Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas celebrations!

We have already had 2 out of 5 Christmas celebrations (Lee's mom's side of the family and tonight my dad's side of the family). Still to go, my mom's side of the family, our own family and Lee's dad's side of the family. We had a great time at Grandma and Grandpa's, here are some highlights.

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!

funny cousins!

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

My Guitar Hero

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


I feel fortunate to be a part of the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA. It is filled with an incredible group of parents and they have great activities and parties for the kiddos. Here are some pictures from the kids at the Christmas party.

Christmas parade

I love me a Christmas parade and so we bought bleacher seats and got ourselves down to the Dallas Christmas Children's parade. It was super cold (I wore long johns!) and we had to get there 1 1/2 hours before parade time, but Children's Medical Center had clowns and lots of other fun activities to entertain the kids. Lee had hot chocolate and hand warmers, and the Smith family had a blast!

floating Santa...a Mondrian inspired art car!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Greetings 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!)