Thursday, June 29, 2006

Callie and my kids

Carter and Callie have bonded and enjoy each other's company. It's been a lot a fun to see them together. The girls have had fun having Callie around as well.

Fun at Bear World

We've had the pleasure of having my cousin Tonya and her little girl Callie here this past week. We've done some fun things and one, was going to Bear World. The kids had a blast and loved the petting zoo. I think Grammy quite enjoyed the petting zoo as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My cute kids!

Just some shots of my kids being themselves. They are pretty good kids and I love em'!

Kate got a haircut!

Well, Kate's hair was seriously frumpy. It looked like a Donald Trump comb over. So Jarom and his sister Emily talked me into giving Kate a hair cut. Emily gave her a cute little page-boy do. I must admit, I do miss her fly-away wings over her ears, but she looks pretty cute like this too. Hopefully now it will all grow out evenly. Here are some before, during, and after shots.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Savage Seas

We went to the museum and saw the Savage Seas exhibit. It was very cool and the kids had a great time. I cna't believe how big dinosaurs were. YIKES! Glad I'm not swimming in the water with these things now days!

Little Miss Big Britches

Well, Kate thinks she is big girl now. We can officially say she is crawling and she stands up on anything that she can get her hands on. She doesn't have balance yet though, so she knocks her head quite frequently. She's just not quite old enough to be standing but don't tell her that!

Monday, June 12, 2006


We sold our little Kia car and the people paid us in cash. We let the kids hold the money ($1000) and they thought it was pretty cool. Carter wasn't picky, he was happy with just ONE Ben Franklin. Alyssa looked through the classifieds to find our ad, and announced that if we put our Mustang for sale we could probably get $2000. HA! Jarom told her that it we could probably get about 30 Kia's for the price of the Mustang to which she replied, "WHOA! Kia's are cheap!" HA!

Grampy's Toys

Grampy had a friend who was going to throw away all of these little scooters, so Grampy grabbed them. He's been working on them to get them going. It makes A LOT of fun for the grandkids. Alyssa can even drive some of them herself. We call them the "Smith Fleet". Can you just imagine all of us rididng down the road on these!? HA!

Kate and Cousins

These are Kate's two closest girl cousins, Gabby (Katie's) and Brylee (Kade's). She also has a boy cousin the same age as Gabby, Owen, but we don't have a picture of them together yet. We'll have to work on that. Gabby is 4 months older, and Brylee is 4 months younger.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More of the crazy adults!

Brandon, Papa, and Becky.

More Bonzai Fun

Grandma, Katie, and me! It felt so nice!

Bonzai Falls

We had a fun time at Grandma and Grandpa's today. It was very hot so we went water sliding down Bonzai Falls. I think the adults enjoyed it almost more than the kids.
This one is of Justin. We all just went fully clothed since no one had suits except the kids.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Here's one final Yellowstone picture. This was our campsite, it looked like tent city. Notice the snow falling, it wasn't warm that's for sure!


For any of you who know me, know that I have had a deeply seeded fear of buffalo all of my life. Just look at the progress I am making. Yes, that is my door OPEN to take a picture of this guy standing just off the road!

Carter and Chad climbed Frog Rock.

More pictures of Yellowstone

Little Brylee stayed warm in her Mama's coat.

Camping in Yellowstone

We went camping in Yellowstone over Memorial weekend. It was very wet and VERY cold! When it wasn't raining it was snowing. However, we all survived and managed to have a good time. We saw lots of bison, elk, coyotes, and even seveal bears. The kids enjoyed it and were all troopers in the cold, even little Kate enjoyed herself.