Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gobble, Gobble...

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 

We had an adventure up in Idaho with all Granat kids and cousins together for the first time ever. I don't think all the Granat siblings had been together for at least 3 years. It was fun and really loud. But what do you expect?! 

There was lots of food and, if I am not mistaken, 13 pies. The weather was great and even enabled us to take family pictures for the first time in probably 6+ years. Bailey also learned how to climb stairs with the "help" and encouragement of several of her cousins. Thanks so much kids. :-) So the final baby gate went up as soon as we got home at the bottom of our stairs. She can still climb, just while under supervision. 

Bailey is all over the place and is on the cusp of walking (if she could just figure out the whole "balance" thing). She continues to be one of the happiest, easiest and funniest kids around. I am not biased...just honest. 

Happy almost Birthday Miss Bailey! We are so thankful you finally joined our family a year ago!

"Look what I can do!"
Just chillin'
Happy Thanksgiving Girl
Granat Fam 2012
Thanksgiving Miracle: All 15 grandkids posing perfectly!
What a bunch of goofs

Monday, November 12, 2012

"This is Halloween, This is Halloween..."

Well, it was a successful, fun, and cute first Halloween for Miss Bailey. She was so excited to be Princess (Bai)Leia. She wasn't smiling a lot that night, but she was probably just taking her job to defend and lead the rebels very seriously. Ha! We started with a party at church and a trunk or treat - which I am not a huge fan of, but it was the day before Halloween, so it was just another opportunity to show off the Smith family and its fabulous attire... well, mostly Bailey and Trevor, I apparently waited too long figuring out my costume and it was not nearly as impressive at Trevor's Captain Mal. So we were a family of geek chic - at least that is what I am going with. Trevor and I were characters from a brilliant but cancelled-too-soon television series called "Firefly". On Halloween we trick or treated at a couple of houses and then headed home so we could treat the neighborhood kids. I think we may have even watched a scary movie or two. 

We went to Idaho for a few days last week and had a fun time with Grammy. Bailey loves all the open space and carpet at the Granat house. She is standing and pulling herself up everywhere. She doesn't seem to be a fan of snow - as she put her hand on some snow and immediately burst into tears... must be the Arizona side of Trevor coming out in her. I personally love the snow, at least watching it from the comfort of my warm house with nowhere to go. We are getting excited for family Thanksgiving fun and Bailey's first birthday. Just a few weeks away - which is crazy, but I love it. Bailey is phenomenal and super fun and we truly are thankful for her everyday. 

Be thankful for the big and small stuff. 
Happy Holidays!

Happy Halloween from Captain Mal, Inara, and (Bai)Leia!

Closeup of (Bai)Leia


Even her passifier is Halloween-y

Stay classy!

Sometimes we just stare at each other all day.