Saturday, August 31, 2013

Parson 2 years and 5 months (almost)

2 years and almost 5 months ago our lives were changed for ever when Parson was born, and oh what a little growing person he is.

He has developed such a personality and many likes and dislikes. In two years he went from nursing and eating 1oz every few hours and using only cries to communicate to a running, talking, thinking, observant little dude.

Some of his favorite things are:

Running - or what he calls "Runn-an!" he absolutely LOVES to run and run and run. Which is probably why he is such a good runner taking long strides with each step instead of the usual bounce of a two year old. When we go to the park and there is a baseball diamond there to, he will choose to run around the printer of the outfield and run from base to base and finally stopping in the dugout to check things out. If he does not play baseball we would be surprised. Not to mention he can throw a ball overhand pretty good. Right handed he is, but hey he is young, why not practice with his left hand to?

Doesn't he just look like a little baseball star?

Trucks/Buses - If he is not running then he is pushing a toy truck or his toy bus "Yellow Bussie!" We watch the school bus pass twice a day, the mail truck deliver mail everyday, the package truck drive by every day and on Thursdays we watch the recycle and trash truck to. He watched in amazement of the trash truck when it scoops up the trash bin and always sequels "WHOA!"

Books- Especially books about trucks, trains, buses, Elmo, or anything that is "touch and feel" or with flaps. We have a huge collection of children books (and adult books to). From gifts, goodwill, and library book sales we have a lot of choices and a lot of favorites at our house. He loves books so much I cant take him to the library. Why you ask? Because his sweet little two year old self gets so overwhelmed by all of the wonderful books and choices around him and he usually freaks out :P.  No matter where we go I always have 3 books with me just in case we need to keep little dude busy for a while.

We are so blessed to be this little guys Mom and Dad. He will never really understand just how much we love him, which is bigger and deeper than we could have ever imagined. 

To think that in a few short 4 months we will have a brother or sister for Parson is beyond exciting. Another little Person to train and try and grow into a responsible, respectful, and aware child and adult. 

Parenthood is one wild and rewarding ride. We cant wait to see what the Lord has in plan for our favorite little man.

- Patty

Thursday, August 22, 2013

There is no place like home

That's right friends...with the help of some of the best people we know we have made the move from Georgia to west Michigan.

The phrase "There is no place like home" is so true. We thought there was going to be a transition time and a strange feeling of un-belonging in Michigan. This was not the case. Its almost as if we have not been gone for 5 years (Aaron for 7!)

The fact that we can drive minuets away and be with family or be able to say "In an hour lets do dinner" is such a treat.

Parson has been a rock star through all of this change the past two months. Between staging, selling, vacation, packing and moving he has been such a trooper. Good thing because a grocery toddler is no fun but on top of moving it could really be a mess.

Moving to Michigan was one of the hardest  and biggest leaps of faith we have made. To move 900 miles north without a house, job, or medical coverage for my pregnant self was scary. But within 10 days of us being in Michigan everything was in order and just as it needed to be. God is good and when we trust always works out.

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks of craziness at the Jones home:

Making the long two day move and this sweet boy was as happy as could be

Helping Grandpa unload the big truck of our stuff

Enjoying the dandelions in the pasture on our rental property

On top of a fenced in pasture we have fruit trees/bushes. Parson loves that he can go and grab and apple whenever he wants. Plus they are naturally organic and small...perfect for a toddler!

Parson LOVES the horses in the pasture behind our house. The horses are so gentle and now come to the fence anytime we are outside. That could have something to do with the fact that Parson usually has an apple in his hand that he "drops" :) 

Calling his friends the horses to come over and play

Cherries are almost ripe!

Nature walk and ice cream family date!

We are so thankful for all of your prayers and help through this move. We felt them thats for sure. Thank you Lord for your plan and working everything out so it is just right.