About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

Drop Squad – A Fun Learning Game for Kids

(Please note: We were provided a copy of Drop Squad and compensation, and the links in this post are affiliate links. However, we are still all about fun games in our house!) We’re always on the lookout for fun and unique games for our kids and we were recently sent a copy of a fun [Read More…]…

Make Your Own Halloween Costume in 3 Easy Steps

(Please note: This post is sponsored by Laffy Taffy as part of their 2019 Squad Ghouls Halloween campaign. Be sure to check out the hashtag #HafftoLaff to see more other DIY costume ideas and be sure tag your family’s costume pictures for a chance to be featured on their Instagram page!) Let’s be honest, sometimes [Read More…]…

It’s Halloween Season!

(Please note: We were provided gift cards and compensation from Pottery Barn Kids for this review, and the links in this post are affiliate links. However, we are still all about the fun of Halloween in our house so please keep reading.) Halloween season is upon us! (Although it doesn’t feel like here in Texas.) Our [Read More…]…

The Hyatt Regency Austin: A GREAT Hotel for Families and Kids!

(Please note: We were provided lodging and other compensation from The Hyatt Regency Austin. However, our kids still had a blast! Read on to learn more about our stay.) To kick off the summer we jumped in the car and headed to Austin for a weekend stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Our family always enjoys visiting [Read More…]…

A Birthday Weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX

(Please note: We were provided lodging and other compensation from Great Wolf Lodge. However, our kids still had a blast! Read on to learn more about our stay.) This past weekend our family had the opportunity to have some fun and celebrate Jaxten (Noah’s younger brother) turning five years old at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX. [Read More…]…

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