The Smith's

The Smith's
The Smith's +Two + One = A Whole Lot of LOVE and FUN!!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Help! Please send in your comments as I am a bit skeptical! Today....Shannon and I purchased a Kirby vacuum. Yes...we fell victim. We got a GREAT deal seeing as how the price started at $1950 and we paid $850 but.....I am still a bit leery. After seeing the dirt the demo dude got off our floor...and knowing how close Thomas and Maddy's heads come to the floor..we just couldn't say no. Thankfully....Shannon and I both are a bit of a hard nose when it comes to negotiation. I just hope we made the right decision. Today's economy has me a bit worried and I HATE spending money!!!! But....I do LOVE to vacuum. Yes...I am weird....I actually find vacuuming therapudic!

Friday, January 30, 2009



Thank Goodness it is Friday!!!! Shannon has been working extra long hours this week and we are ready for a weekend with him!!! We are also excited as we are having some friends over on Sunday for the Super Bowl. I don't really know who all is coming...but the more the merrier. I do hope we can get some rest this weekend though. The last few nights have not been successful in the area of sleep. Wednesday night Thomas actually woke for a bottle...maybe a growth spurt. But other than that.....they are just noisy sleepers. Maddy will sometimes cry out while still asleep and Thomas just mumbles a lot and fusses some. It is funny at times...but when you are lacking sleep it can be tough. Overall, I am most thankful as they sleep at least 10 hours at a time....that means we eat almost every 2 hours during the day. Here are a few more pictures from this morning. They are getting so big. I weighed them with me yesterday and they are around 12-13 lbs. I can't wait for our next appt. to get exact weights. You will notice that Maddy has her hand on Thomas in each picture. This is a big deal for her. She is always touching him if he is next to her. We have to watch her as she will pull his hair....but mostly she just needs to touch him. Have a blessed day and weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Growing... babies are growing...they are growing too fast! Maddy is really showing off these days. All she wants to do is stand (my holding her hands) and Thomas just loves to jabber and carry on conversations. They both are getting good at following objects. I can toss a ball in the air and they watch it go up and then back down. They have also noticed Tucker. I will catch them watching him at times....notice the pic. It tears me up to look back at pictures from when they first came home....they have changed and grown so much! Hope you enjoy the pics....notice the new Exersaucer we are using courtesy of Miss Ella.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I just had to share the latest changes in the Smith Family. Thomas and I have discovered another thing we have in common....we are both shedding and losing our hair. It is so pitiful to see his little comb over get smaller and thinner. Maddy on the other hand is sprouting growth. Her once somewhat bald head is gradually spiking. Hope you enjoy......

Sunday, January 25, 2009


What a wonderful day today was!!! I feel so blessed as a mother and wife. I can truly say this has been one of my proudest moments. From marrying Shannon, to the birth of Thomas and Maddy and then now the baptism of these two angels....I feel so very blessed. We have such wonderful friends and family that joined us in the celebration. Thank you to both our families for traveling the distance along with Mr. Tom and Ms. Alice. Thanks also goes out to the Massey's and the Carranza's (Both attached to our blog) for coming and showing such support. God is good and today could not have been more perfect. Both Thomas and Madelynn did so well with the sprinkling and debut to the congregation! I am one proud Mama!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009


I wanted to share these of Maddy. She is getting so strong. She lifts her head and legs at the same time. I was struggling trying to understand why Thomas was not doing the same thing but after sharing my concerns with my mom and Shannon they helped me understand. Thomas' head is so much bigger and heavier than Maddy's. I am sure his time is coming! However, he is the chattier of the two! His favorite is the "moo" and E-I-E-I-O in Old McDonald .

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Hello everyone! We are still on the road. Shannon had to travel to Panama City for a series of meetings and workshops so the babies and I tagged along. He will be working most of the day and evening. We first spent the weekend in Eufaula and then headed to PC on Monday. The babies and I are enjoying the down time in the hotel room. It is nice to just take it easy for once. I can't do laundry and I do not really want to clean this room so it is basically mommy-baby time with my two angels. I have a makeshift bottle washing area and one queen bed of babyland. I am really getting excited about this coming weekend. We will be baptising Thomas and Madelynn at our church in Augusta. I am so proud that this day is almost here. We will have friends and family celebrating with us. I will definitely be posting pics of the big event. Please say a prayer for the service and the impact this step will have on our family and especially the future of Thomas and Madelynn. If you are in the area and want to join we'd love to have you! Sunday, Jan. 25th at 11am at Wesley United Methodist in Augusta, Ga.

Blessings to all~

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Be Patient

Please be patient with me on pics.....I will be away from my normal station and may not get to post as regularly......I hope this finds you all well! Hugs and Blessings!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

More pictures.....

Notice Thomas' hands....I think he is already praying for next years season.

Holding hands...................too tired for play!

Happy Monday

Here are a few more pictures from this morning.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bumbo Time

We are finally at the stage that we can use the bumbo! Both Thomas and Maddy are holding their heads up on their own and really seem to want to sit up. This was too much fun today!!! I guess this is yet another item we will have to add to our living room playground....we are really outgrowing this house!!!