The Smith Family

The Smith Family
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Saturday, October 30, 2010


I forgot to tell you that I added new pics in the slide show above so be sure to check those out. The one of the boys and the dog dressed like a clown, that is Thomas. Thomas walks by our house everyday. Jagger loves Thomas. Nothing new here. He loved Duke and Buddy our neighbor dogs in Bowling Green. Anyway, if Jagger is outside when Thomas is taking his neighborhood stroll, he will asks to pet him. This afternoon Thomas came knocking on our door with 3 pumpkin buckets full of treats for the boys. How sweet is that. They love Thomas!

Fun, fun, fun

I have so much to talk about tonight. I don't even know where to begin! This has been a super busy week for us. After 2 doctor visits, 6 hours out of my days, and $150 dollars later, Jagger has been diagnosed with asthma. Poor thing still hasn't kicked the cough he has, but he has been a real trooper throughout this busy week. He is being pumped full of steroids and albuteral. They gave him a breathing treatment on Thursday's visit. Have you ever seen a child after a albuteral treatment? Have you ever seen Jagger on any given day? Can you imagine the product when the two are combined? He was like a bouncy ball...that would not stop. Thankfully, it only lasted about 2 hours so by the time we got home we both took a long nap to recover from our experience. Wednesday was his Pumpkin Bash. He dressed like a red power ranger. Yes, the costume we have owned for how many years now? Not the costume I just recently purchased him.

Friday was a super busy day too. Jackson's school does a costume parade before the party. It was big fun. The party was super awesome as well. Our room moms ROCK! Mrs. Swinger said it was the best party ever. Ok...let me just add that I am not the only room mom. Mrs. Daniella is super helpful. Not to mention the room full of parents that sent in everything on our list. We do have a great class. The only reason I feel like a rocked that is because I had goody bags made (from last years Target after Halloween sale), I ordered awesome Fox's Big Daddy pizza (with my smart card that was BOGO free), and I made a cool Halloween bingo game (that Mrs. Swinger liked so much she asked if she could laminate them). See...I rocked that day! I promise not to say the r-word for the rest of this post :)
That night we went to a really cool Halloween party that we were invited to by some new friends of the boys. I won't go into too much detail because these two moms would make me look like mediocre mom. There was all kinds of spooky foods, popcorn & cotton candy makers, games, and lots of goodies too. It was like a mini carnival! It was super cold, but lots of fun!!
Today was just another awesome mom day. (Hey-did I tell you about the nutrion lady who made me feel like the worst mom ever because I feed my kids too much mac n cheese? Ok-maybe it didn't go down exactly like that, but this entry is all about me...obviously...and how much I great a mom I am...even if it is only occasionally!) Anyway-our super busy 10th day in a row started with basketball camp this morning at 9 a.m. Jackson and Jagger will start playing BB the first week of December. Jagger's camp was today. He has never played BB before, and was a little apprehensive at first. Once it got started though, he was all about it. Trying really hard to do exactly as the coach said and getting as many words as he could in edgewise of course. Well, they started doing these drills. Dibble to the other side, do a jumping jack (which amazingly no little kid can seem to do) or circle the ball around your head, body, ankles (their arms are not quit long enough for this) or a crazy dance, then dribble back to start. They were on the last one, and these little kids were doing their version of a dance move. It was funny. Then it is Jagger's turn, and I am curious to see what crazy move he comes up with. He runs to center court (never dribbling because he really can't), puts the ball down, sits on his bottom, spins around 3 times, picks the ball up, and remembers to dribble right at the end. Huge smile across his face the whole time. Like he does this dance move everyday! I wish I had video taped that! After camp, we came home and by sheer miracle accomplished all our chores with minimal yelling. They were quick too. Then we finished up our super mom week at the fall festival down the street. They had 15 huge blow up house things, games, food, pony rides, hay rides, and goody bags when we left. All for free which Jordan couldn't seem to get past the whole time we were there. It has been a really great week. I hope my boys have had fun because daddy is off tomorrow, and super mom is taking a vacation! Well, I guess we have to trick or treat. So I will be taking my scary monsters, the Joker, and who knows what Jagger will be tomorrow. He was Batman today. I do know that it will not be Spiderman or blue Power Ranger. Those are at Grandma's for repairs. Speaking of Grandma's, I am very excited to go to Memphis this next weekend to see all my people. Maybe even sell a little CM and PC too!

Ok. Let me end with this from our very own comedian, Jagger Smith

It was very cold this morning so I went into the living room to turn on the gas logs. Getting them started is really hard sometimes, and I had to keep clicking the starter which is pretty loud especially when the whole house is quiet. I have been trying this for about ten minutes when I hear,

"Hey mom, can you keep in down. I am trying to sleep in here."

Monday, October 25, 2010

Smith Family Update

Maybe I can guarantee you an update at least once a month...Maybe!

Jackson turned 8!!!!!
Yes it is hard to believe that he is now 8 years old. He had a great birthday. A huge thank you to all of you that sent cards for his card birthday surprise. 34 birthday cards and $186 dollars later (not including the new shoes, shirts, stickers, goodies, beef jerky, binonculers). Yes, he was very surprised. Since his birthday fell right at the end of fall break, only two of his friends were able to come to his sleep over. These were his Bowling Green friends though so he was still very excited. We had a great night of pizza, birthday cookie, movies, and of course a whole lot of Playstation. In fact, I was awakened at 4:30 a.m. by a lot of loud talking and game playing!! I went to bed at 11 p.m. leaving Jordan in charge of turning the t.v. off when the movie was over. They said that they did turn the t.v. off and went to sleep. Ironically, they all woke up at the same time (4:30 a.m.)!! So of course the only obvious thing to do was to start playing the Playstation again...right? Well the only thing that matters is Jackson said he had a GREAT birthday!

Now we are just getting ready for Jagger's 5th birthday party. I have no idea where to have it or what to do. That is not from lack of discussing it on a daily basis either. He changes his mind everyday about what he wants for his birthday, where he wants to have it, and what theme he wants it to be. I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that my baby is turning 5 years old!!

Today is report card day. Jordan was officially grounded on Friday though thanks to the new parent portal that shows your grades early!! He was not happy, but hey, neither was I! The crazy thing is that his grades are not bad. All A's, one B and one C. The bad part is that he could have had all A's if he had just turned in homework instead of taking 4 zeros in each of those latter classes. Homework that he insist that he did. How crazy is that to work so hard actually doing your homework only to take a zero for not turning it in!!! Well, there is a bright side. He can get off on good behavior in 4 1/2 weeks if he brings home all A's on his progress report. I know this may seem crazy to some, but my point to Jordan is that he can do this. It comes easy to him to make good grades. Therefore, a C is unacceptable. A "B" is too if it is a half a point away from an "A" for that matter! Especially when all you have to do is turn in your homework.

Jackson was super proud of his report card. An A in Math (of course because this is his fav subject), and B's in Spelling and Language. He does need more practice in writing, but he absolutly hates to write. This also happens to be the reason why our thank you cards are coming along so slowly!! He also can't understand why Jordan can not be ungrounded because "he got 5 A's on his report card!" This will probably be their argument for the next 4.5 weeks...

Well, Jackson needs attention and Jagger needs more meds. (I forgot to mention that we went to the doctor today. He has bronchitis again.) There is also dinner to cook and more laundry to fold among a million other things I should be doing. I just want to leave you with this little bit of funny from Jagger the other day.

After I picked him up from school, we ran a couple of quick errands. It was a beautiful day, and I had been riding with the windows down about half way. Well Jagger didn't like the windows down. I think because it blows all that hair in his face, but anyway he had asked me to roll them up.
Him: "I have had a HARD day today!"
Me: "Really?"
Him: "Yes, mom. Today was Chloe's birthday. And we had messy cookies. And I sweated a LOT on the playground!"

Who can argue with that? Sounds like a hard day to me.

Have a happy and safe Halloween! This wicked witch will be taking the Wolf Ninja, the Joker, and 2 very freaky dead zombies to trick or treat.

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