Friday, November 29, 2002


This morning I woke up when the baby monitor let me know that my little Alex was unhappy. I woke up went upstairs to the nursery and removed her from her little crib. After a few moments of fussing she calmed down and started sucking her thumb. I put a bottle on the warmer and changed her diaper. After a few attempts at singing pattycake, and a few other songs she let me know that it was time to eat. After she had her first bottle she was ready to go back to sleep. I walked bakc to my room and the next thing I heard was two pair of feet scrambling down the steps. Devon and Robbie came into the room singing Happy Birthday, after they finished they gave me a card that was signed by them and Alex. Something else, huh? After that Renee gave me a card and wished me a Happy Birthday as well. There is no birthday better than one that is shared with your family. I'm not sure what the rest of the day will hold for me, but I am looking forward to it. Now it is time to logoff the computer and play with the kids. Happy 31 to me.

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Thanksgiving Day: Well, Thanksgiving is upon us and I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. This is the first Thanksgiving in the new house, and the first Thanksgiving with a new baby. We have some pretty big plans this weekend, we will be going to spend Thanksgiving with my wife's side of the family. This is going to be a big event as her family is so big. I really look forward to the event, because there is so much laughter and so much fellowship that goes on. The weather is cooperating though it is cold. The weatherman hinted at a snow storm earlier in the week, but we only had a few flurries. Incidentally in Kentucky we consider anything over three inches to be a snowstorm. I baked a huge pan of yams last night and I can't wait to tear into them. I love being with friends and loved ones over the holidays, and I love watching football. I really don't know who is going to be playing today, but it doesn't matter to me at all, I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I am praying that our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors who are stationed around the world have the best Thanksgiving possible. I know how difficult it is to be a long way away from family, so I just hope that everyone remembers our Armed Forces in their prayers. We should indeed be Thankful for all that they do.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Another week has come and gone in the Smith household. Devon culminated his football season by not only playing and unfortunately losing in the Championship game, but by also being selected for the All-Star game which was played at Kentucky State University. My dude was really excited! His soccer team played in the State Youth Soccer Championship and came home as Regional Champions, we unfortunately did not win it all, but there is always next year! Robbie's soccer team only lost two games this year, and Robbie scored at LEAST two goals per game. It goes without saying that I am the resident proud papa because of all that my boys have accomplished this year. Devon's grades are good, and he was elected to the student council....hell we never had student council when I was in elementary school....My lovely wife is doing well, and my brand new baby girl has been the picture of health since her birth this summer....[more entries to come soon]