Monday, June 30, 2014

Our fun weekend!

This weekend was such a fun one!  We spent lots of time with friends and family and also had a little bit of downtime, just the way we like it!


Friday night, we had double date night with the Borgmans!  We love Ben and Kari and enjoy our time with them.  We had yummy hibachi and then frozen yogurt.  Such a sweet time with friends.


Saturday morning, daddy went to play golf so we stayed in our pj's for the morning and played.  Hayden adores his big sister and always wants to be with her.  I love this!


Saturday night, we went out for Dani’s birthday with her friends.  We had such a great time!  Love my baby sister.


Her 29th Birthday was yesterday, so we went to her and Bobby’s house and swam for the afternoon.  


My sweet girl


My lil man


Happy Birthday to my baby sister.  I love you so much, and I love having you as a sister.  


This morning, as I was getting ready for work, Landry was playing in my closet and came out wearing my new hat.  Love her!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Smith Summer of Fun!

A few months ago, I started thinking about how much time I spend with my children and then I realized I don’t spend enough quality time with them.  I might see them all the time, but am I making memories or spending the time they need with me?  


This is officially Landry’s last summer before she starts school, and I want her to go to school with a great attitude and a loving heart.  I know my actions affect her because I see her mimicking me all the time.  


So, with that being said, I wanted to come up with some fun summer ideas for us.  I’ve seen so many of these floating around, so I came up with the Smith Summer Bucket List of 2014.  


So, I’m a realist and I know that there are probably a few things on here that will not get accomplished, but I’m going to try my darndest to do as many as we can.  Some, two at a time!


Last week, Landry finished swim lessons and one of the items on our list got crossed off.  She officially learned how to dive into the pool!  


And, along with learning how to dive, she won the award for Most Improved!  So proud of our girl!


It rained this week a lot!  So, we took advantage of the rain and crossed off another item.  We went out and played in the rain.  She loves rain, and as long as it’s not lightening, we go and play in the puddles.  


Also, since we are on the topic of fun summer, I got to go to dinner with my mom and sister the other night!  I love the relationship that we three share and seeing them is like being home to me.  I cannot wait for Landry to get a little older and then she can join us!


Our summer should be a good one!  I can’t wait to see all we do.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hayden is 8 Months old!

Today, our little man is 8 months old!  


Hayden is at such a fun age right now.  I look forward to picking him up from school every afternoon, because I know when I walk into school, he will have a huge smile on his face!  



He is still eating 4 bottles a day with 8 oz. in each bottle.  Hayden has some of the cutest little quirks, and one of them is when I’m feeding him his bottle, he crosses his legs.  It’s so funny.  


He is also eating cereal and fruit/vegetables twice a day.  He loves all the fruits and vegetables we have tried so far.  I’m hoping he stays liking all types of food and doesn’t become picky!


We are still doing puffs and yogurt bites as snacks, and he loves both!


We also tried the strainer this month with some watermelon in it, and he loved it!  


He also tried rice for the first time last week, and loved it too!  


And last week we tried a baby numnum and he loves them!


So basically, he will shove anything in his mouth and eat it!



He is sitting up really well now.  It is so nice to be able to sit him on the floor with some toys and let him entertain himself.  He loves it!


He is such a happy baby!  The number one question I get asked is “is he always this happy?” The answer is yes!  He is always smiling and happy.  


So, I took a picture last week and Tim threatened me within an inch of my life if I showed it, so I won’t be posting that one, but I will show you his head.  Landry loves to play dress up, and now that she has Hayden to dress up, he is not exempt from being dressed up like a girl!  And of course, I’m there to document it!



He is still sleeping about 12-13 hours a night.  He is such a great sleeper!  I put him down at about 6-6:30 for bedtime, and he sleeps until 6:30 the next morning during the week and from about 8:00-8:30 on the weekends.  He is also taking two naps a day still.  His naps are about 2 hours each.  


Some things that happened this month:


Spending some cuddle time with mama


He loves angel!  

He loves to pull on her ears.  

She loves to sit by his high chair and wait for food to drop.  

It’s a win win for both of them.


As I said, my parents got a new swing set, and he loved it!  


Last week, I realized it had been a year since we found out we were welcoming a boy to our family.  I love having my boy!


Sometimes, I’m reminded that he is still my baby


Oh my goodness, I love him so much!  There are days where I feel like time is going way too fast.  I just want to slow down and enjoy my kiddos more.  God has been so wonderful to bless them to me.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend post

This weekend was another great one!  So far, the summer has been good to us.  We’ve swam practically every weekend, and we are only three weeks in!  This weekend was very busy, but we did get a little bit of down time too.  


Saturday, we headed over to Tim’s parent’s house to swim and get some sun.  I’ve mentioned before how Landry loves to dress like me, and our swim suits are no exception!  My girl and I in our striped bikinis!


Saturday night, Tim and I headed to a wedding.  We’ve known Lance since he was in our youth group at our old church and we were so excited to be able to have a night on the town without the kiddos!  It’s so weird that our youth group kids are getting married!  


Sunday, we went to my cousin Stephanie’s graduation party.  I cannot believe my little baby cousin is graduating high school already!  I adore this girl so much, and Landry loves her too!


While we were at their house, Steph found her old pretty, pretty princess game and Landry loved it!  She got Grammy involved and they had a blast.  This game is definitely going on our list of new games to buy!  


Today, Steph graduated and I got to go!  I’m so, so proud of this girl!