Friday, September 26, 2008

5 Random Thoughts!

1. I need to be cleaning my house, but I have no modivation.
2. I want to loss 10-15lbs. by next year!
3. I hope Ben is having a good time in Alabama with the boys, I am jealous, lucky him!
4. I wish I had more friends here, that wanted to do stuff! Or that called me!
5. I want to go shopping, badly!
There. . .now I feel better! Thanks Rhiannon, for the idea! That really seems to help me. Now, time to take a nap!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Dad's Surgery Day!

Today my Dad is having surgery to remove a tumor on his foot. It is benign, but I of course am still worried about any time of surgery! I wish I could be there to help because I know it will be a long recover and he will have to remain off his foot for several weeks. Those of you who know my Dad, know what a task in it's self for him! It is unlike my Dad to just sit still, for long periods of time, and do nothing! Just this morning(before surgery) he got up early, washed his truck and then went and got his hair cut!
So I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to him today! I love you Dad and am thinking of you AND wishing I could be there for you! I love YOU bunches!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fun Time!

It's Sunday evening here at in The Smith household and I just wanted to share something funny that happened this weekend. As most of you know Blakely has been teething(getting 9 teeth in at once) and she is finally on the last few that are popping through, so needless to say, she hasn't been the happiest baby. It has taken us an extra amount of energy(not that it doesn't when she isn't teething) to keep her busy, so she doesn't think about the pain.

Side note: I am not a huge fan of giving her medicine, if not necessary!

Well, this weekend she took a turn for the better and started showing us a funny side to herself. She has started to want to play "games". They consist of her hiding behind our long curtains in the living room, standing really still, and laughing uncontrollably! Literally! She has this funny little laugh that reminds me of a fake baby doll, mixed with this sweet sound of helium! ha

Another game is her running, more like a slow walk for me, but she runs as fast as her feet, combined with stableness, will let her. . . giggling the whole time! We also got new couches and we ordered a large over sized ottoman with it, about the size of her crib mattress, which has made Blakely the happiest girl in the World! It is a bit shorter then the couch, so she manage to hoist herself onto the top of it, lay flat on it, and throw her feet up and down, of course, giggling the whole time! Another "trick" of hers while on the ottoman is standing up, making this shape with her lips(kind of puckering them out), and making this monkey noise. She gets quite a kick out of herself! As do we!

I am trying to capture some of this on video, so be looking for that! I just thought I would share how wonderful of a baby(big one) she is turning into! She has quite the little attitude, but her "tough/serious" shell is coming down, slowly, and she is starting to turn into this little sweetheart! She is starting to kiss alot! She blows kisses to anyone and everything every time we leave or they leave. It is funny to see, because most people have no clue what she is doing! I say, "She is blowing you a kiss, that's how she says goodbye!" They simple reply, "Oh, I was wondering what she was doing! Bye!"

Love to all!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Birthday Rant!

When speaking to myself about how old I was the other night while lying in bed, I realized that I am in my late-twenties! I shot up out of bed, looked at Ben and said, "I am in my LATE twenties!!!" He just looked at me and softly replied, "It's okay honey, your old. . . " What I ment was I was getting "older"(not old) and when gettin golder means many things. . .

1. That my parents are getting older!
2. I am all most 30!
3. I loved my twenties, where are they go?
4. I am a mommy at 28.
5. I am a grown up!
6. The time has gone by faster then I thought it would!
7. Remember when you where 18, and you "thought" about those people in college and who where in their mid to late twenties. . .How OLD that seemed to you?!?!


All these reasons are why I started to think about being in my late-twenties and the reason for my rant! I just am having a hard time with the whole thing! I love being this age. We, as a family, have much more then I ever imaged at "this age". I am happy, healthy, and here!?!?

So, what is my problem. I am not old! BUT when are we "old"? I do not consider my parents "old", but in that same statement. . .I don't consider my grandmother old. I guess it is in the way you act and live your life, right? I don't feel 28, but do I look 28? I remember when I was younger and someone carded me, I would be so upset. . .now when it happens, I happily oblige!
Ok, my rant is over. ::::::::::::::::::SIGH:::::::::::::::::::::

Here are a few pictures from my birthday! I did have a wonderful one! Ben got me a day at the spa(manny, peddy, message, and facial), plus let me buy new couches! Plus, a good friend of mine, Chauna, had us over for a delicious dinner! I received tons a phone calls, and even got some money! It was great. I felt loved! Thank you all!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sweet Caroline's Boutique

Just wanted to tell everyone about my friend who opened up her own boutique. Visit:
She can make anything for any occasion! From trucks to crowns, for boys and girls! Just ask and she can create it!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of School!

My new favorite word. . ."HOLY MOLY!" Today was your precious baby's 1st day of school! It is actually called "Parent's Day-Out" and she is only going one day a week, but it is a big deal to us! She was dressed in her "first day of school" outfit, had her lunch packed, and blanket with her! She was ready! And I wasn't!!!!!!!!

I was running around the house, trying to make sure I had everything together and she had everything she needed. I felt like a chicken with my head cut-off! I told her, "You are going to school today, are you ready?" She looked me dead in the eyes and shook her head "YES". I know she didn't understand what was about to happen, but I could see she was excited about what was going to happen!

Once we got into the Church{where she is going to PDO}, she was super excited and started playing with all the toys! As I was telling her teachers(Barb and Nancy) about a few things that might need to know, I glanced over and saw her playing by herself, acting so independent. When Barb told Blakely to say good-bye, she run over to me with her arms out, hugged me, and started blowing kisses to THEM. It broke my heart, she was telling them "bye", she thoughts she was going with me!

Needless to say, she cried for 10 minutes after I left and they had to give her "The Blanket" to calm her down. I told them that she normally goes down for a nap between 11:00am to 12:00pm, and to just lay her down anytime during that time. Well, she didn't take a nap! They did try and lay her down, but she got up after 30 minutes, screaming. On top of not napping, she didn't eat lunch either. . . by the time I got there to pick her up she was tired, hungry, but happy to see me! I called her name and it was like a dog hearing a cat 1/2 mile away, she looked up and started running toward me! The grin on her face will be burned in my memory forever! It was priceless!

As we left her first day of school, I looked at her and said, "Do you want to go home and take a nap?" Without a pause she shook her head, "YES" once again!

We love our daughter more then she will ever know! She brings more then joy to our life's, she brings happiness! We love you Blakely!