Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I'm 9 months today!

I am crawling, saying "dada",
I love to be tickled,
I don't love food yet,
I still wake my mommy up at night to eat,
I think my brother and sister are super funny,
I have 2 bottom teeth, and
I like to make noises with my mouth
I love when my Daddy gets home from work to see me cause he greets me with,"Hey big guy!"
I am a joy to my family!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

2 Months today

This tiny little man is not so tiny anymore. He has started to smile, "coo" at us, and is a joy and blessing to our family. He is pretty cool, calm, and collected....unless it's time to eat. This boy is on a strict schedule of eating every 2 hours! I'm hoping one day soon he'll  have some sort of sleeping schedule too. But, for now, I have no desire to try to make him get on one. I'm much too lazy honestly, and since he's the "baby" he's being spoiled as much as possible. And I'm pretty sure he's okay with it.

Fossil Rim Birthday Celebration

We had such a fun time last year(minus the zebra biting Carter's finger) that we decided to go back to Fossil Rim this year for Carter's birthday. It was a great day(until the air conditioning went out in my car) and we had a blast feeding all of the animals in the park. I think the kids favorite part is getting to drive on Daddy's lap. We saw lots of deer, ostrich, zebras, giraffes, cheetas, rhinos, and lots more. Grayson liked it too cause he wasn't stuck in his carseat and got to lay on my lap, did I mention he's not a huge fan of the carseat?

The ostrich has NO fear of people or sticking his head in the car for food!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time for a haircut!

So little man has had 2 little trims to his beautiful head but we decided it was time for a full blown big boy cutting off all of the curls haircut. He is constantly called a girl, "oh, I love her curls," mostly from men and old ladies, whom I am always correcting.  And over spring break in March Josh told me that Carter was having to correct people himself. So, now that Grayson was here and my emotions and hormones were somewhat stable I thought I could let go. I don't know what it is about them, usually only moms with kids with curls get it, why its so hard to cut them. So here he is before and after his big haircut.

Happy 3rd Birthday Carter

Today my sweet boy turns 3. I love this little man to pieces and he brings so much joy to my heart daily.
In no particular order these are some of his favorite things:
Dogs and puppies, stuffed and real
riding bikes
the color green
playing games
taking walks to the creek
wrestling with his Daddy
holding his baby brother
chewing gum or mints
going to the park
his best buddies Max and Benjamin
reading books
and loving on his mommy


Friday, March 30, 2012

Ryleigh is reading her Junie B. Jones book to Grayson.
                                                      Me and my Boys

Our Sweet New Addition

Grayson John arrived March 5, at 1:35 am. He was 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 inches long. Almost exactly the same as Carter at his birth. He was about an hour new in this picture. Getting checked out by my sweet midwife Donna and her 2 students. Grayson was born at home, in the water. It was the best experience ever. Josh and I decided to do things a little different this time and I'm so glad we did. It was calm and perfect and just how we envisioned it to be. Josh was amazing and basically did all of the work, well, besides my part of course. He "caught" Grayson as he was born, something he'll never forget. I can't say enough what a perfect birth it was. Grayson didn't even cry when he was born, he just stared up at me for the longest time. I went into labor at 9:30 at night, the kids were in bed sleeping, we called my midwifes to come over, Grayson was born at 1:30am after 4 hours of labor, the midwifes stayed for 2 hours and Josh and I got into our own bed and went to sleep! I think one of the best things about it was surprising the kids in the morning. They came downstairs and had a new baby brother!

Ryleigh seeing her new brother for the first time! How fun to come downstairs and have a new baby!

                                                 Crazy man, Big Brother, Carter!
The 3 Smith kiddos. Our loves!!