Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Favorites- Kid Edition

This week’s Friday Favorites are all about my kiddos.  I’ve gotten to spend a lot of one on one time with them the past few weeks.  


Hayden came home sick on Wednesday last week and Thursday my mom stayed with him and then I took him to the doctor.  

 Poor boy had a viral infection and another ear infection.  I just cannot keep this boy well.  Friday, I took a vacation day and stayed home with him.  Landry went to school so we got some good one on one time.  

I love this baby so much.  He just makes me so happy.  


Friday night, Tim’s parents had Hayden so Saturday I had Landry to myself.  Tim refs at our old church on Saturday mornings, so I’m usually by myself with the kids.  


Saturday was beautiful outside.  Landry and I went for a walk around the neighborhood and then we laid out on the trampoline and just soaked in the sun.  


Angel soaked up the sun too


I love my kids.  Spending time with them is one of my favorite past times.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Celebrating Six

Last Wednesday our baby girl turned Six.  She had such a great birthday and we celebrated into the weekend.  Here is how we celebrated our girl this year.


Wednesday morning, Tim and I lit a candle on her chocolate chip muffin and went into her room and woke her up singing happy birthday to you.  She loved it!  She just sat there listening to us sing with the biggest smile on her face.  In case it isn’t already apparent, the girl loves to have the attention on her.  


Wednesday night, we let her pick the dinner spot, and she picked Spring Creek BBQ.  Random place and I asked her at least a dozen times if she was sure, and she was pretty adamant about going there so we obliged.  Can’t pass up good BBQ!

When deciding what to do for her party this year, she really wanted a slumber party.  I knew a few of her friends might be too young to stay the night, so we compromised and had her friends over to play and paint and have pizza.  She was totally cool with that idea.  


I had all these ideas swirling around in my head and went with a pink and green theme.  Simple, but girly.  


I ordered cupcakes and cake pops from our cake lady, and they were so yummy.


She invited 6 of her favorite girls over and one couldn’t make it, but they had the best time together!  Landry is at such a sweet age with her friends.  They still giggle and have so much fun together but without all the drama yet. Thank the Lord!  


I got this idea from one of my mom’s friends to buy wooden letters and let them paint them.  They ended up loving this!  They were so excited to make something all their own.  


She opened presents and got some cute clothes and fun girly stuff.  


Then we sang happy birthday to her once again.  


After that, they all played pretty pretty princess.  


For the gift box, I put a pink nail polish, some fun sunglasses, an ice cream lip gloss and some candy jewelry.  


This girl had the best party and kept thanking Tim and I over and over.  Simple party, but such a huge impact on her.  


Saturday night, we did her family party.  We invited all our close family and headed out to her favorite restaurant, Babes.  Landry has wanted to go here for her birthday since last year when we went one night and they sang to a little girl.  It’s all she’s talked about since.  


They put the chicken hat on her and sang happy birthday to her and she got super shy but loved every minute of it!  


I love my family.  We always have the best time together and they all love my kids like they are their own.  

 After dinner, we went back to our house so she could open more presents.  This girl definitely wasn’t lacking in the clothes department this year.  She got some really cute items.  


Then we sang happy birthday to her once again (third time this week) and brother helped her blow out her candle, it was too cute.  


I still cannot believe this little girl is 6!  She is turning into such a sweet little lady.  I cannot wait to see what this next year brings her!  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Landry Kate turns Six!

Six years ago today, my life was changed for the better.  Landry Kate Smith entered this world and made me a mom.  I had wanted a child my whole adult life and now here she was, this tiny little baby that Tim and I were to take home and raise.  I was so scared.  I had no clue what I was doing.  But, I have learned that God gave her to us for a reason and there are days where I’m still winging it half the time.  


Landry is kind, she is smart as a whip, she’s sarcastic and she is the best big sister to Hayden.  She is a lot of me with a sprinkle of Tim thrown in.  She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to ask for it or do it herself.  She tests my patience on a daily basis.  She talks constantly and about any subject.  She’s already reading on a 2nd grade level.  


I asked our family to send me thoughts about Landry.  When they think of her, what comes to mind and here is what was said…


-Her smile lights up a room


-I love her laugh, I love how smart she is and I love how thoughtful she is



-A little ball of energy and life

-Uncle B


-She is my sunshine.  She makes me feel special.  Life is truly grand because she is here



-L.B. is the most beautiful, the smartest, and the most strong willed lil girl I have ever met and who has completely changed my life in so many ways

-Aunt Steffie


-She has always been my sweetie pie and always will be.  I love her and love spending time with her



-She is my ragmuffin and I love her


Six years ago, God gave us the greatest gift.  He entrusted us to raise her and take care of her and show her the right way.  I know that I’m the mom and I’m supposed to be teaching her the right path, but there isn’t a day that goes by that she isn’t teaching me something.  I learn something new every day from her.  



Landry Kate Smith-

Six years ago, we received the greatest gift.  You are kind, you are funny, you are sarcastic and your smile lights up any room you walk into.  I love that you hold my face when you are talking to me and want me to pay attention to you.  I love that you always want to be with me and be my big helper.  Everyone who knows you always tells me how smart you are and I’m pretty sure you know it.  Starting kindergarten this year has been one of the best things to you.  You love it!  Your daddy and I love you so very much.  Six years later, we still don’t really know what we are doing but we are all figuring it out together!  


Love you sweet girl to the moon and back!



Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekend Happenings

Happy Monday!  This weekend was such a fun time with friends and family.  We packed a lot into our 72 hours.  In fact, I think I need a weekend to recover from my weekend!  


Friday, my sister found out if I’m getting a niece or a nephew.  I wore pink because #teampink.  

Tim and I both guessed girl and Landry guessed boy.  Landry was right!  Dani and Bobby sent us the cutest video telling us that we are adding another boy to our family!  I could not be more excited.  When I told Landry, she started jumping up and down, so she’s pretty happy!  She loves her brother and is super excited to be getting a boy cousin.  


Saturday evening we headed over to Tim’s parent’s house to celebrate Mike’s birthday.  We had yummy steak and then carrot cake for dessert.  


I love my father in law!  He is funny, genuinely sweet and loves, loves his grandkids.  He makes me laugh whenever I’m around him.  


Sunday, we went over to our friend’s house to a Super Bowl party!  I tried two yummy new recipes that I got off of my sisters blog and they were super easy and good.  I made a yummy peanut butter dip shaped like a football and bacon wrapped chicken bites.  


I love our friends and their kids.  It is so chaotic when all are in the same house and there is never a quiet moment with 15 kids screaming and running around.  


My boy loves him some Corby Boozer.  


Our weekend was such a fun one, that I dreaded getting up for work this morning.  This time in my life is so fast paced and fun that I’m just trying to take it all in!