All About Smith.

Today’s post is all about Smith.


Two weeks ago, I did a post all about Kensington and today, it’s all about the boy in our family.

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Well, there’s my boy when he was a baby.  I miss that baby boy!


Words I would use to describe Smith would be: thoughtful, sincere, practical, clever, insightful and sweet.  Smith is 6 years old but he’s been an old soul since birth.


Like most boys, he loves all things outdoors and sports.  He loves to swim, bike ride, play with any and every ball, get sweaty, get dirty, get loud, rough and rowdy too.  He’s all boy…but with this underlying  mature layer.  He’ll be in the middle of throwing balls at his sisters’ (totally up to no good) and then turn and ask a deep and probing question.  He’s a funny little mix.


Smith is the kid in our family who can keep a secret.  Where his sisters can’t wait to share things, he’s reserved and understands when things should be kept to himself.  Every Thursday night, Smith sleeps with us.  We decided last year that since the girls sleep together every night, it’s only fair for Smith to have a fun night occasionally (since those two girls have a fun night basically every night!).  Well, we told him that the girls can’t find out about this or else they’ll want to sleep in our bed too and it won’t be as special for him and you know what…he’s never said a word.  (Just so you know, a secret like that would cause Kensington to combust inside 😉 .)


Smith does an excellent job playing by himself (give him a box of Legos and you won’t hear a peep out of him), but he much prefers to play with his sisters.  He knows that he’s outnumbered, so he’s gotten really good at playing girl things (and making them a little more masculine).  He’ll play tea party with Ashby but he’s “grilling” chicken instead of pouring tea. He happily joins in with whatever they’re doing just to be near them.  Kensington much prefers independent play while Smith much prefers the company of others.


So, let’s talk about how much Smith talks.  Smith talks a lot.  I never knew a kid who talked so much..until I met Ashby…and between the two of them, there is never a moment of silence.  Smith loves talking about anything and everything and he asks a million questions.  He wants us to elaborate on things he hears at church, on the news, other people say, things on TV…he always has questions.


Right now, if you ask Smith what he wants to be when he grows up, he says a NY Yankee.  He loves those Yankees despite my best efforts ;).


It’s a joke around here that Smith is the easiest kid.  Don’t worry, Kensington isn’t offended, she says it too!  Smith is very agreeable (if she says they’re playing Barbies, by golly, he’ll grab Flynn Rider and play along too!), he’s easy to please, he’s understanding and it takes a lot to get him upset.  He’s not perfect…oh mercy no.  Of course he’s not!  Who is?  But no matter what, the good and the not so good…he’s precious to us.


I asked Smith some of his favorite things right now:

Favorite color: Orange, red and blue

Favorite TV show: Wild Kratts and Octonauts

Favorite movie: Home Alone 1 and 2

Favorite food: Mom’s pasta

Favorite place to visit: Nixon’s house

Favorite part about school: learning things

Favorite part of summer: staying home and having “do nothing days”

Favorite thing about Kensington: Playing with her

Favorite thing about Ashby: She always wants to do stuff with me.

What one word describes you the best: Smart

Just a little Smith for your Wednesday.

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  • Erika Slaughter August 3, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I’m thinking Smith completely forgot about Disney World, New York City, Paris and all the other places he’s been but I’LL TAKE IT!!!! Hahahaha!

  • Amy Heinl August 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Such an amazing little boy…and oh what the future will hold for him….I have no doubt he will move mountains and make a lasting impression on the world

  • Sheaffer August 3, 2016 at 5:49 am

    The “grilling chicken” made me smile! And when describing him, I think you should add the word “photogenic” to your list. The boy doesn’t take a bad picture! We love sweet Smith!

  • Regine Karpel August 3, 2016 at 6:06 am


  • Narci Dreffs August 3, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Oh, Smith! We love him to pieces, and you did an awesome job describing him!! What a cutie!!

  • Valerie August 3, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Precious Smith. I love that he used smart to describe himself…so fitting too!

  • kelly August 3, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Smith is completely adorable. He’s so all-around cool! When he chose the word smart to best describe himself, I know he wasn’t exagerrating. The proof is in his answer to what he likes best about school – ‘learning things’!!!!! what?!! I’ve never heard that as an answer and I ask kids that question All the time! I love Smith and I don’t even know him! Hah

  • Lori August 3, 2016 at 7:41 am

    He’s going to be such a heart breaker!!! I am glad I follow you on FB too, your posts stopped showing up in my feed after y’alls big trip. I saw a FB post and realized that I was missing out, so I re-followed and now your posts are back in my feed! Just in time for this sweet post 🙂

  • Tracy August 3, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What a cute boy!

  • Megan August 3, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Okay. Love love love!!! Smith is adorable. But I love that he sleeps with you on Thursdays and never says a word!! How sweet is that!!!

  • Natalie Clark August 3, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Smith is just so darn cute! I love these posts and need to remember to do them when my kids get older. I did a shutter fly book for my little one instead of a normal baby book and included what she liked at the time. I need to keep up with hit each year and do a yearly book. I love Smith’s interview at the end! The teacher in my loves that he loves “learning things!” And how could you not love his answers about his sisters?!

  • Donna August 3, 2016 at 8:29 am

    What a cute, smart little boy! All of your children seem so happy–a great testament to you and your husband 🙂

  • Darcy Sexson August 3, 2016 at 8:41 am

    What a sweet post! He seems like a great kid. 🙂

  • Shay August 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Gah! He is just too handsome! Thanks for sharing as usual! =)

  • Charity August 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    The part about Smith talking non-stop. You just described my oldest nephew, Benjamin! He is 5 going on 45 and sweet mercy, he never stops talking! He makes me question my intelligence with all the questions and explaining he wants me to do!

  • Whitney Pegram August 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Super sweet post! My kiddos (6 & 3) are Home Alone obsessed. That’s too funny! It doesn’t matter what time of year it is either! Him & my little boy, Cooper, would get along just fine! Happy Wednesday!

  • Melanie August 3, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Grilling chicken at a tea party? He is going to make a great husband one day! I would be interested to know what you think each kids love language is, yours and Andrew’s as well. From reading about Smith, I would think his might be quality time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kara August 3, 2016 at 9:26 am

    What a handsome, sweet boy! Seems like a really good kid…

  • Leigh August 3, 2016 at 9:32 am

    What a sweet post!! Sounds like you are raising a wonderful son!

  • Corbie August 3, 2016 at 9:38 am

    My heart just busted into a million pieces reading this this morning. So sweet!! You had me at the Thursday spend the nights and the fact he keeps that on the low down. Oh my goodness!!!!!! What an awesome kid all around!

  • Britt Hensley August 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

    What a cute boy..minus the whole Yankees thing! My hubby & I are both Red Sox fans who are raising three Yankees fans! #thestruggleisreal #prayersplease

  • Sarah @ The Teacher's Wife August 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

    What a sweet little guy! My son adores his older sister too – I hope it turns out to be a close relationship throughout life (he has a younger brother too). As someone who never had brothers, it’s a bond I’m excited to observe! Thanks for sharing – Smith seems like a great young man! 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo August 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love his answers to his favorites.
    Such a cool kid!

  • Kelly August 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

    You have one sweet boy right there:).

  • Melanie August 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    He is just the cutest. Sounds like a sweet little boy.

  • Angela Ellingson August 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Love this! Such a sweet, adorable boy!

  • Jeanie August 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    What a sweet boy! And he looks now just like he did at birth, so handsome.

  • Devon August 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    What a sweet boy you have! I think he looks a bit like his new cousin when he was a baby 🙂

  • Tanya Madden August 3, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    That is one cute kid with one awesome personality! I teach 1st grade! Can I have him for a year???????

  • Paula August 4, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Sweet boy! He sounds like a perfect balance to all the ladies in his life!

  • Kate August 4, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I cracked up at the “grilling chicken” at the tea parties… too sweet for words! You have the sweetest kids. Love reading about your family. Xo