Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Party Time

Wow, I seriously didn't think all of the kids would show up....But most of them did! It was so cute to see everybody dressed up in costume. We played pin the tail on the cat, had a pinata and the bounce house was a hit of course. I forget how crazy boys are.....they are so much different than girls. Next year I think we'll cut the number in half. There were over 20 kiddos here. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and we spent most of it outside!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Early birthday celebration

One more week until our baby turns 5! Gigi will be out of town for a while and will miss her birthday so we celebrated on Sunday. Ryleigh decided she wanted Gloria's, her favorite Mexican restaurant, yum! She loves the black bean dip, she must get that love from her dad because I don't touch any beans. She was so surprised when the servers came over to sing happy birthday to her, "Happy Birthday Mamasita!" She kept saying, "how did they know it was going to be my birthday?!"

After lunch we headed over to Alley Cats for bowling and games. She had so much fun, she said at one point, "THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!"

Here's everyone, we had a great time! Josh even won a Nintendo DS in one of the machines!! Happy birthday Ryleigh! She will be excited when she opens it, her cousin Emma has one and she is always wanting to play it, now she'll have her own!

Now I have the week to get the house ready for her birthday party here. I have no idea how many kids will be here....yikes!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Punkin Patch

What a beautiful day for the pumpkin patch. We went here last year too, it's just a small patch next to a church. They let you come and take pictures and in exchange want you to buy there outrageously expensive pumpkins! Totally worth it though. The kids did really well. I think this is the first time we actually got Carter to smile on camera! I guess he is finally getting used to the black thing in his face flashing, it's only been almost 6 months! We had a couple people even volunteer to take our family picture so we could all be in one. I love nice strangers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Six Flags!

Ryleigh is totally fearless when it comes to rides so we have been taking advantage of our season passes. She would like to go on more rides but she's not tall enough yet. I have a feeling she will be next year. She went on the pirate ship with Josh and with Runaway Mine Train with me. It was also nice to not have Carter with us, he stayed with Gigi for a few hours. We'll probably go once more for Holiday in the Park, where it's decorated for Christmas.

5 Months

So our little guy is growing so fast. Here he is at 5 months. He is so long and chubby. I love the rolls!
He is rolling all over now. Gone are the days of setting him on the bed or couch....I miss those days already. And I'm SO not ready for the getting all over the place days...hopefully they are a few months away.

Updates for Sharon

So I've been really bad about blogging lately. I rarely get a chance to get on the computer during the day and at night I just want to climb into bed. I think it's time for a laptop! So this will be for my aunt Sharon cause how can she keep up with the Smith's if I'm not blogging?! October is so busy for us every year and this one is no exception.

Hangin with Daddy

First and last bath in the sink.

Carter LOVES his sister, she makes him smile and laugh all of the time.

Last week I had to take Carter in to the doctor. He got a bad cough and was running a fever but the Dr. couldn't find anything so he tested him for the dreaded H1N1 flu. Thankfully it was negative but he probably did have some sort of virus. (He weighed 18 lbs 12oz.) The fever only lasted a day but his poor little nose is still yucky and he's still coughing which is keeping him up which is keeping me up. We are now back to not sleeping through the night....I dream of the days when I can get a full nights sleep again. Literally. Carter is just not a great sleeper. Extremely hard to get to sleep and we're lucky if we get 45 minutes out of him. Other than that, he's perfect!

Now on to his sister. She currently has ZERO toys in her room and it's been that way for almost 3 weeks. Poor girl just has a temper and wants to control everything. Little miss queenie bo beenie thinks that what she says is what goes.....needless to say, she's having a rough time right now, but I think she's s l o w l y "getting it". She is VERY excited about turning 5, I on the other hand, am not ready for it. I don't know what it is about the number 5 but it makes me feel old.

Next week Josh and I will celebrate 7 years together. The place we are at now is so good, I am excited about each day with him and our family.