Monday, November 23, 2009

Smith Family Pictures

So, here are a few of the pictures that we ended up with after the Smith family photo shoot. Our photographer did a great job! I’m so excited to have updated pictures of my boys and our little family as well as my whole family! Take a look!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Disneyland 2009

To celebrate Tyler’s birthday we went to Disneyland! Despite several small, irritating setbacks (locking our keys in our car, never-ending two year old tantrums, a fussy baby, an enchilada stain on my new shirt, having to buy a $30 disney t-shirt because I’m too vain to wear the stained shirt, and kids sleeping when we should be on RIDES!) we had a great time on our trip.

Taft was fussy and tired before we even left the hotel for Disneyland. Why does the park open at 10am? The park is mainly for kids, right? Don’t they know that’s nap time? They should open at 7am; I think I’m going to write them a letter and suggest that. Here’s a picture of sweet Taft during his 20 minute nap before we woke him up to take the bus to the park. Love it!

And here is Brigham refusing to be good for the camera... at least I look good!

As you can see above, apparently the short nap was all he needed. I have to say, right now, the kid is an angel. He did so well! I love 6 month olds!!!

Notice how none of these pictures include Brigham on rides? He really was scared! I thought he was such a big boy, but forget it! After some cajoling we finally got him to try some rides out. He did pretty good! He loved Buzz Lightyear, the rocket ride, Autopia, and the Teacups. It would have been great to have had more than one day at Disneyland so that we could have done more at the park. A toddler and baby really slow things down! Despite that, I’m glad we did it! We had a good time. We ate good food (I LOVE their corn dogs!). I know our boys won’t remember this trip, but Tyler and I have some sweet memories of our first Disneyland vacation with our babies and I’m so glad we did it. But, I have to tell you, I am exhausted and I am NOT doing that again for a very long time!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Disneyland preview

Okay, so I’m preparing a post about our big Disneyland trip, but it’s not finished so I though I’d give you just a little preview to show you how it went. Both boys did a lot of this...

And Brigham, well, he did a lot of this...

and this...

Lets just say that now I understand why some couples leave their toddlers at home when they go to Disneyland!

Taft and the Pudding Cup

I have to tell you about a moment that made me laugh the other day. I was downstairs with Taft. I was sitting on the floor having a pudding cup and watching Oprah (it was actually an interesting topic... hooray!) while Taft played next to me. During a commercial I set my empty pudding cup down to run upstairs to check on Brigham, who was sleeping. I know, I know, that’s pretty disgusting to just toss it aside instead of throwing it away, but like I said Oprah was actually interesting that day and I wanted to make it back downstairs before the commercials were over. Anyway, I’m sure you can guess where this story is going. As I came back downstairs I heard what I can only describe as greedy, hungry, baby slurping noises coming from Taft. He was laying on his side holding that pudding cup, trying to lick every bit of the leftover pudding out. It was hilarious! I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera as fast as I could! So anyway, to sum it all up. Today I found out that little Tafty looooves pudding!

Halloween: the year of the Pirates!

Halloween was a lot of fun this year. I searched and stressed and searched and stressed over these costumes. I eventually put them together myself and was quite proud of my handiwork, only to have a two year old who refused to wear half of the costume and wouldn’t sit still for a picture. So, as you look at the pictures don’t judge me for having more pictures of Taft than Brigham, I don’t always play favorites!


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