bit then work at waking me up for a good 30 minutes...this includes singing, playing with my face and anything else within your reach.

Your dad says it is pretty funny to watch you trying to wake me up in the morning as he is leaving for work

-we are becoming pros at feeding!  I am so thankful where we are w/ feeding and where we have come from....we can now feed ANYWHERE and ANYTIME...AND you are only feeding for about 10 to 15 min.  That sure beats an hour and 1/2!!!! Whoohooo!  We have fed in restaurants, w/ friends, in a pasture, etc.!!!!  So thankful for the hooter hider.

-you like the exer-saucer more every day!

-you love when your dad plays guitar

-You constantly have your hands in your mouth- you prefer just your pointer finger most of the time

-you have awesome control of your head!

-you rolled over!!!! (tummy to back) and are working on back to tummy.
It is SO FUN to see you do new things!!!

-You are grabbing things like crazy.  Your favorite toys are still Sophie, Marsh and Roman Frank.  but this month we are adding water love 'em!

-you can now wear your cowboy boots!!!

-This month you have showed some attitude/frustration for the first time.  You arch your back when you are mad or dont want to get in your car seat, you now sometimes refuse  your paci,  and turn over when im trying to get your boogers!

-you are wearing some big clothes, boy!  like, up to 18 months!!!! what?!  we never know what size you are...but we have learned that going with the bigger size is the safest bet!

-you have your four month appointment next week...i can't wait to see how much you weigh!

We love you monkey man.
 I love this life with you, and watching you become more and more the boy God has made you to be.
God is teaching me so much through you.
 I am amazed by His love for us.
I can't wait for you to know His love for you.
Because its huge...and amazing.

I love you, Oak Jackson.

                                    "Show me the wonders of Your great love."  Psalm 17:7

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Come on Spring!

Between some really crazy cold, snowy, rainy, weather...we have had a few amazingly beautiful days.  

So, naturally, we went outside.

I can't wait for more warm weather and days of playing outside with you, Oak! 

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.  No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly."  Psalm 84:11


Parker is here!!!  (born Jan. 22) Parker Burton Jones surprised us all and came 5 weeks early!  He is PRECIOUS...and doing great...getting bigger every day!  I am so amazed at Z and Ness and the way they have handled life with such an early surprise...they are amazing!

OJ and PBJ getting to meet for the first time

Way to go Ness!

PBJ and meal ever :)

Oak, we are so blessed to have the Jones' in our lives.  I can't wait to watch you and Parker grow up together.  What a blessing!

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because He trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


YOU ROLLLLLLEEEDDD OVVVERRR!!!! today. February 9th. 3 1/2 months old. And ON CAMERA. WHOOHOOO!

Way outta the blue, buddy.  I'm shocked.  And VERY proud.