Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another One On The Way.... we go again!!!! Holly is pregnant with our second child!! We found out on November 2nd. We had our 8 week apointment and sonogram on December 2nd. I am due on July 14, 2010. We can't wait to find out what sex the baby is and can't wait for our new little joy to arrive. Please keep us in your prayers as we bring another child into this world.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

Harrison was a LION this year. He was so cute and made a great "rrroooaaaarrrr" sound for everyone. We attended the Trek or Treat at West Huntsville and had a great time. William and Patsy (Derrick's parents) came up for the event as well. Derrick was out of town for Halloween but on November 2nd, we got Harrison dressed back up and took him outside for a few more pictures.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Smith Family Carvers

With the pumpkin we picked at Tate Farms, we bought a stencil set and carved out this furry little friend. We had a blast doing this. This will most likely become one of our family Halloween traditions. It looked soooo cool when we lit it up. We were so excited. Hope you enjoy it as well...



Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin' at Tate Farms

Mom...I want this one...

We went to a popular pumpkin patch (say that 3 times fast) this morning with a group from church. We had a great time together enjoying all they had to do at Tate Farms. (Meridianville, AL) We enjoyed a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin, animal petting area, a hay maze, a trailer filled with cotton to jump in, a corn crib (sand box only dried corn instead of sand) and many other fun activities. We had a great time even though it was cold :-). Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Camel Anyone???

While in Lubbock for Southside's Lectureship (Derrick was one of the speakers), we went to a birthday party for a little girl we know and it was held at a place called Kenny's Koral. It has lots of animals to pet, feed and see. Harrison loves animals but doesn't like them enough to pet them :-). He is so funny. I took his hands several times and made him touch them. He laughed the whole time. We had a great time in Lubbock seeing people we hadn't seen in a long time. It was a great visit.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dinnertime Adventures

So...any of you that have kids or grandkids know that eating is always an adventure. You know when Harrison is done when he starts playing with his food or utensils or both! The other night he brought a book with him to dinner and proceded to read it to us and then he started "leading" singing from his Handy Manny book. He was NOT happy when I took it from him and told him to eat. He hardly ate that, note to self: take the book away BEFORE he gets in his chair for dinner. He keeps us entertained.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flying High

I think once Harrison gets older he will LOVE roller coasters. He loves to swing as high as possible and would stay in the swing for days on end. When I take him to the park, I put him in the swing last because if he gets in it at the beginning he won't do anything else. He also loves to slide. This picture is Harrison swinging while at Dublin Park yesterday morning. Definitely having a blast.

One Going On Sixteen

Today in Alabama the high is 71 degrees and it feels GREAT. So, since it was beautiful outside and because it was in desperate need of a cleaning, Harrison and I cleaned out the car and vacuumed it as well. Harrison played while Mommy cleaned is more like it. Here are a few pictures of Harrison "driving" the car while I cleaned up around him. He had a blast turning the emergency blinkers off and on and messing with all the other buttons. Who knows what our settings will be when we turn the car back on!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Imagination Movers my son loves Imagination Movers on Disney. This is the only cartoon that he will sit or stand in front of the TV for 30 minutes each day. I turn it on right after breakfast and he loves the next 30 minutes. It is a wonder that I got him to turn to me and take a picture during this show. Hilarious.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chillin' in the Bean Bag

Harrison loves my bean bag that Derrick bought for me when we were dating. He sits in it all the time. I fear that one day it will be in his room and not mine!! Oh well. I will take it occasionally to sit and read in. That is my favorite place in the house...sitting with a book in my hand in my bean bag!! Maybe he won't get it....

Friday, September 11, 2009

Coloring with Daddy

After looking FOREVER for exactly what we wanted, we found a toddler card table with 4 chairs for Harrison. I bought it yesterday and we have already used it well worth its cost. Here is a picture of Derrick and Harrison coloring on the new table. Lots of great memories I am sure will happen at this table. Good times.

Advent Calendar

A few friends and I got together last night and put together an Advent Calendar (count down to Christmas calendar) for our kids. It was so much fun doing took 5 hours but it was worth it. We can now all use this for years to come. The circles are actually tins that you can fill with candy or whatever you want to put in there for the child to get each day. We copied this format from a Stampin' Up idea. We had a great time putting it together. If any of you are crafty and want to do this, just give me a call and I will give you some pointers on how we did it so that you can enjoy it as well. (There are a few secrets to doing it)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Beach!!! (Cocoa Beach, FL)

When we went to Florida, we went over to Cocoa Beach to see Will and Jenn Thomas (college friends). We took a day trip to the beach and had a great time!! Harrison would have went out into the ocean until he drowned...he loved it soooooo much!! We also went to the Rainbow River with the family the week before the wedding. We had a great time.


The Burkey's Pool

Aunt Emily and Harrison feeding the fish at Blue Run (Rainbow River)

Emily's Wedding

Emily (my younger sister) just got married in August. She met Billy where she now works in Pennsylvania. They got married on August 8, 2009 in Inverness, FL. We all went down to Florida for the wedding. My brother and I were in the wedding. Here are a couple of pictures of the day.

Harrison just wanted some cake and he climbed up in Ms. Margaret's lab...who he doesn't know well...and started eating her cake...Hilarious!!

Canning in July

I grew up canning with my Mom every year. She did green beans, black eyed peas and chicken...those were the "normals". So, this year, Derrick's parents planted a garden and we got green beans from them. I bought a small canner and the utensils needed and went to town. I was very nervous but it all worked out great. I did one canner full of green beans and then Derrick and I made homemade blueberry jam. It all turned out great and we had a great time doing it.

Blueberry Jam

Green Beans

Louisville's been awhile since I updated...SORRY!! I know I say this a lot but I will try to do better!!! Now that the apologies are out of the way, here are a few pictures from Louisville. Harrison and I went with Derrick in July. Derrick had a week of work there at the American Printing House for the Blind and Harrison and I played all week. Derrick did several things with us as well in the evenings. It was a great week away from home and a great week of family time.