Tuesday, July 7, 2009

pictures from yesterday

Our nephew, Will (Matt's sister Kim's youngest)



Matt's cousin, Todd, and his beautiful wife, Keila.

Will and his dad, Andrew



Aliana

Matt's cousin, Jake. I told him that this one was for all the hot honeys that read my blog. This pose is a joke. He doesn't usually sit around like this. Although it suits him, dontcha think?


Kim and Will



Matt's dad and our niece, Abby, ALWAYS have lots of fun playing together on the beach. This game is called, "Abby, don't throw my hat in the ocean. Abby then takes his hat and throws it in the ocean, screaming in delight as Grandaddy chases her back up the beach."





This one is called, "Abby sneaks up behind Grandaddy's chair and pours a bucket of water on his head. He then chases her into the ocean... again, with her screaming in delight."




This is my sorry attempt at artsy beach pictures. I apparently don't do artsy.




The group birthday party. Thirteen kids, tons of presents all opened at once, total mayhem. Pure bliss.


One of Jonah's many presents. He snoozed through the birthday party while daddy opened all his gifts. Can't wait to start playing with them!


And what you're all really here for - cute pictures of Jonah.






A little blurry, but I couldn't resist.






"MOMMY, kiss me RIGHT NOW!!!"


"Oh, shwoo. I feel so much better now. Thanks, Mommy."

51 comments:

Rebekah said...

He just melts my heart. He is getting so big..his face is round and chubby. Oh...sweet baby!!

Jen said...

Seriously LOVING how chuncky your little guy is getting. Golly geebers. He is adorable!

Laryssa said...

Oh my! Jonah is getting so big and chubby. Hope y'all had a blast at the beach.

Aimee said...

Never commented before but I couldn't resist after those adorable pictures. Jonah is adorable! Glad you all are having a good time at the beach!

And you better have some tissues while reading that book! It is very good along with all of her other books!

Jennifer said...

He is getting so big!! I love his big blue eyes. Looks like you all are having a blast! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good time is being had by all. So glad you are able to enjoy some days away and the company of your family. I can't believe how much Jonah is growing. He seems to like all the attention of his relatives, but it is evident that he is partial to his mommy and daddy. Have fun.
Sandy W.

Erin said...

overalls!! bring on more overalls! He looks so darn CUTE!! :)

Lauren said...

it makes me so happy to see the picture of you, matt and jonah together outside with the beach in the background, realizing that you stood there last year for your picture together.

(and is it sad that i know that location from your pictures? but i do. and i know what you knew when you took that picture last year, and what you were dealing with, and it's just so cool how it all comes full circle.)

and i think abby and ali are adorable, and it's so cool to see gerry playing with abby like that.

and your artsy shots are great :) i love the pattern on your sarong!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful son! Jonah is getting so big. I just want to jump through this monitor and kiss His plump little face!!!! So very adorble . . .made in Gods image.

I love the picture of the birthday party! Are all these kids immediate nieces and nephews on Matt's side of the fam? Just wondering. BTW, they're ALL adorable too . . . You can pass that comment on to their parents if you like! I bet they are wantin' to love all over Jonah too!

Prayers Still Headin' Your Way,
Sandy Moore

Analiza said...

Omgoodness! Thank you for those wonderful pictures of Jonah. It truly made my heart soar!

Erin said...

Patrice- Are you reading "My Sister's Keeper"? I'm almost finished with it and I can't seem to put it down (Poor William). Hope you're enjoying your vaca! Give Jonah kisses from his friends in VA!

Erin @ youmeandwipee.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I read that book at the beach last week! It's a page turner! Y'all are so cute! And it looks like Jonah's face is healing up a little, maybe the salty air is good for him!

Anonymous said...

LOOKS LIKE THIS IS JUST WHAT EVERYONE NEEDED!
DID YOU GET SLEEP?
PRAYERS ALWAYS'
2SHOES

Julia said...

Oh my goodness what an ADORABLE hunk of chunk!!!!

Cristin said...
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Cristin said...

Jonah is so adorable!

I awared you the Amazing Lady Award on my blog.

This award is presented to those ladies who simply amaze others by their strength and courage. So many people give up when life gets tough, but so many keep fighting.


You are amazing and inspire so many!

Lindsay said...

Jonah is soooo cute!!! I think he gets cuter every day!!! Matts cousin is a cutie too. lol I think the pose does suit him!!! I love to read about your family!!! I pray everyday for the little man. Im glad your vaction is great!!!

The Darling Dukes said...

Jonah is so stinkin' CUTE! How do you even stand it??

Kim said...

....And we all know that the ONLY way you can get that many kids to pose for a picture is to tell them that they can't open their presents until they do so, right???
If not, what is your secret?

Kim said...

P.s> You are in my reader. I've been following Jonah's story and love to read about his life.
Please give that little cutie a kiss for me, he has brightened my life.

Angie said...

Oh I am so glad you are having a great vacation. I don't know you personally, but by reading your blog and having a 14 month old myself, I can't imagine how exhausted you must be. And after reading your packing list for this vacation, I will never complain again to my husband about how much stuff we have to take...well that's a lie, I will still complain but maybe not as much :-) Hope the remainder of your vacation is wonderful! Enjoy that precious little boy!

Happy and tired said...

The photos of him extremely mad are too much. How do you manage to capture such faces!!!??? I love it. He is a gorgeous hunk of love.

Enjoy every minute of beach time. Thanks for sharing your humor with us.

Jamie
Nashville

Anonymous said...

Patrice-I have been following your blog for awhile, but never commented. I pray daily for your family. I just stumbled upon a blog and it appears there baby girl might have EB (she also lost to sons). I thought maybe she could use some encouragement from someone else going thru it. LOve to Jonah. http://babybolte.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all are having a wonderful vacation. And I love Jonah's blue outfit...really brings out his beautiful blue eyes! And yay for sleeping last night. Praying for a repeat tonight!

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Anonymous said...

Yes, I WAS waiting for pictures of Jonah at the beach. If it could be "our" beach where I could see him it would be even better but I'll settle for pictures! Glad you are having a good time. Enjoy all the family and beach air! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

lifelaughsandlove said...

Awww, love him and his big, bright blue eyes and sweet little expressions, and thank you for feeding my "pictures of fussing babies" addiction :) You look like you're having lots of fun! Enjoy your time!

~Amy

Anonymous said...

That's one really a-dor-able baby you've got there. I can't believe how big he is!

Glad you're having fun at the beach!

Rebecca said...

What an oh-so-very-very-very-cute baby you have!!!

Love his 'real' clothes too - very stylish!

Jenifer said...

What a sweet little man! I could just eat him up! We definitely are checking everyday for new Jonah pics... =)

Love,
Jenifer

Kathy said...

Okay, so this chunky monkey is just plain adorable!! And what a difference it makes to see his chubby little hands, he just looks so grown up, no more infant! And although all the kiddos in the family are precious I think Jonah is the star!!
I loved My Sisters Keeper but it just seems a little to serious for a beach read. I have to recommend A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - it's laugh out loud funny!
Praying for sleep fo you, Matt and Jonah!!

as written by Barbara said...

Oooooo what adorable pictures of the adorable Mr Jonah who slept a whole 8 hours. Now everyone knows he can do it!
Enjoy your beach vacation,
Barbara Lyman:-)

chinamoon1420 said...

8 hours of sleep! How great you must have felt! Did you panic when you woke up and realized how long it had been? When my son started sleeping through the night I still woke up and still do. My body got programmed I think! I love the new pictures! He is so handsome! How in the world are you going to get everything back plus all the presents? Guess the presents can go in the places where you have used up supplies! Looks like you all are having a blissful time! Enjoy!

Still praying everyday for Jonah and you and Matt!

Oh, I so want to read that book you are reading and see the movie!

Claire said...

Oh, I love the pics, especially the ones of the three of you!

Cxx

michelle said...

How fun!

Jill said...

I love how you're hiding behind all the birthday kids holding Jonah up! Love all the pics!

Jessica K. said...

All those pictures are sooo gorgeous! I wish I was on such an awesome beach vacation with all my family!!
Jonah is looking handsome! I love his cute little clothes on him too! You guys look so happy!!
I am so happy you guys got to take this trip!! You deserve it soooo much!!

Barbara said...

I'm so glad to see his fingers.

Penny said...

LOVE the new family beach pictures! Now you have new ones for your sidebar! =)

Ryley said...

His face is looking so much better. and his little fingers are just sooo cute!!
Looks like you guys are having so much fun..

Lorraine-bo said...

looks like y'all are having tons of fun!

I love how full his little face is getting - sooo cute!

mandi @ it's come to this said...

Love the group birthday idea - how fun!! Your family pictures at the beach & of just Jonah are great ... he's just too adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute photos! Great choice of book as well!! I love every book she has ever written!

Kirsten said...

awww you guys are so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Jonah is SO cute!! I would love to give him some loving!

Laurel in Alabama

cassie said...

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time...Jonah is adorable!

What did you think of the book? I read it over the holiday weekend too...

shaina said...

looks like you guys are having lots of fun! tell everyone i say hey and give jonah a kiss (or two) for me. :) miss and love you.

Shasta said...

Such great pictures (and commentary!) You have a beautiful family and it looks like you all had so much fun! Jonah is just as cute as ever, what a sweetie!!

Carrie said...

Truly, could he be any cuter! His eyes just light up his whole face...and it appears he's getting some chubby cheeks!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful family pictures. I especially love the close up. Looks like SO MUCH FUN! God Bless you guys.

Leslie in Missouri

Jenny said...

You have such a beautiful family. Jonah is to cute!

Carol said...

He is SOOOOO cure and really growing and gaining such a personality!