Monday, December 31, 2012


Yesterday as I nursed a sick little baby in my room, I heard Isabella chatting away to her papa.

"Papa, you know what I have in my mouth."

Papa - "teeth"

Accompanied by a giggle - " no I have taste bugs, they taste my food and then tell my tongue what it tastes like"

I heard Stephen taking a breath to clarify a few things to her. I couldn't help but intervene.

Just so you know the Smith household now has taste bugs :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Conversations ....

Titus~ Mama, someday am I going to die?
Me~ yes honey, everybody dies but if you belong to God you will spend forever with Him in heaven
Titus~ Mama, can everybody else die first
Me~ no honey not everybody will die first
Titus~ but mama, it is good to take turns


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Creepy Kitchen

The other morning I was walking into my kitchen when suddenly the drawers began to suddenly open and close all by themselves.  I stopped and stared for a minute.  The first seconds of which I thought I must be in the twilight zone; then the last seconds trying to figure out how one of my kids was doing it.  I did a head count and noticed all my big boys were busy in the kitchen doing chores.  When I pointed out the drawers to the boys they actually looked at it for the first couple minutes like what is wrong with that!  Anyway you will have to watch the video to find out the culprit :-D

Little Kitchen Helpers

Anytime I am cooking in the kitchen you can bet I will have helpers.  Many times 6 little helpers.
That is a lot of people working in the kitchen but I do love their helpful hearts.

One of their favorite dinners to help with is pizza - not so much because they love pizza but because they all get their own chunk of dough and get to have freedom with their creativity.  We have had elephant pizzas (Isabella's favorite), football shaped pizzas (Bailey's) and man-shaped pizzas including topping for faces and buttons (Kadin's)
Of course this does create a lot of messes but I also have a lot of clean up helpers ;)

What do your little ones like to make in the kitchen?  Any new ideas for me to try?

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Big Boy

I just had to show you how big my Gabric is :D
He is almost 6 months old!
How does that happen so quickly!  He is such a sweetheart.  He is just the easiest baby, always smiling and easygoing. 
All of his siblings adore him and mommy and daddy do too ;)
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Big Brothers are the Best

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Full Life

Well it seems like life is too busy to blog very much lately and I am grateful for that.
We are in school full swing, having the best year we have had so far.
We have moved and settled into our new home, which I love <3
The business is taking off and making it so Stephen doesn't have enough time for his other job, which is great!
We have had a home full of company, enjoying sweet fellowship.
And most of all our days are full of seven little ones. 

I have a camera again!
So I am afraid I will be making up for lost time with pictures :D

I took all these black and whites for my wall.  I try to do it every year - it is starting to be a lot of frames!

Life is full!
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Old Friends

Life has been so busy the last month - just full of life - and people we love <3
We were so blessed to have dear friends visit, my parents visit and Stephen's sister and little ones.
Not all at the same time of course ;)
Anyway as I was thinking of our dear friends today ( that would be you, Analene :)
I took a walk down memory lane . . .



5 more kids, including a little Love baby still in the womb

We so appreciate you dear Love Family and are thankful for your friendship!

 (click on their name to enjoy her blog) 
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Isabella's Appleseed

Isabella was so excited to go to her first Appleseed! She did so well and we were very blessed to have her big brother available to stay by her side and teach her the whole day. She followed all the safety rules and had a blast. Those were the important goals for her first Appleseed. She didn't shoot too bad either ;)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bananas over mommy !!

That is what his shirt says. And it is true. He is just crazy for his mama.

The other day I put this shirt on Gabric for the first time. Kadin picked him up to give him some brother love and the next moment I heard a gasp from Kadin.
He looked at me with a serious expression,
"Mama I would NEVER pick bananas over my mama!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Our dinner

Tonight our personal pizzas became pizza men with armor and swords.