Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here's the first of a few posts on Christmas 2008. We spent Christmas Day in Vero with Grandpa and Mimi, Louise, Bethany, Ashley, and Al. We'll write more details about our activities later when we post some of the still photos. For now, enjoy the video!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


One of my favorite father-son moments came this past summer, shortly after Tobin had visited the pediatrician for his two-year-old checkup. He was playing "doctor" with Daddy, listening to Matt's heart with a stethoscope (um, actually a dog leash). Matt said to Tobin, "Can you hear my heart beating? Listen closely. It says 'To-BIN, To-BIN, To-BIN.'" Tobin smiled and said, "It say "Tobin'"?

Yesterday, Matt, Tobin, and I all heard another sweet heartbeat--that of the littlest Smith, due to make his/her arrival around June 21! Everything is going well, and we are all so happy. Tobin seems pretty excited and can tell you that he's going to be a big brother; that Mama has a baby in her tummy and it's going to get bigger, bigger, BIGGER; and that he is quite sure he's having a little sister.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Thanksgiving was really nice this year. For a lot of reasons, it was special. One fun aspect of it was Tobin's newfound enthusiasm for performance, which was lovingly encouraged by the Tennessee, Ohio (and D.C.!) parts of our family who made the trip. He plays music for us at home a lot, but with a captive audience and a baby grand piano and an organ, he really took off. I'm planning on posting videos of him on the piano and the ukulele in the next few days. Here's the first: the ABC song arranged (quite abstractly) for organ.

Thanks to Aunt Sarah for shooting the video. And no, I don't think it loses anything that he skips the letters H, I, J, and L.