Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Money well spent again!

Last year I video taped Aubrey Rose swimming at 2 years old.  Now at 3, I wanted to remember what our little fishy could do this year.  Thank you Lord for swim lessons!!!

Last year she used her flippers all the time, which helped sooooooo much!  Not this year!  So fun!
Swimming is usually the first thing she asks for in the morning.  She loves it!!!  So thankful she enjoys the water.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Swim lessons

Aubrey Rose is quite the little fishy!

At the swim school we go to, they train with one on one lessons.  She has 30 minute lessons with one on one focus.
I still laugh that after her second lesson (only ONE hour of being with Aubrey Rose), the teacher came to me and said, "Aubrey is doing great.  She is such a great swimmer.  The thing we are working on the most is who is the teacher and who is the student." I laughed so hard because she figured our girl out to a T in one hour.  HA!  I am pretty sure I have a leader on my hands!
On the last class they have a parent get in so they can teach the technique and train us how to teach her at home. 

Mimi and Austin
They also have an awards ceremony for their newest champion swimmer!! 
She was so proud...
We did swim lessons with some of our dear friends.  Here are our other champion swimmers...Logan, Peyton and Taylor
We did lessons together last summer as well, so it was fun to do again this year.

Here is our little princess swimmer!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer table

I added a little summer fun to our dining room table.

At least it helps me dream that the beautiful beach weather and breathtaking views are just outside my window.  :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Peach Party 2011

The Peach Party 2011 was a success!  Here are a few pictures from the evening...

Sweet Blake bought Aubrey Rose her own snow cone.  B, you are the best!  Thank you for making her feel so special!!!
The DeManby's

Friday, July 22, 2011

Peach Party TONIGHT!!

During the summer months, every Friday night, Clovis has a Farmer's Market.  There is outstanding produce, delicious food, and fun family entertainment.  Tonight (Friday night) is the annual PEACH PARTY!  This is definitely a highlight for the Smittcamp Family and Wawona! Come out and enjoy a peachy night!  It runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm!

Below is our family picture from last year at the Peach Party 2010.  I remember this night so vividly.  Not just because we look forward to the event each summer, but because I was pregnant.  WOW!!!  I felt soooooooooooo sick.  I am surprised I could muster up a smile for these photos.  I felt like I was going to puke the whole night.  The combination of the heat and being nauseous from pregnancy, literally sent me home crying.  Blake is always a busy man on this day, so I remember my parents came home with me to help put Aubrey Rose to bed because I was so overheated, sick and in tears.  No fun!!  Little did I know, Austin was the little one who would join us today for the Peach Party 2011!!!  Yeah!!  Looking forward to tonight!


2009...just good, fun memories from the Peach Party 2009!  No memories of being sick...thank goodness.  :)  Just good, sweet family fun, well and a lot of work.  :)  Always worth it though!

Aubrey with NO hair even at 16 months!  HA!

Again, in Old Town Clovis from 5:30-9:30pm TONIGHT!!  Come, stop by our Wawona booth, say hi and enjoy a peachy night at the PEACH PARTY!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New favorite app!

I got a comment about how fun the last couple of pictures looked.  (Thanks Katee!)  I thought I would share with you all!  I took those pictures on my Iphone and then using my new favorite app I used a filter to make the coloring look even more fun. The app is called Instagram.  Check it out!  I love it! Very simple to use and after you choose the filter you like the best for your picture the phone automatically saves it in your photo album.

Here is the picture from the phone...

Here it is with a little extra pop and pizzazz from the Instagram app!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First tie...

Austin wore his first tie.  First of many, I am sure. :)
Thank you to my sweet friend, Tracy!!  Butterbee Designs is her company and she makes some adorable things for little boys and girls!  Love it!

Monday, July 18, 2011

BIG smiles...

Love these smiles.  I also love how Aubrey Rose was waving hi to YOU. :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Michael Jact-ton

Obviously, Blake's love for Michael Jackson's music and dancing is rubbing off onto his daughter.

Actually, my brother said it is more like Marilyn Monroe, rather than MJ. HA!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Michael Jackson tribute

By any chance, do you remember how much of a Michael Jackson fan my husband is? Do you remember Blake's 30th MJ birthday party?? Well, Blake is a HUGE fan of MJ's music and dancing talent. However, he is not the only fan in the family. My cousin's are just as big of fans, so we decided to suprise the guys and buy tickets to see an MJ impersonator. The show Moonwalker MJ experience was performing near us, so we decided to give it a shot. These are my two cousins and Blake. They thought we were just going to dinner together. HA!!! Then, we surprised them with tickets!
The concert was almost an hour away, so we decided to kill the time while watching all of MJ's videos. Yes, these were all in Blake's possession. And I am not talking hidden in the attic or somewhere we can't remember where they are. Nope, these are easy to access to grab at the drop of a hat. HA! Love it! Yes, Blake wore this outfit the whole night. HA!! My favorite was when he sang Beat It...obviously Blake loved it too! HA!!
I swear this MJ impersonator had to have had a nose job as well. He seriously LOOKED like him, SANG like him and DANCED like him. I am not kidding this guy was AWESOME!! We were all so impressed! And he had almost a dozen outfit changes. It was awesome!
The only thing that wasn't phenomenal was his "lean." Obviously, he needed some assistance. They definitely should have called in replacements just for "the lean." Any of these guys would have done a better job. No photoshopping here! This is the real deal. Pretty good right??What an awesome night! One for the record books of all time favorite nights. LOVED the concert. LOVED the singing and dancing. LOVED the outfits. LOVED surprising the guys. Absolutely LOVED the company. Thanks everyone for a wonderful night! OH, and we got to MEET MJ!! HA! Love it!

He even Moonwalked!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just comes with the territory...

When you have a big sister, some things just come with the territory! Good thing Austin just rolls with the punches! I am sure this is the least of what he will have to endure. HA!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Is your sister funny too?

I wish I would have caught it all on video.  At least I got some!  Love the giggles.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Letter L

Love it???  Like it???  Taste testing with:
Lime, Licorice, Lettuce, Lima beans, lemons, lollipop and lasanga