Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year to Us!

Ok Well I have decided that good health through an entire year for my family is impossible. As is the lack of hospital visits, stays, or surgeries. I started my families new year off with a bang by getting the flu so severely I was in the hospital for re hydration and some medication to stop the vomiting. I then spent the whole next day in bed trying to recover while my poor husband, who had no sleep at all the night before due to my hospital run, tried to catch up on his sleep. My amazingly sweet sister was kind enough to take my kids for the day so that we could attempt to recover from the previous nights events. Meanwhile apparently my adorable son who has the sweetest personality and easiest going attitude ever was suffering from an ear infection, but due to the fact that he is not a complainer he never told anyone that his ear hurt. So this morning he awoke to an earful of blood and as it turns out has a massive ear infection and will probably be having to get tubes put in, yet again. But hey they do say third times a charm right? So while health might not be in abundance in our household the spirit of the lord is. It seems that Satan is trying to throw kinks into our lives. It seems we are always faced with challenges when trying to make the right choices, but the key is in noticing the obstacles and overcoming them together and growing as we do so. So I thank the lord this new year for blessing of my beautiful family and the gospel in our lives. May this new year bring many great things into your lives as well!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fun in the Smith household....

One of my kids favorite things to do is to help me make something... They especially like it when I make brownies because they get to lick the spatula and the mixers. Cooking with them is so much fun... now if we could find a way to have it all go over without fighting over who gets to do what... haha. Guess I shouldn't complain about it because they just fight over who gets to help... atleast they want to! And it ends up being so much fun... days like this I love my job!! Just out of curiosity though does anyone know where I could find a super simple pattern to make childrens aprons and chefs hats?? I think it would be fun to make them for them for christmas... plus then I wouldn't have to worry about it getting on their clothes!! Happy baking!

Elaina's First Veggies

Yay I'm finally getting real food... but wait a sec I don't know what to think about this!
MmMmMm my very first tatse of Green Beans!! Yummy
Ok this doesn't seem to be so bad.....
Ok I changed my mind... this is weird!
Please Mom no more... please??She really did end up liking them in the end... she ate the small portion I had planned for her, I just got a kick out of her first little reaction to them... it's the best reaction we have gotten from any of kids with their first go at baby food! She is so adorable! I Love my baby girl!!!

My Hunny

Ok I stole this from Kellye and Brynn! Plus I needed a reason to post more pics of my sweetheart! :) His work really seems to like the pics......

1. They are watching TV...What are they watching?
Uhmmm right now a football game or wrestling.

2. You are out to eat. what kind of dressing do they get on their salad.
Ranch of course!

3.Whats one food this person doesn't like?
Eggplant... he had a very bad experience with it on his mission!

4. You go out to eat. What drink does he/she orders?
Diet Coke... and because he is so sweet and orders for me as well the waitress always assumes the diet is for me!!

5 .Where did he/she go to high school?
West Jordan

6.What size shoe do they wear?

7. If this person were to collect anything, it would be?
He use to collect stamps and old money... but not really anymore

8.What is their favorite type of sandwich?
Well if I had to pick one I would have to sat Philly steak

9. This person could eat __________ everyday.
I don't know... he likes variety... I think he would get sick of the same thing everyday

10.Favorite cereal?
Weird healthy stuff. I don't remember the name, but it's like Smart Start or something

11. This person wouldn't be caught dead wearing?
Anything with a BYU logo

12 Favorite sports team.
University of Utah, which you could have guessed from the previous question :)

13.Who will he/she vote for?
Probably McCain... he's hard core conservative... but I dunno they both suck this year!

14.What is their sign?
I have no idea

15.What is something you do that he wishes you didn't?
Uhmmm he probably wishes I did things that I don't.. but I guess I would have to say being so hard on myself about things.

16.How many states has this person lived in?
Just two. Utah and Illinois

17.What is he/shes heritage?
I couldn't even take and educated guess at that one

18.What kind of cake would you bake them for their birthday?
A double layer German Chocolate cake from scratch... I've only done it once in our 7 years of marriage... it's kinda a lot of work!

19.Did he/she play sports in high school?
Yes believe it or not he was on the football team... would have done baseball, but he has quit by then

20.This person could spend hours?
Playing computer games... and our son loves to watch!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Got this from another blog... so why not??

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember--it can be funny, weird, awkward, random, etc.!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Lovingly frusterated....

ok as amazingly funny, cute, adorable and lovable this little girl is, I swear she is going to have be gray by 30 and dead at a very young age. She is the most mischieveous little thing... I'm having to toddler proof everything. I don't know maybe I was just spoiled by Michael because he is such a good kid, but Kailey gets into everything! And if she isn't getting into something then she is screaming becsause she wants something, or as she puts it needs something. And of course if we don't have the sippy cup in her hands within 2.3 seconds of her asking for it the world is coming to an end! Then if we're not screaming we're climbing. I swear I gave birth to a monkey. Even things you would think can't be climbed... she finds a way. Her favorite is now getting up on counters or the table and dancing. Now her dancing involves jumping so she gives me a near heatr attack everytime she does it. And if on the rare occasion she is being quiet and good... she's asleep :) I think the Lord maybe is trying to teach me something with her, or maybe she is my parents curse upon me... the whole "I hope you have one just like you" only I didn't develope the attitude until I was much much older.... hmmmm maybe she's getting it out her system young??? I just hope I'm not the only one out there that strugles... sometimes I feel like it... anyone have any great suggestions on how to get the shreeking to stop?? I can pretty much deal with everything else fairly well... but the screaming at the top of the lungs, that gets me everytime. I keep thinking that maybe if I could get one thing in check maybe the rest would be easier to deal with and then maybe I can get those things in check as well. I hope no one thinks I'm a bad mom because I struggle with my daughter, but I dunno maybe I am, maybe not. Not like I've done this before.... Help!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Michael's Swim Lessons

We did swim lessons for Michael this year with some of his friends, Sam and Maddy, and boy did he have a good time! He is so proud of his big muscles and conquered his fear of putting his face under the water. He does it all the time in the bath tub now! It's so cute he tries to do his "strokes" in the tub now too... now just if he would have been this gung ho during the actual swim lessons! He did really well though and keeps asking when he can do it again.. so hopefully next year we'll give it a go again.. maybe then Kailey will finally be ok with getting wet and she can take them too! Wishful thinking I'm sure, but hey if you don't have hope as a mother I'd be miserable all the time.