25 more days....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

....Until Santa comes to town! 
Have you been good this year? : )

Elmo. Need I say more?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Can you guess??

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Can you guess where I took these pictures while we were in Miami?? Where the Jersey Shore kids stayed of course! Ok I'll admit it... I am super obsessed with that show! So when we were in Miami last month, I made my SIL take us so we could see where they stayed. I do wish we had made it to the gelato  shop where they worked but it starting pouring right after we took these. So we had to leave but I did see where they stayed!

My little Bulldog

Monday, November 22, 2010

 Ok so yes..... 
 ... I am super late...
 .... on posting....
 ..... these pictures...
 ... my our little Bulldog on Halloween!
And this is what he decided to do with our Halloween candy bowl. Awesome

5 years

Friday, November 19, 2010

I remember that morning of Saturday November 19, 2005 like it was yesterday.  I was at one of my friends house while my best friend was in town and spending the night. We had stayed up late and were drinking and just having a good time. We had been up really late and I remember Kyle calling me at 3a.m. and I didn't answer. I was so tired and just ready to go to sleep and decided to just ignore his call and go to sleep.

 When I woke up at about 7:30 or 8 the next morning, I had several missed calls. I didn't really pay any attention to them until my phone rang again and it was my Mom. All I remember her saying was the boys band was in a car accident and Michael was killed. Mom and Billy had only gotten to Kansas to see my aunt who had cancer a few hours before. They NEVER turn their phones off and they did to sleep that night. It's probably a good thing since none of us slept very well for a long time after this day. 
 It seemed like it took forever for them to get home. In the mean time, my Dad took Megan and Katie to Macon to see Kyle, who was ok physically, but Michael's girlfriend was in very serious condition. I stayed home with some friend since I knew phone calls would start coming in and people would start coming by. I remember the first person that came by was a lady that we had know forever and lived in our neighborhood named Denise. She came with tons of drinks and food and it was wonderful. Behind her several others came. We had ladies even come and do and fold our laundry. You don't think about how wonderful it is to be able to find something clean to wear in a time like this.
 Michael was such an amazing person inside and out. He had a passion for life and a sense of humor that could make ANYONE smile. He also had a passion for the guitar and the band that Kyle and he had started Any Given Moment.
 The early morning that he died, they had just let doing a concert doing what he did best- playing his guitar. We have so many good memories of Michael and know that we will see him again one day. But right now, God needed him to come and rock out in Heaven.

 Yesterday Holden and I went by and "saw" Uncle Michael. This was Holden first time and I wasn't sure what he would do. I thought for sure I would put him down ad he would take off. But he just sat there. It was like he knew how important it was to be there. 
 He just sat and looked around while pulling the pieces of the flowers of off Michael's arrangement.

 It was such a nice and quiet visit as we just sat there in the quiet for a few minutes. 
 Then right as we were about to leave, I told Holden, while crying, "Ok tell Uncle Michael bye and we will come again another time" and Holden let out the biggest fart I have ever heard in my life! If you knew Michael, he would have LOVED that and thought it was the funniest thing in the world!
Michael, we miss you so much every day! We love you and know that we will see you again one day!

In Loving Memory of
Michael Evans Jones
5/7/87- 11/19/05

Can you read it?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can you read his onesie? Today Holden is wearing his Any Given Moment onesie that I made him out of an old shirt I had. Any Given Moment was the name of my brothers Kyle and Michael's band. Five years ago tomorrow, they were in a car accident and Michael was killed. Today and tomorrow {and everyday for that much} we are remembering what an awesome person he was! Do you live your life to the fullest? Because you never know what could happen to you at any given moment....

Happy 11 Month Birthday Holden!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Seriously?!?! Holden Michael when did you grow up SOOO fast?? Today you are ELEVEN months old! That means that just in a few weeks, I will have a big 1 year old! Oh sweet boy, how we love you so much! You are such a joy and fill our days with so much happiness! You are the best thing that has ever happened to us and we love you more and more every day. You are the funniest little boy around. You have the funniest laugh and we just LOVE to hear it. Here is a little of what you are up to at 11 months: 
You are still wearing size 3 diapers.
You wear size 6-12 month pants for the length of course and size 6-12 or 12-18 month shirts depending on how long they are.
You sleep about 11 1/2 hours at night {sometime more on the weekends} and take 1 or 2 naps a day.
You are starting to get more and more hair!

 You like to eat more every day. Well sometimes. You will eat almost anything that we give you but still are funny about if you want to eat or not. Some days you will eat a TON and then the next not so much.
You favorite foods are Ritz crackers, goldfish, little puff cheetos things, pepperoni, avocado, corn, any pasta, cheese quesadillas, rice at the mexican restaurant {not white rice}. Really you eat just about everything.
You are all done with baby food! No need to buy it when you will eat whatever we are eating.
You still have NO teeth and I love the little toothless smile : )
We have started dropping bottles so you now only get a bottle in the morning and at bedtime or so.
You could suck on your paci all day if I let you and you love your blankie.
You think that dogs and cats are the best thing ever.
You are a HUGE flirt!
You just went to your first birthday party a few weeks ago for one of your girlfriends Abagail and had lots of fun.
You are crawling EVERYWHERE and are super fast!
You love water {playing in it and drinking}
Your favorite things are your cars, big dump truck that Daddy got you, balls and Elmo.
You make a "brrrrr" sound when you play with your cars! It is soo stinkin cute!
You think it is the funniest thing ever to climb up on the bottom step if the gate isn't closed. 
You love to follow me around and say Mamamamamama all day. And you know that Dadadadada is Daddy. 
I can ask you during the day or at home before Daddy gets home where is Daddy and you look around everywhere for him.
You love going on walks but it's almost getting to cold for them. Plus its dark at like 5:30.
You have started dancing to music and it is adorable! 
You have such a funny and loving personality. You will crawl over to people you don't know that come over and pull yourself up on their legs so that they can pick you up.
You love to be held.
When I sign the song If your Happy and you Know It you will clap your hands!
You clap and say "yea" all the time

Holden you change SO much every day! I can not believe how awesome the past 11 months have been! We love you sweet boy!

Oh sweet boy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I do have to say that I think I have the cutest baby in the whole world. This picture was after one of his many girlfriends Abagail's 1st birthday party last Sunday.{ I know I have SOO much to update about.}
 This little guy has been going thru a LOT of changes in the past few weeks and just is kinda out of wack.

 This picture is of him dancing in his carseat in the parking lot waiting to go into the Gladiators game last Saturday. 
So Mr. Holden starting shorting his two or three naps a day big time a few weeks ago. To like 30-45 min at a time. So the past week he has only been getting pretty much one nap a day and sometime sleeping on the way home. Do make this ever harder was the time change. It has been killing him and he was actually asleep in bed last night BEFORE 7 and slept all night. On top of all of this, since he is almost 1, I am starting to try and weaning him off of the bottle and this week dropped his afternoon bottle and put his formula in a cup instead. Which he isn't too happy about. He has never been one to take many bottles or much formula so I'm not too worried about it. 
We also still have no teeth. Not sure when they will be here and I'm not worried about it at all and know they will come when they want. : ) On top of all he has going on, he fell while super crawling as fast as he could the other night while laughing and chasing the cat and got his first bloody lip. Poor baby just has so much going on. I PROMISE Miami pictures and Halloween pictures coming next week! Hey it's better late than never, right? : )

Sleepy little baby

Friday, November 5, 2010

My sleepy little Bulldog baby when I went to get him out of the car this morning! This was also one of his Halloween costumes. {I know Mandy I need to add Halloween pictures AND Miami pictures!} I am going to do that all next week : ) This little outfit just cracks me up with it UGA "G" on it and the bulldog head! And it was from Wal Mart. Gotta love Wally World!

A picture is worth a thousand words..

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First of all this is what he thinks about the Gators winning. Second of all we bought this jersey in Florida and I was trying to get a good picture of Holden smiling for Jack. I tried twice. Took over 200 pictures. I think he really hates his jersey and the team. That's my boy!