S: 2004 Lamp Family: A Year of New Traditions in Connecticut
BC: The End
1: This year our family began to make Colchester our home. We adopted Sandy, our first dog. Sandy was famous in town for being in Colchester Community Theater's show, Annie. We saw her picture in the paper and knew she was the dog for us! | We said goodbye to our beautiful cat, Sammy, who was with us since before our move from St. Louis. | "Pets are not our whole life, but they make our life whole."
2: Lindsay's 9th Birthday! | She grows sweeter with each passing year! | Lindsay loved her new American Girl Doll, Kaya. | Make a wish!
3: She came in last night and vanished away With the tooth that came out yesterday. If I could follow, I bet I'd spy A mountain of teeth that would reach the sky! | Daddy's Little Girl | Wow, is that a note from the little pixie herself? Lauren had lots of questions for the tooth fairy! | Lauren's first visit from the Tooth Fairy!!
4: The whole family loves to color Easter eggs! As usual, the girls are willing to let Mommy help! | It looks like Lauren won't get any Easter egg coloring on her clothes! | Sandy is so easy-going!
5: Our First Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Kaye's! Time to head inside and count the goodies, then eat our delicious Easter dinner! | It looks like the Easter bunny was here!
6: Proud dad.... | ..and mom! | Lindsay's dance class hamming it up before the curtain call! | Lindsay's first dance recital for Doreen's Dance Center
7: Mom chaperoned the 3rd Grade trip to Roger Williams zoo in Providence, RI | A beautiful day for finding pond critters on the Kindergarten trip to Ruby Cohen Pond. | "As Brownie girls scouts, eager to learn We try new things, and Try-its earn. We make the world a better place With a big Brownie smile on our face!"
8: The weather was perfect for Lindsay's 3rd Grade Field Day at JJES | "Guten morgen, Mr. Hyatt!" He did a fine job of substituting for Mrs. Joacquin.
9: Lindsay's "besties" | Lexi and Kelsey were almost as silly as Lindsay!
10: An early beach trip to Rocky Neck State Park with the Hiscox's. Capturing crabs was a first, and it definitely captured the kids' attention! The chilly water didn't stop Lindsay and Brianna from taking a dip!
11: All things grow better with sunshine. | A sunny trip to Misquamicut with the Besaw girls. | "Get this sand off me!"
12: Staub Family Reunion at the Lake of the Ozarks
13: Lauren was such a trooper when a wasp stung her arm! | The cousins hanging out in the loft.
15: Six Flags, then a visit back to our old neighborhood!
16: Our First Memorial Day Parade in Colchester | "The gang" on Pleasant Street, as tradition goes! | Lindsay's troop, led by Inga Kingsley and Kerrie McCurry.
17: Fourth of July with neighbors on Gary Lane. | Gary, before the misfire made us all jump and run! | Victoria Young with little Aaron | Steve Karavolis visiting with the Hogan's | Me, chatting it up with Kelly Lichtenberger
18: Cape Cod with the Kaye girls. | Finding any creepy crawlies, Lindsay?
19: Lauren: "Look at me!" Mom: "Please be careful!" | BRRRRR! The sweatshirts were handy!
20: Anyone that has a snake get the girls' full attention! | On our whale watching tour, a fellow passenger put the girls' hair into neat french braids! | The statue guy at Quincy Market was cool! | Make Way for Ducklings! | Another new tradition: Six Flags with Kelsey Karavolis. | BOSTON | SIX FLAGS
21: Kelsey, 3rd Grade | Erin, 5th Grade | Lindsay, 4th Grade | Lauren, 1st Grade
22: Between swim team, dance, girl scouts, and horseback riding, Lindsay keeps her parents busy!
23: Lauren's 7th Birthday Party | Lauren led her 19 guests around the cul-de-sac to show off their costumes!
24: We took Alan to the Big Apple on his first trip to visit us in Connecticut! | Another "first": Daddy cut down our Christmas tree! | We saw Santa at South Street Seaport! | Riding the subway
25: Merry Christmas ! | Every day is Christmas When you have the kind of mind That stores up all the goodness And the sweetness it can find.