Wednesday, November 18, 2009

School Pictures

So Avery had school pictures and to say the least they did not go over very well. The morning started out with Avery wanting to wear the most mismatched outfit ever and did not want her hair combed. She changed her outfit I don't know how many times, and then finally had a very cute one on. I did her hair, much to her dismay, and told her to go and get her shoes while I packed her snack. When I came upstairs she was in her underwear sitting in her chair in her room mad as a hornet!! I was not very happy myself. So I just put on the outfit that we picked out the night before while she fought me the whole time. She wouldn't come down stairs so I had to carry her kicking and screaming the whole way. I looked at Jared and said, "You're taking her to school." Bless his heart he just nodded and did what I asked. When he got home I asked how it went, this is what he said. "She cried the whole time we were in line to go into the school and would not let go of my neck. So I carried her in while she was screaming, "I want Mommy" and all the other parents were looking at me like I was this horrible dad. When we got into the school they had to have her teacher come back and try to help me get Avery to class. Her teacher finally had to just pick her up and carry her." When I went to pick her up after school her teacher came out and said, "You might want to take advantage of retakes". We just laughed! So when I got her picture back all I could do was laugh! She didn't even take her jacket off! No, I did not get retakes. This picture is just way too funny and sums up the whole morning! Oh Avery, how I love you......most of the time ;0)

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Halloween is my favorite ever!!! The kids were so excited and having Nana here added to the excitement. We went to Tyson's Corner and had to ride the train. I know my mom was also very excited about this ;0) Then we went to our friends house for a great party! How cute is Liam in his Robyn out fit! Lincoln was Batman, Ave was Giselle, I was Cat Woman, and Jared was Harry Potter (yes, it was a joke!)

Jared wearing Linc's mask. He looks like Batman with a mullet!!

Halloween Party

Avery had a Halloween party on Friday and my mom flew in thursday night so I was able to sign up and help out. I had to bring the sweet treat so we made 50 oreo spiders! Thank you mom for all your help!! Ave and Linc both helped out too. According to Linc some of the spiders have "hairy" eyes. The ones that Linc decorated were pretty special to say the least. We had fun and the kids LOVED them. Liam loved the black licorice, he is such a doll!

Lincoln's alien cookie he made.

All the kindergartners started off with a parade around the school so we all got to watch it. Avery was "Happy Apple" that day so she got to be first in line. Then my mom took the boys and I went with Ave to her class for the party. The kids are so cute and Avery has the best teacher.

Grandma And Papa Smith

While Jared and I were at the hospital with Liam, Laurence and Julie came out to help with Ave and Linc. I am soooo thankful for them and all that they did for us while they were here. They took the kids to Cox Farms and did all the fun Halloween stuff that we were not able to do with them because of our sweet Liam and his back. We then all went to Great Falls Park one day and brought lunch and kicked the soccer ball around and just hung out, it was great! Liam is doing AWESOME!!! His back has healed so well and what's another scar at this point right :0)

Great Falls