Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Smith Ohana is growing..

I am 5 1/2 months pregnant here. We just recently found out that we are having another...........Drum Roll Please...
another Girl. We are very excited and PRAISING GOD that we had a healthy ultrasound yesterday. She is about 9 ounces and already is measuring at the top of the charts with her legs. I will try and post some pictures of the ultrasound when Brad gets off of work to help me. I think Olivia is going to be a great big sister. Sisters.....how special!

Lots of Pictures

Getting ready to watch the Spectrum Magic Parade. It starts at 9pm! It was really awesome. We didn't stay for the fireworks. She wanted to head out before she heard them.
She looks like such a big girl in this picture..where has the time gone?

MGM-Brad and Dave rode the Rockin Roller Coaster here. Sharyl and I watched the High School Musical Parade...she really liked that.

Super heroes

Woody and Buzz Light Year. I didn't care who we were meeting as long as we got to wait in air conditioning...

Disney World pictures

I really enjoyed drinky fruity drinks
They must of did this jump a million times

I love her in these Mickey ears...the rest of the trip she kept saying "she bought them for me". I wore them more than her. She loves Ariel.

Daddy taking her on the tea cup ride. She loves to get dizzy.

Thank God for strollers...

More Pictures

Waiting in line to enter Epcot
The parades at these parks were just amazing!

I think we are in a clam in this picture. I can't remember the name of this ride. Nemo?

This is one of the many shots I got of her sleeping. Here she is sleeping on the monorail...which she loved!

She made her way to see the Ugly Step Sisters. She was very worried that they weren't going to be nice to her. Dave cracked up over this picture.

Disney World pictures

Here she is at the character breakfast. This worked out great because we didn't have to wait in line at Magic Kingdom to see them. I made reservations back in February for this breakfast!

We are at Rain Forest Cafe here. Olivia hid underneath the table during the thunderstorms. She hates loud noises.

Were back from Disney World

We had a wonderful time in Disney World. Despite the very hot temperatures we managed to go to all 4 parks. Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM. Our resort was really nice, although we only had a few chances to utilize the pools. We spent the majority of our days getting up early and trying to beat the crowds when the parked opened. It didn't take us long to figure out how to utilize the Fast Pass. Olivia's favorite rides were Splash Mountain, and the RailRoad roller coaster. We didn't realize how much she was going to like the older rides. A lot of the more older rides you had to be at least 40 inches, she being 41 inches just made it. I think my favorite parts of the trip were watching her meet all the princesses at the character breakfast and then her going to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and watching her get transformed into a princess diva. She loved the hair extensions, the fairy God mother picked her to sit in the window chair of the Disney store to have her make-over. I didn't realize how emotional that was going to be for me...all I imagined was her wedding day. Maybe it's the pregnancy....We had so many good times it's hard to put them all into words. This was a wonderful magical age to take her. She was in awe by so many things. Just a side note I gained 5 pounds on the trip. I ate a lot of ice cream apparently. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disney World awaits us!

This will be my last post until after we get back from our highly anticipated trip to Disney World. I started planning this trip back in early September. I had to make all of our reservations for the character breakfast and other dinners back in February if you can believe that. One of the best parts of vacations is the anticipation of it actually happening, and that time is finally here. We leave real early Thursday morning. We are driving, so keep us in prayer as we make it to the "Happiest Place on Earth" safely. Olivia has her autograph book in hand, I have my maternity belt to wear, Brad has his sunflower seeds, well Dave has been packed since last week and Sharyl has the cookies and coloring books. Were set! Olivia is ready to meet her favorite princess, Ariel!

In the meantime....

Brad has worked about 14 hours on this play gym so far, he said only about 10 more hrs and he'll be done.

Brad and Todd started putting up Olivia's birthday present from last year up this past Saturday. Thanks to all who pitched in to buy this for her. After a lot of research we ended up getting the one that Costco had.

Ksana's 4th birthday party

Happy Birthday, Ksana

Jacob enjoyed his special rice crispy treat

Olivia was able to touch the bottom of Winnie's pool. She even jumped in by herself a few times. All the kids loved being in the pool!

She is getting all ready for the party!

Princess Tea Party

Cassidy's two grandma's threw her a princess tea party on Saturday. We had no idea how elaborate this party was going to be. They decorated their entire garage into a ballroom. It was so neat. After they had their tea, played princess bingo and had fruit and cupcakes they had several pools for them to run around in. Olivia loved it! Thanks again for inviting us.

Can you tell she is having fun?!

Appalchian Trail Bar-Be-Cue

This past Sunday we had a picnic with all of the guys and their families that went on the hiking trip! We had tons of food,the weather was great, and I think all the kids had a great time. We were there for hours. Todd set up a screen for all of us to watch the video he put together of their trip. The kids had fun riding their bikes, playing football, basketball and going on the playground equipment. Birkel prepared ribs and corn on the cob for everyone. They were so yummy. It was so nice to see Eli Coryn and Grace Kidder.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A long overdue weekend

This past weekend we all went downtown Indy for the weekend. We stayed at the Westin and went to Rock Bottom Brewery for dinner and then to Champs. Probably the only 2 non-smoking "bar like" places in Indy, thanks guys! After midnight they all headed to Howl at the Moon; Brad and I went back to the hotel. It was a bit difficult not having any fun drinks and sticking to my water with an orange, but it was still so much fun. After throwing 5 children in the mix now opportunities to get together are a lot harder. We had a great time reminiscing and being completely silly. Thanks, Dad and Michelle for taking Olivia for us. They took her to the Zoo, Chick-Fil-A, the movie UP, and Maggie Moo's. Her favorite part of her weekend with them was eating her favorite, "blue ice cream" there. I hope to include some of their pictures with her later.

" I am Frustrated video"

Apparently, I need to do some further reading and figure out some other discipline tactics, hee, hee!