Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Henley Hope Smith

So I'm really bad at keeping up with putting pictures on my blog but these pictures are for all my sisters who live so far away & haven't seen our little Henley yet. Sorry it took me so long.
Matt is still in Great Lakes Illinois for Navy training but since we have iphones we were able to use face time so that he could be there without being there in the room when I had Henley.
Henley right after she was born. She weighed 7lbs 8oz & was 20 1/2 inches long. Born on March 1st.

Kaiya stayed with aunt Tara while mom & Henley were in the hospital but she was very excited to come and visit her new sister. She loves her so much and always wants to give her lots of kisses.

My mom is my lifesaver, she was my big support when I was in the hospital & made it a little easier to not have my husband there with me. She came and was in the delivery room & used my phone to help Matt be part of the delivery. I also went and stayed at her house for a few days after Henley was born & was able to get some rest while they helped with Kaiya & the baby.

This picture reminds me a lot of Kaiya when she was a newborn.
I forget how small babies are when their first born but I'm reminded when I put her in the carseat and she has so much room in there.
Some of my friends got these glasses for the girls and Kaiya just had to pu them on and take a picture when she saw them.
Kaiya loves taking pictures with Henley.
Both of our girls have feet just like their daddy, I love them.

She is getting a lot more alert the last few days but still no smiling yet, excepte when she has gas, although she looks very close to smiling sometimes.
My beautiful grls.
Matt keeps saying how he can't wait to hold Henley, he's going to love it too because she is such a snuggle bug. He comes home next Tuesday and we can't wait.
I caught her smiling in her sleep & thought it was really cute.
Here is Henley's first bath, she didn't seem to like it very much but I think it was because she was a little cold.
Poor Henley!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Navy Boot Camp Graduation

Matt graduated from Navy Boot Camp the 5th of November, here he is in his handsome uniform.
This is a picture of his devision at the graduation ceremony.
So Matt & I drove to Chicago when I went to see him for graduation & on our way we took an exit to stop at Walmart & when we got off the exit there was the Chicago, IL temple right in front of us so we went and took a picture.
We drove to the Sears Tower, now called the Willis Tower, we were going to go to the top but we were kind of pressed for time & it was an hour & 1/2 wait to get to the top so we decided to wait until I go back out with Kaiya to visit at Thanksgiving time.

Instead of going up to the top of the Sears Tower we stopped at Wrigley Field. Matt is a huge Cubs fan as most people know & he said that stopping there was much cooler than going to the Sears Tower. He was like a little kid in a candy shop & he could have just stood and looked at the field forever.

"I guess that's why my friends call me Whiskers, cause I'm curious, curious like a cat."

Halloween 2010

Kaiya was a fairy princess for Halloween. She loved dressing up. She kept saying "I'm pretty"
She thought it would be really fun to put on my mom's dog zoe's pig costume.
She also thought it would be great to dress Zoe up in her costume. It made Zoe look like a bug.
Kaiya loved carving pumplins and when we went to pick pumpkins out she had to make sure we had one for Daddy too.
She loved the whole thing she even dug out all the guts.
Here is her little "baby pumpkin head" as she refers to it.
We went to the Zoo in Pocatello for their Boo Zoo day they had and she had a fun time playing in the leaves looking for candy.
They also got to do a little craft and make spiders.
We went with her little friend Preslie. They both had a great time. Kaiya was afraid of the guy at the zoo dressed up in a bear costume though and would not get out of the stroller unless I held her. She kept saying "The bear's gonna get me"