Monday, November 23, 2015

Our family date

This weekend was so much fun! I mentioned on Friday that we were going to decorate for Christmas. Well Tim waisted no time and as soon as he pulled in Friday started bringing my boxes in. 

My house is small. I really don't have a lot of decorations but I do have specific places for my things. I'll take pics of it all completed soon. Here are just a few of us actually decorating. 

Landry begged to do the tree this year and I handed over the reins. I'm kind of a control freak about my tree so every time she put two of the same color or five ornaments in one spot I had to look away, but the sheer joy on her face doing this tree made it worth it. 
And yes she is wearing a hat. She found it in her old bin of baby clothes I keep and wore it most of the morning. 

Hayden helped too. I say helped. I let him put one ornament on and he got bored and was done! Ha! The attention span of a two year old!

Here she is, so proud of her tree. 

Also, our elf showed up early this year! I tell you what. I need to find a way to keep him all year long. Landry was so well behaved all weekend! She just knew he was going to tell Santa if she wasn't being good!

After we were done we decided to go run some errands and spend some time together. We never really do this. Hayden is going through a phase where he hates the high chair so eating out is super fun. But we had the great idea of putting him in a booth next to me and it worked like a charm! And Landry loved it because Tim always plays the menu games with her. 

After dinner we went and got some yogurt. A Smith family favorite. My kids love yogurt and so do Tim and I. 

It was a great day together just the four of us. I love my people and spending quality time with them is pure gold to me! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's Friday! It's less than a week until turkey day and we are in full Christmas mode in the Smith house. Since next week will be pretty crazy we are decorating the house for Christmas this weekend. It's a lot earlier than I usually like to have my decorations up but it'll save my sanity come Friday morning! Plus, I just get that much longer to enjoy it! 

I'm linking up with Narci, Erika and Andrea once again with my favorite pictures from the week. 

Math day...
Last Friday since Hayden was at my in laws I took advantage and went and volunteered at Landrys school for math day. Now, if you know me at all you know math is not my best subject. Let's just say I graduated on a wing and a prayer with my math scores! But, I can handle first grade math. I love going into Landrys class. All the students come running up to you and hug you and asked me a million times if I was Landrys mommy. I just love being with her at school. She is so smart and loved showing off her math skills for me. Luckily, she got Tim's genes!

Elton 2.0...
So, I never know what to expect from Hayden when it comes to Brody. I mean, he's obsessed with him. On Monday, I was doing laundry and had Brody laying on the couch and Hayden was playing in the living room. I came back and found this

I immediately sent it to Dani and she was cracking up. Those glasses go everywhere with him so the fact that he let Brody wear them was so sweet of him. Just love him!

Little mama...
No explanation needed for this next picture. It's just where you will find Landry and Brody every afternoon when we get back from getting her from school waiting on Dani to pick him up

We should be covered...
So, Tim and Hayden and I had all had our flu shot but sister was still needing hers. So I took her out of school Wednesday morning to get it. Then I took her to McDonald's for lunch and took her back to school. She loved the little break. And just a side note about the doll you see. It was mine. I got her when I was three for Christmas and held onto it all these years. She's still in really good shape and Landry loves her as much as I did! 

Starting early...
I began wrapping presents this week. I sat on the floor for two hours during Hayden's nap and could barely get off the floor when I was done. I bought the cutest paper from Landrys fundraiser this year. It's Christmas vacation theme!

A hat kind of day...
I never wear hats. I'm not sure why, they just aren't something I put on. But, I go to Insanity class twice a week and I love wearing them there because they hide a really bad hair day and you sweat a lot in one class!

Crazy boy...
So, we've established that Hayden loves sunglasses and Santa is working on getting him his own pair. Poor boy just has sisters hand me downs to wear and it cracks me up to look in the back seat and see this!

One more week until Thanksgiving! I can't wait! Happy Friday! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Favorites

Woohoo! It's Friday again. This week flew by me in a flash. This weekend I'm off duty. Each of my kids are going to their grandparents house so Tim and I can get some shopping done. I love my babies but I'm also excited to sleep in, drink my coffee and be with just Tim. 

Oh who am I kidding? I'll be up by 6:30 and FaceTime them every chance I get! 

It's Friday favorites time. I'm once again linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci with my favorite pictures from the week. 

Finally some colder weather...
Sunday was finally a nice chilly day. I mean we are two weeks away from Thanksgiving, it should be right? I love pulling out my boots and scarves this time of year!

Loving one another...
Sunday night my parents were over and when my mom comes over Landry loves to give her a pedicure. It's super cute and my mom will usually give her a dollar. Hayden saw my mom in the chair and decided he needed a pedicure too!

Boy mom...
I'm used to stepping on dolls and crowns and other things like that. I'll find pictures on my phone of Landrys baby laying in a stroller. But this is new to me. I was going through my pictures and saw this. I guess I should get used to it?

Punky Brewster...
Landry is her own person. She marches to the beat of her very loud drum. Because of that I let her dress herself on occasion. Usually she looks like Punky Brewster (who by the way she asks me every time who that is and I decided Netflix needs to add this show!) and I don't mind but on this particular day I thought she looked super cute and still a tomboy in her own little way. Love this girl!

Big cousin...
I've said it before but Hayden loves Brody. He's always so helpful with him and yesterday he wanted to feed him. I sent this picture to Dani because I like to send her pics throughout the day and we both agreed that Hayden is going to be such a good cousin to Brody!

One on one...
I finished my womens bible study this week and needed something until we start our new one and went back to one of my favorite studies. No matter how many times I do this, God always seems to show me something new in his word. I go in my closet where it's quiet with my coffee and meet with God to read. I'm loving it!

Here's to a great weekend!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Keeping Brody

I've got a new job!  Well it's not really a job per say but more of a privilege. You see, two days a week I get to keep this precious boy. 

Last month, I was talking to Dani and Bobby about where Brody was going to go while Dani worked and they hadn't quite made up their mind yet. They were going to have him go to a friends friend and I knew that me keeping him would be beneficial to all of us. I'm home with Hayden during the day and I thought it would be a great opportunity to get to see Brody more. Little did I know that Hayden would become attached to this lil guy.

He loves him! I had no clue how Hayden was going to do with him coming into our routine but I had nothing to worry about. He's attached to him while he's here. If Brody moves he moves. 

He gets me diapers, he takes his empty bottle to the sink and he always wants to hold him. Tim and I are certain our family is complete and I was a little sad Hayden would never be a big brother but now that Brody is here a few days a week, he has taken on the role of big brother and protector. I love it. 

When Landry gets home she wants to hold him and feed him too. She is such a little mama!

I love being an aunt. Brody is the sweetest boy and Hayden and I get excited when we know he's coming. 

We couldn't be more excited to keep him! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I'm so glad Friday is upon us. We've got some fun things planned for this weekend. 

It's been a while since I've linked up with Andrea, Erika and Narci with Friday favorites and I've got a few pics to share, so bare with me as I finish catching this blog up on past events. 

Garth 2.0...
So after seeing Garth in Houston we found out that he was also coming to Dallas. My sister and I grew up listening to him with my dad so we thought it would be fun to go together. I love him so much so of course I didn't mind getting to see him again. We had the best time. I don't get a lot of time with Dani anymore now that we're both moms, so I loved getting to sit next to her and sing all his songs at the top of our lungs! 

Howdy folks...
A few weeks ago we went to the state fair of Texas. I look forward to our annual trip every year. This year, my parents, sister and mother in law went too. We had such a fun time. The girls decided this was our year to ride the Ferris wheel. We loved it. Landry was so excited to ride. I thought she might get scared once we actually got on, but I think she had just as much fun as Dani! 

Happy Halloween...
This past weekend was Halloween and we had such a good time. Landry is at the age now where I can no longer depict what she's going to be and she is so unpredictable that I was a little nervous as to what she was going to pick. She saw a costume of a clown and loved it, so she picked a clown. I'm not usually one for bag costumes although after making both kids this year I might be! I made the tutu and then just pieced the rest of it together. She ended up looking really cute!

Now, Hayden on the other hand has no clue who he is yet so I still get to pick his. I saw on Pinterest a while back a baby as Charlie Brown and thought it was the cutest thing. So, I found a yellow polo, ironed on some black zig zags and voila, Charlie Brown! 

We went with one of our favorite families, the Boozers. We walked their neighborhood for a good hour then the kids were done. They wanted to head back home and eat all the candy! 

I think that about covers all that I've missed on here. I had so much fun looking through all our pictures. Hopefully I'll be better about keeping up with our lives! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hayden turns Two!

On October 11, Hayden Timothy turned two years old. It's still unbelievable to me that two years has passed since he went from this boy

To this little boy

He is the best kid. He has the sweetest personality and is always smiling. It's always a compliment to me when people ask me is he always this happy. My answer is usually yes. 

He loves to be funny. If he makes you laugh with something he said it did he will repeat it until you tell him to stop 

He talks all the time. If it's just him and I in the car he will ask me the same questions over and over and just keep talking. He is finally saying a few words at a time and trying to put sentences together. He knows everyone in our families names, and will constantly just say their names wondering where they are. 

I think one of the biggest things to happen to him this year was his "brobee". I knew Landry was excited for Brody to be born but Hayden had no clue what was going on and just like he always does just went with the flow. I noticed after a few times of seeing him he would say brobee and had no clue what he was saying. Then one day we facetimed Dani and Brody and he yelled brobee into the phone and I realized he was saying Brody the whole time. He loves him. He knows when it's almost time for them to get to our house and waits by the door. 

He adores Angel. They are best buds. At least in Hayden's eyes! 

He loves Landry. He already looks up to her and watches everything she does and tries to emulate her. I know he bothers her a lot and she would never tell you this, but secretly I think she loves it. He loves going in her room and playing in there with her. I love their relationship right now. They fight a lot don't get me wrong, but they also love each other very much 

I call him my shadow. If I move, he moves. If I sit down, he sits down, usually in my lap no less. He always wants to know where I am and I love that! 

He is a mini Tim. I mean he's always looked just like him but he also has his personality. He's so soft spoken and funny and just a pleaser like Tim. 

The weekend before his birthday we had his party. I love a fun party theme and with his birthday falling right in the middle of the fair I thought that would be a great idea. I was right. It turned out really cute and I had the easiest time coming up with ideas. Here are the pics of the food. 

One of the girls who used to work for Tim, her mom makes these really cute wreathes and I had her make one for his party. It turned out so cute!

The cake. I had this idea I told my cake lady of a big corny dog and she ran with it. I loved the end result!

Here are a few of the friends and family that came

It was the best party! Our boy had so much fun! 

My parents were out of town for Hayden's party so on that Sunday of his actual birthday we had all our family over to celebrate our big two year old. He got some really nice things this year and now my house is overrun with toys!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the past year of him

Hayden Timothy- 
I thank God for you every day. You are my little shadow. I love that you follow me wherever I go. I love that you smile constantly. I love that you look just like your daddy with a sprinkle of me in there. From the day you were born I have called you our cherry on top. That analogy fits you to a tee. You are our sweet cherry and we love you lil man!