Sunday, October 22, 2017


We went trick-or-treating at the zoo tonight with Isabelle's friend Ava!!  

Saturday, October 21, 2017


DJ and I had a mini getaway in Michigan on Monday night and then look the kids to Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday for the week.  It was a busy week!!  I had a library conference so Isabelle and Baby DJ were able to spend a lot of time at the pool.  Isabelle loved the water park - her favorite thing was the slides!!  We also went to the zoo and had a lot of fun just hanging out in the hotel room.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017


We celebrated the first day of fall by spending the day at the Pumpkin Farm with Aunt Amber.  Isabelle loved meeting Disney princesses and wearing a crown!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Daniel is 7 months old today!!

He is crawling everywhere and loves watching Daniel Tiger with his sister.  Daniel is enjoying trying all kids of new foods - his favorites are sweet potatoes and strawberries!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Looks who's standing!! 

Daniel is quite the mover lately - he loves crawling everywhere and pushes himself up on the table.  He loves to practice walking and jumping with Mom and Dad!!!


We have had lots of fun at the zoo this summer!!  Daniel loves being in his stroller and Isabelle loves looking at all of the animals.  Her favorite are the monkeys and the new baby giraffe!

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Fall is here!  We had a lot of fun at the library Early Literacy Open House - Isabelle loved her Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake.  And Bubba has been busy practicing his motorcycle skills ;)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017


It's a rare moment when I can get a half-way decent picture of these two!! Usually at least one of the is looking the other way or trying to run away.  Isabelle loves making Baby Daniel "breakfast" with her kitchen set and Daniel is getting a lot more active.  Summer is going by fast, but we are enjoying the nice weather outside.  Our recent adventures include going to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, library activities and music classes, and lots of family time.  We recently had a family reunion with my Mom's side of the family at my grandparents house in Green Bay and Isabelle and Daniel got to play with all of their cousins.  

Monday, July 31, 2017


Isabelle is 2 1/2 years old today!!  

She loves dancing to music, playing with her kitchen, coloring, reading books, and playing with her brother!  Her favorite characters are Daniel Tiger and Elmo. 

We spent the day with Grandma Michelle at Horicon Marsh for a library event.  The kids had a lot of fun doing crafts, listening to stories, and catching for fish.  Isabelle got her face painted and learned how to shoot and arrow!!

See all of our monthly pictures here.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


We have been going to the Fox River Walk in Waukesha after work - Isabelle loves watching the ducks!

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Isabelle and Daniel had lots of fun at Harry Potter Day at the Menomonee Falls Library!!  We even had Harry Potter glasses to wear.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


We had a mini-photo shoot with the kids at the library today for some promotional pictures for our upcoming programs.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Daniel posing for our new Life Long Learning Program for babies.

Isabelle with (literally!) 1000 books.

Daniel dressing up at Cat in the Hat with some Dr. Seuss books.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Daniel is 5 months old today!!

See all of our monthly elephant pictures here.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th of July!!  

We were all pretty sick the last few days, but managed to make it to the parade - Daniel slept during most of it, but Isabelle enjoyed watching and playing at the playground nearby.  No fireworks again this year - maybe next year!

Saturday, July 1, 2017


We've had a busy summer so far!!  Lots of trips to the zoo and the parks and swimming at Grandma an Gido's house.  The kids love being outside and Isabelle has been busy picking flowers for everyone - especially dandelions.  Isabelle has been a lot more engaged in weekly storytime and we have been going to lots of programs at libraries.  Daniel has also started going to baby music class once a month and loves moving around!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Baby Daniel is 3 months old now!!  He is taking after his sister and is already in 6-month clothes.  He loves listening to stories and is starting to play with toys.  Yesterday he rolled over for the first time!!

We spent the day at the zoo today!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Work has kept me pretty busy lately, but this weekend I took the kids up to Neenah for my cousin's baby shower.  Isabelle had a lot of fun playing with her cousin Henry and we got to meet his new baby brother.  We somehow managed to get some great pictures with Great-Baba and Gido and their Great-Grandchildren!

Then we had a sleepover at Isabelle's friend Ava's house - here they are practicing their piano duet.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Baby Daniel is 2 months old today!!  

See all of his Elephant pictures here.  

He is starting to smile and loves tummy time.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Happy Easter from the Smith family!!! 

Isabelle and Daniel had a busy Easter weekend.  We went to see Mohana at the library on Friday and went to an Easter Egg hunt where they had candy drop from an airplane.  On Saturday we made Easter desert with Aunt Amber.  Sunday we went to my parents house with my brothers and grandparents and then came back to our house to have Easter with DJ's family.  

Isabelle and Daniel looked super cute in their Easter outfits!!  They loved hunting for Easter Eggs and playing with their "hop-hops."

Here was our attempt at a family photo!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Daniel is almost 2 months old and I am getting ready to go back to work on Monday.  Daniel is sleeping great at night and Isabelle loves taking care of her little brother!!

We have been busy going on lots of adventures and taking advance of some of the warm weather we have had lately.  The last few weeks we went to Cabela's, the movies, library storytime, a stuffed animal sleepover in Whitewater, and the zoo.  Isabelle has also been enjoying her weekly sleepover and Grandma and Gido's house.

Monday, April 10, 2017


We have been busy reading lots of books to Daniel!!  Here is one of his favorite - The Hungry Caterpillar.  We started the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program at Waukesha and Daniel is quickly making his way through his first 1000 Books.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Baby Daniel is one month old today!!!  We are all enjoying lots of time at home with him.  He is starting to be away more and loves tummy time and playing with his big sister, Isabelle.

See all of the Daniel's elephant pictures here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Baby Daniel with his teddy bear that was DJ's when he was born and blanket that I made him.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Isabelle loves being a big sister to Baby Daniel.  She likes helping Daddy feed him, reading him stories, and always makes sure he has a stuffed animal nearby!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017


We have had Daniel home for almost a week now!!  After an emergency c-section he was born at 11:41 PM on Monday, February 20, 2017.  We arrived home from the hospital on Thursday.  He is a very happy baby and is doing well.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Welcome Baby Daniel!!!

11:41 PM
7 lbs. 10 oz.
20 1/2 in.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


We have been busy over the last few weeks preparing for Baby Smith #2 to arrive!!  Isabelle is very excited about being a big sister.  She makes sure to feed him breakfast in the morning (usually one of her pretend cupcakes) and gives him lots of hugs and kisses.  She has recently started taking care of her "babies" by tucking them in at night and putting diapers on them.  

Isabelle loves playing with her kitchen, reading books, coloring, watching Daniel Tiger and Disney movies, and playing with her fishing game.  She can count to 5 (usually) and knows most of her colors.  Isabelle learning new words every day, but still not a lot of talking yet.  We also had some surprisingly nice days outside lately and made a few trips to the zoo and archery range/park.