If only we knew what all of this meant, he sure does. We are probably promising to buy him a Porsche Boxster when he turns sixteen every time we say yes during one of these long talking sprees!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
More sidewalk chalk please! This little guy may just be the next Picasso for all we know. He sure does love coloring with crayons, but by far his favorite is sidewalk chalk. It is so much fun to watch him pick our different colors and scribble all over the place. I often wonder what is going through his mind. Sometimes he seems so serious when he is drawing his lines and scribbling and others he looks care free and like a complete natural when it comes to his creations. He is also discovered how much fun it is to color his skin and his mommy's skin with the chalk. Most of the time there is more chalk on Brady and his clothes than the sidewalk by the time we are done, but we sure do have fun! One last little note, if you don't want to do sidewalk chalk, then remember to not walk him over yesterday's creation, because if we don't stop and get out the chalk again then we throw a temper tantrum right there! We could color all day everyday!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Brady loves to go to the football games, but daddy does have some work to do.... because Brady loves to sleep at them. The last two have been during nap time, who am I kidding Brady does not really have a nap time!!! He always manages to fall asleep here though.... funny the kid can sleep through loud cheering, cannons booming, carters new found whistle (thanks Teri Castledine!), but he can't sleep in the peaceful quiet of his crib at home! Go Rams!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well I must say I knew this day would come. Since we use "uh oh" in our house more than no, Brady has now adopted the phrase and made it a part of his vocabulary. Yes it is cute to hear him say it maybe one or twice, but 50 times in a day gets a little old, but I guess one could say that is probably close to as many times as he hears me say it. Turn about is fairplay I guess............ uh oh!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
So we all have gotten the famous monk email from a co-worker or friend. Brian thought it would be funny to expose Brady to it the other morning. Brady mostly just stared at the screen utterly confused as to how this monkey, like the ones we see at the zoo, were talking to him. At one point he looked a little scared. If you have never experienced the monk email, click the link below.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Looking at these chocolate chip cookies one would think it was another Mikelle substituted or did not follow the recipe cooking disaster........... but if you think that this time you are wrong!! Many might not believe the story that I am about to tell, but I finally have the chance to gloat so I am going to take it. Brian was so sweet the other night, I wanted cookies and don't let him fool you he wanted them too, so he agreed to bake cookies for me. I was resting on the couch when I heard a chuckle from the kitchen. I went into to check it out and yes, this is what I found. He apparently miss measured the flour, using the wrong size measuring cup. Those of you who know Brian well I think this may be his first cooking mistake ever. Those who know him even better know that he likes to tell stories of my cooking disaster's which are usually a good laugh even for me. He added some more flour to the dough and the second batch turned out perfect. I had to take this moment to mark this in the history books, it may be my only chance. Nice pancakes honey!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
side view of our expedition
side rear view of our expedition
picture of side airbags that deployed
picture of the car seat that kept our little brady safe
Let me start my story by saying that we are all okay, not a cut, scratch or bruise. Now, I am sure you are wondering what this has to do with a sand box, let me tell you. Labor Day started out like any other day in the Smith house. Mommy had a bright idea to go get some supplies to make brady a little sand box like she had read about in parent's magazine the night before. We all had breakfast and then headed out to our favorite store Home Depot. As we were driving down Grant Ranch Boulevard we noticed a minivan slowly starting to veer into our lane. It was coming at us head on. Brian and I both kept thinking that the driver would eventually swerve back to their side of the road, but it quickly became evident that it was not going to happen so Brian started to veer the car as far over on our side of the road as possible, but there was not a lot of room given that we would soon hit the curb. Before any of that could happen the minivan slammed into the driver rear door of our expedition and spun us around 180 degrees. I don't remember much about the crash, except for getting hit in the side of my face with the air bag and then turning around to see how Brady was doing. He was crying and I could not get out of the car fast enough to get to the back seat. Needless to say that the Britax side impact rated car seat did it's job and Brady escaped with absolutely nothing wrong with him but a little bruise on the bottom of his chin, he stopped crying as soon as mommy did. We were lucky enough to have a neighbor behind us, who just happens to be a police officer. He witnessed the whole accident and was kind enough to stop and try to calm me down. Just so you other parents know when you get in an accident, do not remove your child from the car seat until the EMT's arrive. I would have taken Brady out, but our neighbor (the off duty police man) instructed me not too. We are so lucky he was there. Brian and I were both taken to the hospital. Brian for his back and neck pain and myself for the little man in my belly to make sure he was doing okay, after having a seat belt tighten across my tummy. We were all discharged and all okay. Thank you Brad St. Clair for running down kids and all to try to help us with Brady. Thank you to my Aunt Ree for coming to the hospital only to have me send her away immediately to go purchase another car seat. Thank you to Grammy Sherri for coming down to hang with little man while mommy and daddy got checked out. Thank you to all the West Metro Fire Department EMT's who took such good care of my family, thank you to the Lakewood police officer's that took care of all the little details.) The biggest thank you I saved for last............................. Thank you GOD for watching over my family yesterday. I guess it wasn't our time to go and we have more to do on this earth.
A little side note to the story, daddy made sure Brady got his sand box yesterday, he went and got the stuff later in the afternoon and put it together. He wanted to make sure all of this didn't ruin our day. Brady is so lucky to have a daddy like him.