Thursday, August 4, 2016

Jones Girls Update

It's hard to believe that my favorite girls are 3 1/2 and just shy of 2.  They are a complete handful, mess, joy, and blessing all wrapped up in one.  Today seems like a swell day to post an update on each of them.


  Girlfriend is busy busy busy!  She loves life.  When she is excited she does a silly foot stomping dance and a crazy loud giggle. She loves living life in the fast lane.  The first thing she asks everyday is if we are going bye bye.
     As a baby she was super attached to sucking her pointer and middle finger on her right hand and rubbing her blanket on her face.  She also carried that blankie around everywhere.  When she turned three we made the rule that blankie had to stay in her bed.  Recently, we decided to fight the finger sucking battle.  I bought the polish that taste horrible for thumb suckers.  It worked like a charm and also backfired.  The girl who has slept like a dream (pun intended) since day 1 has stopped napping.  As bad as I hate it, she has done great with no nap and a slightly earlier bedtime.  She's only sucked her fingers once or twice in the last month or so. 

    Kendall loves "Sunday Room" (Sunday School).  Most days its her and all boys in her class but she doesn't even seem to notice.  She loves learning her weekly bible verse and receiving a sticker for it.  A few weeks ago the verse was, "Trust in the LORD, and do good" (Psalm 37:3).  After practicing it for several days she told Michael and myself that she didn't know how to trust in the Lord and do good.  She says her favorite bible verse is "Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath."
      Her speech isn't as clear as we'd like.  She has a referral to see a speech therapist.  Recently I asked her about something, and she said " I don't have a que." (clue).

    She likes to the in charge and tends to boss others if they let her.  She wears a size 5 or 6.  She also has the cutest curls on the back of her head. 
     We have been having "school time" since the beginning of June.  We are working on letters and sounds. 
    Meme told her the other day she had to be buckled in the car so she wouldn't go flying out.  She told Meme that kids don't fly.  

    We were in the car the other day and I half heard her ask a question about when she's a grownup.  I went with the safe answer of "we'll see".  Michael's eyes got real big.  She had asked if she could watch bad stuff when she is a grown up.  She's talking about the many cartoons we won't let her watch.  


   Girlfriend copies EVERYTHING Kendall does.  Good and bad.  She loves her big sister!  She wants to potty.  She constantly goes to the toliet and lifts up her shirt.
    She loves to eat.  Food is serious business for her.  She wakes up in the morning saying nack (snack) and ju (juice). 
    Kate is wearing mostly 3Ts now.  Her favorite thing to do is look at books.  She loves water and baths. 

    She wakes up close to 7AM every morning.  Takes a nap at 1 PM and goes to bed in the evening at 7:30. 
   She likes sing the BIBLE but it sounds like a jumble of letters.  Her speech is really taking off.  She knows too many words to list.  Recently she has started saying apple, and help me. 

  These girls are exhausting but I love them with my whole heart. 


The Skinny on Staci said...

It's amazing how fast they grow up. My baby will be 13 this year and I have no clue where the time went! Love the update on your girlies. :)

Scott and Kristan said...

These little girls are absolutely precious. I definitely know what you mean. Ryder is 17 this year and my baby is 3!! (sigh) But God is so good. All my kids are happy and healthy. I have nothing to complain about. Love seeing your updates on your family. btw Colt is doing speech therapy...we love our therapist. Feel free to email me if you need any info :)