Monday, September 29, 2008
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Ok, I am so sorry it has taken me this long to actually post this! Life with two kiddos has me a bit overwhelmed these days. On some days I feel like I have it under control and then on others I feel like I can barely keep my head above laundry...oops I mean water! ;-) I am trying to savor this time, but I have to admit I am looking forward to Lydia being on more of a schedule.
So...last Wednesday after 4 hours of packing (don't judge us! we are just trying to survive!) we left for the beach to meet my Mom, Mike, both of my sisters and their husband/boyfriend, my stepbrother Todd and his wife Susan and Mike's nephew Shawn and his wife Renn. It was a full house...14 people to be exact! Luckily we had a great house. It was three floors with each having its own set of three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and three bathrooms. We were able to spread out nicely! On our way down both of our babies were perfect angels. We only stopped two times and that was really more of us needing to go to the bathroom or get a drink. The lovebugs were everywhere. As we got south of Thomasville they were plastered all over our car. Apparently this is an annual event where they come out to mate and are EVERYWHERE! We were glad to find that out. We thought for a second we were seeing some sort of weird plague! HA!
Once we got down there we really did have a great time with everyone. Anderson was such a live wire, but in a good way. He is like his mommy and loves to be social! He was in heaven with a different person to play with every 5 minutes! We were right on the ocean which was perfect for flying his kite and picking up sea shells. We also had a small pool which was nice for him to play in. I am pretty sure he has been quite bored this week back at our "boring" house with our "boring" schedule.
Of course everyone gave Lydia a ton of attention as well. She was such a good baby the whole time. She barely made a peep. Renn said that neither of her kids were ever that content to just sit and sleep at that age. I know we have been super blessed to have two relatively easy babies. I especially enjoyed dressing Anderson and Lydia in matching jammies...seriously how stinking cute is that?Overall the weather wasn't great, but the guys all got in a day of golf on Thursday and then the girls headed for the outlets for the day on Friday. Saturday was pretty much spent watching football and eating yummy seafood. Lydia even put her cheerleading outfit on for the game! :-) It was a great time to visit with family!
Here is my web album for more pics. They were so many good ones, but I am out of time and room to post them all!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Lydia is getting so big. I could literally put myself in a puddle of tears right here in my kitchen floor thinking about how quickly she is growing. I can already tell that I am going to baby her a bit more than Anderson. With him I was always concerned about hitting the next milestone (rolling over, sitting up, crawing, etc...), but with her I have barely put her down for tummy time and she will be two months old next week!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This video is the first time I just "rolled film" without any kind of agenda of trying to get him to say something or some other trick! His little personality is just so adorable right now and I am treasuring every conversation with him (generally filled with funny moments), so I wanted to catch a little slice of life. This is after nap time...so he's eating his snack (gummy Halloween treats) and watching his all time favorite show...Curious George. His reaction to funny parts and his dialog about the Dr. crack me up. Enjoy!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This is such a cool story. There is a young woman, a wife and mother of four, who had a small but loyal following on her blog. Last month she and her husband were involved in a horrible plane crash that nearly killed them both. The outpouring of support (both spiritually and financially) from the blogging community has been so great that the New York Times featured the story here.
Also the Today Show picked it up and had a televised interview about it this morning here.
The article is a little more in depth than the Today interview. It points out how people see little distinction in on-line friends met through blogs and real friends. I can certainly attest to that as I have friendships that I consider very real with mommies I certainly respect and love reading about. Do I really "know" these women...nope I've never met them, but that really doesn't matter! :-) A few examples include my friend Britni out in Texas, or The Viets family all the way over in Scotland (we named our daughter Lydia after seeing their daughter on their blog) or Lawson's Meme, Joy who always leaves such sweet comments. I've never met any of these people, but I love reading their stories and their struggles. I have learned a lot from all of them. Yay for blogs!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I am going to be changing the blog up a bit in the near future. I am playing with backgrounds and trying to customize a header...without paying for it. So if you see strange happenings you will know why!
Most importantly the url will change to www.smithstorytime.blogspot.com
The old www.adventuresint-town.blogspot.com_ was a lot to remember for a lot of people, so I am either going to change the url on this one or create a whole new one, so if you go to our t-town spot and their isn't anything there...you will know to go to the smithstorytime spot.
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Lydia is 6 weeks old today and guess what she did to celebrate...she SLEPT. Seriously ya'll she really slept!!! I put her down at 11:00 and she woke up at 6:00 am!!! I feel like a whole new woman! I am of course almost afraid to report this momentous occasion for fear of completely jinxing myself, but I was too excited not to share!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Friday, September 05, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We had a bit of storm damage to our fence and playhouse a couple of weeks ago and with the threat of additional rains form the hurricanes lining up in the gulf, we decided to have a company come in and take care of some dead/ dying trees/limbs. This provided endless entertainment for a certain two year old boy...check out he last picture of him perched on our back step watching intently!
One Brave Dude!
See him way up at the top of that tree!!
My little man!
And a little video of baby sister's first time in the swing. I love how wide awake she is. Her little eyes are so busy taking everything in!
Posted by Lindsey Smith at Tuesday, September 02, 2008