Friday, January 19, 2018

A little dance and Bebe's Birthday

Landon has been doing the cutest little dance.  He shakes his head back and forth and does a little wiggle.  It is the cutest thing ever.  
His favorite time of day is dinner time.  He will tear up some food.  I strip him down and let him go to town.
 The other night in the bath his hair spiked up and the girls thought it was the funniest thing ever.  He is getting more and more hair but it is white and hard to see.
Wednesday was Bebe's birthday.  I picked her up and then she went with me to pick up the girls from school.  Makenzie had a trial gymnastic class to go to after school.  She did really good but said she doesn't want to start taking classes.  Afterwords, we took Bebe for her birthday surprise.  She got her ears pierced.  Or re pierced actually.  She had always wanted to get them pierced again but would talk herself out of it, so  we took her so she couldn't back out. 
 We all went out for dinner and then came back to our house for cake.  I am so grateful for her and love her so much.  (Happy Birthday Bebe)
 Landon loves laying with his big sister.  They were both watching a show until right when I took the picture and he rolled over. 

Date night

Last Friday we got to get out and have a night out without the kids.  Bebe came over and stayed with the kids and we met up with Chris, Autumn, Heidi, Rob, Austin and Leslie for dinner and drinks at MiCocina. 
 We had reservations to do an Escape Room after dinner.  Autumn and I very quickly learned we were of no use and "escaped" and waited for everyone at the bar.

Everyone else did really escape within the time limit and met us at the bar.  We made another stop on the way home and hung out a little while longer.  We laughed so much and had such a good time. 
The next morning was brutal though!

Last Christmas celebration......and the FLU

 We had Christmas with my older brother and his family a few weekends ago.  They all came over and spent the day and the kids had so much fun running around with their cousins.

Poor Madison started feeling bad later that night and had a low grade temp.  In the middle of the night it had spiked up to 102.8 and she was diagnosed with Flu A the next day.
 Makenzie made her a get well card and Madison was so excited to get it. 

 We spent the day lounging around in our jammies and watching movies.  I followed Madison around with Lysol and Clorox wipes all day and tried to keep everyone separated.  Wednesday night I came down with it and literally felt like I was dying.  I stayed in bed all the next morning and basically was in survival mode Thursday.  Friday I felt better but Landon had caught it. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Getting caught up

We met up with some friends this week to let the kids burn off some energy.  It has been so COLD and they were getting stir crazy being cooped up in the house.  We went to Urban Air and let them run around and jump for awhile. 

Landon has a very high pitched squeal.  It is very piercing.  The other day Makenzie was squealing and he was doing it back to her and was cracking us up.
Makenzie does a ninja class off and on.  We haven't been in a while due to scheduling conflicts.  We went this past week and she did so good.  She was able to jump to the swinging bar and monkey across all the way turn around and come back.  I was so proud of her.  We ended up going out to eat afterwards with some friends and turned into a late evening for us. 

 My poor baby has 4 teeth cutting through his gums right now.  The two on the bottom next to his front teeth and the two on top next to the front teeth (that have just barely come in).

 The girls fresh out of the bath and in new jammies.  They were hamming it up.
 Today was a busy day.  Autumn and I went to the gym early and got a workout in.  (I don't know if I have mentioned that yet on here.  We joined right after Christmas and have been going ever since.  Normally we do the 5:30 class so we can get it done early and not have to bring the kids with us.  We have also done the 8:30 class a few times.  Friday I went by myself and checked Landon into the childcare room.  When I came back to pick him up he burst into tears when he saw me.  As soon as I got him he clung to me like a koala was so sad)  Then Kenzie had a birthday party for her friend from school.  Tessie and Rylee were invited to so I got to hang out with Heidi and Autumn during the party.  It was at a new kids culinary school and we were excited to check it out.  They  made pizza's and decorated cupcakes.  Afterwards we went out to lunch with friends and then we all went skating.  It was so crowded and Landon hadn't had a nap and was pretty cranky.  Madison didn't want to skate but she didn't want to sit and watch everyone else either.  It made for a pretty miserable afternoon for me, but Kenzie had fun at least with her friends.

Happy New Year

Landon is a really happy baby but he especially loves laughing at his sisters.  The girls love doing silly things for him to make him laugh.

 New Year's Eve we went to Autumn and Chris' house.  Heidi, Rob and Tessie were there and so were Edward and Cassie with their 2 boys Jack and Beau.  We had so much fun.  The kids all ran around crazy and they all stayed up until midnight (except Landon).  The adults played games and hung out while the kids played upstairs.  

I am so excited to see what 2018 has in store for the Smith family.  I have some "resolutions" for this year.  More like goals really.  Of course getting healthy is on my list.  I say that every year, and did so good for awhile, but I need to get more consistent.  I want to say yes more.  I catch myself telling the kids, or myself, that they can't do something when really there is no reason I can't say yes.  I want to save money better than I have been.  I'm not quite sure what I'm ready to give up or cut back on but I am working on it.  I want my little family to hang out more and play games, go on walks/bike rides, play outside, take little weekend trips.  Scotty works so much and the time we do have as a family could be better spent.  2018 is going to be great.