Wednesday, November 25, 2009

5 weeks old!

This past Sunday Katelyn turned 1 month old!! I can't believe how F.A.S.T it has gone!! She has started smiling directly at us a few times~ I LOVE it!! Even though I wish she could stay tiny a lot longer... it is so fun to have her alert, looking around, starting to recognize faces (Samuel and Serenity love when she looks right at them!)

I can't believe Thanksgiving is over and it is on to the Christmas Season! (We had a wonderful day celebrating with my parents...)

Playing Games!

Making Crafts!

Singing Songs!

Being Silly!

Enjoying our Family...

As I look outside, I have decided I either need SUNSHINE or SNOW... The In-Between-Stuff is not fun- I am SO HAPPY the sun is out today!! However, I'm getting ready for beautiful white! (It makes Christmas seem more like Christmas!) I have already started to enjoy all the fun things about Christmas... Decorating Christmas cookies, putting up the tree, wrapping presents... It will be so fun this year with Samuel and Serenity at the age they are and of course having a brand new baby! What a year to celebrate!

(Notice Katelyn is helping me bake) ;)

Well, as most people will be out fighting the crowds today for Black Friday (including Jordan- who had to be at work by 5am!), We will be snuggled in our home~ wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies, and maybe doing a little baking! Hope everyone had a BLESSED Thankgiving, and you all were able to focus on the important things in life, and the blessings God has given you... Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

~Newborn K~

Newborn shots done of Katelyn at 2 1/2 weeks old!

These pictures were done by a photographer that needed some newborn shots for her website! We were able to get these pictures taken and the whole CD of pictures at no cost! I was SO thrilled to have these done of Katelyn at such a tiny age!! Hope you enjoy... :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

3 weeks and 5 days old!

Instead of writing... Here is a tiny glimpse into my world :)

(Ps... if you check out our blog, send me a comment! Many of you have told me in person you see my blog, but I never know! :) It is fun to keep in touch with all of you, and also know who I am writing to!) :)

And a few pictures...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

17 Days Old...

Ok. Seriously, These last two weeks have FLOWN by! I can NOT believe Katelyn is over two weeks old!! Her two week appointment went great... She weighed 7lbs 5 ounces! (she already gained a pound!)~ still falling in the 10th percentile. She smiles ALL the time in her sleep, and once in awhile if we are lucky we hear her giggle! She really is such a good baby. She constantly gets SMOTHERED in kisses from all of us! She is still getting the hang of her nights and days, but it will come soon enough.

Samuel and Serenity LOVE her. Samuel says, "I will love her forever." and Serenity says all the time "Katelyn is pretty mamma, I love Katelyn"...

Samuel~ has been SO into hockey lately! He and Jordan play every night... They use chairs as their "nets" and each have their own hockey team name! It is adorable.

Serenity~ EVERYTHING is princesses and pink. As tough as she is, and as much as she can keep up with her big brother, she is definitely a girly girl too!

I don't know about anyone else... but I'm getting pretty excited for Christmas this year! There is something about holding a newborn baby and thinking about Jesus coming to earth as a tiny infant... I guess it makes it even more real and even more special to me... I know this Christmas will be one to remember. It will be fun to have 5 stockings hanging by the fireplace! I probably will be getting out the Christmas boxes in the next few weeks, starting to look through and get out all the fun decorations. The kids even got their own little trees with their own decorations from Grandma! Speaking of Grandma...Jordan's mom was able to be with us for 10 days and Jordan's dad flew in to spend two days with us all... They left on Saturday morning, so it is officially real life with 3 kids at the Smith household!
Thank you again SO MUCH for coming and staying with us!, we LOVED it and the kids miss you so much already!!

Well, as Thanksgiving approaches I just want to say how THANKFUL I am for all my blessings. For a house to live in, food on our table, the freedom to worship God, and most of all my wonderful family... Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

~11 Days Old~

Last night I don't know if I really ever fully slept~ Katelyn definitely wanted to eat ALL night long! She doesn't really cry all the time, she just gets upset and wants to eat. :) (That's OK... I know this won't last forever) :)

Jordan's mom is visiting from Indiana and has been here for the last 6 days! It has been really wonderful having the extra help and hands around here. She plays with Samuel and Serenity, helps with dishes, helps clean up toys... We will really miss her and of course all the help when it is time for her to go home!

We have also been SO BLESSED by people bringing us meals... It means SO MUCH to us, and what a HUGE blessing to not have to cook every night! Thank you!!!

Even though it is busy around the Smith household... and Even though I find myself as a permanent referee with Samuel and Serenity... Even though the house may not always be perfect, the washing machine always running... It has been a WONDERFUL last 11 days... I am so blessed. And wow... Do I love my kids...

Here are some more pictures of Sweet little Katelyn...