Sunday, May 4, 2008


This has been a very busy weekend for us. Between meetings, old friends visiting town, weddings, showers, tragedy in our church family and just a regular Sunday, Jonah barely saw his daddy at all. I realized he was really missing him when he said "Where daddy? Why?" I think what he was trying to say was "Why haven't I seen my daddy?" It makes me sad to think there are going to be lots of weekends like this in our little boy's life. Dan's job sometimes creates times of extreme busyness. Sometimes I wish for a normal 8-5 job but I'm so happy he is doing what God has called him to do. It is fun to see him live out his passion! Fortunately, his job does provide for some flexibility that normal 8-5 jobs don't always offer. So, there is a trade off!

Our friends (and former youth minister & family) Brian & Trudie were in town visiting from Houston. The Stagg's had several people over to their house yesterday to see them. We were supposed to be there at 3 p.m. I got home from the baby shower about 3:15 p.m. and was fully prepared to grab my family and head out. I walked in the door to discover my baby boy was still sound asleep! We knew he would spend a lot of time outside playing so we just let him sleep until he woke up. After 4 hours, he FINALLY woke up and we headed over to the Stagg's house.

Max REALLY wanted to go with us. So, we let him take a picture with me and Jonah. I don't think that is what he was really going for. Jonah did like the fact that Max was up high like him. He just giggled at that.

When we got there, we were happy to see Caroline had a ball out. Delynn played with Jonah & Caroline with the ball. Unfortunately, one of the kids (MINE) was a ball hog so we had to go in search of another ball so they could each have one of their own.

Shortly after we arrived, it was time to eat. Jonah put his ball down long enough to pray with everyone else. (Although, he did peek!)

Taylor was full from the wedding reception so she entertained Jonah by the pool while I ate. Dan wasn't there because he was called to the hospital. A lady in our church died from a blood clot. She was only 38 years old and left behind a daughter in high school and a son in middle school. SO SAD! He ended up missing 95% of the party but everyone there did their part in helping me corral my busy little boy.

Dorothy Ames found 2 friends by feeding them ice. Jonah was quite impressed with ice on that hot afternoon. He even talked about the ice on the way home She ended up with Jonah as her shadow for most of the day.
The hit of the day was definitely the Stagg's bunny. It roams free in the back yard and Jonah was oh so impressed! He kept calling the bunny Max. I guess he thinks all animals are Max.

Tapper tried to catch the bunny so Jonah could pet it. But, that bunny was a little quicker than our new Chief of Police.
Suzanne went inside and got carrots in hopes of enticing the bunny to come out of hiding. She split the carrots between Jonah & Caroline.
Jonah ate his carrots! We can't get the kid to eat a carrott at home but you give him carrots for the bunny and those he eats! AAAUGHH!!

He was going to share his carrots with Kristin Hendricks but quickly decided to keep them for himself when he thought she might actually take them. He is such an indian giver sometimes!

After much patience on Suzanne's part, the bunny finally made another appearance. Jonah was so intrigued by the bunny.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this next picture. I always like it when I capture him smiling without being prompted. That was a genuine, heartfelt smile. He was as happy as any little boy could be at that moment!

He came over to have a little conversation with Whest Shirley. I'm not sure what he was telling Whest but he was serious about it. Oh, and notice how dirty his back was? The kid did some serious playing!!

Check out the sweet look he was giving Delynn! I'm not sure what she was saying to him but he sure gave her a sweet face to look at while she said it.
Suzanne was telling us about a problem they had with the pool pump this week. She hoped to have the pool ready for Caroline but the pump went out. Jonah didn't care that the water wasn't ready...he was ready to get in! I'm so anxious to see how he does with a pool this summer. He loved the water last summer but this year may be a different story.
Caroline saw Jonah and Suzanne by the pool and she kept a watchful eye on them at all times. If they were getting in then so was she!

We had a great time with everyone but were so exhausted when we left. Jonah went home, had dinner and a bath and was OUT!!!! Poor guy...he was so tired!


Karin said...

You're right -- that picture you mentioning loving is awesome!! :)

Anonymous said...

That picture of him sitting in front of the fence smiling is amazing!!! Love it!



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