Thursday, January 30, 2014

We have news!!

Scout and Reno are bursting to share our news.  It is after all big a big sister and brother!

Scout can't wait to be a big sister AGAIN, which mostly means that she can't wait to be a little mama! Who can blame her??

Reno, well.....all he says is that he wants it to be a boy!

It is a bit early to tell the whole world, but I'd rather you all find out from us than anyone else!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ahhh.....I'm tellin' ya!!

You better not cry, you better not pout, you better not cry, you better not pout!!!  (repeat like 100 times)  


Scout was asleep while brother was singing.  I guess that is obvious because she would be correcting this poor guy.

We did bump into the jolly fella at Trail's Christmas Program.  Scout was excited and anxious.  Reno wouldn't sit in his lap, but did grab onto his arm.

So we've never tried to convince our children that Santa is real.  We mostly just don't say much about it.  We usually don't even say "what do you want Santa to bring you?".  

So, not too long before Christmas this was our conversation.
Scout: Is Santa real?
Me: What do you think?
Scout: REAL

I'm sure that if I had been trying all along to convince her that he was real, she wouldn't believe me! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Football Party

 This past October my Reno turned THREE!!  I still can't believe he is so big already.  He loves football so much and since the season was even right, we decided on a football party.  Every year we have been able to have it mostly on the back porch.  Not this year!!  It rained and was pretty cold.    

I did the cakes myself.  Talk about cake fail!!  I tried this recipe and that recipe and I think I figured that I made about 8 recipes of white and chocolate cake by the time it was over and done with.  This is the little that I ended up with.  
The good part is that kids don't know the difference!!

Reno Wade Smith........loves horses, football, basketball, pizza, sour yogurt, and his Sissy.  He calls Mommy "cowgirl" and lives to "give shot of cows with Daddy!"  Oh and he was not potty trained by his third birthday!

 I love watching his sister's expressions as she helps him out with the candles.
 He of course received great gifts from family and friends.  A football party wouldn't be a football party if the birthday boy didn't receive a Broncos get-up!!
I'm not sure why I don't have pics of our other guests, but here is a great one of Uncle KD and Aunt Tandy!!
 Happy 3rd Birthday Big Boy!!  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Mother Nature hasn't been messing around this winter.  I saw something on FB about her going through menopause, which I would mostly agree with.  

Bless her heart, she can't decide if we should heat up to 60 or freeze at 16!

The weekend before Thanksgiving we had a storm!  Scout was released early from school on Friday, Monday was cancelled altogether and on Tuesday we enjoyed a delay.

 It appears that the children built a snowman! was their mother.  Even though we had about a foot of snow, it wasn't super sticky.  I had to use buckets to build this fella.  Then Rover made habit of stealing his accessories.  
This snow/rain stuff is great and fine when the cattle are straight.  Unfortunately we have some Floridas that are not yet acclimated that have been taking the hit.  Of course we hate to speak ugly toward any moisture that we could receive.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"Merry Christmas

to you all, and how do you do?  We are all so happy to see you!!"
This was Scout's line at the Kindergarten Christmas Program.

 I figure they put her first because if she were to problem!  She will just make something up and go with it.  The kids did great and I can't imagine the amount of work the poor teachers put into it.
Reno watched intently and then bolted off to be in the class picture as soon the program was over.  
Thanks to Miss Summer and Aunt Hope for coming to watch.  I'm pretty sure that really made the whole thing!
There was also a class party....
Full of friends and family,
fun games,

yummy treats
and crafts
 Mr. Reno was right there with his sister.  He acted so big and just went with the flow.  I'm afraid it will be like the beginning of school all over again in January when sis goes back.....for me too! :(

Thanks to all of the Kinder Mamas that helped me put together this fun time for the kiddos.  

Most of all thanks to the sweet teachers that take such good care of our babies.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Smith Family!!

 We are happy
 and healthy,
 and so very thankful
 this holiday season!!
 Wishing you 
 and yours
 a very 
Merry Christmas!!

***Photo credit to Kaitlyn Smith Photography.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sweet Friends!

My kiddos have these wonderful, new friends.  Ok, ok......backup......I have a wonderful, new friend and these children just so happen to belong to her and have everything in common (same as the mother and I). 

Two (twins) of these fun kiddos celebrated their 5th birthday and we were lucky enough to join them. 

Their mother really did things up with major food, organized games, and decor.  So this might be the one way that she and I aren't alike.   

 Pillowcase Race
 The donut eating contest was too hilarious!
 Suspend a donut, tie up their hands.  
 My Scoutie actually finished the whole donut.  

 Mustaches for everyone!!
 Birthday Girl!
 Scout and Cake!!
 This boy.....have you ever seen prettier eyes?   He and Scout have been married a few times.  I'm kind of hoping it sticks.  
 Big Brother Buster
 The Dad and Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
Birthday Boy was pretty proud of his gun.

Most of all, the Smith Family is pretty proud to call the Barnes Family friends.  Isn't it the neatest thing when you make friends that you just click with?