Monday, April 14, 2014

Our fun filled weekend!

This weekend was so fun!

We spent the majority of it outside, that is until it rained yesterday, and then we remained indoors for the remainder of our Sunday.


Saturday morning, mom, Landry and I set out for Southlake.  There were some neighborhood garage sales and it was the perfect day to go!  I love spending time with my mom and daughter.  Three generations of crazy in this picture!


Then, Saturday night we headed to our favorite outdoor place, Joe T. Garcia’s!  We love eating here, especially if the weather is as nice as it was Saturday.  


Sunday morning, I let the kids take a bath together.  Hayden has outgrown his baby tub, but isn’t quite stable enough to sit in the tub alone, so we put the bath seat in.  They loved it!  I think they could have stayed in there all day if I had let them.  


Me and my baby boy all ready to get our worship on!  


Reason 8, 467 why I love Landry Kate.  As I opened my grocery notepad, I found this:


We find her name everywhere.  I love it though!


Last night we headed over to Tim’s parent’s house to eat and hang out.  Landry wanted to dye Easter eggs.  


While she did that, brother did this:


Growing up, I wore sponge rollers almost every Saturday night, that way my hair would be curly for church on Sundays.  So last night, I initiated Landry and she wore sponge rollers for the first time to bed.


The before:


The after:


Goodness, I’m glad she got the good hair gene.  I’m so envious of her bouncy curls.  She loved it, and now come Saturday night before Easter, I know what we will be wearing in our hair!


Such a wonderful weekend with my people!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hayden is 6 months old!

Six months.

Half a year.

This boy has been in our lives for 6 months, and each day just gets better with him.  


Hayden is changing every day.  He is starting to mummer what sound like words, but then just ends up being blabber.  


He loves his big sister.  Every morning she wakes him up with me and the first thing he does is look for her.  Then when their eyes meet, he just stares.  And then he smiles.  I love it.  I pray that they will have an awesome relationship.  Even though they are 5 years apart, I hope they always lean on each other.  



This month we started eating breakfast and dinner along with 4 bottles a day with 7 oz. of formula in them.  He loves all the food we feed him.  He hated peas until I started mixing them with broccoli, and now he loves them.  


He tried his first bite of ice cream


And his first French fry.  


He loved both!  We also started feeding him mashed potatoes at dinner, and he loves them too.  I have a feeling he will like anything we put in front of him, at least I hope so.  Landry was always such a good eater too.  



He is starting to sit up on his own, so he loves this wooden cube my grandparents got him for Christmas.  


It has 4 sides of activities and then stuff on top to play with.  


Tim’s parents bought him this jumperoo for their house, and he loves it!  


He loves the one they have at school too, and when I pick him up in the afternoon that is where I will usually find him.  


We bought him a Johnny jump up and he likes it ok, but only for a good 10 minutes, and then he wants out.  Landry loved hers and would sit in it for hours, so maybe I’ll wait till he’s a little older.


We’ve also started playing peek-a-boo, and he loves it!  It makes him laugh every time, especially when Landry does it with him.  It’s usually how we keep him occupied while I’m cooking dinner and he wants to be held.  



This boy can sleep anywhere, and I mean anywhere!  The other day, I was changing his clothes on the changing table and I went to throw his clothes in the dirty clothes hamper, and came back, and this is what I found.  


In the 20 seconds I was gone, he had fallen asleep!  


We went on a Target run at night, and I laid him in the cart and he was asleep within 10 minutes!


I was holding him at my Aunt’s birthday party and he fell asleep just sitting in my lap


Then, the other day at lunch after church he was getting kind of fussy, and Tim took him out of the high chair to hold him, and he fell asleep sitting in Tim’s lap just like this!


Some highlights from this past month:

I had their pictures made last month and thought they turned out super cute


It was so nice out one afternoon, so Hayden and I came home and put on our tank tops and went outside to watch sister on her scooter


My parents got both kids chairs and Saturday morning we were playing in them, and Landry decided to be the teacher and Hayden was her student.  I remember playing school with Dani, and I always got to be the teacher too.  Like mother, like daughter I guess!


We met my mom and Dani for dinner last week on the Mi Cocina patio because it was so pretty outside, then not 2 minutes in the car ride home the winds came in and the hail started blowing and rain came down.  It was crazy!  #Texasweather



Hayden Timothy-

We love you so much! Life just keeps getting better and better for our lil family.  You are such a sweet natured little boy and you always have a smile on your face.  I love how calm natured you are and that you are such an observer.  I love the fact that you are so much like your daddy.  The looks you give me and your smile are just like daddies.  I wouldn’t have it any other way!  Love you little man!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A little of this and that

Lately, it feels as if we are going 90 MPH.  We have something planned almost every night of the week and we have been filling our weekends to the brim.  Spring has finally peeked its head out, and I love it!  The Smiths are coming out of hibernation!  


Here are just a few things we have filled our time with lately…


My parents invited my sister, Bobby and I to La Cima for dinner and wine club.  I love spending time with my sister.  It’s rare these days because we are both so busy, so on the off chance I get to see her, I take advantage of it!


I took the kids to the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco to get their pictures made and we of course had to ride the train!


One of my very best friends at work completed Flight Attendant Training for SWA and we went to her graduation.  I’m so excited for her!


We went to one of our favorite restaurants, La Hacienda and while we waited, the kids rode the saddle.


My parents took Landry to the Aquarium and Perot Museum as her Birthday present and she had such a great time at both.  Here are the pictures I got sent while they were there.


This was her on the way home!

We visited daddy's work and Landry decided to put the pink hard hat on

Spending time with my girl


I wore my Rangers tee for Opening Day to work


I got my hair cut!  I needed a change, and every once in a while I like to just cut some of the length off.  I love it!


Tim and I went out for our Anniversary Saturday night and ate some yummy steak!


Spring is here, and I can’t wait for all the outdoor activities we have planned!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eight Years

Eight years ago today, Tim and I said “I Do”. I could not have imagined then standing up on that alter in front of our family and friends, where this life would take us. All I knew was that I wanted to marry him more than anything and start a new life with him.

Tim is awesome.

Just in case you didn’t already know that.

He is hilarious. 
He is super smart. 
He is a great daddy. 
He does the laundry. 
He cooks dinner so that I can spend time with my kids after working all day. 
He cleans the house. 
He makes me laugh constantly. 
He loves my friends (all of them). 
He adores my family.

Tim and I have been through a lot in our eight years. We’ve gone through two heartbreaking miscarriages. We’ve gone through 26 hours of labor. (Ok, so technically I went through the 26 hours, but he was there too!) We’ve bought a home. We’ve been through deaths together. We’ve made lots of new friends that only God could’ve provided for us. We’ve joined a new church.

The one thing that I have learned through being married is this: Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s a saying my dad used to always tell Dani and I growing up. We never quite understood it until we got older. It’s something I constantly have to remind myself of.

Marriage is HARD. It’s a 24/7 job. It takes a lot of work and dedication on BOTH parts. But I have to tell myself to not sweat the small stuff. Tim and I know each other pretty well by now. I mean we should, we’ve been together for 16 years. We know that when we fight, we have to get over it. There is no other alternative for us. So, sweating the small stuff would just make it frivolous, and ain’t nobody got time for that.

Eight years have come and gone, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hayden is 5 months old!

Today, Hayden turns 5 months old!  My baby boy is getting so big, and it makes this mama sad.  He’s changing so much right now, and doing so much new stuff, so let’s get to it.


First big thing?

He’s popping in his first tooth!  Big sister’s came in right around the same time, so he’s right on track with her.  He’s been fussy for a few weeks which is super odd for him, since he’s not a fussy baby.  I knew something was up.  Then my mother in law kept him yesterday and told me she felt something, and lo and behold, I felt his gums last night, and there was a little speck of white.  


Eat: He’s eating so well now!  At first, he wasn’t too crazy about it, but once he got the hang of this food stuff, he loved it.  After every bite, he opens his mouth really wide like “mom, hurry and give me another bite”.  He loves sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, and blueberries.  He HATES peas!  I’ve tried twice now to give them to him and both times, he makes this hilarious face and spits them out.  So yeah, not a fan of the peas for sure.  


He’s still eating 5 bottles a day with 7 oz of formula in them.  He’s such a good eater.  He knows when it’s time to eat though, and he will let you know!  



Play: He loves the kindle! Landry is constantly on it and he loves to watch her play her games. 

He also loves his activity cube still.  I sat him in the bumbo in front of it the other day and Landry showed him how to move everything and play with it.  Although, I’ve discovered we can no longer fit in the bumbo!  Those chubby thighs are just not made for those small holes they put in those chairs.  



Sleep: He is still sleeping at night so well.  He sleeps from 7:00pm-6:30am during the week and about 8:00pm-8:00am on the weekends.  As for naps?  Ugh, I’ve tried, but this baby loves his short cat naps.  He takes a short nap in the morning, one during lunch and then a pretty big one in the afternoon.  But, put him in his car seat and in the car, and he’s usually out.  So, running errands day turns into cat nap day.  


Here are some of the things Hayden did this month:


We threw a shower for Hilary and Amy, two fellow mamas in our Sunday school class.  They both are such rock star moms so we went with the perfect theme for them!  We have 8 new babies being born this year in our class alone, and I love it!  Hayden is going to grow up with such good friends.  


Last week, we went over to Kari’s house for a play date, and this is what I found after pulling into the garage.  Now, that’s a successful play date!  


This kid can sleep anywhere!  We went out to eat last week and after I got done feeding him, this is what happened.  Full belly means it’s time to sleep.


It was a rare beautiful sunny day in February, and around these parts, that means we head for Joe T Garcia’s!  Hayden loved sitting outside people watching.  


We took him for his 4 month appointment a few weeks ago and he weighed in at 17 pounds, 1 oz. I was multitasking that day and took Landry for her 5 year appointment as well. 


A few weeks ago my parents treated us to a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge. It was so much fun! Landry had a blast. Hayden pretty much did this the whole time 

But we put his swimsuit on him for the first time and put him in the water. He was not a fan! I'm hoping come summer he will like it more. We've got lots of pool days ahead of us lil man!

I know I say this every month, but it’s so true.  This boy makes me so happy.  He wakes up with a smile and doesn’t stop all day.  When I walked into my mother in laws house yesterday to pick him up, the instant he saw me he got this huge smile on his face.  It made me so happy to know that he loves me so much!  What would I do without my husband and kids?  God has truly blessed me!  


Love you HTS!