Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ok, so this is already the 3rd week of soccer and I'm finally getting these pictures up! What can I say, I've been busy with all these projects that bombarded my brain...nesting, as some call it. But that is for a different post!
Anyway, Ethan and Luke started playing soccer this year and LOVE it!
Ethan's team: "THE ORANGE CRUSH" Seven 5 year olds make up his team and they are out to dominate... or score for the other team as Ethan did his first game! Go Ethan!!

This drain pipe seemed to be more exciting than the actual game!
Getting "pumped" for the first game -
both boys play 2 games each Saturday

watching his team

Ethan is up! As you see, Ben was called on to ref the game!

Luke and Kate sat with the team and cheer on Ethan!

Good Game everyone!
I think they actually won this game, but I am quickly noticing that the kids don't really care or keep track. They just have a great time!

Next up: LUKE &
(yes, MARSHMELLOWS! That is what happens when 4 year olds get to name the team)
Ben is the coach of this team and, let me tell ya, it has been very entertaining to watch. The first practice, the kids were crying, randomly sitting/laying down in the middle of the field, crying, running to their mommas, and crying! I cracked up when Ben actually tried to pick one up from laying on the field to coax the kid to play again - the kid went limp! Ben just put him back on the ground! Sooo funny!
Here is Ben trying to remind the kids which direction they are kicking the ball!


Here he comes! Luke is quite the go-getter!

So far, we're loving soccer season! It's fun diving in to all the activities of childhood!
If you want more Smith soccer action, good ol' facebook has a few videos!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Birthday Bash!!
We kicked off Kate's birthday with birthday pancakes! mmmmm!

Then we headed off to Chucky Cheese to cash in our 20 free birthday tokens. We brought some friends and got a few more tokens and some pizza (surprisingly very yummy pizza - then again, I was a very hungry pregnant woman, so everything is yummy these days)!

The Cake!
A princess cake has been the request of Kate for months. We were all ready to go until a few weeks ago when the boys and daddy told her she should have a Batman cake!! She thought about it for a few seconds and then heartily AGREED!! It was all I could do to get the princess cake back! I thought I may end up doing a pink Batman cake!!

This was a rather tall princess, so I had to get creative to make her skirt tall enough!

All dressed and ready to party!!

The decor

Kate was talked into Chinese food (ETHAN: "Kate, you want CHINESE don't you!!!? KATE: Um.. Yeah!!)

Back home for cake and presents!!
Kate got lots of stuff for her baby!! Her new obsession!! I LOVE GIRLS!!

Luke feeding the baby!

Lots to put together!

A little princess!!!
What a day!! Happy birthday to my sweet little girl!
I am so thankful the Lord gave you to me!!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Sunday, September 12, 2010

This is what happens when you let your little girl get her own snack!