Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I thought that I would take a moment to fill you in on what has been happening at the Smith home recently...and also share some photos with you! This time though - upon request of my grandparents :) - I am including some of the boys!

I have been terrible about taking pictures with my camera of them because I am using my phone all the time instead. I try and text photos of the kids to Dominic often and sometimes forget that I need to take some with my camera too!  That and in all honesty I go into an almost survival mode once all the kids are at home. Most nights are complete chaos and taking photos of their sweet faces is last on my list!!

This is how I find Gabriel most of the time...working on his Bible Word Find.  We got it as a gift from Kerry and Kaleb (Karlena's husband and son) and Gabriel has been hooked ever since. It is that or his flashcards...he loves his flash cards!

Gabriel had a great report at conferences on Monday and excels in math, reading and spelling! He loves going to school and his teacher commented that he often makes her day just by his enthusiasm that he has for everything they do!

Isaac also had a good report at conferences. Because he is in 8th grade he is starting to think about what he might like as a career. He has decided at this point he is interested in being either a PA or a Pharmacist.  Based on this he will be taking lots of math and science throughout high school but he enjoys both of those classes so I think he will do just fine.

Isaac is a HUGE help with Elijah in the evenings....I am so blessed. Last night Isaac was at a quiz bowl and his absence was really felt. When Elijah and Karlena are both screaming and I have to nurse Karlena, poor Elijah has to wait and for an almost 2 year old that is difficult!

This is how you will find Elijah during many moments of the day....let's just say he likes to use his voice to express how he feels..good, bad, happy, angry...whatever it is it is LOUD! He wasn't a fan of getting his picture taken and told me "NO" many times when I asked him to look at me.

I had a cute picture of Elijah brushing he teeth this morning but as I was working to finish this post my computer decided to go on strike and stop uploading photos. So there you have it...the boys in action this morning!

I do have another post planned for later too. I have some comparison photos I want to share...I just have to get a shot of Karlena in this little lion outfit we had for both Gabriel and Elijah.  I think you will agree when you see it that all of our kids are definitely related! Stay tuned for that later!


Mindi said...

I am loving all the updates!

Mom said...

That is soooo Elijah! The joy of toddlers expressing themselves.

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