Monday, July 19, 2010

Loungin' in my Pee-Jays

Daddy gets tackled by the kiddos when he gets home.

Looks like someone is getting a little tired... Time for bed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Splash Pad!

Ready, get set... GO!

Colleyville just put in a Splash Pad at McPhereson park. Grandma Libby invited us to go this afternoon and we had a fantastic time! Molly really outdid herself. She ran and ran and ran... and then she danced. She was so happy that she danced through the water. I even caught a good jump on camera. Mr. Porter was confused and thrilled all at the same time. We'd love for all of our friends to join us sometime, so let us know when you're up for some fun!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Tired Face

We see this face often... play hard, fall hard

Friday, July 9, 2010


Last night was a little crazy. Blake ended up sleeping on the couch because Molly would not get out of the bed after wandering downstairs around 2AM. Porter woke up and I went to tend to him in the other room. I came back to this:

Seriously, how does such a small little girl take up SO much room? I woke up with both children in my bed and a husband on the couch. Not a fan.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Welcome to Zion!

Oh it was so fun to see all of my family! The Smiths have an annual reunion at Zions National Park and it was our 55th year--that's impressive! I was amazed at how much I had missed the canyon. I haven't been to Zion in three years. Molly had a blast playing with her cousins and it was so fun to see her new friendships. Matthew and Daniel, her first cousins, never left her side and they were often found rolling pennies down the hill or catching tadpoles in the river. We love to put our chairs in the Virgin River and sit and chat forever. Catching up with all of my cousins takes a while since I have over thirty of them. Oh, and gotta love reunion food!!

The Durfeys (my extended reunion which includes the Smiths) were asked to be in the Springdale 4th of July parade and we made our own float. It was so much fun and Molly got to get decked out in patriotic gear and throw candy from the float. She was way too shy to throw the candy, but she rode on the float sitting next to Mafew-Danel (as she prounounces their names as one) and had a fantastic time.

Porter grew quite attached to his pack that was strapped to the front of me. He enjoyed being strapped to his mom but able to see everything that was going on.

Blake's sister, Brett, came down from BYU to join us and it was wonderful seeing her. It is always fun to see Molly with her Aunt "Bit" because they are two peas in a pod. Brett was very attentive to Molly's fun-o-meter and helped her out with the reunion crafts and river time. And, she always made sure she had a buddy in the pool!

Saxon was a joy to be around (my brother Tyler's son). He is crawling and trying to stand up now. Tyler called it Baby WWF when Saxon mauled Porter on the floor. He is 28 pounds at 9 months compared to Porter's 16 pounds at 6 months. But when the family saw Saxon their first reaction was, "He looks exactly like Tyler did--CHUBBY!!:)

We had a great time and can't wait to see everyone again. Happy Summer Vacations!