September 26, 2007

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The second part of our morning routine¬† ūüôā

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September 26, 2007

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We love to giggle and do gymnastics in each other’s cribs.

September 26, 2007

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See this cookie?¬† Whenever we are outside I ask mommy if I can go and ring Miss Patti’s doorbell, and then when she answers I ask for a cookie, puh-leaze.¬† And sometimes Steven will hold my hand to help me cross the road to his mom’s house.¬† It makes miss Patti so happy when I stop by!

September 25, 2007

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I love my papi.

September 25, 2007

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Hiking on the rail trail.¬† On the way back I pushed the stroller and Keira walked on the tracks with daddy…

September 15, 2007

SmithAngels are¬†back¬† ūüôā¬†¬† Thanks for all the kind words while we were gone (and¬†truly sorry for those of you who worried about us, there was no need!).¬† We had an *awesome* summer highlighted¬†by two trips (to the Outer Banks and to Louisiana to visit¬†Ava’s birth family).

Keira is now 13.5 months old and Ava is 2.5 years.¬† Both girls weigh close to 25 pounds, but Ava is a whole head taller.¬† Ava is her usual totally energetic self – she likes to be on the go (not at home) and she is a chatterbox (and has a truly¬†remarkable comprehension of the English language and an impressive vocabulary).¬† She knows how to manipulate her mama and daddy to get what she wants, but she does it in a very sweet way.¬† She is very kind-hearted and really means it when she says “sorry” for things (like when grandma broke her shoulder, she kept kissing her arm and patting it and saying “sorry grandma”).¬† She potty trained *herself* – mama would never have thought she was ready at 24 mos, but she insisted, and we are having fun with it.¬† She is growing more striking by the day, and she is really looking a lot like her beautiful¬†birthmommy Jenelle and her big sis Livie.

Keira is her usual sweet, loving self.¬† She has learned to use her voice to get what she wants, and she has an inate sense of *fairness* (she is always right when she lets me know something wasn’t fair).¬† She is walking and running and climbing stairs like a little monkey, and her cute baby fat is leaving her – noooooo!¬† She has the most beautiful light blue eyes and the cutest wavy blonde hair.¬† She loves giggling with her sister, and will often initiate play, such as hurling her teddies across the room at Ava, ha ha.¬† She is *crazy* about dolls, and really loves the realistic ones like the Madame Alexander dolls that her Gammy gave her, and is crazy about kitties and doggies (both called “dat-nnnn”s).

You’ll notice Ava & Keira’s blog format is different than what you are used to – Blogger.com hasn’t worked in over¬†2 mos, so we moved to WordPress.com, and we feel right at home.¬† Both girls are consolidated into *one* blog, which only makes sense (mama is smacking herself on the forehead, duh, why didn’t she think of this before?).

One quick note:¬† once you have finished scrolling down on *this* page and reading everything, be sure to go back into the *archives* (menu on the right) to view the previous months, all the way through to April.¬† We had last left you on April 21st and this page does not go all the way back to there¬† ūüôā

September 15, 2007

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Tommy is my best friend.  Jessie dog is chaperoning.