Thursday, November 24, 2016

Turkey Day 2016

Happy Turkey Day from the Smiths!  :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bump, set, spike!!

Emma did a wonderful job during her very first season playing volleyball.  She started out as a rookie but quickly learned and contributed greatly to her team!  We really enjoyed watching her blossom.

Each girl was given the opportunity to serve during their rotation each game.  Emma's serves were very strong and usually went right over the net! 
The team did great and celebrated the season by attending a Baylor volleyball game one weekend!

Mean Green Machine

Owen enjoyed his first season of flag football!  His team was the "Mean Green Machine" and they did a fantastic job!

Team huddle to discuss top secret strategy ;)

Owen has been around the game since birth and now he is finally getting to be on the field himself :)

Great job team!  We had an undefeated season!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hudson at 20 months

Hudson is twenty months!  He weighs just over 23 pounds and wears mostly size 18 month outfits.  I suspect he has had a recent growth spurt because of the way he is fitting differently into his stander and high chair.  He is still working on that 15th tooth!  Huddy has been so cooperative with me as we have taken multiple pumpkin photos this season :)  This one was taken at the Magnolia Market silos and is probably my favorite!  Don't worry - he was rewarded with a cupcake!
He has progressively started traveling greater distances by army crawling.  He starts out in a seated tripod position and within minutes maneuvers onto his tummy, several feet away facing the opposite direction :)  He is becoming more comfortable with getting where he wants to be.
He loves to mimic our tongue clicks and sounds.  He intently studies what we do and then does it himself!
 Oh how he loves the outdoors!  Now that the temperatures have {finally!} cooled off a bit we are able to spend some time at the park.  He really enjoys swinging!
He has now gone down to just one nap per day - usually early afternoon.  He also sleeps pretty well at night - he often wakes up once.
 His two least favorite things right now are hearing a dog bark and being handed over the door at the church nursery.  Both really upset him and produce big ole tears :(  We have found that if we actually go in, place him on the floor and interest him in playing he is totally fine!  He enjoys seeing other babies his size and squeals in delight!

He is still a great eater!  The only thing we have found that he is not fond of is lettuce {it's probably a texture thing}! 
I hot glued magnetic strips to the back of these wooden items.  He enjoys playing with them while tall enough in his stander and I'm hoping this will encourage some vocabulary and word association. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

The kiddos and I met Lita, Aunt Natalie and Tessa for Breakfast with Santa at the annual Deck the Halls event.  It seemed a bit early to wear festive holiday clothes and the weather was still warm but we had a wonderful time :)  We even enjoyed pancakes with whipped cream & sprinkles!

Emma's outfit matched perfectly so of course we had to snap some photos!

Sibling photo with Santa!

Our super sweet girl {the others won't pose and smile on command - which is why I have so many of her!}

Merry {early!} Christmas from the Smiths :)