August 30, 2013

The zoo!!

Yesterday Freddie and Emily and Charlie and I took a trip to the zoo. It has been 110-15 lately and the forecast said like 98 so we thought it would be great. But it was still insane hot and really really humid. We had a great time anyway, enjoying lots of animals, the seriously awesome splash pad, and other kids. Freds favorite is usually the goats at the petting zoo but this time we did it last and after a few hours of walking around (and he insists on walking always now..."I want walk!") he was so tired that he sort of could have cared less about those super smelly goats. He did talk to them a little. Maaahaaa.

On an update note, Fred is getting so big and independent. He counts to 10, loves the letters F ("for Freddie"), W, S, X and H, and the colors red and white. He now insists on me feeding him at every meal which he is very capable of but I think its his way of still being my baby. He knows that something is coming. He might not be able to comprehend it, but neither can I, but I know he is very aware.

He talks so much; its so fun to communicate. With all if this growing and independence comes more frustration for everyone but we try to stay patient........ha. :)
I'm feeling great. Just get tired and out if breath easily, but IM continuing to work out a few times a week, we are in the middle of taking Hypnobirthing classes again and are loving practicing and studying together daily. I cannot wait to give birth again and to have another little baby, for frederick to have a sibling, to grow our family.


The pictures uploaded backwards and im not redoing it. byyyyye. 


splash pad happy stuff
a bird trying to eat a snake

August 21, 2013

Baby mine

How is he mine? How could I possibly be so loved by Heavenly Father that he has allowed me stewardship over this small, perfect being? All I can do is say thank you. 






August 18, 2013

Florida in April

Collin and Frederick and I had the most incredible trip to Florida back in April and I was just realizing that we never blogged about it!!! So here are some pictures of the super fun time we had visiting with Collin's parents, brother, Ian and his wife Ashley and their 3...almost 4 children, his 3 grandparents, and my family from my mom's side who live in Florida. 

The plane trips were great. Freddie was happy, excited, hyper, but slept a TON. We weren't sure if he would nurse much (which has been a life saver on previuos trips) but he did, and rested well. There was this crazy little incident with a woman sitting next to us from AZ to our lay-over in Chicago wehre she flipped out at us and told us we thought we were SPECIAL because we had a baby (when we asked if we could go by her to use the bathroom once and then to stand up in the row in front of her as we were waiting to deboard the plane) and we and everyone around us were like...what the?????? HAHA! But now it's just a funny memory. 

these two..


my sweet sleeping angel...


First glimpses of Florida!!!! We were SO EXCITED!!!

Fred and Pops

Freddie and his BEST BUDDY EVER, his cousin Lincoln.

Cousins Lauren, Kate and Lincoln. There's nothing better than Fred spending time with his cousins. 


Happy birthday grandma Hermann. I love Collins hair in these shots. 



Buds

Beach time!!
Kate 
Lauren 
Fred you need some sunglasses or something. 


Beautiful Florida beach. 




I got do burned. :( :( and I put on sunblock!!

After-church photos 


4 generations of smith men
The gals. 


Love these guys. 


Forced cousins pictures always end in tears. 
Oh boy.... Don't worry; he didn't drink of drive. 
Loving life grandpa/ma smiths backyard in Lakeland. 


Garden party


A visit to Macintosh, fl to visit my aunt Susan's home. She and her husband, chuck were there along with robin, Austin, andy, Celia, Holden, blaire+gf, shanna, Doug, Eva, silus, susi, Ryan, Elliot, Cohen, laurel, Liz, rain, Ty, uncle Rick and aunt Jane!!!!! Did i forget anyone???? Collin and Ludona and I had a great time!!

Eating and announcing....that I was pregnant for the second time. 
So independent. Wanted ZERO help. 
Cats and stuff




Swimming. 
Playing. 


Selby Marie Botanicsl Gardens where Collin & I got engaged 5 years ago. 


Saying good bye. What a fantastic trip. We can't wait till January when mom and dad smith visit us after bean is born.  

Solemn. 

Hello again, desert.