KOHEN PRYOR SMITH

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Smart Boy

So... lately I have been working with Kohen and trying to teach him animals and animal sounds. He can recognize a bird (as long as it's on a St. Louis Cardinal shirt or hat), when asked what a dog says, he will say "woof woof woof" (always 3 woofs), and when I point to Dentin or Peyton he will say "K-Kitty". I've also been teaching him other animals like duck, monkey, lion, etc.

Short story 1:
We went to a shoe store two days ago and there was a big ceramic horse in the kids shoe section. I rolled Kohen's stroller up to the horse so he could look at it while I looked at shoes. The first thing he said when he looked at the horse was "wow"! Then he said "woof woof woof".

Short story 2:
We arrived in Orlando yesterday and went to dinner at The Crab House. Kohen was pretty fussy because he was exhausted, so I walked around the restaurant showing him different things. There were a bunch of big colorful fish hanging from the ceiling in the restaurant. Kohen spotted them immediately and pointed up and said "wow" followed by "woof woof woof".

Short story 3:
After we left the restaurant last night we had to go to Wal-Mart because Jason forgot all of his toiletries. I took Kohen to look at the fish aquariums while we waited. He was amazed by the fish. He of course said "wow" then he looked at me and said, "K-Kitty".

Seriously, I must be the worst animal/ animal sounds teacher ever....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Laundry Basket

First of all, no... I do not dress my child in footed pj's and put shoes on top of that and take him places...I do however, put shoes on top of his footed pj's in the mornings so he can walk better. After breakfast I change him into "real" clothes with socks and shoes. I just don't want yall to think I don't have fashion sense... Anyway, I thought this video was pretty funny. This is when Kohen discovered the little laundry basket in his room.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lunch with Max & Random Pictures

Today Mom and I went to eat lunch with Max at his school! Max is in Kindergarten, has two missing teeth and has very good artwork hanging in the hallway at his school :). I brought Max a kids meal from Subway. I asked his momma what to get him in his kids pack and she said: Turkey sandwich, chocolate milk and apples. Well, I got him: Turkey sandwich, chocolate milk, Cheetos and a chocolate chip cookie :). I think Max liked his lunch from "Stetie" :)!!!


Maxy-Boy and Me


Mimi and Max



After Mom and I left Max's school, we picked Shelley, Maddie, Kohen and Asa up so we could do a little shopping. We looked hilarious everywhere we went because we had so many buggy's and kiddos! Below is a picture of Kohen, Maddie and Baby Asa at Old Navy.


And here they are in Target :)


RANDOM PICTURES:

I took this picture a few minutes ago of my boys.


Dentin wanted in the picture too.


On Thursday Kohen and I went uniform/scrub shopping with my mom. Kohen was getting a little bored so I gave him a sucker. He LOVED it! AND he didn't get messy :) Mom said she has never seen a kid eat a sucker and be so clean afterward!


This is a very blurry picture but I still wanted to post it. Kohen has recently started holding hands (actually he just holds two of my fingers) and guides me around everywhere. He pretty much pulls with all his might for me to follow him. I love it. He's so amazed at his new "trick". He pulls me around and watches my feet walk beside him :)


And this is a VERY random picture, but it makes me happy. This is at our new house that we're in the process of buying. I drive by it everyday. On this day there were two huge storage "Pods" in the driveway- so, they're packing up so we can move in! YAY! Only 11 more days until we Close!



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The first time I left my Baby

Eight pages. That's the number of pages of instructions I left my sister-in-law. We left for the Dallas Market on Saturday around 6pm. I was able to put Kohen down for a late nap before we left. I told Kristin that I thought I was going to be ok. Boy was I wrong. Kristin followed us out to the garage to tell us bye and I felt like I was going to loose it. She hugged me and told me it was ok to cry. That's when I started the "ugly Oprah cry". Kristin just kept hugging me, rubbing my back and kissing my cheek, telling me it was going to be ok. I remember blubbering the words "I'm going to miss him so much".
We got in the car and left. Jason rubbed my leg then held my hand while driving. I made it to the hill on Irby (two streets over from our house) before I started boo-hooing again. And I mean boo-hooing...like grabbing my forehead, snot coming out of my nose boo-hooing... Before we got to the next exit Jason told me we didn't have to go. I told him I was ok. I lied. I cried until we reached Mayflower, which was about 20 minutes. I was a mess. I knew I had to pull it together because we were about to meet our friends Brian and LeeAnna in Bryant so they could ride to Dallas with us. About 5 minutes before we met B & L, I felt sick. I called my sister and asked her if I could come by her house (in Bryant) to use the bathroom (TMI, I know). Max & Maddie were so confused why I just came to their house, went straight to the bathroom, then had to leave again.
I didn't cry again until I laid my head down that night to go to sleep. Again, I lost control. I cried and cried and cried. Jason was very comforting, but he was exhausted and had to get some sleep. I stayed up, crying, looking through pictures of Kohen and videos of Kohen on my iphone until around 3:30am. That's the last time I remember looking at the clock. I cried myself to sleep. I woke up about 2 hours later and couldn't go back to sleep. I got up, got in the shower and got ready before our wake-up call ever rang. I sat in the hotel room chair and read to get my mind off of things. This was working. I read the whole time while Jason took a shower and got ready. Just before we left to meet Brian and LeeAnna for breakfast, I had another crying spell.
This was the last time I cried. I knew I would get to see my baby that night.

We arrived at the Dallas Market and it was AWESOME!!! I didn't know what to expect but I sure didn't expect this:
It was amazing! This was just one of the buildings we visited. It was (I think) 15 or 16 stories high with over 30 stores per floor. Very overwhelming! Jason and I were SO tired by the end of the day. I told them that if I were to amputate my legs it would hurt less than how my legs felt at the moment!
We got home around midnight on Sunday. Kristin said that Kohen was great and she had lots of fun with him. I appreciate her keeping him so much.
After she left, I woke up my baby. I couldn't help it. Kohen ended up staying up until about 3am-ish. But it was worth it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

455

Four hundred and fifty-five. That's how many CONSECUTIVE good night kisses I've given Kohen. Tomorrow that streak will end. Tomorrow I will not be able to kiss my baby boy good night... Or sing You Are My Sunshine and Amazing Grace to him before I lay him in his crib. I will not get to read "I Love You Through and Through" to him either. I will not get to turn on the video monitor 100 times to make sure he's ok. I will not get to hear him playing with his toys when he wakes up in the morning. I will not get to say good morning and change his diaper while I sing "Good morning to you, you live in a zoo, you look like a monkey, aaannnddd you smell like one too!". I will not get to hear him laugh so hard at that song and want me to sing it again.

Jason and I are going to Dallas tomorrow. My WONDERFUL sis-in-law is staying with Kohen until late Sunday night. I feel completely comfortable with Kristin keeping my baby boy. She works at Children's Hospital so she's always around babies and she knows what to do in an emergency (right Kristin??? Just remember... 911...) :) No, I really do trust her. She loves Kohen and I know he loves her so much too. They will have so much fun together.

I don't know how I'm going to drive away tomorrow.

Below is a picture of kiss #1...