Ok, first of all... take a gander at these eyes. Aren't they amazing?? Having blue eyes myself and a daughter with beautiful eyes, I thought I was always partial to blue eyes.... but his are just so dark and dreamy!!! I can't get enough of them. Ok, thanks for indulging me.
We've had a little bit of everything going on with the Smith's lately. Here's a little update.
Avery has started soccer! It is so fun! She's doing a good job following directions and learning some very basic parts of the game. She's very partial to the pink ball. We'll need to get there early every week, just so she can claim it! Here's a video of her pre-practice warm up skills!

She's in awe of her coach! The first week she kept stroking her hand and playing with her necklace. She constantly wants to show her how she can get a goal!! Tonight, she walked in and said, "hi, coach!!" So funny that she just started calling her coach! Here's Avery and her first coach ever!!!

They got their shirts today! There's only one blog reader that can appreciate the number I chose for her!! Remember how long it took me to "earn" that number, sport Marty??? I was a little more uptight then! Just a little!
Today we woke up to a nice blanket of snow... the first of the year! So Oliver experienced his first snow!! He doesn't really have a snow suit, so his visit was brief. Here's visual documentation that I actually let him experience the first snow of the year.
Avery all bundled up and ready to play!
The kiddos together on the deck. I believe this is when Oliver's lip started shivering. A little backtracking to leaf fun! Avery jumping in the pile!
Here's Avery "helping."
I had gone in at this point, so I'm not sure what is happening here. Probably on homage to her buddy, Tommy!


  1. j.ro on November 15, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    i love all these!! especially the leaf pics of course :o)

    great soccer playin' avery!!

  2. slivengo on November 16, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Avery and Oliver are adorable!! :) Hard to believe how quickly they grow. :) Thanks for the note the other day on our blog - I just got it back up! I'm due Jan. 10th... but hoping for December 30thish :)

    Hope you guys are doing well and enjoying the snow. It snowed here today, and I have to confess - I wasn't nearly as happy about it as Avery looked. :)

  3. darbistrahle on November 16, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    hahaha...ok so avery is actually pretty good at soccer! my niece just started plying soccer too!

  4. Stacey on November 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    So very ,very cute :) I hope Jack's eyes get dark brown like Oliver's. How long does soccer season last? She sure looks like she's having a good time in the video!

  5. Mary Davis on December 1, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    How quickly Avery has grown up.
    Oliver has great brown eyes.
    Keep up the pictures.
    Love them.