Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Hot Fun in the Summertime..."

It is summertime and we all know what that means... it's the perfect time to visit Arizona and its nice temperate climate! [read sarcastically] Many of you might know that I do not enjoy the heat, but we were all excited for the reason we recently ventured to Arizona, Trevor's parents are home from serving as Mission President and Mission Mom in Thailand! They were gone three years and were on a mission in Hong Kong before that. So after nearly 5 years living abroad it was great to have them return to the good land of the U S of A and be able to celebrate with the entire Smith clan on the Fourth.

It has been a great few weeks since we last saw you all. Bailey was a champ for her first road trip to Arizona and slept for the first 20 minutes and the last 45, but was happy the entire time. It was a pretty similar story for the return trip as well. What a trooper! We truly are so lucky with this happy girl. Bailey has finally started on solid foods and she is still not sure how she feels about them, but we are moving right along and trying to find something she likes. She also got 2 new top teeth to go with her 2 bottom teeth - so at least we know she has 4. She is also rolling right along (literally) while trying to figure out other ways to move around. I think that crawling is in the near future. 

I am also back to work full time at the library. I am fortunate that I get to work from home 2 days a week. We found a great lady to watch Bailey - her name is Arlene. The best way to describe her is "Cloris Leachman meets Betty White". She has been watching kids in her home for 25 years and I know that Bailey gets a lot of attention especially since she is her only child right now. Speaking of attention - Bailey has had a ton from all the fun we have had in recent weeks visiting family. She loves her cousins and all her aunts and uncles and especially her grandparents. I know because she talks to me - it may sound like gibberish to some people, but I completely understand what she is trying to say. Have a great rest of July and we will be in touch soon with more tales and adventures I am sure.

 First 'Solid' Food Experience

"Happy Fourth of July Daddy"

Smith Family Back Together

Ready to get her swim on!

Successful First Swimming Adventure

Me and my sisters in law (and our "babies") - we make this look good!

Bailey and her daddy on his birthday

Family photo in AZ

Best Potato Head Ever!