Monday, February 28, 2011

Emma's Fifth Birthday Interview

Emma has been beyond excited to star in her own little movie since she saw Sara's birthday interview. It gets a little long and maybe boring for people who don't enjoy cute little girls being super cute. Those people are lame, but whatever. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Bunny, The Bunny- Yeah, She Saw a Bunny

Emma has this funny habit of looking out the window and telling us all the amazing (read: imaginary) things that she is seeing.

"Mom, there is a flying horse and he is eating clouds!"
"Look- a dragon is over there hanging upside down like a bat. Can you see it? Probably not because only kids named Emma can see him. He's nice."
"Sara- there are forty hundred cats singing songs in the back yard!"

So- with that in mind, try not to jude us too hard when we didn't believe Emma when she told us there was a little black bunny hopping around in the back yard. I thought this story was a little more tame than her other concoctions, but it didn't seem likely that a little black bunny would be hopping through the back yard.

A couple of minutes later, Ross exclaimed, "Hey- there really is a bunny out there!" And there was. Emma was right.

It makes me wonder if any of her other little stories have had any truth to them. . .

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dana's 15th Birthday Party Pictures: Part One

Dana had a birthday, and Heather had a camera. This wonderful combination resulted in the following reel of adorable pictures. Well, I like them at least. It was a great day with wonderful food and even better company.

Jack really wanted to find out what was in that rattly present.
Happy Birthday!
So rattly! So covered in wrapping paper.
Pretty profile.
Dana must really trust Kassidy. . .
Yay for yummy lunch prepared by Caulene!
I like the one with the knife better for some reason.
Birthday (cheese) Cake!
The love in the room was palpable.
See what I mean? :)
It looks like they are teasing him, but he loved it!
Emma and Sara were both big helps in the present opening process. They are experts on the matter.
She got an art set, sketch books, canvases, a CD, some fun scarves, a full length mirrors, and other fun things.

Notice how Jack weaseled his way into the middle of all of this.
Caulene kept accusing me of moving her blackberry. I got tired of it, so I stuck it in her present to Dana. Dana was very excited!
So cute.
There are more to come. Don't be mad. They are all cute, I promise!

Dana's 15th Birthday Party Pictures: Part Two

One of Dana's presents was this full-length mirror. The girls loved it and want one for themselves now.
I can't blame their vanity-- they are gorgeous!
We had no-bake cheesecake with strawberry topping.
This is one of 30 pictures of Caulene eating her cheesecake. I guess Heather wanted to make a movie of that historic event.
I like to leave surprises like this on borrowed cameras.
With all the estrogen floating around the house, it is no big surprise that numerous slap fights occurred.
We are always perfectly lady-like. Our dad taught us how to behave. He's English, so he knows. Or something like that. ..
Kassidy avoids confrontation by zenning out. Clearly she is not pure Jones. :)
They played hide and seek. They are really good.
I am not sure what is happening here- but these girls always make me laugh when they are together. Also- I love Emma in the background.
I love that this February has had some warm moments in it. The kids enjoyed some of these on the tireswing Dana and Kassidy made in my parents' back yard.
Grandma and Grandpa Jones got the girls sunglasses and princess waterbottles for Valentine's Day which was the next day.
We played Bohnanze while Ross napped, the old ones watched a movie, and the girls played their own version of Wiazardology.
I even lost as an extra present for Dana. . .
OK- that should wrap up the last of the neverending picture posts for a little bit. I think. Maybe.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sara's Second Third Birthday Party

Last Sunday, my family came out to our house to have a second party for Sara. We had spaghetti and sauces and meatballs and green and white trees- all per Sara's specific request. It was nice. I didn't take my camera out because I was sick and lazy. Thank goodness for Heather and her amazing photographic skills! Here are the gems she e-mailed me. There are a lot. I even thinned them out a bit. I love them. Thanks, Heather!

These are my sisters. I love them. Lots and lots!
Emma likes them too. I can't imagine why, though.
Dana is the only one of us who is able to tickle my dad.
That's my mom. I love her. Lots and lots.
Do you like Sara's tights? She changed them 4 times before my family came. She wanted to look just right.
I just really like this picture. I'm not even sure what was happening here.
Caulene made this cake for Sara. It is Raspberry mousse with chocolate cake and custome gelatin. So yummy. So pretty.
Emma loves getting back tickles. Just like her daddy. I am pretty sure that is a big part of the reason he married me.
I get all kinds of high school flash backs when I wear my hair curly.
Gosh, she's pretty.
Her little lungs couldn't quite get them all out alone. If you have ever heard her throw a fit, you might not believe that former sentence. . .
She is showing off her necklace and bracelet set from Grandma Goodman.
Emma was a great help with the presents. She really wanted it to be her birthday. She has waited so long, and still has almost a week to go.
Books from Grandma. Cute ones!
A dress from the aunts. It has already been well used. I love my dad's expression in the back. I love him. Lots and lots.
A Belle barbie from. . . Caulene?
Sara started just letting Emma open all the gifts while she played with her new toys. Smart girl.
We got her a scooter. She wasn't nearly as excited about it as I had hoped. She will love it once it warms up enough for us to get her up and on it outside.
The booklet that came with the My Little Pony that Emma got her.
Mischief. He's worthless as a mouser, but so cute and cuddly that we can't bear to get rid of him.
This is not my favorite part of being a mom. . . packaging should be easier to manage!
I love this shot. We are framing it. Not kidding.

My dad got her a fishing pole. It has a rubber fish on the end, so we used it as a cat toy. Oh, my favorite reaction was when Sara opened Heather's present. It was a fairy doll that looked like a mini-Barbie on a pink sparkly pony. She opened it and said, "It a ba. . . It's a po. . . It's so PRETTY!" Classic!
He got it. Good job non-hunter.
These are my parents. I love them. Lots and lots. Have I already mentioned that?

It was good times. I am glad they came out, and glad that Heather got pictures.