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!)