Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favorites

It’s Friday!  We have a great, busy weekend planned.  Birthday party, pumpkin patch and church.  Love our fall weekends!


I thought it would be fun to join in with Erika, Andrea and Narci for Friday Favorites.  


Here are a few favorite things that happened this week:


Lowering of the crib…

I walked in a few days ago and Hayden was standing up in his crib and I could tell he was going to fall over any day.  I told Tim we need to just lower it as far as it will go.  This crib was Landry’s so it’s been put to good use, so it made me a little sad that this will be the last time to lower it.  


Almost walking…

Hayden has been pushing things and standing for a few seconds at a time the last few weeks, but last night as I was loading the dishwasher, after I lifted it up, he let go and just stood there for a good 15 seconds!  Then I took his hand and he started mimicking walking.  I know we are so close and it makes me sad and happy all at the same time.  Surely I’m not the only mama who tears up when their kids do something on their own, right?


16 Years later…

So, 16 years ago tonight Tim and I went on our very first date.  It is so weird to think that I have been with him almost half of my life!  He gets me, and I love that about him.  Plus, he’s hilarious and makes me laugh more than anyone.  And, he’s a good daddy.  And he does the laundry and cleans the house.  And, he takes my car every weekend to get washed and puts gas in it for me.  I’m pretty spoiled.  


It’s finally boot weather…

I finally got to wear my boots this week!  I am the type of person that will not pull out shorts until it’s at least 80 degrees and the same goes for my tall boots.  It has to be at least 60 degrees to pull these babies out.  But, this weather has been so nice lately that it was the perfect day to start wearing them!  


Kindergarten update…

It’s been 8 weeks so far and Landry still loves school!  It doesn’t surprise me though.  She’s a learner and loves to help, so I get almost daily emails from her teacher saying how good she is at helping and trying to be a leader.  I also get emails that tell me that she is a talker :)  You take the good with the bad right?  I’m so glad she loves school.  It makes taking her every day that much easier.  


It’s the weekend and I plan on enjoying every bit of it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hayden's Hole-in-one Par-Tee

On Saturday we celebrated Hayden’s first Birthday with a golf themed party.  It was Hayden’s Hole-in-ONE Par-Tee.  


When I first thought of the theme, I had no idea how much I could really do with it.  My favorite thing to do is plan theme parties and run with them.  I get all these crazy ideas, write them down and then go for it.  Tim can attest, I’ll get an idea in the middle of the night, while I’m brushing my teeth, anywhere!  


I had these grand ideas of dressing Hayden up as a golfer, but then when I saw this onesie on Etsy, I couldn’t resist!  So, I did what any mom photographer does, I took him in our backyard with his toy golf club and just started snapping away.  I’m so glad I did, because I ended up with the cutest pictures of him!  


As for the food, I knew I wanted to do easy finger foods and found some of the cutest ideas on Pinterest.  


We had “club” sandwiches


Orange “wedges” and Fruit Par-faits


Sand trap (donut holes on brown sugar)



We played guess how many tees are in the jar


I made Hayden a picture banner of all his monthly pictures.  I love the way it turned out!

My friend that always makes our cakes outdid herself on Hayden’s smash cake.  It looked just like a golf ball!  


Everyone else got a cupcake with “grass” on top!


It’s cake time!  


He has never really had any kind of cake before, so I wasn’t sure how he would react.  At first, he wasn’t quite sure what to do, but once Landry and I stuck his hand in it and put the cake in his mouth, he was all over it!  


That’s what we call a cake coma!


We had lots of friends come.

 We had a lot of family come too.

After the party, we went back to our house and opened up Hayden’s presents.  He got so many nice things!  He got lots and lots of clothes, which is good because his closet was starting to look a little bare.  This boy has shot up in size in the last few months and most of his clothes have gotten too small for him.  So, it was really nice getting him some new clothes.  


I’m so glad this little boy’s party turned out well!  He had such a good time and was loved on by people that love him so much!  


We love you little man!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Hayden is 12 months old!

I still cannot believe this sweet boy has been in our life for a whole year!  October 11, 2013 was one of the best days of my life.  I had my girl, Landry but in my heart wanted a boy too.  That Friday was one of the longest days of my life!  I had a rough labor with Landry and just knew God would go easy on me this time.  Nope!  After 14 hours of labor, we did an emergency c-section and that almost 9 pound boy popped out screaming and ready to take on the world.  All day I kept telling the nurses that he was our last baby and that he would be the cherry on top of our family sundae.  I wanted to meet him so bad, and then when I finally did, all was right in the world.

Now, 12 months later, I sit here emotional because that sweet little baby has turned into my sweet little man.  


Hayden is the best baby!  I tell people all the time that he is the typical second child.  He has the most laidback personality and is so easy going and that makes it so easy on me.  


His likes: He loves sleeping, especially with a blanket in his hand.  He loves eating and will pretty much try anything.  He loves his mama!  Right now, I’m his whole world and I love it!  It makes me melt when he sees me and gets a huge smile on his face and crawls right to me.  


Milestones: He can wave bye bye, he says “baba” for bottle, he is trying to say Landry but it comes out as “a-de”, he is so close to walking!  He will get a chair and push it pretty far and he can stand on his own for a good 10 seconds, so I don’t think walking is far off.  


I went back through my phone and these are my favorite pictures of him from this past year.



You will never know how much you mean to this family.  Our world was forever changed the day you entered it.  We love you so much and look forward to the little boy you are becoming.  You are such a sweetheart and so loveable that we can’t help but smile when you are around.  I hope you will always know how much we love and adore you.  


Love you little man!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Playing catch up

The last few weeks in the Smith house have been super busy!  It seems like we have something every night during the week and then the weekends are go, go, go!  Here are a few things we have done in the last week.


A few Saturday’s ago we threw a surprise baby shower for our friend Kelli.  Kelli has 3 boys and is having a girl!  We are all so excited that we decided to give her a little shower with just our close friends and it was so much fun.  The theme was pink, pink and more pink!  Between the 6 of us, there were 18 kids there!  And they all love each other and play really well together, so they all sat at Jenn’s big table and ate together.  


I love my friends!  They will get on the floor and play with my son as if he were their own.  


God has been so good to bless me with these friends.  2 years ago when Tim and I joined this church I never would have dreamed that he would bless us with these friends.  We’ve known the Boozers and Towerys for years and I love that we have kept our friendship intact for all these years.  



A few weeks ago, my Granddaddy retired.  My Granddaddy means the world to me.  Growing up he was always one of my heroes.  I just loved being around him.  Last Wednesday his company threw him a retirement party.  He has worked for this company for 38 years and has put a lot of sweat and love into Spring Engineers.  Some of my favorite childhood memories include going to this building and running around and sitting in Granddaddys office chair.  


He had a great turnout from his office and our whole family came minus my cousins in college.  


This picture is a great example of the marriage my grandparents have.  She has always stood by him.  I am so lucky to have great examples of what marriage means set by them and my parents.  


Love you Granddaddy!


So, last Saturday we loaded up and headed to the State Fair of Texas.  We took my parents, Dani and Tim’s parents.  We had such a good time!  I’m so blessed that my parents and Tim’s parents are friends.  They all love doing stuff together and when we are all together it is a circus.  


We ate some yummy food.  Landry and I shared a corn dog and a grilled cheese.


Tim tried the steak dinner on a stick and loved it.  


Landry got to ride a bunch of rides and Tim’s dad got on one with her.  He’s such a good Bumpa!


Our picture with Big Tex!


This is how Hayden looked leaving.  My boy was wiped out!

Love this time of year with my favorite people!  This weekend is a big one! My baby boy turns ONE!!!