Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baby #2

Many of you know, we're expecting another baby! What many of you do NOT know is that our baby is going to be a boy! Alec will certainly LOVE to have a brother to play with. He's already super interested in babies and other children... always frantically waving and sitting as close as possible to (or on) them. We're very excited and can hardly wait to add this newest addition to our family sometime around October 21st.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet Christopher. It was his birthday, almost a whole week ago. Alec and I tried hard to make it a special day and had a LOT of fun doing just that. It started off great, with Alec letting us sleep in an extra 45 min for some reason. Then when Chris was at a research meeting, Alec and I surprised him with cookies! He came home early and we opened presents: a bike pant holder, 2 shirts, a pair of shorts, sandals and some socks and.... a Bocce Set! Then some good friends watched Alec and fed him dinner while Chris and I went out to dinner. We tried this local mexican restaurant where the prices were average and the food was great. Afterwards we came home to have a party with some good friends and had cupcakes and a surprise, home-made strawberry cream cheese vanilla ice cream cake. Chris deserved every bit of fun since he is so wonderful. He works hard at school, but makes time for us, and helps me out all the time. He's the best father and the best husband. I'm so lucky, and so in love. Enjoy the pictures!

Alec helping me make the cake!
Opening presents...
Family birthday picture
The cake.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weekend of fun

We've been meaning to post some stuff about our fun saturday, but then we have just been so busy since then. Anyways, the day started off with a carnival for the kids and families here in our housing area. Brittney made all of the signs, and so we went early to put them up. Alec got to ride a train, ride a pony, pet bunnies and chickens and goats in a petting zoo, eat hot dogs and sno-cones to his hearts content, and also go on a fire truck. He really enjoyed himself, and that means we did too.After the carnival was over, we went up to San Francisco for the opening of one of our friend's art exhibit. Amanda and Casey are in our ward and are both artists. Amanda is just finishing her MFA and this is her first solo show. It was really incredible to see what she does. It is the kind of stuff that you have to see in person. You can check out her stuff at amandamichellesmith.com, and his at caseyjexsmith.com. Here is one of Amanda's pieces that we saw.

Then we came back home for the joint first birthday party for some kids in the ward. It was fun to see so many of our ward friends and the weather was just great. Then it was home to bed for Alec, and sitting on the couch for us. What a fun-filled, exciting day.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

just some thoughts

Well, its been a while. I just can't think of anything to say. I've been wanting to do a "non-Alec" post, in hopes of providing some variety for my many readers. I even have a few cute Alec stories/pictures up my sleeve, like his eating flour, or spinning the cell phone, or wearing his first (pink) tie. But, alas, there is simply nothing else to blog about. I don't even know what I'm writing right now. I guess I'm just wasting time while Chris is gone at Scouts. I shouldn't have read my latest book so fast, or else I could still be reading it. I guess I could do something productive like finish the dishes, or start making the posters for the carnival. But those all take more energy than I'm willing to expend at the moment. Maybe I'll just go to sleep....or maybe I'll start another book.