Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fishing in Oregon

Will has some help landing a monster.
Will really loved driving the boat.

Taylor with a small mouth. We taught her to do the 'long arm' pose!
Rhian with a perch.

Jordan was a little unsure about lipping this small bass. It will be alright Jordy!

Grandpa and I spent a great afternoon on the water with all four of the kids fishing. The perch in the coastal waters of Oregon are known to be wily, and quite often deadly. Well, they were no match for the fishing skills of the Jonckowski children! We even latched onto a number of small mouth bass. It was a great day, topped off by a stop for milkshakes on the way home. Thanks Grandpa! Will had as much, or more, fun waxing the boat as he did fishing!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Poker Run with Papa's Car Club

Bill's 55 Cameo
Bill and the girls

Hot Rod chicks!

We spent a beautiful summer day on the road with Grandpa Bill and his car club. Will was in heaven, surrounded by all of the old hot rods. Of course, his Papa had the coolest car there! It was a ton of fun and we got to see some beautiful country.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fourth of July

Amie gets in on the fun!
Will kept everyone on their toes!
Great Grandpa was there to lend a hand.
Jordan with her sparkler.
Rhian the ham!
Grandma lights some snakes.
Taylor with her sparkler.

The whole gang out in the driveway.

We spent the Fourth of July in Medford, OR with the whole family. We had a wonderful time playing with sparklers, cooking out and relaxing. Will spent most of the day shooting ants (and his sisters) with his new water gun. It is so beautiful there and it was nice to be out of the heat for a few days!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Oregon Cousins

Jake and "Mini-Me"
The whole gang.

Will making new friends.

Tickle time with cousin Jake.

Will and Aunt Nancy.
We headed out to Oregon to visit the family. We spent our first morning in the Portland area with Aunt Nancy, Uncle Roger and cousins Kimberly and Jake. With Will, Jake has his own 'Mini-Me'. We had a great morning with them and then headed down to Medford for a visit with Bill and Sue.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rhian turns 11!

The birthday girl!

Rhian turned 11 Sunday. Holy Crap! We celebrated with ice cream cake for breakfast and trip alone with her folks to the IHOP for something more substantial. We then headed to the store to pick out a new bike! In our continuing efforts to be the worst parents ever we had been lax in teaching Rhian to master a two wheeler. Well, she kept at it all day and was cruising by the end of the afternoon! The kids also spent some time killing the lawn,er, sliding down the super 3-D water slide Will picked out for his sister. The kids all loved it and it made for some refreshing activity on a sticky day. For dinner we made burgers on the grill and relaxed. It was great day!
Taylor with her gifts..Webkinz.
Will with his gift...a 3-D Slip 'n' Slide.
Rhian and her new wheels!

Taylor heads down the slide.

Rhian hamming it up.

Will gives it a try.

Camping at Greenleaf State Park

We took the kids camping over the weekend. We had tons of fun roaming around the park, taking in the lake, cooking out over the fire, taking a dip in the pool and enjoying some adult beverages. The most memorable part by far was the crazy deer that invaded our camp and began eating right out of our hands. Nuts!
Crazy deer!

Up close and personal!

Will loved pounding in the tent stakes...about every ten minutes just for good measure.

Will and Jordan.

Kevin rockin' some camp breakfast.

Will at the pool. He loved the slide!

Taylor on the rolling log.

Rhian was the first to make it across!

Will decides to give it a go.Will racked out hard on the way home!

Pierced ears for Jordan

Now that Jordan is all grown up, she has elected to have her ears pierced. Previous mentions of the procedure resulted in hysterical screaming so her parents were somewhat shocked the other day when she announced that she would like holes poked in her ears. She brought along a couple of friends for moral support and survived the procedure in remarkably good shape.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

T Ball Under the lights! How cool is that?

Good shot of the Oklahoma sky at dusk.
Kind of looks like a young Chipper Jones to me.

You can't fake a smile like that!
Just like in the bigs!

Eat bat, ball!

High five from coach Scott.
Not sure about the follow through here!

Will is nearing the end of his first year of T ball, but he got a special treat last night when they got to play under the lights. He has really made good progress with his hitting this year, though his focus in the field remains a tad elusive! Still, he is a ton of fun to watch!

The Grandmas come for a Visit

The kids were of course thrilled that the Grandma team made it out for a recent visit. They spent lots of time indoors, as it rained every day that they were here! They got to do some cooking, crafts, games and piano duets. Of course they also got take in lots of ice skating and some karate. You just can't help but love your grandma!