Friday, December 19, 2014

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….”

December 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Smithtown. It has been a fun and adventurous year for our household. Trevor started a new job, I travelled internationally for work and Bailey is now a full grown, funny, crazy, talking and opinionated three year old. I am not sure how she managed to turn three on us. But, apparently it’s true what they say – time flies when you are having fun. 
Some of the year’s highlights were cousins, cousins, cousins. Bailey is obsessed with her cousins. She wants to play with them all the time and see them as often as possible. “I love my cousins mommy…” Fortunately for us, we live close to a few and took several trips to see more throughout the year.  I definitely am grateful for the great relationship we have with our families and how fortunate we are to spend time with them. 

Trevor and I managed to go to Bear Lake for the weekend of our 10th wedding anniversary. It was the first trip we had taken not to see family since our honeymoon. And many of you know about the “fun” of our honeymoon. (In Sickness and in Health) This however, was a much better and less sickly time – we went horseback riding and had some amazing food and remembered how much we like each other. We think we’ll go for another 10 and then re-evaluate.

Trevor also had the great fortune to meet the great Nathan Fillion (Firefly & Castle) and I met the charming Cary Elwes (Princess Bride). Oh the joys of comic con and fandom. 

Bailey graduated to a toddler bed and we are still working on potty training, but she is talking in full sentences and I can almost always understand her. Also, not to brag, but I will – Bailey can spell her own name and count to 30. She is super smart and we will forever be grateful to all the television that helped get her there. Ha. Just kidding – about the television part - mostly. She is wicked smart though and remembers everything, so I am having to be extra mindful of things I say around that one and shows we watch when she is around. I guess The Walking Dead isn’t appropriate for toddlers. 

2015 is going to be an amazing year I am sure. We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and a wonderful year. 

With Love, 
Trevor, Whitney & Bailey Smith 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

"Who Can Take A Rainbow...

...The Candy Man Can...Cause He Mixes It With Love and Makes the World Taste Good..."

It's sweet to be 3!!! It's happened adventurers. Bailey has turned 3! We had a super fun and sugar filled candy party in Idaho after Thanksgiving with many of her cousins. Everyone had a blast and ate too much candy. 

She also got some sweet gifts that she is playing with all day - everyday. She got some great books, a dolly, a drum set, Santa's Village, rain gear and some excellent dress up shoes and accessories. 

Thank goodness Christmas is right around the corner or this girl would have nothing to play with. Can we say spoiled much? :) But she deserves it and we love it. We are hoping for the gift of potty training from her. Is that too much to ask? We can do this! 

We had a fantastic and fabulous weathered Thanksgiving. Miraculously warm weather melted the snow in Idaho and allowed for the grandkids to spend quite a bit of time playing outside and less time destroying my parents house.

We now have Christmas up at our house and the baking and wrapping is in full force. We have several Christmas parties coming up and hope to get a picture or two with Santa and the Bailey. She is super excited for snow and Santa and presents. It's fun with her getting older and really enjoying and understanding more about the magic of Christmas.  We hope you all have a wonderful and magical Christmas. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Baby it's cold outside..."

The weather has finally gotten cold and the snow is coming. We've had an amazingly beautiful and warm fall but we are ready for Thanksgiving, Bailey's third birthday and Christmas. Bailey is really excited for presents and the snow although not necessarily in that order. It's going to be another busy crazy month in the Smithtown household. 

Halloween was fantastic and Bailey really wowed with her Amelia Earhart costume. Now plans can begin for next years costume. I have a few ideas. 😃

I was also fortunate to be able to go and spend some time with my sister McKenna and help welcome her newest arrival Miss Monroe. She's amazing and I love being an Auntie. I had fun taking Bailey, Elise and Carter to the pumpkin walk and playing with them in the leaves even if they did all gang up on me and cover me in leaves.

Trevor also managed to fly down to Arizona for a quick weekend of football and fun with some of his brothers. Bailey and I spent the weekend with "Auntie Chaela" (who is responsible for Trevor and I meeting). She was a huge help to me as I helped put on an activity for my church. 

Bailey continues to be pretty funny and although we are probably a bit biased she is seriously wicked smart and can now spell her name (when she's in the mood to). Nearly everyday she says something or uses a word we didn't know she knew. One of her favorite phrases as of late is "I can't want to..." As in "I can't want to go to bed...I can't want to get dressed...I can't want to clean up..." We are pretty lucky with the one we got. She is constantly making us laugh. 


November picnic what?!! 

B managed to take a header while at her babysitter's this week - she's pretty tough and apparently didn't even cry. 

We also went to a fun "Santa comes to City Creek" event last night. Bailey got a free Ariel from the Disney store (for being cute - the employees words not mine) and got to hang out with her cousin Esmé. It was super fun and magical. Stay tuned adventurers for the fun happenings over the next few weeks.