Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"my heart, my soul, my pride, my joy, my boy, my everything"

I just wanted to take a minute tonight and write about how much I love my son. He really amazed me today as I watched him do simple things that he was unable to do just a few days ago. He is sitting himself up all by himself and it's so fun to walk into his room after he's had a nap and find him sitting up smiling at me in his crib!

I can't believe how fast these last 10 months have gone. He is so wonderful and precious and has been such a joy in my life. I'm so lucky to be his mother. I can't remember what life was like before he was here, nor can I imagine a life without him.

I took this picture on Sunday, and although he has his hand in his mouth, I love how his eyes smile. You can tell he is happy even without seeing his big grin. I love you Gavin. Forever and ever.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

What is your husbands full name? Keith Leroy Smith

How long have you been married? 5 years in April

Who eats more sweets? Him

Who said I love you first? He did

How old is he? He'll be 27 in a couple months

Who is taller? He is, but not by much!

Who is smarter? We are both smarter at different things. He's good with numbers, I'm better with English type subjects

Who can sing better? If I had ever heard him sing normally I could answer this one! Usually he just goofs around

Who does the laundry? I do! But he occasionally helps out

Who pays the bills? I pay them with the money he makes (I like this answer Jeri!)

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Which right side? Facing it or facing away from him? Facing it me

Who mows the lawn? Jeri :) Kidding (sort of) Used to be just Keith, but then I did it most last summer I think

Who cooks dinner? Me, that's an easy one!

Who drives? He does

Who kissed who first? He kissed me

Who asked who out? He asked me

Who has more siblings? me

Who wears the pants? I'm never right, so I guess him
I tag Brittani and Jenn!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Before I put another notch in my lipstick case.....

I was gone Saturday morning and Keith spent some time with Gavin. I think he got a taste of what my days can sometimes be like! Gavin somehow found some lipstick...and I'm sure you can guess what happened from there! I got a call from Keith asking me how to get lipstick out of the carpet. Then he told me how it got on the carpet...I giggled, but had no idea how much had actually gotten on Gavin until he texted me a picture....then I really laughed! You just never know what that boy of ours is going to do next! Keith said he thought he at least had fun doing it! And he apparently thought he was pretty funny afterwards when Keith took these pictures!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A Cousin for the day!

Gav's cousin came to play with him and mommy for the day while Aunt B was working. I love my little niece so much. I can't believe how amazing she is! Gavin is very entertained by her and despite the fact that I am chasing around 2 babies, it's easier to have her here because she keeps Gavin happy! I can't believe how well they play with eachother. They are at an age where it doesn't matter if one or the other takes a toy away....they haven't yet learned the "mine" thing. I'm sure it will come one day, but for now that doesn't matter.

I noticed while she was here that they are each so smart in their own ways. They each have learned things that the other hasn't. I guess that goes to show each baby has their own timing and I should worry about thing like how Gavin doesn't crawl normal or isn't walking yet. I think I mostly worry that others will make fun of him. I know there isn't anything wrong with him, that it's just harder for him because he is bigger than most kids his age, but sometimes I worry he'll be teased. There are so many emotions you feel as a mom that I didn't expect myself to feel.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Gavin's new favorite thing to do is peek-a-boo! It's so cute! We play everytime he gets his diaper changed (how else am I going to keep him still?!) I always stick his pants over his face and say, "Where's Gavin?" He does this silly little flipping thing and pulls the pants away and giggles! Then he will repeat. He likes thing covering his eyes...not sure why, but he laughs everytime! Here are some cute pics.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Just Because...

I think Uncle Austin needs a little extra love right now, and who loves him more than Gavin??? Here are a couple things Gavin loves about his Uncle Austin:

He plays with him
He always tells him he is the cutest boy in the world
He is a good babysitter (puts him to bed and everything!)
He is going to teach Gavy lots of big boy things one day
He has a girlfriend who is nice to Gav
He likes to visit
He's a good brother to mommy
He's very good at Guitar Hero

We love you Uncle Austin!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Just catching up on some blogging and I found these pictures I took the other day...they are going to be blackmail against my sweet little son one day! He was playing with my headband and I got some crazy idea to put it on him. He thought it was fun! Obviously dad was not home to see this or it probably wouldn't have happened, or at the very least, there wouldn't be a picture of it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bowling with Spinmasterflex and others

Yesterday was Gavin's first time bowling...or rather, at the bowling alley! He went with Grandma and Grandpa, Spinmasterflex (Uncle Austin's alias when he bowls), Uncle Brad and mom and dad. We all had a good time....Dad and Mom both got Turkeys! Dad did much better than mom, but she showed them all at the end! Gavin was good luck that night! He was pretty tired towards the end, but he made it.

We used to go bowling all the time when we were first married. It's funny to think how much your life changes after you have kids. We can't just decide to go bowling 10:oo at night anymore! I know we wouldn't trade this for anything. We still have a lot of fun, it's just a different kind of fun! Here are a few photos for everyone to enjoy!

Also, I am now using our names in our blog....safety schmaftey...it's getting too confusing. If you have asked that we not post your names, I will continue to avoid doing so, but I decided I'm okay with using names. It's not like I am giving out socials, credit card numbers and addresses!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tag You're It!

G was tagged in a love/hate tag by Angel Face.

G Love's

-cousin Kenna (and others!)
-footballs, basketballs, tennisballs, etc.
-being tickled
-fussing :)


-being tired
-getting his face wiped

Okay, I can't think of anything else he hates...he likes EVERYTHING! He's even pretty good about going to bed and taking naps!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Another page

Here is a page I just did yesterday...I think Gavin was between 4 and 5 months here. I thought these pictures with him and Daddy were so cute! He loves Keith sooooooo much! I think he is starting to look more and more like Keith each day.

Monday, February 4, 2008

G's Scrapbook

I have been working on G's scrapbook and I am actually all caught up! Okay, I don't have his 9 month page done, but he's still 9 months and I am waiting for just the right picture! I am going to post all of his pages online here for those of you who won't be seeing them at my house anytime soon! There is an exception of about 2 pages that were not done digitally, so this is only from 2 months on. Thanks for looking!

Thanks for looking! More to come in future posts!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Blogging Safety

As many friends and family have told me about how potentially unsafe it is to put so much info about my family on a blog for ANYONE to read and access I thought I too would post and let everyone know why I'm not using my family names within the blog itself. So therefore, those of you who know us, I'm sure you'll understand who I am talking about by just using initials. I'll also abbreviate friends and family names and if you know me well enough you should be able to figure out who I'm talking about.
If anyone wants a few more tips on blogging safety, here are a few websites I've seen from friends and family, http://www.bloggingmommies.com/safety.php andhttp://www.microsoft.com/protect/family/activities/blogging.mspx Also, I found out you can get a site tracker for free so you know if there are any weirdos viewing your blog. http://www.sitemeter.com/
So, my request is for my friends and family who have a link to my blog on their blogs... I'd rather not publicize our last name or our children's names, so please don't mention them on your blog, or in comments on my blog. Thanks so much!