S: ALIYAH 2010
1: Baking Cookies
2: Grammy & Papa were going to take you to feed cows, so we got dressed and played in the snow while we waited for them to pick you up. It was Alex's first time in the snow.
3: He kept falling down, and couldn't get up with his snow suit on! You made a ton of snow angels. I love how they decorated our yard!
4: Inside Sandbox | Since it was too cold to go outside. We made sandboxes to play with inside! We put oatmeal in cake pans, and you two got to dig and bury small toys! You had alot of fun, but Alex didn't pay attention for very long!
6: Start A Band!
8: Your first cousin, Makenna Jae Pineda, was born February 2, 2010. You were so excited that it was a girl.!
9: You and Alex love to play horsies! Your horse name is Bella. Alex doesn't stay on very well he always get "bucked off." Sometimes you need a rest too!
10: For Valentine's Day this year, you helped me make an "I Love You" cake with lots of pink suckers. Then we all wrote down 3 things we like about each other.!
13: Sister, Teacher, Friend
14: Spring is finally here! Nate and your Mom taught you how to ride a two-wheeler this year. You are riding around everywhere practicing. You and Dad found a bigger, blue bike at a thrift store, and you love it. Today you tried to make Alex be your water boy, but mostly he just dumped your water on the ground!
17: This year we went to the Egg Hunt in White Bird. Then we colored eggs with Grandma Gloria. On Easter morning you and Alex had a great time finding eggs and your baskets. We went to church with Papa & Grammy. Alex was sick, so you went to Harpster with Papa and Grammy while I stayed home with Alex
19: For your 6th Birthday you invited all of the girls in your class over for a My Little Pony Party. We had stick horse races, made necklaces, played musical chairs,and had ice cream and cake. We even had a treasure hunt to find the party favors. Your cake was decorated with your toy Little Ponys. Your Mom came over and helped with the party! After your kid party we went to Mexican with Grammy, Papa, Clay, Grandma Gloria, Grandpa Eloy, Joe, Jake, Ashley, and Makenna. They came to our house afterwards for cake and to watch you open presents!
20: You got roller skates for your birthday from Grandma Gloria. Grammy made you the stick horse for your birthday too! You were so excited you started to play with them both after your party ended. I have never seen a Roller Skating Cowgirl before, but you made it work!
21: today you can be anything you imagine
22: Betty's Quiencenerra
24: Camas Prairie Eye Clinic | 2010
25: Aliyah | Pineda | 14
27: You earned a free Silverwood ticket for reading 10 hours! We all got to go up and have a fun day at the amusement park. You and Alex really liked the Merry-Go-Round. But your favorite was the Log Ride. You did not like the Tilt-O-Whirl at all!! You and Dad had a fun time on the raft ride, but you got soaked! You and Alex both got animals with blankets around them for a keepsake. You got a tiger with a pink blanket. Alex got a black bear with a blue blanket.
28: We went on a train ride around the whole park. There were lots of buffalo in the field.
29: The train stopped at an old gold mine, and two bandits came out. They held up the train, and made us all put our hands up. Then they took some of our money. But they were actors and they donated the money to charity. You gave them some of your change.
30: They had a huge tree house that I had never seen there before. | It had tunnels and bridges and all sorts of fun places to hide out. You both loved exploring the whole thing!
31: Lastly, right before we left, we had your picture taken like an old time photo. You really liked picking out all of the things you would wear. You really wanted to wear the feather boa and some feathers in your hair. While I waited for the picture to print, Dad took you to play arcade games. You each won some stuffed animals. Then we got some huge ice cream cones and watched the ice skating show. It was a busy, but fun day!
32: Cameron's Tea Party
33: Cameron Green had a Tea Party for her birthday. You got to dress up in a fancy dress, and decorate fun sun hats! You had a great time!
34: Swimming Lessons
35: This year you got to move up to Level 2. You really enjoyed doing more floating and diving for rings. Next, year you will stay in Level 2 to make sure you will be ready for Level 3 and the 4 foot.
38: CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION
39: CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION | For Alex's 2nd Birthday, you and Dad decorated his cake. You crushed Oreos to look like dirt and put a bunch of his trucks and equipment digging in the dirt. I put yellow CAUTION tape around it. He loved his cake so much, that after I cut it up he played with the muddy trucks for a long time. You also helped him open his presents. You were a big help.
40: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
41: Best Catch of the Day!
44: Papa had three Highlander cows out at Calvin Hogg's this summer. They had long hair. You both loved to go help feed them grain and pitch them hay. Alex was a little afraid of them, but you wanted to pet them. They would not let you get close enough.
45: Feeding Cows With Papa
47: Little Brother
48: Aliyah's First Day of School | 2010-2011 was your first year in Sts. Peter & Paul School. Mrs. VanGunten was your teacher. Some of the memorable moments were when you were the top magazine salesman for the whole school. You sold 36 magazines and got 9 ducks! The Artist in Residence was a woman who taught you all how to bead. You were a pilgrim in the Thanksgiving play, and an angel in the Christmas play. For the Spring play your class did a funny song called, "Tony Chestnut."It was also your first year in piano, and you were great.!
49: It's As Easy As A-B-C
50: Getting Pumpkins at Killgore's
51: This year, for the first time, we went with Aunt Ashley and Makenna to pick out pumpkins at Killgore's. It was fun to pick them out of the field ourselves!
54: “I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.” ~Rosalia de Castro | Dad and I helped you kids make a tent out of Alex's whole room. You played in it all day and slept in it that night. It was fun to pretend you were camping!
55: You used a laundry basket, a scarf and your stick horse to create wagon for you and Alex to ride in. You always create your own adventure!
56: Just before Christmas you had to get your braces put on. You were a little bummed at first, but you saw how some 8th grade girls at your school had braces too! The dentist says they will only be on for 9 months! I hope he is right!
59: J O Y | At the Festival of Trees, you wrote a letter to Santa, and he wrote a letter back to you! Dad asked you, "Why does Rudolf have a light on his nose?" You answered, "In case the power goes out, so he can see!"
60: Decorating for Christmas
62: z | Gingerbread Houses
64: Christmas Eve 2010 | Grandma Gloria's and Grandpa Eloy's
65: This year we all met at Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas Eve. We all dressed up to take pictures. We had Tostadas for dinner and exchanged gifts. You made everyone an ornament this year! | Some of the memorable gifts you got were a pink long sleeved sweater and vest from Uncle Joe, Swim Passes to Super 8 and a tote full of hair pretties from Jake, Ashley and Makenna, and a CD player, clothes and nail polish from Grandma and Grandpa.
66: After Grandma Gloria's we went to Grammy and Papa's to open presnts. They gave you a set of golf clubs. They gave Alex his green stick horse.
67: Uncle Clay, Uncle Mason, and Aunt Dana gave you both ropes for Christmas.
68: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
69: Christmas Morning You and Alex were so excited! You got a singing game for the Wii and a keyboard from Santa. You also got some more snap on dolls. Alex got a train set and a rug to drive his cars on. Your Mom came and got you later that morning.