Thursday, March 29, 2007


As I look at this picture I find myself overwhelmed with love. Love for my God for giving me such a precious gift. Love for my husband because she is part of him. And an overwhelming love for this child who I have only known for 8 weeks!

I also find this picture a little ironic. She is sucking her thumb while there is a pacifier in the background. I give her the pacifier and Trey takes it away. I am constantly telling him it is easier to get rid of a pacifier than a thumb!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Alyssa's 1st Birthday

Here are some pictures from Alyssa's 1st birthday party. We had so much fun. We had a few friends and family over to celebrate the big day. I had to wake her up from her nap so she was pretty grumpy at first but she quickly warmed up to everyone. The first picture is of her eating her cake. She was very careful eating it. She would stick a finger in and then lick it. It was pretty funny to watch her. I bought her a fun birthday hat but she was terrified of it. I was able to hurry and get 1 good picture in before she started screaming! The last picture was us singing happy birthday. She LOVES for me to sing to her. We have a routine during nap time. I read her 3 books then sing you are my sunshine. By the time I am closing the last book she has flipped around and is looking at me smiling waiting for me to sing. After I finish the first time she shakes her head telling me to sing again! We had a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

What a week!

Well, we have had an interesting week. It started off by Alyssa waking up about 5:00 Sunday morning screaming her head off. When we could do nothing to comfort her and noticed her breathing was very shallow we took her to the emergency room. She started having a runny nose Friday but no other symptoms. When we got to the er they admitted her. She had developed a double ear infection and a respiratory infection. Her mother had REALLY bad asthma so we have always been concerned that she might have it. Sunday night Mallory started running fever so Trey took her to the doctor on Monday and they admitted her for the fever. Hers was really just a precautionary measure. She never ran fever again and had no other symptoms. She was released Wednesday and Alyssa was supposed to be released then but she started vomiting and having diarrhea. She got the rota virus from the hospital. So, she stayed another day. Thursday was her 1st birthday so here is a picture of her on her birthday. We brought her home Thursday night. She is still sick but is getting better. We had to postpone her birthday party until next week.

Just another day in the life of the Smith's!!!!!!!!!!!!!