Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Strength

Si's first Easter brought his first bought of stomach bug and second round of ear infection. Not ideal, but as Matthew and I also got sick the day after Easter, we truly found strength in our Savior whom we had just celebrated. We've never all been sick at the same time, and while Matthew and I felt better 24 hours later, Silas is still going through something that we hope is just a lethargic complex from lack of calories. I lean on the Lord to guide my steps and decisions, and when I think about what He suffered for me, it makes our suffering insignificant.

Thank you Jesus for conquering the grave, so I don't have to wonder what happens after it.

The only time my little man has sat still for more than 10 minutes: the calm joy and sad slump of illness.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Silas

This was the first night we brought our little boy home from the hospital.
Silas Cary Smith, seeing you in the NICU was so hard, but I've always known you were in God's hands since we first found out about you.
It made seeing you at peace that much sweeter.
And now all you do is smile... especially at the thought of a bunch of your images all over the wall.
Nothing like some good cupcakes to keep the party going.
Thanks for rocking the shades Max!
Of course Silas wanted to watch the Masters on his birthday too.
Didn't know how I was going to get all the balloons and Silas home in our little car. We made it work.
Daddy got Silas ready for the Masters!
While I got the party ready. You may not remember this when you're old Si, but Mommy had fun doing it.
Our sweet boy was spoiled right on his first birthday.
Happy Birthday Bud. You'll always be our baby boy.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Silas is One!

Silas Cary Smith, you are not just a part of our family, you made our family what it is today. From day one, you were a true gift from God, and one year ago today you entered the world and haven't stopped smiling. We love you and thank God for you daily. Our joy is made happier because of you. Keep bringing that joy to everyone you meet! Even though you may not know it's your first birthday, I wanted to celebrate with something fun, so we went to your first petting zoo. You loved it!

Can't wait for your party on Saturday!  Happy Birthday my sweet baby boy!

Love you Silas

Friday, April 4, 2014

Curious Cousins

Silas has a fascination with Daddy's golf stuff..... I'm sure that's not by chance. Just wait till your birthday buddy. You gotta surprise coming your way!

We are so grateful for our wonderful sitter, and my dear friend, Caitlyn whom Si gets to play with every Thursday.

Caitlyn's little angel Evie loves showing Silas the ropes. Here's how you put a flower in your hair Silas. (sorry daddy!)

Silas' first birthday is next week. He was quite excited when his party stuff arrived. He loves Curious George!

I think the plates and napkins will be sufficient gifts for his birthday this year. It's always the simple stuff.

We just got back from visiting my nephews in Dallas. I think Easton is telling his mommy that a real police officer would drive on the road, not the sidewalk. Duh!

Silas couldn't wait to pull some people over in Dallas!

Even with his first ear infection before we left, Silas did a great job with the busy week and played well with his cousins.

My sister is such a great mom and works so hard that I wanted to try and pamper her while I was there. Our feast after putting all three boys to bed.

Thanks for sharing your toys Easton and Tanner! You guys really have some cool wheels!

I don't know how moms of twins do it. Tanner and Silas are so close in age that it was tough to keep them both from wanting the same mode of transportation at the same time. 

Even more tough to get them all to smile at the same time. Cheer up Tan! *Mommy tip* If you have more than one child, always have enough of the same toy for each to enjoy. Unless they are old enough to understand the concept of sharing.
I was given a tip for the first birthday: let your child try some chocolate or whatever you're serving the day of his birthday to make sure he doesn't throw up at his own party.
Couldn't pick up big enough bits so he went straight to the source.
I think he liked his first cupcake. We are ready to party now!