Reason to SMILE #2 & 3 of 365

Ok, so I know I wanted to post something every single day that my kids do to make me smile, but going out of town for a family reunion for a week doesn't help.

Well, we're back and we had so much fun with everyone! I'll be posting some pictures of it soon. It was very sad leaving everyone. Especially the ones that we don't see all the time because they live in either Washington, New Mexico, or Ohio ;( But we love you ALL and can't wait till the next time we get to be together again!!

Back to the main point for this post, Reason #2: SPIT!

Jonah's cousin Jake plays on a bowling league and Tara (Jake's step-mom) had asked if Jonah would like to sub today. Of course he said "YES!!" Well, like always, I can always count on myself running late and so we were leaving the house in such a hurry I totally forgot to do Jonah's hair. Oh well, I guess I can just lick my fingers and try to spike his hair. So I did. As soon as I put my fingers in Jonah's hair, he looks at me with this DISGUSTED expression on his face and says, "Did you just SPIT on me?!"

Of course the SPIT didn't work very well, but it ended up making me smile the rest of the day!

Reason #3: WOODY!

The other day Jonah was playing with his little friends in our living room. They were having so much fun & sharing their toys. They were passing them around every few minutes. Jonah's toy of choice was his favorite Sheriff Woody doll from Toy Story. I was just starting to think how proud I am that he's FINALLY sharing his toys. As soon as the thought came into my head Jonah yells out, "WHO WANTS TO PLAY WITH MY WOODY?!"

Not so sure I want him sharing ALL his "toys". ;)

365 Reasons to SMILE ;-) (1 of 365)

This is the start of something new for me. I'm very very forgetful and there are things that my husband remembers about what Jonah used to say and/or do when he was little. It makes me sad that I can't recall some of those things about my boy that were so funny or just melt my heart.

So here is my promise to myself that I won't forget and also to remind me of how much these little angels are two of the BEST BLESSINGS in my life!! I am going to (try) to write down something said, something done, or something out of the blue that each of my babies do every day that make me SMILE and love them as much as I do!!!

Reason #1: CHEESE!

We are a family that LOVES cheese. Our favorite is shredded. When we do have it (able to afford it), we like to put it on anything and everything that we eat (even mac & CHEESE).
But, BEFORE we put this delicious topping on our food, we ALWAYS take a pinch-full of it and put it into our mouths.

So, as soon as this bag is seen coming out of the fridge,

this is what I get from Allix:

No matter how many times a day she does it, it still makes me laugh!!
(don't mind the messy hair)


Just a few more of this little angel!

You can find this hooded cocoon on my Alli Rae Designs Blog here.


Here are a couple more of this cute little guy for his sweet mommy!! Hope you enjoy!!


I can't believe my boy is "FANTASTIC 4" today!! I'm so blessed to have him in my life. He brings me the greatest joy every single day!! Just seing his smiling face every morning melts my heart!! I love you Jonah!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!! Make a wish ;)

My Babies!!

I can't believe how fast they grow!! They make my heart melt every time I look at them!! .....XOXOXOXOXOX....

Baby Hudson

This little guy is SUCH a sweetheart! He was awake most of the time but he hung in there. I can't believe the hair that he has!! I wish my kids had that much hair when they were born, and it's so blond!! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for all the help and for letting me take his pictures. I just love all of you!!

Here's just a preview of Hudson for now...enjoy his sweet little face!