Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It was all a joke!!!

So it was a cold and blustery day, me and the kids were at Mason's T-ball practice.  I was pushing Makayla around in the stroller trying to pass the time when I looked over to find Matthew sitting on a swing with his head down looking sad.  He truly looked like he was sad about something.  So I walked over to him and this is the dialog that was exchanged verbatim...

Me..."Matthew what's the matter?"
Matthew..."Mom I'm sad..."
Me..."Why are you sad?"
Matthew..."I'm sad...and I'm not suppose to be sad until I'm 35 and figure out that I'm working for THE MAN!"
Me...Totally confused...can't believe what just came out of my 9 year olds mouth!
Me...Oh...I get it, it was a joke!  Where in the world does he come up with these funny things.

I couldn't help but laugh and laugh, Matthew says some of the funniest things sometimes!  I just love his sense of humor and often find myself asking him for more.  I hate that he is getting so big and I miss my little Du-dee...but I am also so proud of the young man that he is growing up to be.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This afternoon I took the boys to see the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid it was super cute!  There was only one part in the movie that I thought was a little inappropriate and could have been left out (the older teen sibling had an adult magazine, you know the kind I am talking about, hidden under his bed and his brother Gregory who is the Wimpy Kid finds it), but other than that is was a good laugh!  The boys had a really good time and Makayla was a super good girl too.  I only had to leave the theatre once, I walked her to sleep, came back and she slept till the end of the movie.

Spring break is almost over...yesterday I took the boys to club Lincoln to swim in the hot tub (I froze my butt off, but they loved it!), today we went to the movies...I wonder what is in store for tomorrow??

Mason says..."Mom I had a bad dream last night"

Me..."Oh no, I'm sorry, tell me about it.
Mason..."No you won't like it."
Me..."But I want to know."
Mason..."You have to guess."
Me..."A monster pooped on your parade?"
Me..."We didn't go to Disneyland"
Mason..."NO...the sun was green and blue!"
Me..."Oh that is not bad."
Mason..."Yes it was...the sun was SQUARE!"
Me..."Oh, hunny I don't think that was bad."
Mason..."Yes it is the worstest...THE SUN WAS A PLUG!"
Me..."Laughing to myself."

I think Mason dreams like me...poor kid.

Edited to say...
After further discussion Mason said that him and 9 of his friends were on a mission to save the sun as it had turned into a green and blue plug like the night light in his room that plugs into the wall and cycles through a rainbow of colors.  Too cute...had to record this moment!  ~fara

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dave's Birthday

Happy Birthday Honey!  This year Auntie Tamara and Uncle Jesse were in town on Dave's Birthday.  It was so exciting to have them here as it was Uncle Jesse's first visit.  I don't know who had more fun my kids or Uncle Jesse??  Just look...

Kids just seem to stick to him like glue.  Just so happens that Dad's Birthday was March 8th, and Auntie's Birthday was March 17th so we celebrated all of them together by going out to dinner and then coming back to the house for cake and ice cream.
We ate at Casa Ramos a mexican food restaurant just down the road...they treated Dave like royalty because of his birthday...they encouaged him to don a sombrero while they sang Happy Birthday to him in true Mexican style!  It was all caught on film, while they were singing they took his picture, printed it out and stuck it in this card for him to have as a souvenir, haha!  Here is a picture of the card...
He as so excited...can't you tell??   We love you babe, you were such a trooper!

Mason & his love of art!

Mason has always loved to draw, paint and create things.  He could spend hours in the back yard building something or createing something new.  About a month ago he brought home a bunch of papers from school and among them was this one...
I could not get over how cute the little dog was...the brown and black color and look at his little paws!  Mason you are 5 and yet sometimes your imagination is so much bigger than 5.  I hope you never loose your creativity and I hope you always dream in color.  I have forgotten some of the cutest things that have come out of your mouth because I failed to write them down...but today I make this promise...whenever you or Matthew or Makayla say or do something that knocks my socks off I am going to write it down so that one day when you are all grown up I will be able to look back and "remember the little things!" 


Thursday, March 25, 2010

5 months old...yesterday!

I am excited for every new thing you do, I am excited to watch as you grow into a little girl, what will your hair look like, will your eyes stay blue, when will you walk and when will you say Mama.  I love to watch as you turn into a little person full of uniqueness with your very own personallity.  I am excited at the newness of having a little girl...I love the headbands the spring is all new to me and I am over the moon in love withYOU!  I don't want to miss anything and most of all I don't want to forget anything.  I look at Matthew and Mason and I can't remember what they sounded like at 5 months and it makes my heart ache.

While reading Rachelle's blog today I came across a saying that she adopted from her friend Katie, it goes something like this...
 “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Dear God, help me to never miss out on the little things in this life, help me to pause just long enough to take them all in, for someday when I look back they may just be the BIG things! 


Well we are in the full swing of Baseball, Mason is in T-ball on the Yankee's team and Matthew plays AA Baseball on the Mudcats team. They are doing so well and putting forth some amazing effort. I have to say that juggling two in Baseball has proven to be quite challenging at times and has forced Makayla to "sit back relax and go with the flow!" Last Saturday was opening ceremonies where the boys got to help make a team float and then ride in it in a parade. Dave and Mason rode in the Yankee's float and Matthew rode in the Mudcats float and Makayla and I stayed on the sidelines getting video and pictures. Shortly after the parade and opening ceremonies the boys each had a game where Matthew got his 1st hit! He was so proud as were Dave and I. Here are some pictures from that day...

and Little Miss being oh so wonderful....

Christmas 2009

Christmas seemed to creep up on me this year...maybe it was the birth of Makayla, maybe it was that I waited to do the shopping or maybe it was that after deciding to NOT do all the regular Christmas traditions I then decide I would do them. Then I got caught up in the whole Christmas hustle and bustle of running here and there, baking, wrapping, and while doing all that trying to enjoy and breathe in every moment of my new little girl (who by the way is getting so BIG).

We had decided to let the kids wake up on Christmas day at our house and then pack up the car and head to Fresno to be with Dave's side of the family. The kids weren't to excited about leaving shortly after opening all their gifts, but the idea of seeing their cousins made the trip all the more bearable. No one in Fresno had seen Makayla yet and Papa had someone he wanted us to meet. His Lady friend Norma who he had asked to marry him! She said yes! But we had never met her. There was lots of catching up that needed to be done.

Long story short Mason woke up Christmas day with a 103 temperature and Makayla had a cold and eye infection. We came really close to canceling the trip (who wants to travel with 2 sick kids). But as the morning progressed Mason pulled it together and we went. I am so glad we did. The kids had a blast with their cousins and the family got to meet the one and only Granddaughter and we got to meet Norma our new Grandma! We are so excited for Papa, can't wait to have Norma join our family!

Mason and Matthew made out like bandits, and I got some cool stuff this year too. Santa sure was good to us this year! Matthew scored a skate board, a few Wii games, a scope for his bebe gun...Mason got a new bike, the magic 8 ball that he couldn't live without, Glow boy (night light), oh...and they both scored lots and lots of money. I got just what I asked for this year, a toaster over, an iPod nano, and a Costco and Sam's Club membership! Dave didn't do to bad either with cologne, jeans, a new zip-up hoodie, and best of all pictures of his family framed for his desk at work. Makayla got lots of little things that really matter to a 2 month old, Binky's, teether's, bath toys, tummy time mat and toys that make lots of noise just to name a few.

Do you ever sit back and observe your life and think to yourself... "How did I get so extremely blessed, with such an amazing life and family to share it with?" Well that is the thought that raced through my head this year at Christmas. I may not be rich, I will not go down in History for doing something Grand and hey I may not even be remembered in a couple generations but, today, I am living a BLESSED LIFE...and for that I am truly GRATEFUL! What more could we pray for.

Thank you to everyone who sent gifts to my made their Christmas a little brighter! Until next time, ~fara

Pictures to come as soon as they are uploaded to the computer...I wish I had some amazing excuse as to why they aren't uploaded yet...but I don't! Don't worry this post will be edited to include them shortly!!

1 Month old today

This was posted on the photography blog on November 24th. I wanted to post it here be included in our Blub book.

Makayla turnes 1 month old today and here she is shortly after she was born. I still have to pinch myself every now and again, it is real that I have a daughter! She is such a sweet baby only crying when she needs something. She is doing really well at night waking twice to eat and then going right back to sleep. I am so enjoying her and I thank God for her every day. She is an answer to prayer, and I will never forget that. I hold her while she sleeps and smell her hair every chance I get for I know all to well how short a time I have with her while she is little. They grow way too fast and then you forget...what they smelled like, the noises they made, the sleep and wake patterns they had, the way their hair stands up no matter what you do to tame it and every single little quirky thing that makes them who they are. I wish so much that I could put my real life on hold...just for now, just for while she is so little. Oh how I would love to curl up with her and never put her down for a second. When they are new, they are squishy and soft and the smell...there is nothing in the whole wide world like it.

My little girl turned 1 month today, and while there is joy with that there is also fear that just like my boys, she too will grow way to fast. There is fear that one day I will stop and look at her and remember the day she was born and think to myself where did the time go. So for now I will just enjoy her, I will spend a little more time rocking her in the middle of the night, I will squeeze her a little tighter and I will take in every little piece of her so I won't forget...forget the newness of her, the smell, the sound, the feelings I have and I will tuck them away in hopes that when she is big I will remember. ~fara

Makayla Grace born October 24th, 2009 at 12:35am, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.

Makayla Grace

We have all been waiting for you since are so wanted and so very loved!

Our family was blessed this year by the arrival of a daughter and little sister. Makayla you were due on October 25th, 2009. I was induced on October 23rd. Daddy and I arrived at the hospital on Friday the 23rd. at 2pm. They started the induction at 3pm. My water was broke at 8pm, got an epidural at 10pm and you were born at 12:35am on October 24th, 2009. You weighed 7lbs. 13oz. and measured 19 inches long. You came out crying and cryed for 2 hours! You were born with lots of golden blond hair and slate blue eyes. I still don't know where all that blond hair came from.

Auntie Jamie and Auntie Tamara were there for your birth. Brothers Matthew and Mason came to see you the very next moring to welcome you into this world. You slept good and ate good right from the start.

I don't quite know how to put into words the emotions of that day...all I can do is try and express how wanted you are. I prayed many prayers for a daughter, for a true blessing to come into our family and that is exactly what I got. You are a beautifully sweet little girl who has fit into our lives like a missing puzzle peice that was found. You coo and cry, you sleep perfectly, you eat lots and you bring smiles to all our faces. Thank you Lord for such a blessing and gift.

Here is our last picture as a family of 4!!

Our new family of 5...

It has been way too long...

This month a very special friend has prompted me to get back to blogging! I am on a mission to keep my family blog up to date with the Smith family happenings so that I can create a beautiful Blurb book of our family in a year or so. I am going to have to back track a couple months as it is December of 2009 and I can't leave the birth of our little girl out of the book. I really want to start there.

We are getting ready for Christmas...the anticipation is growing by the day. The boys are so very excited for Christmas and we all know that Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. It just doesn't seem the same this year though...I think it is the birth of Makayla that has thrown me all off. I didn't do Halloween (woke up from a nap that day with a bad case of Masstitis) and Thanksgiving came way too fast. I am hoping in the days to come I will begin to feel the full force of the Christmas spirit.

Well it is off to bed for now. I can't stay up much past the kids bed time these days. I am going to post my favorite picture of the year though...taken by my dearest friend Alex Frankel for our Christmas cards...the joys of my kids!!

Maternity pictures

I don't really have much to say about these pictures other than Thank You Alex and Rachelle for encouageing me to do this.  I was so, so, so against it.  I finally gave in 2 weeks before my due date.  I am so glad that I did, I will have them forever to remind me of being pregnant with my little gift from above.