Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jump Jump Jump

Marilyn thought her bath robe was the perfect attire for trampolining... combined that with her sunnies, and I couldn't agree more. I think she looks like a little Rocky getting ready for a fight.

Spencer also loves jumping. Here he is...
all smiles in his exersaucer.

After School Ride Home

This is what Marilyn and Spencer looked like for the first week after school. Exhausted! Marilyn was asleep at 4:45pm for the rest of the night on the first day. She has done better since then but some days it is hard to make it to 7:00pm.

First Day of School

Marilyn started pre-school this year! She is attending Greenwood Christian School and loves it! This was her first morning. She even armed herself with a pretend cup of coffee. She definitely has an imagination.

First Food

Our little guy is getting so big! Here was his first taste of rice cereal. As you can see, big sister Marilyn was nearby cheering him on... literally, with her pom poms in hand.

Florida & Nashville

On our way to Florida, we were lucky to stay with Grandma Jane and Pappaw Don for a reprieve from the road. While there, Uncle Chris & Aunt Abbey came to visit as well! Marilyn was thrilled and took this opportunity to try her hand at various fancy hair dos. I do think it may have been motivated by the hair in the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie that she watched with Grandma Jane. Her hair do's resembled some of their fancy looks.

Our Family of Four on the Beach

We were spoiled with a week-long vacation in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with Aunt Kate, Uncle Brett, Grandpa & Grandma. It was full of long beach days, pool time and lots of cards and delicious food. However, Spencer had a hard time adjusting to the new surroundings and did not sleep well... thank goodness for naps!

Miss Water Bug with Grandpa in the pool

On our way back from Florida, we were able to visit with Hunter's Dad, Grandmother and his Aunts and Uncles. It was wonderful to see everyone and introduce them to the newest Smith.

Even More Family Time

Marilyn playing with her dolls. Apparently Molly needed a visit to Time Out!

Playing in the exersaucer is exhausting... Spencer was taking a break.

Indiana State Fair
The Cow Petting Area at the Indiana State Fair

More Family Time

Indianapolis Zoo

500 Festival Parade with Granddaddy Robert & Grandma Kirk

Dancing at Edwards Drive-In

PBS Kids Fest

Growing Every Day

Holiday World

Bartholomew County Fair

Family Time

Hunter's Mom sent us a special present for Spencer... a Woombie. At first we questioned it but after a peaceful night of sleep, we knew it was wonderful. We also thought it was adorable to see our little love stuffed into his "zipper suit" and ready for bed.

Marilyn was delighted to get her first trophy!

Hanging out around the house

The Children's Museum

Brown County Pony Ride

Hunter arrived to work with a stow away in his pocket. When questioned, Marilyn said she thought he needed a friend.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Welcome Spencer!

On April 20, 2011 at 8:33am our family welcomed a healthy baby boy!
Spencer Thomas Archer Smith
7 lbs 1 oz 19 in

Proud Parents

Marilyn welcoming her baby brother! She has been so excited about becoming a big sister. She remarked, "He is so cool!" and "Can we keep him?"

Finally a boy! After two daughters and a granddaughter, Dad & Mom now have a grandson to spoil! And they are... especially with kisses and hugs- the most important kind of spoiling.

Aunt Kate & Uncle Brett planned their globetrotting adventures around this day! Thank you!!! It meant the world to us to share this wonderful day with you.

Great-Grandparents Brenton & Mennel

While expecting, I had wondered how I could possibly love another baby as much as Marilyn, but with his first breathe, my heart doubled in size, and I cannot imagine our family without him. Welcome Spencer, we are so glad you are here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Almost Time!

Woohooo! We are almost there! I am currently 38 1/2 weeks along and am scheduled for a c-section on Wednesday morning, April 20th at 8am. Yeah!!!

We are thrilled to meet our little one and are nearly counting down the hours as we get closer and closer. We ask for prayers as our family grows! We will update with pics of our little one soon.

Marilyn's First Soccer Game

It was a chilly, rainy Saturday as we went out to the field for Marilyn's first soccer game. Marilyn had a great time despite barely touching the ball. After arriving home, she commented that she thought the other kids were a bit mean since they did not share the ball. Soccer appears to be in conflict with what she has been told of always share your toys and be nice. I sure do love this little one and her insight.

Hopefully a little more exposure and practice will help her understand the fundamentals a bit more. But no matter what- it was wonderful to see her excitement and team spirit. The highlight of her whole day was when the team put their hands together and yelled "Go Tigers". We have been reenacting that all week!

Family Fun!

Marilyn has been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather with lots of family fun. She was spoiled to a day of egg hunts with Aunt Kate & Uncle Brett.

We also celebrated Grandpa's 55th Birthday on April 13th. He decided a day of Duckpin Bowling was in order to mark the special day. Here are some great shots of their day of fun!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fun with Lip Gloss!

Marilyn loves lip gloss, and it was all she wanted for Christmas from Santa. So of course, Santa spoiled her with lots of lip gloss. Here is just one of many evenings spent enjoying this fun treat.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas 2010

Mennel Family Christmas
Brenton Family Christmas
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Tennessee Christmas

We were blessed with wonderful Christmas celebrations and were surrounded by lots of love.

Holiday Fun

Celebration Crossing at the Indiana State Museum

Visiting with Santa

Gingerbread House