Friday, May 30, 2008
Hard to believe it's been 3 months already last Sunday. He is only waking up once a night now, ALLELUIA!!! And he is a total ham when he is awake.
He holds great conversation and even gives me a giggle once in a while, if I work hard enough for it. I just can't get enough. The older boys love him too. Now that he responds to them easily they love to talk to him and try to get him to laugh. In fact when he needs a little attention I'll ask one of them to go talk to him so I can finish what I'm doing and they do it happily. He has started teething, chewing his hand and fingers constantly and drooling more than normal. This is right on time for my kids. Another growing Smith boy enhancing our lives.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
We had 7 kids all together. It was craziness at times but well worth it to be able to spend some time with Megan. Since she lives so far away we only see each other 2-3 times a year. Our kids get a long quite well. Coy never stopped harassing Dallin, new blood! Poor kid didn't get a brake between Coy and his little sister Embree, who is a female younger version of Coy. Little Trew looks just like his Daddy.
This quiet moment was one of the very few we had. We relished it.
I thought this was funny because Hayden insists on having his own seat and not ever sharing, and Alanna is a stickler for her personal space and not being touched. Yet this was their seat of choice. I was surprised how well Alanna and Hayden got along. Hopefully our kids will be friends forever. Thanks for having us Megan, it was a nice change of pace. I can't wait to hang out again.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
For those of you who know me you know that my entire wardrobe is courtesy of my sister Nica. She sends me stuff so often I never have a chance to buy anything, because I'm never in need on anything. I'm not complaining she sends me way nicer stuff than I can afford. She is the queen of the spoiling older sisters. Maybe that's because she suffered with my 3 other brothers, being the only girl, for 8 years before I came along. It's a funny story in our family about how Nica was going to have nothing to do with me if I was a boy because she was fed up. When my mom had me and I came out a girl, my parents made sure she was the first to know she had a new baby sister. My Dad went straight to her school to tell her and she was ecstatic. Included in the package she sent me was a bunch of fun stuff and Hayden was helping me go through it. He was intrigued by all the new shoes she sent in colors pink, brown, khaki, pink, orange, and yellow and insists I wear my new fancy church shoes every Sunday. Nothing cracked me up more than when I was goofing around and put these new, Prada mind you, shades on. I told you she spoils me. Hayden gasped andsaind "oh Mommy you look Fancy". I'll never forget it. Thanks for all the cool stuff Nica, we love and miss you.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
He was very proud of himself and it forces me to get them out of the house. Poor Coy wants a turn too, but he is too young. His turn will come soon enough they sure get big fast.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Recently Hayden has become a little chatter box. Constantly Mommy look at this new move, Mommy can we go to the park so I can do this and that and more of everything, Mommy can we build at tree house, Mommy can we go into space and on and on and on. Sometimes it's hilarious and sometimes it drives me nuts. I have to keep my cool and say Hayden can we stop talking for a little while and have some quiet time. Sometimes I don't keep my cool and it's Hayden could you stop talking. Another one of his things that he could do forever is make funny faces. He of course only makes 2-3 different faces but in his mind they are all different and new. And he asks with each one, Hey Mommy look at this funny face, or look at this new funny face, or is this a way funny face? He is so detail oriented, our Corn Puff cereal isn't just the yellow cereal or the Puff cereal, no, it's the Yellow Cereal that We got at Daddy's store yesterday. He has to call it that every time he references that cereal, the whole thing every time. And that's just one of the many names he has for things that are a mile long.
I was once again trying to capture one of Grady's really big smiles, failed once again, and Hayden wanted his picture taken. I obliged but did not expect this and then we just went with it and came out with two really good ones. Now I'll never forget the never ending funny faces.