On the night of the 26th I wasn't feeling very good and couldn't keep anything down and when I woke up the next morning I still wasn't feeling all that great but managed to keep a few glasses of water down and by the afternoon my contractions were getting closer & closer together until they were about every five minutes, I called the office and they said if they didn't stop soon I needed to get to the hospital. Of course we weren't ready so we hurried and packed a bag just in case and a call was made to Grandma & Grandpa Jones to watch our sick kids and off Darin & I went to the hospital. They checked me in and immediately hooked me up to an IV hoping that I was just dehydrated and that some fluids would stop the contractions, after 2 IVs and the contractions continuing every 4-5 minutes Dr. Lunt decided to come and deliver!! I'm so glad he did because he was going to be out of town for the next two days!! Talk about good timing, even though I'm not thrilled to have two Birthdays in December I'm just glad Dax is healthy and got here safe & sound!!
Santa found us! and left the boys some cool stuff! Dillon got camping stuff and was super happy about getting a Bear Gryls pocket knife and than cut his finger 10 minutes after opening it! Santa obviously didn't OK the knife with us first!! LOL. Degan got star wars toys & a new scooter, he was surprised to find a scooter cause he didn't have that on his list!! Dusty got some trio blocks & coloring stuff but was happier about a bag of marshmallows from his stocking!!
Another Christmas season is upon us and the kids enjoyed doing all the traditional things they get to do every year! They decorated the tree all by themselves, Degan's ribbon is my favorite! Granny's party is always the highlight, they love getting together with their cousin's to exchange gifts, decorate gingerbread houses and go caroling to the neighbors! Dustin was NOT happy about getting a six pack of root beer, He kept saying I don't want this I want a toy! (SPOILED) another favorite is decorating cookies with Aunt Carla and than Degan visits Stacy with the goods! So far the boys have been good so Santa just might not leave cole!!
First off let me just say how fast 2011 has gone by, I can hardly believe that 2012 is just a few weeks away! I had good intentions to get a Christmas card out and even took the boys out for pictures, but here I am sending you all an e-mail instead of a card, so don't be expecting a card from the Jones' this year!!
This year has been an eventful year for our family, In May we had a surprise when we found out we'd be a "party of six" instead of a party of five! We've had fun spending time together going on a few vacations throughout the summer! We go to Cali every June and the kids always look forward to our trip to the KOA and this year we added Lagoon in August just before school started and the kids now want to make that a yearly tradition as well (we'll have to see about that one!) With three boys there is never a dull moment around our house and they keep us busy! but we wouldn't have it any other way and we love them dearly!
Dillon- Is still taking piano lessons and is doing really good, we actually know some of the songs he plays now!! He's now in the 3rd grade and isn't to sure if he likes school or not! He enjoys playing basketball and is getting ready to start at the end of January!
Degan- Just started kindergarten this year and LOVES going to school everyday! He played T-ball & soccer this year and decided he liked soccer better! and I must say soccer is a lot more fun to watch!! He loves to dance, spin, & do flips! He has LOTS of energy and is going to try playing some basketball next month too!!
Dustin- Is 4 but thinks he's 6!! He thinks he can do whatever his brothers are doing and tries to keep up! for the most part he does pretty good and gets mad when Mom or Dad interfere with his plans! He loves wrestling with Degan and his Dad is his Best Friend!
Daxton- Will be the new addition to the family and is scheduled to join us January 5th! and we all can't wait to meet him!
Darin- At the end of September he had to have surgery on his neck to fuse his C5 & C6 due to some bulging discs, He enjoyed the whole month of October off work and is feeling much better! Now for that Honey do list to get done!!
Me- I've spent the last almost 9 months growing another little boy! and running 3 other little boys around! I love being a mom (most of the time!) and am looking forward to the craziness 4 boys will bring!!
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!
The countdown is on!! and you have been scheduled to be here on January 5th!! We are all super excited to meet you and see who you'll look like!! Physically I'm so done being pregnant, but on the other hand knowing that this is for sure the very last time I will ever carry one of my babies I'm sad to have it all come to an end. It's an amazing thing to bring a child into the world!
We celebrated Dusty's Birthday a little early and took him out to Chuck-A-Rama for his dinner! Than when he woke up the next morning we had his hot wheels car all ready to go!! He was so surprised when he saw it all he could do was hold his mouth open and stare at his new ride!! Dustin & his brothers have had tons of fun crusin his car around the yard!! I think we nailed it!!
I can not tell you how happy we are to have this beauty hanging in our home!! (especially Darin) We have admired it for years on the walls of Grandpa & Grandma Waters' home and thought it was cool how it's made of all kinds of different things!! They reportedly got it from a yard sale a long time ago, and we intend on keeping it as a family keepsake and will pass it down through the generations!! Thank You Grandma for the amazing picture we LOVE it!!
This is the first time Dillon got to do the raingutter regatta! He had fun painting and designing his boat!! He did really good until he started messing with his sail but he still got 3rd place out of 12 boys!! It was a good night of friendly competition and we went home and enjoyed his giant candy bar!!