Saturday, April 30, 2011

A girl after her Daddy's heart...

After our morning play time, we hopped on Mommy & Daddy's bed for a little fun.

Caroline quickly grabbed the remote and said "Diego."

She sure has a fascination with that remote control! Just. like. Daddy!

This is serious business.

So serious, in fact, she had to lay down to concentrate!

A well rested girl + a hat = Pure joy

What silly times! Caroline awoke from her morning nap and I dressed her for the day.

Little did I know what fun was in store!

She had a ball just sitting and giggling, so I grabbed the camera. Wouldn't you?

She thinks it's pretty neat to be in Daddy's office chair!

Lovin' that wrinkled up nose!

I told you she was in a silly mood!

So excited she had to cover her face! Peek!

Lovin' those eyelashes..... ahh.... JOY!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Look at that sweet little hand resting on your knee.

Sleeping so peacefully - snoring actually.


Looking out at the rain.

A nice stretch.

At one month you are a sweetie. You eat about every five hours and sleep in between.

Lovin' those long fingers and toes!Mommy disturbs your rest but you're used to Caroline doing that!

Sweet dreams! You snore like Daddy and prefer to lay on your tummy with your hands under your head. You hate the pacifier, you take almost two hours to eat, you can burp & pass gas with the best of them. You squeak in your sleep & when you are mad the whole house knows it! You've got some lungs, girl! You dribble down your chin with every bottle, you now like your bath, and you turn to hear Mommy's voice. You put up with all those 'love pats' from your big sis with grace, and most of all, you are loved! I still can't believe it's been a baby is growing!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pure Sweetness!

Just a little photo shoot since Lucy was in a drowsy/happy state this afternoon (and also because I love love LOVE this outfit!)

There's a smile in there!


Just gorgeous!

Zzzzzzzz...someone is done with this photo stuff now! Fun times!

Stats Update/Life Updates

Both girls had dr. checkups today- Caroline at 18 months, and Lucy at 1 month! I can't believe she's already a month old, but boy is she growing!

Lucy is doing great reaching her one month milestones and weighs a whopping 9 lb 12 oz! Wowzers! She's also growing like a weed adding 2.5 inches in length! She's now 22.25 inches long and is in the 70th percentile.

I'll be posting her one month pics soon- I promise!

Caroline weighs 24 lbs, 6oz. and is 32 inches in length. She checks in at the 50-60th percentile. I had to laugh when the doctor asked me if she could say between 4 and 10 words. I wrote them down today because I was curious how many words she did know. At last count her vocabulary is over 60 words and growing. She is such a sponge and mimics everything we say. Some of the latest additions are Lucy (Who-see/ Soo-see), high-five, be right back, green bean, pizza (pazzi), crackers (tackers), doodle-doo, and blueberries (boo-bees). She continues to charm everyone she meets, is incredibly ornery and quite the flirt!..and I'm sure we'll be initiating the 'time-out' VERY soon!

For those of you wondering about our decision regarding Lucy's surgery we are pretty sure we're going to go with the less invasive surgery. We've done some research and seen some before/after photos and feel that this is most likely the best route for our girl. We still have some time before we schedule the surgery and in the meantime, we're staying positive and looking forward to a good outcome for our sweetie.

Easter 2011

Hunting and sorting eggs at Grandma & Grandpa's house was tons of fun!

It wore Lucy out!

The thrill of the find!

Lucy wasn't very happy after Mommy got her all dolled up for Daddy rescued her.

Caroline enjoys her new Abby doll from the Easter bunny.

And speaking of Easter bunnies...Lucy looks pretty cute courtesy these cute new duds from friend Tara!

Don't you agree? She's rockin' that bunny hat!

Here's the loot that the bunny left!

And here's Caroline's face as she discovers it!

She is too excited to eat breakfast today!

And our sweet lil Lucy just rolls with the punches! Happy Easter, everyone!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

All dressed up for Church!

What can we say? The Smith family is lookin' good today!

Oh, and some of the rest of us look good too!

I was just grateful to have a shower! Here we are modeling new gifts from our dear friend Nancy Tela and her grandson Adam. Caroline loves her new lamb, and Lucy is wrapped up in her quilt of love. What a sweetie that Nancy is to us!

Naptime for Mommy...

Look what can happen in just 30 minutes or less! It's the Easter Bunny Massacre!

Just a little photo I like to call, "Daddy was in charge."

And what a ball she had! I think we'll still be finding Easter grass by this time next year! What a hoot!

Here's a short clip of our girl in action:

Triple Decker Odyssey

I've wanted this shot to happen for quite some time...all three Ward sisters modeling their slightly dirty Honda Odysseys! I guess good taste runs in the family!

Bubbles, bubbles and more!

There was a short break in the Ohio rain today, so we added our own mix of moisture to the air!Here's an action shot! Caroline loved hanging with her cousins today.

In awe of all those bubbles!

Oh, to be this giddy about everything!

Too fun and too too cute!

I guess the bubbles must taste good too!

Let's do this every day!