Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blog Update

A couple changes to announce on the blog.
  1. There is a new, bigger, better photo slide show to the right. Also, it is showing a new album which can be accessed by clicking on one of the pictures, clicking here, or clicking on Jones Family Photo Albums under "Cool Links" on the right (see below)
  2. There is a new links section called "Cool Links" on the right where you can access the Jones Family Photo Albums and Sam's friends Joe and Matthew's blog called Our Kid Joe. More sites will be added to the "Cool Links" section over time.
  3. I'm not sure if I explained this when I added it a few months ago, but there is a labels section to the right called, wait for it, "Labels" where you can access all of the posts with either photos or videos included.
That is all.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


This week I bought some new video editing software so that we can post videos from our new HD Camcorder. They are of much better quality than the previous videos that were posted on this site which were taken on my camera. I plan to post more videos from the last couple months over the next few weeks so stay tuned.

Anyway, here is a great video of Sam from exactly two months ago (25th of April). It was his first time in his saucer and he was pretty darn excited. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Six Months!

Who coulda thunk it? Sam Jones is six months old. And what an incredible six months it has been! From just a little munchkin, new to the world, in December to an active, talkative, observant, little man in June.

Sammy is so happy these days and loves exploring the world with new sights, new textures, new tastes and smells each week. He also seems to be learning new skills all the time. This week, he has started to push up while on his tummy to get a better a look around. He's also added smooshed banana's to his menu. He likes to roll every which way, interactively play with Mommy and Daddy (grabbing our glasses is a favorite), and talks to himself when he has some alone time.

I can't believe how far he has come in so short a time. I'm just so excited to see what happens over the next six months!

Happy 1/2 birthday, Sam.

and Now

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

To Sam's daddy: Thank you for being you! You surely were meant to be a father. All of the things that have made you a good friend, son, brother, husband all these years... well they are also exactly what is needed to make the best father in the world. When I was pregnant one of the many things I couldn't quite grasp yet was how life changing it would be for me to see how YOU would change with parenthood. The joy, pride, contentment, maturity and (most importantly) love with which you father is amazing to watch. I am so grateful to have this little joy of a son to share in with you. The journey thus far has been the most happy of my life because it is the three of us together. Me and my two most wonderful men. Sam and I are so very lucky to have you.

Happy Father's Day My Darling.

Lucy (author) & Sam (consultant)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Midday message from home

From: Lucy Jones
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:09 PM
To: Jones, Christopher (STP)
Subject: you ready for it?

Sammy pants ate his first solid meal!! The avocado was just perfectly ripe so I figured it was destiny. He MACKED on it. He liked playing with the spoon and getting a lot of the avocado all over his self. But he did eat a decent amount of it too. Here we goooooooooooooo!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

New Tricks

Sam can:
  • Roll from front to back and from back to front
  • Sit up by himself for upwards of 20-30 seconds before tipping
  • Make a ham sandwich
  • Spin in the Jolly Jumper
  • Nearly bounce in the Jolly Jumper
  • Shave
  • Giggle, squeal, laugh, grunt and coo
  • Pick up and play with toys
  • Put anything in his mouth
  • Smell the flowers
  • Ride on shoulders
  • Climb trees
Don't believe me? Check out these pics from the last 3 days...