Ranger Lee aka "Baby"!
We did have a little trouble settling on a name for this squirt. It wasn't like Reno where it just clicked and that was it. The kids and I had to call this fella something before he arrived. It just became "Baby" and even after he was born we continued to call him that.
It probably explains why when he was about 2 weeks old Scout says, "What did we name Baby?". A little shocked I answered, "Ranger Lee". She says, "Ah man, I wanted to name him Spur!". We got a pretty good laugh out of that.
Mimi would continually correct me from using Baby instead of his name. He probably should thank her that someday he won't have to answer to Baby Smith. You hear lots of unique names and nicknames these days, but I haven't come across a grown man called Baby. I think his name goes well with Scout and Reno.
Lee is after Riley's paternal grandmother Francis Lee. I had asked for names from his family before but never remembered that this was her middle name. A short time before he was born I asked for names again and we tried our first name choices with the different middle name choices. Ranger Lee is a winner. Frannie was a very neat, talented woman.
This baby is wise beyond his year about selfies and chocolate chip cookies!
The Townsend, Adams, and Smith cousins!
Farm animal and tractor theme party!!
There wasn't even a moment of hesitation with this boy. He dove right in!
Brother and sister wanted to help, but he really didn't need it.
Mimi wanted him to stop eating before he had a tummy ache!
He was pretty well covered in that blue icing, so we took a dip in the sink.
Presents, presents, presents! Thank goodness for sister's help.
Jennison loving on our Mesa Dog.
Ranger discovered that he loved the trampoline on the day of his party. We can no longer leave the stool out by it. He is super dangerous because he no longer crawls, but stands up and runs.
The Riley Smith Family!
Loving his baby bedroll from Gigi for about 2 seconds!
This little man has been such a joy. He is pretty easy to deal with. Most of all he loves to eat and to be outside!!