Saturday, April 16, 2016

The "Not So Much" Camp Out

We recently attempted our first camp out.  East Ridge was hosting its first annual camp out, so I, of course, signed us up!  We even bought a new tent.  We headed to East Ridge and the twins had a blast in the jumpy house, having their faces painted, eating snoballs, and hanging out with their friends, but it was starting to getting COLD!  Shortly after dinner, Emily managed to slide down a concrete hill on her knees.  After that, she was done!  I was done because I was cold and now had blood from Emily's knees on my white jeans.  So we packed it up and headed home for a camp out in the den.  Next year we will try to make it the whole night.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

March In My Phone

Thanks for the new toys Mimi!!

Apparently this is how teenagers dress and pose for pictures

Setting up an obstacle course
Bogie's first bath
Playing in the puddles after a recent storm/flood

Candy Land

Bogie love before bed
My view of the cart at Target....this picture really is a good depiction of my life
He wanted to see if the water was cold

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Easter 2016

We had a fun filled Easter season in the Smith household.  The twins enjoyed a party and Easter hat parade at school.  At home we dyed Easter eggs and made treats for the Easter Bunny.  The Easter Bunny left all kinds of goodies for the twins and we enjoyed a wonderful brunch at our cousins house.

Elson was in his usual form while singing Easter songs at school

I find this picture to be soooo funny....Emily is clearly making the child next to her uncomfortable and Elson is eating a booger.

Even Dad got in on the Easter egg action 

That face!!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

St. Patrick's Day

As a Native American family, I have never felt the need to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a big way.  However, the twins will take any opportunity to party.  We were lucky enough to have Grandma in town for the celebration.  St. Paul's, of course, did it up right.  They even had leprechaun footprints leading to each class room.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Introducing the newest member of the Smith family....Bogie (named after the bar).  He is super sweet and the laziest puppy I have ever been around.  He even sits down to eat just like Sam did.  I think our Sammy Dog would approve.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

RIP Sammy Dog

Our beloved Sammy dog passed away on Thursday after a short illness.  Drew and I adopted Sam after Hurricane Katrina.  He had been found on the streets three months after the storm.  After that he went to a pound, where days before being put down he was rescued by the Plaquemines Parish Animal Welfare Society.  Drew and I got him two days later.  When people asked what kind of dog Sam was, we always said he was "part cocker spaniel, part Katrina, but mostly crazy."  Sam was with us for three graduations, three houses, two cities, a fertility struggle, a miscarriage, 10 weeks of bedrest and over four years of twins.  He was a good and loyal dog, who never left my side when I needed him most.  He started out with no patience for the twins, but in the end had more patience with them than any of us.  He loved bananas, dum dums, pine cones, and chasing squirrels.  He hated baths, cats, and little yippie dogs.  He ate sitting down and walked slightly sideways.  He will be missed.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February In My Phone

Enjoying a nice day

Starbucks date

Big boy hair

Umbrella day at school

Crafts on the front porch

lunch with Mimi and our cousins

Maddie and Emily 

We made a chocolate volcano

Emily was the leader at school

Handing out Valentine's treats

Hanging out at Norton 

Drew teaching Elson how to do dishes

Elson the Artist

Emily the Artist