To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Eccl. 3:1

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Eccl. 3:1

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


School has ended, so it is officially summer at the Smith residence. I can't believe that I haven't blogged since the night before returning to work! So, this post is like hitting the rewind button on the DVR. I want to see and experience it all again.

March 2010 (3 months)
*Talking/Squealing for minutes on end
*Letting out a scream at the end of your cries
*Loves head/face covered with a blanket
*First walk and run with Mommy of the year
*First time getting into your jumparoo
*March 13-First time to Wal-Mart with ONLY Mommy.(We did it)
*Mid month-you began to make a bird like sound in your throat/mouth. We laughed every time.
*Neck rash
*Eating approximately 7 oz. at one feeding.
*First St. Patrick's day
*Watched March Madness with Daddy
*First Spring Break!
*First official date with Cale Baker. :)
*Met several new friends for the first time-Banks Moore, Aniston Gish, & Maleah Lengacher

April 2010 (4 months)
*First Easter
*Started to reach for toys
*Butler lost to Duke by two 61-59
*Started to grab toes
*April 9-you ate your toes
*At April 9 Dr. appt., you weighed 13.3(50%) & was 25.5(90%) inches long
*Celebrated Braxton's & Bella's first birthday
*April 11- Aunt Larissa's baby shower
*April 11- First meal of baby food (squash & pears)
*April 12-ROLLED OVER!
*You grew to LOVE bananas! You were/are a good eater.
*April 20- 4 month shots :(
*Aunt Kristen was home from Indy and spent the night.
*Cousin Lindsee's 2nd birthday
*By the last week of April, you were wearing size 2 diapers.
*April 27-your Daddy got welder's eye. OUCH!
*You loved the Dr. Seuss book Hop On Pop

May 2010 (5 months)

*You were definitely Mommy's girl. For example, Daddy would be holding you and you would whine and reach for me. Well once you were in my arms, you would look back at Daddy and actually smirk. I loved it...Daddy probably not so much.
*You love the outdoors.
*Army crawling
*May 1-slept in your crib in your own room
*May 4-Slept with bottom in the air which both your Aunt Kristen and Mommy both did. You continue to do so. Actually, as I am writing this, you are napping and you are in the exact position. Too cute.
*Aj & Liz came to visit again.
*After a year and a half and many, many papers later, Mommy graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with her Masters of Education. Yip Yee!
*First mother/daughter banquet. It was in Bedford at Aunt Larissa's church. Cousin Lindsee was in the fashion show.
*Washington Park with Swartzentruber family on Mother's Day, then taco bar at our house with Mommy's side of family.
*For Mother's day, you and Daddy got me a tree to plant. I wanted to plant one your first year of life. It is a mini weeping cherry. It is the landscaping by the back door. I see every time I look out or leave the house. I love it!
*First projectile vomit/First time Mommy took off work because of being a mommy.
*Once you warm up to your surroundings, you are quite the social butterfly. Many people mention how photogenic you are, too.
*From pregnancy to now, there have been many Netflix nights with your Daddy and me. I can't wait though until we have family movie night where we are watching a movie you selected and are excited to see while eating popcorn in our pajamas.
*May 15-You met your Great Aunt Annalee and Great Uncle Keith from Virginia. You can count on Virginia being one of our family vacas in the future.
*May 23-First,but not our last trip to Quick Care. Double ear infection. To make things worse, Mommy got the flu. Daddy had to really take care of his girls that night. I hate being sick, but I have to be honest, it helped getting closer to pre-pregnancy weight :). You will understand this some day.
*You love your colorful links.
*Touching different textures-especially the shag carpet, recliner, Grandma's quilt, people's hair, is something you started this month, but have definitely continued. It is priceless watching you; it's like you are studying everything so closely.
*Able to put pacifer in your own mouth.
*wearing 3-6 clothes (still some 3 month shirts)
*The conclusion of the school year- you were a hit with my students on the last day. Even the boys were saying how adorable you were. Mind you, this is after they (practically the whole 6th grade) clobbered your mother with ready whip. My hair has never been that stiff.
*While being in Mommy's arms, Daddy would chase up around the house. You absolutely loved this. To hear you laugh is worth more than all my Vera Bradley put together. Again, someday you will understand this. (I already can't wait to get you your first Vera Bradley lunch box for school) However, let's get you eating table food first and we can discuss Vera Bradley later.

Well, as you can see, we have been busy, you especially. From your weekly picture update to capturing every precious, new thing you do, you are keeping Mommy busy. Someday when you read this, I hope you realize how so very loved you are. Because, Adalyn, that is exactly what you are...LOVED!


  1. glad to hear an update from you!!! loved catching up on miss adalyn!

  2. Beautiful Adalyn!!!!!! Shaya & Jared - she is just the sweetest:) I can see both of you in her looks:) Hope you are having a wonderful summer with your little sweetie!!