Saturday, July 25, 2009

~A few updates on The Smith Clan~

*Samuel had his last soccer game this past Monday- He had a GREAT season! Scored a ton of goals and was one of the fastest on his team! He received a little trophy for participating and it is now his "prized possession"! I have to say I LOVED watching my son play soccer this summer! (I'm hoping he will want to sign up again next year!!) =)

*Serenity is going on day 5 of wearing "big girl underpants"! She is doing GREAT!! We have only had one accident so far! She has been staying dry during all her naps and last night she stayed dry all night. This has been by far the easiest potty training yet! (God knows I needed this being 6 months pregnant!) ;)

*As for the new baby... I put up the crib (by myself! GO ME!) and washed all of the newborn girl outfits. The kids have had so much fun helping me put them away and talking about "when she gets here..." Serenity is officially out of her toddler bed and LOVES sleeping on the bottom bunk bed- So we are slowly getting ready for another addition to our family.

We need to change the name above the crib :)

Baby girl's bed!

Serenity's NEW quilt!

Samuel's sport bedding!

The kid's room!! (We are thankful for big rooms in this SLOW economy) :)

Last night Jordan thought it would be fun to have a "family baseball game"~ it was the perfect summer night and we picked up some fried chicken and headed to a nearby park... What a perfect night it turned out to be! We all took turns hitting the ball and running the bases (even me!) I think Samuel will be talking about this "family baseball game" for quite some time!

Pregnant ME~ I can start to feel the affects of entering into the
3rd and final trimester... My brain wants to do so much more than my body will allow me to... Which can be frustrating at times but I need to try and remember to listen to what it is telling me!! (SLOW DOWN!!!) I think my tummy DOUBLED in size this last month- I really look pregnant now! (people are actually asking when I am due! :)). I definitely FEEL pregnant (course when did I not?!)=) I have been in the purging and "getting rid of things" mode... Re-organizing closets, making things more logical for another baby to enter our home. It has been rewarding, yet very hard on my sore body! (again, I need to listen, I know) Over-all I can't complain much... It has been a pretty good pregnancy and I'm in no rush for this final trimester to be over! (Maybe just ready for the aches and pains to be gone!)

27 weeks and 2 days pregnant!

More family updates to come! Hope you all are having a very blessed weekend!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Family Day Trips!

Jordan and I decided for the rest of the summer we are going to take little "day trips" on Jordan's days off! The kids like to call them "minni vacations" or "family fun days" :) On Thursday we drove down to Taylor's Falls and spent some time in Stillwater (one of our favorite places!)... We enjoyed climbing the rocks at Taylor's Falls, finding a cool sculpture place along the way, and taking the kids to Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater. Yesterday we visited Murphy's Landing (a historic museum with live actors and actresses displaying what it would be like to live in MN in the 1800's) So far we have had a BLAST!! Hopefully I will be sharing many more of our little adventures! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Taylor's Falls day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What we have been up to!

I thought I should probably update you on what we have been up to! For the 4th of July Jordan and I and the kids flew to Indiana to spend time with his family and friends~ it was a great trip! (Here are some pictures)


This past Monday and Tuesday My brother Erik and sister-in-law Kristin SURPRISED us and flew into town! It was GREAT to spend a couple days with them~ Pictures to follow later :)

I am currently almost 26 weeks pregnant! I CAN'T believe I have only a few months left!! I am feeling better- which helps a lot! Just the "normal" pregnancy stuff- TIRED all the time, body aches and pains, and feeling limited in normal daily activities :) I have also decided this baby moves ALL the time... more than Samuel and Serenity ever did... hmmmmm... What does THAT mean!!?? LOL.

Other than that... I am enjoying every single SECOND of summer and WARM weather!! I have decided Summer is my favorite Season right now... I love fall, but I have truly enjoyed this summer so much- We still have 2 months left of it... right?!! :) Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday! More pictures to come!