Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Fun

We are back from our week-long Christmas Extravaganza! Here are some highlights:

First, we started our Christmas Eve Day with a workout and Druber's donuts. Santa was there! So Ollie had his first picture taken with the big guy.
Next, we went to Maryville, Mo where we spent a couple days with Tyler, Erin and Addilyn. Ollie and Addilyn seemed to acknowledge each other a bit better this time--it was so funny to watch them interact with each other!
Courtney bought (then made) them these beautiful rocking horses.

This was the "funny" part of our time with Tyler and Erin. While making Christmas dinner, the garbage disposal broke, which led to a clog in the pipes in their sink. Needless to say, we couldn't use their sink the rest of our time there. Luckily, they have two bathrooms--it made doing dishes interesting!!!Here are some present pictures:

From Missouri, we drove the 80 miles to the KCI airport, expecting to leave around 1:45. 8 hours and 3 cranky Smith's later, we finally departed. Apparently, Skybus has 7 planes, and 2 were down. That pushed us back quite a bit! The good side? We now know every nook and cranny of the Kansas City airport.

We had 3 days with Joel's family in Columbus, Ohio. We stayed with Joel's sister, Sara and husband Kris. We spent most of our time: playing Wii, eating, and playing cards. Below are a few fun pictures:

The boys playing tennis on the Wii.
Drew helping Ollie play.
Us playing cards...okay, just imagine Sara was a few steps earlier in the picture...I tend to take horribly-timed shots!!!

We had a super time and are glad to be safely home.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hi! We will be leaving tomorrow for Maryville, MO where my brother and his wife live. From there, Wednesday we fly to Columbus, OH to see Joel's side of the family. We hope you enjoy the holiday! We leave you with the link to an EXCELLENT video that appeared on SNL a few years back. Enjoy!

(You'll probably have to cut and paste that into your browser bar thingy...)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Boys Will Be Boys!

Snow Day! We had 4 inches of snow this morning--and it was so windy, we were in a blizzard warning! I'd never seen such white-out conditions--we couldn't even see across the street at times!!!!

Here are some pictures of our Ollie doing 'boy' things...

Play with "sticks" (or wrapping paper tubes)
This video is of him playing with his truck. He makes this spitting noise alot--but especially while playing with his truck and tractor!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

All I want for Christmas...

My Two Front Teeth!!!!! They're almost here--I can't wait. Until they come--I chew on whatever I find, and I fuss a lot more than normal--just to get those extra hugs and kisses.
My newest trick is climbing on whatever I can find. I especially love going through the chairs in our dining room. No easy road for me!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tool Man

Two things:
1. Ollie is now into tools. He likes to cruise all over--and finds Joel in the bathroom (the one we're working on) often. He now digs in the tool box for tools--when we're not looking! We try to keep him out of there--but this one was too cute.

2. We had more ice! It was beautiful, and luckily, didn't affect the roads here.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Cookies, Ice and Vomit

Our weekend could be summed up by those words! Because of the threat of yucky weather, Courtney (Kendall's sister) came up Friday night and spent the night so we'd be ready for our baking day! We spent the entire day Saturday baking Christmas goodies: sugar cookies, candy cane cookies, mint and peanut butter cookies, bars and hot chocolate mix. Mmmmm!!! Then, because it got worse that day--Courtney stayed another night! She took lots of funny pictures of Ollie...
Ollie got sick (after Daddy tried to feed him tuna!) and just didn't feel well all weekend. In fact, he stayed home today with Joel. He still is a little whiny (as the pictures and video show). It's so sad when he gets sick!

Finally, we are expecting yet another round of ice tonight! Can we say "snow day"? I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Deep Thoughts

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we now have the link to a "Deep Thought of the Day" to the right. They're incredible...try one today!

Like Father, Like Son #2058

Here are two shirts of Joel's that Ollie has worn this week. They're so cute! The first is a basketball shirt and it says "Willie Dribble". Cute, huh? The second is a little football shirt. They're actually a bit tight, but that's the style these days, right?