Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Here's Owen with his Grandma D and Grandpa Owen
It took about an hour to convince Owen to get in the pool, once he was in we couldn't get him out. This is Owen and Ashlee
What a crazy but fun bunch of kids
I thought that I would take the opportunity to do a photo shoot on the waterfall
L to R) Katie, Ashlee, Kylee,Kayden, Adam, Tommy, and Owen
Ethan and Austin were there, Ethan wanted nothing to do with the pool and Austin wasn't in the pool durning pictures I do however like this picture of him. He is to fast and sneaky all I have to say is "Where was the Parental Supervision" ?
This is where Ethan was all nightSaturday afternoon we took the kids on a bike ride down the bike path at the Queen Creek wash we had such a great time when we were done we took the kids over to feed the Ducks at Power Ranch. Owen wanted his cousins Kayden and Ashlee to come so we went and got them too.
Owen loves these two. I was glad they were able to come. Ashlee was cracking us up she would feed the Ducks and then feed herself a piece she said her mom taught her that :)
This Teeter Totter is the Coolest all of them can be on it at the same time. Kayden liked to rock in the middle she said that it was her new favorite sport "See Saw Dancing" her parents should be so proud :) I am sure somewhere it is a sport right?
Owen and Ashlee
Ethan will never look at me when I have the camera he sees that I am pointing it at him and he looks the other way. That little Stinker
Our Weekend was so much fun. I love spending time with my Family and actually doing something besides sitting around.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I am sad to report that Fluffy has left his mortal life. Fluffy came into our lives at a time I didn't think we could enjoy a pet, but Fluffy has changed my views on animals. I actually kinda liked the thing. We let it just roam around our backyard, and it kept getting out of our backyard but she would always come home. I would be working and my clients would say "Do you know there is a bunny on your front porch?" Sure enough it was Fluffy I would walk out front she would hop over to me and I would take her out back almost like what a dog would do. Well I was afraid that one of these days she wouldn't return so Stewart and Owen poured a cement curb under the fence yesterday and apparently that threw her over the edge she didn't feel like life was worth living anymore. I guess we took away her free agency. We found her dead on the back porch this morning Owen said "shes not dead, she is just laying really still" yeah with only one eye open. Anyways Fluffy went away tonight in an Eggo's box over to the dumpster at Capitol Pacific Homes along with a bunch of junk from our garage hey we paid for that stupid dumpster, anyway to get back some of our lost money with them. Fluffy you will be missed and remember you made the record for the longest living animal at the Jones house feel privileged. Lets face it we are not animal people!! Sorry boys!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
As some of you know we have had some medical problems with Owen over the last few months. It all started in January when I was noticing Blood in his Urine. We took him into the Doctors and over the last four months they have done a series of test on him to try to find the problem. At one point his urine had so much blood in it it looked like fruit punch. That night we ended up in the ER were they did blood work, urine tests, ultrasounds of his kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, liver and what ever other organ they could get a hold of and luckily everything came back OK, but the blood was still there. My pediatrician sent us to a urologist who suggested we get a cystoscopy done where they go up through his Pee Pee and look to see if they find a problem. My Pediatrician told us to hold off because it is such an invasive test he didn't want it to to be done unless it was necessary, he told us to watch for the next month and see if the blood is still there, sure enough it was. I toke him back to the Doctor on Friday and he said that we should get the test done because he shows the signs of Bladder Cancer!! WHAT back up the truck did you say CANCER? This is my precious little 4 year old there is no way he could have that. Well as you can imagine I was a wreck all weekend, of course this news has to be given on a Friday. I stressed, I cried, I prayed my heart out, and I freaked out about this all weekend. Monday morning I talked to the Urologist and they scheduled the procedure to be done the next day which was Tuesday. Tuesday morning we took Owen done to Phoenix Children's Hospital to get this done. We spoke with the Doctor before the procedure and I told him was the pediatrician had said a bout the "C" word, he told us that he specializes in tumors in children and that he was in good hands. The outcome couldn't have been better. Owen actually had a piece of skin internally that covered a portion of his urethra so when he peed the urine would hit the skin and over time it became irritated and torn hence that is where the blood was coming from. The doctor cut off the skin and cauterized it and he said he should be good as new, he said everything else looked perfect. If I wasn't afraid of pulling a muscle or hospitalizing myself I would have done a cart wheel.
I learned a really big lesson this past weekend. We were faced with something that was very scary for our family, I felt helpless there was nothing I could do to make it go away. I found myself praying more, reading my scriptures more, I even wrote in my Journal. Why is it that when we are faced with a trail we do these simple things with dedication when they are things we should be doing anyways? I know the Lord will not give us a trial we cant handle at the time it was questionable if I could or not but I learned from it and I believe I am a better person because of it. I felt closer to my Heavenly Father and my Family because of it. I am so grateful that my little Owen is okay, the thought of something so horrible happening to someone so helpless and young was so sad to me. My Grandmother just fought Cancer and it was such a scary sad time. My heart goes out to all those people who have loved ones who are sick. There is nothing harder that seeing your own child in pain. Thank you to all of your prayers, phone calls, thoughts and Aimees yummy dinner. I have a great family and great friends we wouldn't have made it through this with out you. We love you Owen and are so glad you are better and we love all of you thanks for your thoughts and prayers!!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Owen, Mrs. K, Kai, and Jackson
Owen, Jackson, Calvin and Kai
This picture was taking right after Jackson got soaked by a Sting Ray it was so funny he was literally gasping for air it got him pretty dang good.
Ethan trying to be a big boy with Owen and his buddiesMr. Ethan trying to jump in the waterOwen and JacksonOwen and KaiSaying good bye is such and ordeal with these three, even when I pick Owen up from school they will hung each other and sometimes say how they are going to miss each other it is a crack up.
"Freddy" the elephant is Owen's new addition to his stuff animals. This boys collection of "Pets" as he calls them is out of control and he has to sleep with all of them each night.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Ethan would live at the Park if we let him, although our kids practically do since we live directly across from it, I haven't decided if that is a good or bad thing. So while Owen and Dad were competing to see who's kite was the highest ,Ethan and I were playing on the Jungle Gym
As most of you know Ethan is my little Dare Devil, he isn't afraid of a dang thing, He scares me at the park, I am always afraid he will jump off the top, here he is getting mad at me because I wanted to get him down. Stubborn little child (that must be one of his Dads traits too!)
I love the relaxing Sunday's like today. Conference was amazing, being Lazy was great, and being with my family all day long with no interruptions is Priceless.