Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Graham is 9 months old!!

These are some pictures of him on his actual nine month birthday:


Playing in his sister's bed.


















Love those bright blue eyes!
















He gets to play with his spoon after meals :)






















All over the place and getting into things that he shouldn't!













Well, obviously a lot has happened in nine months, and I'm not about to try to catch up on it all. So, we are going to jump from Graham at 2 weeks to now nine months old. WOW, how time flies! Graham was definitely a surprise blessing, but God knows what we need more than we ever could. This little man has filled our hearts and blessed our lives beyond belief, and I am so grateful to be able to be his momma. Here's what Graham is up to at 9 months:
  • Crawling everywhere and pulling up to his knees and feet all the time!
  • Has two teeth on the bottom and working on more, I think.
  • Continues to be a great night time sleeper and pretty good napper. In the morning, he will get up and just chill in his bed until we come to get him...such a sweet boy!
  • Eating fruits and veggies along with his bottles.
  • Starting to introduce more finger foods. Not as good at self feeding as I would like, but gets better every day.
  • Making noise, but not a ton of babbling going on. As a speech therapist, I'm trying not to let this bother me, but we are working on it :)
  • Loves shoes. He has shoe radar, and can find shoes anywhere. He will do all he can to get to the shoe no matter what stands in his way (i.e. objects, couch).
  • Smiles and giggles frequently...LOVE it!
  • Wearing size 3 diapers and mostly nine month clothes.
  • Can clap his hands.
  • Responds to his name and momma and Addison saying "No, sir."
  • Enjoys being in the water at bath time and our little kiddie pool.
  • Tries to put anything and everything in his mouth!
  • He has what we refer to as "old man" hair. It likes to lay flat on his head and parted over. We will try to spike it up, but it's only a matter of time until it flat on his head and parted over :)
I think those are the highlights about our little man at nine months. Graham has been such a sweet, easy baby! Addison has adjusted well to having a little brother, and they are interacting more and more with each other with each passing month.

Graham, we love you more than words can express! You have filled our lives and hearts with so much joy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Graham's first two weeks..

Here are some pictures from Graham's first two weeks of life. He has been such a sweet boy, and we are hoping that continues :) I didn't intend for all these pictures to be him with his eyes closed...oops! Our friend, Jenn, took newborn pictures of him recently that have him awake, so I'll post those soon. We love this little man! We went to his 2 week check up this past week and here are his two week stats:
Weight: 7 lb., 14 oz - 25-50%
Height: 20.8 inches - >75%
Head: 14.8 - >75%





























Thursday, November 11, 2010

Introducing..

Graham Caleb Smith
Born on November 9, 2010
At 7:43 a.m.
Weighing 7lbs., 10 oz.
19 inches long

Here are a couple of pictures of our sweet baby boy! We fell instantly in love with our little man, and feel blessed beyond measure to have two of God's blessings to raise. Addison has handled the adjustment pretty well so far :) Here he is....















Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pictures and what Addison's been up to...















































We had some pictures taken of Addison in July, and those were several of my favorites.
Here are some things that I want to remember that Addison has been doing from 15-17 months (Warning: May be boring but these are things I want to remember about her at this age, so feel free to stop reading):
  • Talking. She started with a good amount of single words at 15 months, but since then her vocabulary has really increased. She now uses 2 word phrases (i.e. see it, see ___, ___ please, hold it, sit down, come here) a good amount of the time and will throw in some 3 word phrases in, too.
  • Can say and identify about 10 body parts.
  • Knows a lot of different animals and can make the animal sound that goes with a good amont of them.
  • She's a good eater for the most part. Don't get me wrong, every now and again she'll have her picky times.
  • Still sucks her thumb when sleepy and some for comfort depending on the situation.
  • LOVES her blankets, babies, and stuffed animals!!! She has really started playing with her baby dolls by putting them on her shoulder, putting blankets around them, telling them to sit down, and telling us 'shhh' when she's holding them. Addison has also started becoming interested in purses and putting things in her little purse :)
  • When she sees a something on the floor or if she gets near the trash she says 'gross' or 'nasty.' She will also throw her trash away when I tell her to.
  • She still loves to be read to.
  • Can identify and say the names of a lot of family members and some friends.
  • Likes Elmo and Abbie on Sesame Street.
  • At the end of our prayers when we say 'in Jesus name', she will usually say 'Amen.'
  • Knows that the pantry holds some of her favorite snacks, and will go over to it and ask for the ones she wants. Of course, we don't just give them to her whenever she asks, even when that sweet face adds a 'please' with the request :)

Okay, I'm going to stop now!!!

Addison, you have brought such joy to our lives! We love you more than words can express, and we feel so blessed to be your parents!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer update

Well, I've had the summer off and completely slacked on keeping up with the blog. During most of Addison's nap times this summer, I've done a lot of resting myself and not a lot of house work or blogging :) I'm using pregnancy (by the way we are officially have a BOY)and keeping up with a toddler as my excuse, because next summer will probably not be as restful with 2 little ones in the house. In June, we started out the summer with a trip to Jackson, MS to visit my oldest sister, and spent the rest of the month hanging out at home and doing some playing in the water. In July, we had the Smith family reunion in town, went to Heber Springs, AR with my whole family, and finished the month with a trip to St. Louis, MO (mostly kid free). Addison spent 6 days with my family in Tennessee, and from all accounts from my family was a good girl who just went with the flow. Here are some pictures from the summer in no certain order (excuse the random placement of pictures and caption...blogger was being difficult).

Splashing around at the sprinkler park when we went to Aunt Tiff's

Addison and daddy at the St. Louis zoo.



Stephen and I in one of our few pictures together from out St. Louis trip.




Addison loves to help me load the dryer and put the dry laundry in the basket :)
Snoozing on the way home from family reunion activities.





She loves for us to put daddy's hats on her head.









Relaxing with her cousin Dean when they were in town from FL for the family reunion.

Hanging out in Aunt Ashlee's play room.





Swimming with Aunt Tiff at her pool

















Pictures from Heber Springs:







Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day

Here are a few pictures from Father's Day. Of course, Stephen and I forgot to get pictures of him and Addison together until bed time, but we got some :) Stephen is in LOVE with his baby girl, and it warms my heart to see them interact together. Of course, she loves her daddy. One of the best parts of the day is to see her get excited, yell 'dada', and usually race to the back door when she hears the garage open when Stephen gets home....so sweet! He is such a great dad to our sweet girl. Most every night, he bathes her, gives her her milk before bed, brushes her teeth, and puts her to bed so he can get some special time in with her before bed time, since she goes to bed early. I can't count how many times he's said to me 'Did you know we would love her this much?, She is just so sweet, She is so precious.' There is no doubt in my mind that Addison will always feel treasured by her dad!

Happy Father's Day, Babe! We love you!


Here is Addison giving Stephen a kiss.







Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And she's off...

Well, I'm a little late posting about this....Addison started walking about three weeks ago! She has now gotten pretty steady on her feet. She's slowly but surely putting her arms down near her sides more often instead of having them up like she's riding a roller coaster :) It's so cute to see her little body walking around! She really enjoys walking around outside. Here is a video of her today. Please excuse the crazy hair! This was right after she got home from the sitter, and her momma didn't redo her hair for the video shoot :) Also, please forgive the video being sideways...my phone decided to have a mind of it's own today.

video