Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
then put the kids in the car and went around the neighborhood and ward
to make some special deliveries. We had a great time and the kids
loved staying up way passed bedtime. They were both asleep by the time
we pulled in the driveway.
Hope you all have a great Christmas!!!
Scott, Camille, Josh & Jane
Friday, December 21, 2007
:: Jane plays very quitely with a good deal of concentration ::
:: Josh prefers to sing while he chooses a pencil ::
:: We made cookies, again ::
:: We played in the snowy yard for a bit ::
:: Josh was not ready to leave his fortress of doom, until told he could have a cookie for lunch ::
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
:: Josh and Jane are preparing the tree for decorations with a hug ::
:: Let the rumpus begin ::
:: Jane found all of the decorating mayhem a little too much for her ::
:: Now we are ready for Christmas ::
:: We love homemade Christmas ::
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This snow man was found on the back of a car in a parking lot. As we parked and got out, the owner of the car had just returned from the store to their car and they had no idea who built the snowman. Josh saw the snowman as we were pulling in and said, "snowman on top of car!" I will officially name it, the "Snowman made of trash found in a parking lot."
Josh bundled up for the cold weather.
Jane in some super cute jammies.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
:: My first real concert was The Cramps, on Halloween in San Francisco; I was dressed as a random dead person ::
:: I can't read this book without crying ::
:: Some of my favorite late night outings involve my Sisters, Sonic and/or Right Aid ::
:: I identify most with Vendetta::
:: I really can't by a dented box, even if it is just a box cereal ::
:: I miss playing night games ::
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Monday - Supposed to be my first real day off for the week but I ended up having to go in and finish up some projects. So, I worked from about 6 am till 10 am. Then I left feeling free as a bird! I went home and we packed up the kids and went to see "Bee Movie." This was the 2nd trip to a movie theater for Josh and Jane and it went really well. Being an 11:35 screening on a Tuesday helped out as there were only about 4 other people in the theater. This time we used the booster seats with Camille and I in the middle and Josh and Jane on each side of us. They loved the movie and were quiet and still the whole time. Amazing! Just like every other 2 year old, Josh and Jane frequently use the word "Again" to express their interest in repeating something that they like - over and over and over and over again. Like spinning around and getting really dizzy - Again! Or reading a favorite book - Again! Or watching a favorite DVD like one we recently bought called "The Snowman" One day I would like to experiment with that one to see how many times in a row they would watch it if I were to continue to grant their "Again!" requests. I would guess it would be at least a dozen. Anyway, watching the Bee Movie in the theater was no exception. As soon as the credits started to roll at the end, Jane looked over and said, "Again!"
The movie was followed by a trip to Cafe Rio for lunch. Josh and Jane are huge fans. They will sometimes randomly say stuff like, I want a dia (quesadilla) from Cafe Rio. They even recognize the general location. I discovered this when we were driving on University Parkway and even though we were not driving right up close to the actual restaraunt, Josh looked over and said, Cafe Rio! The funny thing is that one day we were in Salt Lake and we passed by a similar looking strip mall and he thought that was Cafe Rio too. Last night we tried out the new Orem location. I guess it didn't take much time for the rest of Orem to see that it was open as well as the lines were just like the Provo location.
Tuesday Camille needed a little break and had some things to get done so I ventured out with the kids. Days off are great and I wish I had more of them. I had to mail a package and so we went to my post office of choice which is the one located inside of Days Market. There is rarely a long wait and it is just a lot easier, especially with the kids. The lady at the counter offered Josh & Jane mini tootsie roll suckers. A little stickier than I would have wanted but it was really sweet of her and the kids were totally digging it. Then it was off to Costco for gas and pizza. Josh got a little flirting in as well (see photo). We got home just in time for their afternoon nap and the rest of the day was pretty kicked back.
There was also a trip to Target Tuesday night which I only mention as an excuse to share a couple of cute photos from there.
Wednesday was spent preparing for Thanksgiving. This year was the first year since my mission spent away from my parents. This time it was them being away on their mission. Camille's parents are also on a mission so we had Thanksgiving at Camille's sister's house. It was great since they live 5 minutes away and we didn't have to split the day in half between families. Camille made a fabulous 21 lb turkey and I made the traditional Jones recipe Chestnut Stuffing. We used my parents kitchen since they have a convection oven as well as a second regular oven.
Check out the picture of Josh on the phone at Grandma's house. He just picked up and said these exact words..."Grandma? Hi. This is Charlie Brown... See ya" then hung up. priceless.
Here is the yummy Turkey that Camille made.
Since it was an all Holmes day on Thursday, we made Friday an all Jones day. We went up to Salt Lake and did a little Christmas shopping and then had dinner with Mike and Kate at their place. Jeff joined us as well so it was like another Thanksgiving. Josh and Jane enjoyed spending time with their twin cousins Harvey and Sammy. Since we mentioned the fact that we were going to see them earlier that day, they both kept saying, "Harvy Sammy! Harvy Sammy!"
Now it is Sunday night and I am really not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. 4 more work weeks and then I am off for Christmas for at least a week and a half!
Until next time...
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This is kind of a big deal, or should I say "heal"! I just can't contain myself, I just learned how to turn the heal of a sock! I can't believe that I pretty much got it right on my first try.
I just got some new knitting needles from Knit Picks ( size 4 interchangeable circulars) and I was playing with the "magic loop" method of knitting in the round, when I thought, hey, this would be a good time to practice turning a heal. Nah Nah! This process has always been very intimidating, yet I knew I would have to concur this fear to get to sock making heaven.
I am just really happy right now, most of the time when I knit something it starts out as a "thneed" (a fine something that all people need) and ends up a "UFO", (unfinished object). I have a lot of these hovering around my house. So just maybe with this little bit of knowledge my first pair of socks wont end up as "sweet spirits".
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
she says to Camille or me, "Rock me" it is super precious! She also
likes to be sung to while being rocked. One night when I thought I had
rocked her to sleep and I was about to get up to take her to bed, she
quietly whispered another "rock me" request into my ear.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We also ate lunch at one of our favorite burrito places: Chipotle Mexican Grill. They just opened their 2nd Utah location and it is in Fort Union, conveniently located near the Wheeler Farm as well as Paradise Bakery, maker of the best cookies on the planet. No exaggeration!
Friday, November 9, 2007
ok, a lot of the time.
Really looking forward to hanging out with these guys this weekend.
Whenever I ask them what day it is, their first response is, "Sunday.
Church." They love going to nursery. One day we were driving in the
area where our church is and when we made a turn that looked like we
weren't going to church after all, jane turned her head and said "bye
bye church. Bye bye friends."
More pics to come this weekend.