Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Way Back When-esday: through the years

playing along with Cheryl from Twinfatuation for Way Back When-esday...and it couldn't have fallen on a perfect day. Today is Lilyann's 4th birthday. I can't believe my little girl is 4 years old already..time is definitely flying.

Lilyann Jade born November 30, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday, Lilyann

Happy 2nd Birthday, Lilyann

Happy 3rd Birthday, Lilyann

And now, Happy 4th Birthday, Lilyann...Mommy and Daddy love you so very much!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Every moment counts ♥

Caught a precious moment this weekend.
We were putting a few ornaments on the tree and I was telling Dakota about this or that ornament. It was just a fun time for us. I leave the room to get something and I come back to Dakota holding Leia all by himself and showing her the tree and all the ornaments we just put up. It was so sweet. He is such an awesome big brother. ♥

Thursday, November 17, 2011

EnJoying every moment ♥

I'm trying my dead level best to keep the blog updated...Time just seems to run away from me. And it's not that I have a gazillion things to do. But dealing with a kindergartener, an almost 4 yr old who is vying for my attention at every single opportunity, and then throw an infant into the mix...well, I'm hoping you get the picture.

Leia is 6 weeks old now...which means she had her 6 week check up. Leia is now 10 lbs 5 oz and 21.5 inches long. She's a growing girl! And the best part about her getting older, she is starting to smile at us (and not the gas smile) and coo!

We are getting a few things together for Lily's upcoming 4th birthday party. She has decided on Hello Kitty.

Dakota is getting antsy...He knows that the holidays are coming which means he's out of school. And that is one thing that he is SUPER EXCITED about....well, that and Christmas presents!!

The weather is cool here again...which is lovely. It helps to get into the holiday spirit....and that is just what we did this past weekend. We went and took Christmas pictures at a local park. Here's a few for y'all to EnJoy!

The Guys

Mr. Dakota

A fun picture of the kiddos

The Girls

Thursday, November 10, 2011

3 of a kind

Here's my crazy kiddos....See the 2 sporting no front teeth?! It couldn't have happened at a better time :)
I've been trying to take group shots more lately in hopes of snapping the perfect Christmas card photo. It can be done...well, it will have to be done or this is the one that I will be using.

All is good in the Smith household. Leia is finally sleeping better at night. We changed to Dr. Brown's bottles and it's like night and day with Miss Leia....for which this mommy is EXTREMELY thankful!

Leia's 6 week check up is on Tuesday..I can't wait to find out how much she has grown.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

One month...Toothless (x2)

Leia is just as shocked as we are...but it's true! she is 1 month old today!! Can you believe how fast the first month has gone by? I can't. But it's all a blur to me...long nights, bottles, diapers, all seems to run together. At 2 wks old, Leia was weighing 7 lbs 7 oz. I'm eager to find out what she weighs now...she seems to ALWAYS be hungry and of course, never turns away a warm bottle. Leia is now formula fed...she's content and growing..and that's all that matters.

Dakota has reached some milestones this week...He lost 1 front tooth on Sunday and the other front tooth came out last night. He says that now he looks like Lily without his front teeth. You see, Lily knocked her 2 front teeth out back in April and she will be sporting the toothless grin for a good bit longer than Kota. The tooth fairy has been busy at our house.

And here's my Lily...she is adjusting to not being the baby anymore, but being a big sister and a little sister now. Quite a big adjustment for the little lady. But she is handling it well. At the end of this month, Lily is turning 4 years old. She has finally decided on having a Hello Kitty, just to figure out what to get Lily for her birthday. She's a hard one to purchase she likes everything her brother has. So, if y'all have any ideas on gifts for a 4 year old...let me know!