Friday, December 26, 2008

We welcome our newest family member!

We welcome our newest son Logan, who is healthy and adorable! Welcome Logan Roo!

Monday, December 22, 2008


It was a quiet evening in the Smith house, well as quiet as it ever gets with an 18 month old. Against our better judgement we got in the mood to arrange our presents under the tree. Brady did such a good job at Carter and Will's house this weekend and did not bother any of their presents so we thought it would be okay. You have to wonder when it gets too quiet with the little guy, it usually means he is in to something. So, as I was saying it was a quiet night in the Smith house right before bed, and look what we caught in the act! I thought this photo was perfect. The look on his face is as good as those darn photo radar pictures we adults get!

the littlest angel

this important ornament is at the top of the tree where it will probably be every year we have curious little mitts around the house. my grandma betty gave me this ornament years ago. every christmas we would read the story of the littlest angel and then i would hang the ornament on grandma betty's tree. last year the ornament was given to me since i now had a little person to pass the tradition on to along with the book. i read the book to brady last year and hung the ornament with care. this year i have already hung the ornament but plan on reading the story to him christmas eve, keeping one of the many traditions that my grandma betty started alive, as promised. this year that littlest angel takes on a whole new meaning to me. one of good memories, love and happiness that i will cherish forever.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

a good day with friends

today we spent a much enjoyable day with friends watching the CSU bowl game and thank god, they won. the holidays always make me pause and think how lucky brian, brady and i are to have lots of wonderful friends and family that surround us.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

change is coming

Some of us will be last to know, but change is coming. We have tried our best to explain to Brady what is about to happen but he is only 18 months old. In only a few days we will be welcoming the newest member of our family into the world. As I sit and read to Brady, one of our favorite pastimes lately I can't help but think where will I find the time to handle two? Where will I find the time to do all the things I currently do with Brady with Logan? How will I find enough time every day to make sure they both know how loved they are? I know I will love both of my children, but how can I possibly love Logan as much as I love Brady? All I want is the best for both of my children and I am sure that every parent has felt the stress and anxiety of welcoming the 2nd. So if any of you have any tips or ideas to make this a smooth transition please let me know I will welcome all comments and tips!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

the story of the singing snowmen

My Grandma lives on in spirit this holiday season. She gave me these singing snowmen four or five years ago. I put them out every year, I think they still have the same batteries in them from when I got them. Needless to say in the past they have not been able to exercise those vocal cords very much. Who would have known that this year we would have to listen to "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" multiple times a day. Brady will play with them forever and sing and dance along with them. It makes me smile each time I see him playing with them, because I know that my Grandma would have gotten a big kick out of it. PS Grandma can you get ready to share Logan sooner rather than later because I am really uncomfortable.... If I know you, you will make me wait until the 26th to hold him, but at least I know he is in good hands up there.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

ooooh the weather outside is frightful!

It feels like we moved to Illinois! With a high of 15 degrees today and a low of below zero and snow falling all day......... needless to say the Smith's decided to not try and venture out today. We stayed in and played, colored, put together and destroyed our train track several times and watched the Bronco game. Mommy decided that she was going to bake those cookies after all. What are the holidays with out any cookies? Not to mention my excuse to indulge is quickly coming to an end with my due date 13 days away. So Brady helped mommy make some cranberry gelatin candy canes and ginger bread shaped treats (very sweet I must say.) We also made cornflake Christmas wreaths and frosted sugar cookies. Yum Yum! I promised Brady a cookie when he woke up from nap for being so good and helpful while Mommy baked this morning and from the looks of him when he was done, we will say he definitely enjoyed it. Now we are hunkering down for a warm evening inside. So much for that barometric pressure Meghan...... it hasn't worked yet!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

taking the ba-hum-bug out of the season

So this year it is no secret I have been feeling a little on the Ebeneezer Scrooge side of the season for many different reasons. I was hoping that by putting up our Christmas tree I would get a little more into the mood. It has worked a little however it has brought on a whole new set of problems. Brady loves to pull ornaments off and bring them to mommy and then say elcome (Brady language for welcome.) Then there are the cats who constantly mess up the tree skirt and eat the fake green pieces that come off and then get sick. Funny how much your life changes in a year, last year we didn't have to worry about Brady getting into the tree. Enough of my negativity, I guess I am entitled a little being 37 weeks pregnant and still wondering how I am going to get everything done and give Brady the perfect Christmas that any little guy deserves. I know he still too little to understand anything that is going on so it is just me that will know if things are less than perfect. So if any of you are feeling a little on the ba-hum-bug side this year remember one thing. All the wonderful things that you have in your life and it is not about what you give or get but all about what you have!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

daddy or santa?

So we set out today on a little adventure. Daddy agreed to help out Santa at one of his Keller Williams offices. Santa has way to many places to be all at once so Brian suited up for the cause. When we got there he was calling Brady's name and Brady was looking around for Daddy but could not find him. Finally Daddy gave him a little help as to his location and needless to say Brady is not a big fan of the man in the red suit. It even took him a little while to forgive Daddy later even when he was in his street clothes. At least we found out now before we stood in the hour line at the mall only to find out Brady would not sit on that Santa's lap either! Maybe next year! Tis the season! HO!HO!HO!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

natural born salesman

I recently gave Brady an old cell phone to help aid with his obsession of mommy and daddy's. Now he walks around here talking on it all the time. I had to share with all of you because it is one of the many things he does right now that will make me stop and smile every time I see it. Love your silly personality peanut!

Just so all of you know when he says "hewoa", it is "hello". Wish I knew what else he was saying.