FC: "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much" | 2011
1: Out With The Old And In With The New... Leanne & Tim made Pork and Sauerkraut! | We brought the New Year in with Lisa and Scott and Jess and Lee watching "ZombieLand and playing "Dirty Minds".
2: January 27, 2011
3: We built a snow fort with the 8 inches of snow we got on our snow day 2011. Abby decided it was almost as warm as July!
5: Winter Fun
6: Abby made a sled out of popsicle sticks at school in her Pre-K Class with Miss Linda and Miss Deanna! | Kindergarten filled their gem jar and earned a pajama party! | Julie made the "Germ Fighter!" in Kindergarten with Miss Julia! | Julie, Caitlin, Mickey, Jeshua, and Abby
7: Movie Nights "The Search For Santa Paws" "Despicable Me" "Beauty and The Beast" "Ernest Goes to Camp" "Alpha and Omega" "Furry Vengeance" "Beezus and Ramona" "Gnomeo and Juliet"
8: Abby joined Nicola Murabet in a Dance/Tumble Class on Tuesday mornings at Kids Co-Op in Bethlehem. Nana took Abby to class and back to school. Class started on January 25, 2011.
9: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?"
10: Happy Valentine's Day!
11: Julie's Art | Abby's Art | Abby made a Valentine! | Julie painted at "Color Wheel Creations".
12: Grammy & Julie Time Grammy took Julie shopping for a leotard and for Ice Cream at Friendlys to get ready for her new gymnastics class on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00.
13: Kyo took Julie on her first fishing trip. She packed the two a gigantic lunch and headed to the Jordan Creek in Whitehall. They caught five fish - a combination of sunnies, trout and a sucker fish. Julie had no problems casting and digging for worms...one she even found squirming under a rock. | August 20, 2011
14: Julie made a motorcycle!
15: Abby, Davey and Julie were getting ready to go to "Bounce U". | Grammy and Gramps stopped in for a visit!
16: Build a Bear workshop 02/19/2011
17: "Color Me Mine"
18: F R I E N D S | Nicola Murabet & Abby | Abby, Nicola Murabet, Julie and Madison Sweigard
19: F R I E N D S | Julie and Jeshua Smith | Abby, Julie, Madison Sweigard and Darren Freeman | Lexie Bitner, Julie, Katie Bitner and Abby
21: February 18th | Spring Fever
22: Friends are Flowers that Never Fade
23: Smiles Are Contagious! | Sweet & Sassy | Abby & Nicola | 03.05.2011
24: Happy Easter
26: Jess still follows a glass of wine with milk! | Dad tried to rationalize his choice of flower for each daughter - it came down to picking straws!
27: This year the corn for Easter couldn't have been more perfect!
28: S&A has subcontractors tear down the original porch to the home.
29: Digging and pouring the footer.
30: Concrete in the crawl space. | Finished concrete in the crawl space. | Framing in progress. | Julie and Abby hang out in the dining room.
31: Gramps sneaks in with Julie; Abby watches. | Walls Framed. Sheeting on. Almost ready to start roof. | Abby and Davey play. | Framing done.
32: Preparing for siding. | The roofs join. | Walls are spackled. | Leanne Paints
33: Julie Paints | Dad tries to paint! | Abby Paints | We start to paint the kitchen!
34: Tim prepares the floor for tiling in the kitchen | Kitchen floor being prepared for tiling. | Dad and Tim installed the kitchen tiled floor. | They also installed the bathroom tiled floor.
35: Paul and Joe installed the back steps. | The finished master bedroom. | The finished bathroom off of the master bedroom. | The finished dining room.
36: Cut the Cake!
37: Make a Wish! | Julie celebrated her 6th Birthday at "Color Me Mine" with Abby, Madison, Caitlin, Davey and Jeshua.
38: Julie's 6th Birthday Party continues at home in the garage with Nana & Kyo, Grammy & Gramps, Great Grammy, Aunt Lisa, Aunt Jess, & Lee, Miss Kelly and Mr. Ed, Miss Millie and Mom, Dad & Abby! Julie's favorite gift was her "American Doll" from Nana.
39: Things to know about Julie at 6: She designed her own birthday cake! Favorite Food: Hot dogs and smiley fries Favorite color: Green, purple and pink Favorite activity: Run and play soccer and look at the clouds Favorite Book: "Oh Ducky" Best Friend: Madison Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Movie: Beethoven and Ernest Goes to Camp Favorite TV Show: Jane and the Dragon
40: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | Julie was given "future teacher award". | June 5, 2011 Julie and teacher Miss. Julia
41: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda
42: Julie is ready for dad to take a day off. | Abby used her wand to make it winter in July | Julie is Abe Lincoln (CKC) | Sleepy Kids! | Julie vs. Carter
43: Space week at "No Bummer Summer Camp" at Kids CoOp | Dad was in charge of crafts during tax season | Zeke and Julie | "Take my Picture" | Abby lost her first tooth this summer!
44: Abby being herself | Abby in her new black shirt | Julie in her new black shirt | Abby, Dad and Julie | Julie and Mom | Abby is always ready for the camera
45: Abby takes Mom's picture at the duck pond | The kids feed the ducks | Abby at the duck pond | Grammy and Gramps came for Bingo | Julie and Dad feeding the ducks
46: Julie's favorite ride was the airplanes! | Abby enjoyed lunch!
48: Shane visits and meets Julie and Abby | Leanne and Shane | Julie, Shane and Abby
49: Shane, Cindy, Bill, Mom, Dad | Mom | Cindy and Bill | Shane, Eddie, Kelly and Jess
50: PIG ROAST 2011
54: Julie and Abby hosted an "end of summer" party | We played "Bingo", "Freeze Dance", Red Light, Green Light", "Duck Duck Goose" and had a hunt for back to school supplies today with friends: Kenny, Charlotte and Emma Carpenetti, Madison Sweigard, Nicola Murabet and Katie and Lexi Bitner. Grammy supplied the game prizes and Gramps was the Bingo caller.
56: Ice cream at the duck pond! | Grammy went back to school shopping! | "No Bummer Summer" Camp at Kids Co-op Abby hits the pit Julie slides
57: A rainy day took us to "Lost River Caverns" in Hellertown | Dad reads bedtime stories! | Riding bikes and scooters! | Praying Mantis finds a home! | Gramps likes Carter!
58: Abby started Kindergarten at Creative Kids Club. Her teacher is Miss. Jacquie.
59: Abby Age 5
61: Julie started first grade at Miller Heights. Mrs. Shay is her teacher. Millie dropped Julie off and Julie was first in line to go into school.
62: Ocean City Maryland 2011
64: Things we did in Ocean City, MD in 2011: We went to the Delmarva Discovery Center We went on the Assateague Adventure Boat Ride. We ate at "De Lazy Lizard". We visited "The Candy Kitchen" multiple times!
66: Seiples Pumpkin Patch
68: Abby and Nicola paraded at Creative Kids Club! Nicola went as Snow White and Abby planned to go as catgirl but actually went wearing a Candy Corn Witch Hat!
69: Ava and Julie were in the annual Miller Heights parade. Julie went as Batgirl this year.
72: Julie and Gramps are buddies this year! They are always causing trouble together! | Happy Birthday Dad! This year we got you an engraved pocketknife. Abby made you a picture of you grilling dinner and Julie made you a picture of a date night with her!
73: Julie - Before and After! Julie had a dentist appt only 1 hour before pictures. Her tooth popped out during a cleaning.
74: I'm 5 Years Old!
76: Abby, Julie and Nicola went to "Sweet and Sassy" to celebrate Abby's 5th birthday.
77: About Abagail at 5! Favorite color: Red Favorite food: Mac & Cheese Favorite movie: Tangled Best friend: Nicola Murabet Favorite book: Tangled | Abby's favorite gift this year was her American Girl, Marie Grace, given by Nana.
78: October 29, 2011 The Lehigh Valley had 8 inches of snow. We were without power from Saturday at 1 pm until Monday at 2 pm.
79: Since we lost power, we took Julie, Abby and Nicola to see "Dolphin Tale" at the movie theater. Then we all went to "The Bethlehem Diner" for dinner.
80: Julie and Abby slept at Grammy and Gramps' after the storm caused us to lose power! They played with their American Girl Dolls a lot and watched movies. Julie stayed two nights - Abby came home and bundled up the 2nd night.
82: Mom and Dad hosted the largest Thanksgiving to date this year! They made two turkeys.
83: Abby, Jessie, Julie, Lisa, Nevin, Nana, Megan, Mom, Dad, Jeff, Jerry, Wayne, Barry, Matthew, Sheri, Cindy, Bill, Tim...and Leanne snapped the picture!
88: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
91: Nana and Kyo's
92: Grammy & Gramps
96: Random Notes in 2011 Julie started first grade at Miler Heights. Abby started Kindergarten at Creative Kids Club. Nana and Kyo got the perfect dog, Zeke, and China. Summer camp this year was at Kids Co-Op. Aunt Jessie coached. Leanne got pregnant with Baby Powell. Tim still works at B.Braun. The company Leanne works for had a name change, again, to Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald. We won the "Snoopy" trophy again. Julie and Abby got new new bedrooms. Julie had her room painted "Sagey" and Abby blue and yellow.
97: Daily Activities... Mom and Dad wake up at 5:30. Dad walks Carter - Mom packs lunches. Dad carries Abby to the sofa at 6:30 then goes to work. Julie wakes up at 6:40. Breakfast - cocoa puffs - at 7:00. Get dressed, brush teeth, and leave for school at 7:45. Work and School. Dad picks girls up after work. Play time - Julie and Abby make crafts. Dinner time - what a selection...hot dogs or mac & cheese. Clean up and short activity. Disney Time - Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, or Shake It Up. Snack Time - Abby has "Scribblers"; Julie has "Fire Crackers". BRUSH YOUR TEETH! Bed time --- Julie --- Please no more tickle games. Abby sits on the pot for at least 20 minutes. Abby calls for dad for one last hug.