Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two can be as Fun as One...

It's the greatest number since the number One!

It's happened. The Bailey is now two! I don't quite believe it, but it's true.  Right after Thanksgiving and while we were in Arizona we had a super fun party at the Phoenix Zoo. All of the Arizona cousins and uncles and aunts and grandma and grandpa came and I think most everyone (except for people feeling sick) had a great time. We made monkey hats, had cake and ice cream and even got up close and personal with a few animals and reptiles. The leopard spotted gecko was pretty cool as was the snake, but I think the kids most enjoyed the dangerous and terrifying rabbit. Ha! There was a lot of petting and Bailey even got in on the action. Afterwards the kids all got to ride on the carousel. We even took a train ride around the zoo.  A huge thank you to Janette for helping us get it all set up. I am hoping for a small celebration with some cousins at Christmas time as well. 

Center of Attention

"I'm Two!"

Before the birthday adventure we were able to spend a week in Arizona which was fabulous. On the way down we stayed in Vegas and we might have gambled just a little and come out on top. I think it was a sign of the trip to come. 

Win Big!
I can have a pacifier and a bottle!  I don't have to choose.

The weather was darn near perfect and we spent as much time outside as possible to prepare us for this thing we call winter in the City of Salt. (And boy has it arrived this week) We went to a movie, got our nails painted, had tons of fun with everybody and ate some delicious food. It was great to be able to spend some time with everyone. I even got to see my best friend Betsy, her husband and her cute boys for a few hours. The trip wasn't nearly long enough, but we will travel south again soon. 

Bailey is already growing up too fast. She has always liked lights, but on this trip she was obsessed with all the lights and fans in Trevor's parents house. She wanted to touch them and turn them on and off. She was very persuasive in getting her way - I think we are in trouble. We went to the Mesa Temple to see the Christmas lights and she was laughing and running all around. We will have to visit Temple Square and see the lights here now for sure. She is talking all the time and repeating nearly everything she hears. So watch yourselves. My favorite new saying of hers is "Love You". It may be prompted, but I love it just the same. Thank you's and pleases are also finding there way into her vocabulary which makes me quite happy. Thank you for the fun Arizonans, and have a very Merry December and Christmas adventurers.

On the way home...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Play the game...

Everybody play the game..."

It has happened! Bailey's toys have overtaken our house so we have turned the guest room/office into a guest room/playroom to help keep the madness contained. It has been a work in progress, but it is finally completed. I love it and the room makes me smile. Some of you may know of Trevor's collection (or some might call it an obsession)  :) of potato heads. Well, this collection has allowed us to make a pretty fun and bright playroom for the spoiled, but mostly well behaved Bailey. Just in time to add some much needed birthday presents. (Ha) I cannot believe that she will be 2 next week. Where has the time gone?! We are so lucky to have her.

We are looking forward to the Arizona Thanksgiving and Zoo Birthday fun happening over the next couple of weeks. We will be in touch soon. Adventurers have an amazing and fabulous Thanksgiving. We love you and will see you soon.

Sports Corner! Go Team!

  Random Fun Over the last few weeks:

Cousin Dress Up Fun

Kisses from these Smith Girls!

It's a bit drafty...Do you see why that might be?

Accessories all chosen by Bailey - She has a bold sense of style for sure.
Scrunchy Face Goofball
Super helpful with setting up for a church activity


Monday, November 4, 2013

"Too Hot to Handle, Too Cold to Hold"

...They're called the Ghostbusters and they're in control...

It was a spooky, busy and fantastic October. The fun has not slowed down in the Smith household and felt like it has sped up over the last couple of weeks. We have been trying to spend as much time outside while we can before the snow arrives and hinders our adventures. We have been truly blessed with a beautiful fall this year so we shouldn't complain when it starts to get a lot colder and snow begins to fall. 

In order to celebrate this beautiful weather Bailey and I were able to go up to Logan for the day and spend it with my sister McKenna and her family. We had a picnic at the park and went to the Annual Pumpkin Walk. It was fantastic! Each "booth" was created using pumpkins and ranged from Princess Bride to Mario Bros, to Muppet's to Pixar and even a MASH booth. They were amazing and we all had tons of fun. 

Bailey's favorite word over the last couple of weeks has been "walk." She wants to walk everywhere which is great; although she never has a sense of urgency while walking. Normally this is fine unless you have somewhere to be. She is also really good and making her body go limp and/or falling to the ground if you try to pick her up and hurry her along. It's super fun when she does that. (Did you catch the sarcasm) :) Ha! 

We also took her to Wheeler Farm for the obligatory pumpkin patch picture and said hello to some animals as well. Bailey does pretty well with animals and their names, however on this trip she kept calling the cow a puppy. We were able to straighten that out this past weekend while we were in Idaho Falls saying a quick hello to my parents. She now says "Goodbye Cow" - over and over and over. This happened after visiting Reed's dairy and saying hello and obviously goodbye to the cows. 

"Uh, mom - is that supposed to be Father Francis..." Not creepy at all. 
Yeah we make this look good!
Bailey is talking all the time and saying short sentences. It's amazing and I love it. Most of the time I can understand what she is saying and wants. We had a fabulous Halloween and I was pretty excited about Bailey's costume this year. She dressed up as Holly Golightly (or Bailey Golightly as I called her) from Breakfast at Tiffany's. I wanted to go with her costume so I dressed up as "the cat". It was highly enjoyable and she definitely pulled it off. She looked ridiculously fabulous. 

Walking with Grammy and Skipper

Future Rock Star? 
Fun at Grammy and Skipper's

Leaves! This girl is obsessed with leaves! Could she be happier? 
Contemplating her escape...

Cotton candy where have you been all my life? 
Climbing adventures continue...

Hopefully things will be a little more mellow before the arrival of Thanksgiving and Bailey's second birthday. How is she 2?! Keep on adventuring and have a great November.