Monday, December 21, 2009
the girls with Tia, my stepsister Terri
the girls with Grandma, my stepmom Phyllis
the kids with the reindeer outside, somehow with 4 kids around the reindeer for about 3 minutes the lights on its head stopped working, no idea how, kids just break stuff being around it apparently!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Northpark Santa is the best Santa. So, we braved the lines and the crowds to get our picture, but like last year, Everett liked Santa only from afar. Both kids loved storytime with Santa though Madeleine switched her present request on me. She had been saying Sand Art, which we recently gave someone for a birthday present. Then, she tells Santa an American Girl doll! What to do?
Monday, December 14, 2009
to make the rock star complete, sister came home from school and applied the make-up ...
and then sister dressed him up in her clothes...
complete with headband! Note Madeleine's hair extensions as well. (this all took place on the same day, even though Madeleine has on two different outfits)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
floating Santa...a Mondrian inspired art car!
Friday, December 4, 2009
We are blessed.
We have healthy, happy, loving
children and we still love each other!
Lee and Kerry enjoyed going on two vacation
weekends this year without the kids, to New Orleans
(to celebrate 9 years of marriage) and to Philadelphia (to
celebrate Kerry turning 35). This year Madeleine started kindergarten
so our lives are definitely more scheduled, but luckily we haven’t been
late to school yet! Madeleine is in school from 8 am – 3 pm and really
enjoys her teacher and her new friends. Lee enjoys running Wednesday
evenings and Saturday mornings and is still working at Raytheon (going
on 6 years now!). Kerry is still working part-time (20 hours) at Oak Lawn
UMC and loves being able to pick up Madeleine everyday from school.
Everett goes to school at Oak Lawn UMC and is turning into the
precocious two year old, but he is so adorable!
May you receive the gift of God’s
love, peace and joy this Christmas,
Lee, Kerry, Madeleine & Everett Smith
(this is supposed to look like a Christmas tree!)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
But then again, here he is after eating a Thanksgiving cupcake...
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Here our Smiths were at the Turkey Trot... poor Everett, Madeleine kept squishing him!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Madeleine: I want another American Girl doll.
Kerry/Mom: Another one? Santa brought you one last year. I think Santa would like to bring you something different this year.
Madeleine: What if I cut my hair?
Madeleine: Then, Santa won't recognize me.
Madeleine: When I sit on Santa's lap.
Kerry/Mom: Won't Santa recognize Everett from last year?
Madeleine: We can cut Everett's hair too.
Madeleine: And Everett won't be crying this year.
Kerry/Mom: Oh, okay...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
in the lunch line, the lunch cost $2.90.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Everett has a new cute thing. He speaks so many more words and his latest one is "cared" short for scared. Whenever we see a dog or cat, he wants to be picked up and then he says, "cared." Tonight we went to a party where they had a trampoline. Everett kept saying, "cared," so I sat on the trampoline with him until he got used to it. He is just so sweet when he lowers his head and says, "cared."
Today we did some yard work outside (I mowed, Lee blew leaves), and the kids rode their bikes. (I push Everett's) Madeleine has requested that her training wheels be taken off, what do you think? Movie below...
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Everett (as Tony Romo, quarterback for the cowboys) filled his Halloween bucket!