Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Elusive Jonah Smile

So I can finally understand the thrill that being a member of the paparazzi would be. We did our own photo hunting these past weeks and have managed to catch the Jonah David Lowe smile. It's pretty cute. We've included a bunch of pictures, because we've gotta give the people what they want.
Kristin and I went on a train ride with the cub scouts on Saturday. It was an hour away in French Lick, Indiana. You may know French lick as the boyhood home of Larry Bird, or perhaps as the birthplace of Tomato Juice. It is both. It is also home to the French Lick railroad and we enjoyed the ride. We got to see a bunch of southern Indiana scenery, ride through the woods, and see Larry Bird's house out the window.
About half an hour into the ride, the train stopped in a field to deliver its strong box to the stage coach for safe transportation. The stage coach came running up along side of the train with all six horses in a gallop. While the shotgun rider was bringing the box back to the coach, three horseback robbers came flying out of the woods, shot the cowboy with the box, made the stagecoach driver reach for the sky, blasted open the lock and started to unload the contents. Just when we thought they were coming for us next, the sheriff came riding along and shot the bandits, saving the day. It was great. We included a picture of a robber trying to steal Jonah. We wouldn't give him up, even though Jones was excited about the prospect of being raised by train robbers at an Indiana woods hideout.
On our way back we stopped in Paoli for some apple dumplings. The leaves are changing color, and the ride back over the rolling Indiana hills was just beautiful.
Today we ate peach cobbler.

Enjoy the pictures of Mom, dad and Jones!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Grandma Comes to Town

After a mix up with Jonah's baby blessing date (due to a "surprise" Stake Conference this weekend), Grandma Anita came to visit this weekend to meet her newest grandbaby after she decided she couldn't wait until his rescheduled baby blessing in November. We ate yummy food, shopped, and just enjoyed spending time together. She thinks Jonah is a "10" on the Cute Scale, so he will fit right in with the other Lowe grandkids. We look forward to having all of the grandparents and Dirk and Marissa out for the baby blessing in November.
Life seems to be getting busier as Mike and I get more into the routine of school, parenthood, and church callings. Mike is studying hard in school and was excited to learn that he will have an opportunity to work with the renowned IU music school as he works in the Entrepeneurship Academy.
Jonah really seems to love hanging out with his dad whether its bath time or taking a nap. Jonah saves most of his smiles for Mike, which makes me a little jealous, but that's okay.

I have had a lot of fun opportunities to get to know the girls in the area. I attended an all day conference for women in Indianapolis where I was able to hear various LDS speakers, go out to lunch, and do a little shopping (which is a lot more fun now that I don't have to worry about a big pregnant belly). It was fun to spend a whole day out of the house with friends. I have picked up various projects including scrapbooking (which I swore I would never do) and decorating Jonah's room. If anyone has any ideas for a nautical theme let me know.

Jonah is starting to smile more and he slept 7 hours last night! which is absolutely amazing. I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and went to check on him thinking he was dead. He was sleeping soundly. I sure hope this trend keeps up.

Here are more pictures of Jonah just because he's so cute.