Monday, January 31, 2011

Funny photos

Just wanted to share the funniest photos I took over the weekend!

Owen is serious about doing the dishes.  He climbed right on without hesitation.

Can you find Emma?!  This is exactly how I found her when I checked on her Sunday around midnight.  She loves lots of pillows and her beloved "babies". 

Spring in January

The littlest Smiths have really enjoyed the amazing weather over the past few days.   Here they are modeling their cute coordinating sibling shirts that the Baumans gave them for Christmas :)  Thanks guys!!  This is the best photo I got.....these two squirm and giggle....and heaven forbid they both look at the camera at the same time. 

Emma taking Owen's tiny car for a ride:

Owen swinging the afternoon away:

These kiddos are not looking forward to being stuck indoors over the next few days.  Gotta love Texas weather.  Maybe I'll get some cute snow photos?!?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Brushing babies

Owen got his first toothbrush today!  He can often be found carrying Emma's through the house :)  She gave him a quick tutorial on healthy brushing habits....

Then he decided to help her out a little.

He is so proud!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Painting playdate

The kids and I spent our Friday in Waco.  It's always a joy to catch up with special friends. 

The kids each painted a picture and they are now proudly displayed on the fridge!  This was Owen's first masterpiece.  He wanted to go crazy with those paint brushes!!

After painting and playing we headed to lunch with some of our favorite friends, the Blanchards & the Gutierrez's.  There is never a dull moment with six kiddos, all under the age of 5!  We all met at Stroller Strides in Aug 2007 when Miss Emma was just 8 months old.  I am so thankful for my sweet fellow mama friends :)

Fifteen Months

Owen is fifteen months (one and a quarter year) old!  At his check up he weighed 22 lbs 2 oz (15th percentile) and measured 30.5" (25th percentile).  His height/weight ratios are just perfect together and he is right on track developmentally.  Dr Dewbre recommended starting him on Polyvisol vitamin drops just to ensure that he is getting what he needs.  She also encouraged us to leave him rear facing in his car seat at least until the age of two.

Owen is still fitting perfectly in size 12 month oufits.  He wears size 4 diapers and size 5 shoes.  His squeaky shoes have been a great way to keep track of him this past month!  He walks everywhere we go.  He isn't running yet but can definitey pick up the pace when we say "I'm gonna get you"! 

He is still a very light sleeper and likes to be a up bright and early!  He and I are total opposites in that area.  He follows simple commands such as "hug the dog", "Is Daddy home?", and "Let's go take a bath".  He can point to eyes, teeth and head.  He is such a helper and picks up things I drop, puts sippy cups back in his backpack and closes the fridge if it is open (which works really well because his sister often leaves it wide open).  He has a sweet tooth and LOVES rice krispy treats, powdered donuts and anything shaped like a cupake (including cornbread).  It was a big mistake to ever give him a tiny sip of soda. 

He now has a total of six teeth....2 on the bottom on 4 on top. Today Dr Dewbre said she sees some swelling where his molars will be so perhaps he is working on adding more pearly whites to his collection.

His father is prepping him for football already.

Since his head size continues to be in the 98th percentile it won't be long until the helmet fits perfectly!

His sister taught him how to play hide and seek in this cabinet. He is such a curious little man and gets into anything within his reach!  He has started throwing bath toys into the potty.  Now I know why they make latches.  He likes to sneak over to covered outlets, turn back to us and grin, waiting to hear someone tell him "NO"!  Often, there's no telling what he has up his sleeve.  In fact, walking into aerobics this week I felt something inside his shirt sleeve.  It was a pacfier! 

His vocabulary is growing each day.  His words to date include Dada, Mama, "dah" (dog), "duce" (juice), tee (tree), Sissy, nigh nigh (night night), duh (duck) and "chee" (teeth). 

One of his favorite words is "dah!" (dog). Occasionally he will even give a little "woof woof"!  Here Roxie and Owen are eagerly awaiting Emma's return home from preschool.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Twenty questions

1. Tell me a joke.

Emma: "Knock knock, (who's there?), Mr. Poo poo head!"

2. What makes you happy?

Emma: "Roxie, Owen, Daddy, Mama, preschool, Aggies, Spongebob and princessses."

3. What makes you sad?

Emma: "Scary things, when friends hit me, when mommy throws my toys away, when my game runs out of batteries."

4. Who makes you laugh?

Emma: "Owen."

5. How old is your mommy?

Emma: "One."

6. How old is your daddy?

Emma: "Thirty one."

7. What is your favorite thing to do?

Emma: "Play with playdough and the kitchen center at school."

8. What does your mommy do when you are at preschool?

Emma: "Work."

9. What is your mommy really good at?

Emma: "Making birthdays."

10. What is your daddy really good at?

Emma: "Aggieland and making me happy....and mad."

11. What are you good at?

Emma: "Driving my John Deere tractor."

12. What is your favorite food?

Emma: "corndogs and string cheese"

13. What is your favorite color?

Emma: "blue"

14.  What is something your mommy says a lot?

Emma: "It's time to go!"

15.  What is something your daddy says a lot?

Emma: "USA"

16.  What is your favorite toy in your bedroom?

Emma: "My Little People castle."

17.  When are your mommy and daddy proud of you?

Emma: "When I sleep."

18.  What is your mom's favorite tv show?

Emma: "Oprah."

19.  What is your dad's favorite tv show?

Emma: "football"

20.  What is your favorite tv show?

Emma: "Word World and Phineas & Ferb."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Puppy Love

"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his."  ~John Grogan, Marley and Me

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My husband rocks!!

I just wanted to take a moment to brag on my husband :)  Last month he was featured in the Cameron Herald (Yes, I know 'Spotlight' is misspelled).  This is basically a 'get to know you' post.  It says "Students at Yoe High who have had Coach Smith as a teacher know that he is a great teacher and has a funny personality."  In the same copy of the weekly newspaper Jarrod was featured for being the History Club sponsor.  Last month he also received a classroom technology award.  This was voted on by his fellow co workers and I am so proud!  This means that he is very good about using technology to better teach his students.  He gets to go to a conference in Austin in February. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

All aboard!

This morning after dropping off carpool Owen & I stopped by the Whistle Stop playground in downtown Temple.  This was his first time and the weather was beautiful!

He did a little swinging....

A little posing....

A lot of climbing....

And enjoyed playing on the trains, trucks, boats and slides.  Such a little guy's dream!!


Owen was fascinated with each train that came by and waved.  He really enjoyed the freedom and space to explore!  Fourteen months has been such a fun age.  He is taking an extra long nap today.  We will definitely return soon :)