S: Aliyah 2011
1: Playing Beauty Parlor
3: Snow Ball FIght!
4: You & Alex love bouncing on the balls at Grammy & Papa's. You pretend that you are cowboys in a rodeo trying to stay on for 8 seconds. Anyone sitting on the couch has to act like a chute and put their legs up and down to let you get ready and be put out in the arena! They are such a fun outside toy too!
8: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
10: Aliyah's 7th Birthday Interview Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Subject: Recess & P.E. Favorite Food: Baked Potatoes Favorite SInger: Hannah Montana Favorite Show: Good Luck Charlie Favorite Movie: Hotel for Dogs Favorite Song: Hot & Cold by Katy Perry Favorite Animal: Horse She wants to be a Barrel Rider when she grows up
11: Happy 7th Birthday, Aliyah! | For your 7th birthday we invited all the girls in your class to the bowling alley after school! You all had a great time bowling, eating fires, playing pin the horse in the pasture and opening presents!
13: Put me in Coach, I'm ready to play!
15: FOUR! | Grangeville Golf Clinic | Coach Matt Dame giving you some pointers.
17: We had a great time at Border Days! We did Street Sports, the Egg Toss, the Carnival and watched all the parades! We also got to go to two of the rodeos, and Dana came with us to the fireworks!
18: I was so proud of you this year at the summer reading program at the City Library! It was the first year you read all of the books by yourself. You worked really hard! Some of the books you picked out took you an hour to read, but you stuck with it. For prizes you got a fleece pillow, a pass to the swimming pool, and free lunches at Subway & Pizza Factory.
19: You had your first Lemonade Stand at our house. You and Alex were trying to raise money for going to Oregon this year. We lucked out by having 2 yard sales on our street. Plus, I sent out a mass text and invited everyone we knew to come over. You made $50!!
20: Golfing with Grammy & Papa
22: Best Friends
24: Vacation to
26: Alex's Pirate Party for his 3rd birthday was a great success! You helped sprinkle crumbs on cupcakes and decorate them to look like a treasure island.
27: All the kids got pirate swords and hats to wear. Makenna even captured Daddy!
28: You had so much fun in your first year of 4-H! You took Making the Most of Me and Ceramics. Your favorite things were our clubs' Christmas party and modeling at the fair. They even gave you a pink carnation right at the end of the fashion show!
31: A Perfect Start to Another Year
32: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller
33: Camping 2011
35: You love helping Grammy cook. You help her make biscuits, salads, roll rolls, and stuff cream puffs. You are such a big help when she is cooking us Sunday dinners.
36: fMily | Family
38: Pudding Paint
39: Aunt Ashley and Makenna came over and we did finger painting with pudding. You got to use your fingers and lick them when you were done! Makenna didn't like it much because she didn't like getting her hands dirty. But she still had a fun time with her cousins.
41: This year we painted our pumpkins. It was fun to see you and Alex's creations. You painted a picture of yourself in your cat costume.
42: Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat. | This year you decided to be a cat since Makenna was going to be a mouse. You got to dress up 3 times. Once for the school dance, once for your classroom party, and one more time to go Trick or Treating. We had fun going to the Trick or Trunk and playing games at the Eagles.
43: Happy Halloween
44: B e f o r e | D u r i n g
45: After | You were so excited to finally get your braces off! You only had them on for a year, though, and your teeth look great!
46: Festival of Trees
48: This year we were surprised and excited to have you for Christmas Eve and Christmas. We got to go to church with Grammy, Papa, Clay, Mason, Dana, & Grandma at the Ocean. Daddy even came to church with us. After Church we went to Grammy & Papa's to eat pizza and open presents. You got sleds from Mason and Dana, A jumpy thing from Grammy & Papa, Pajama's from Grandmas at the Ocean, an air guitar from Aunt Cheryl, and some crafts from Clay and Gina.You made everyone candle holders by painting glass jars with Christmas pictures.
49: Christmas Eve At Grammy & Papa's
50: On Christmas Eve you set up the coffee table with things for Santa to see. You put notes by everything so he would know what to do with them. You put a note by the ginger bread house "For you to see", a note on the cookies "For Mrs. Claus & Donner". You even thought he might like to read our Night Before Christmas book. | On Christmas morning we woke up to find that Santa did come! He brought you Just Dance 2 & 3 and a ginger bread girl. We opened our other presents too. You got games, a puzzle, a cowboy hat, & a watch from Daddy & Tesse. We discovered that Donner had gotten into our fridge to get more carrots! Then we got ready and went to Grammy and Papa's to eat Christmas dinner. You, Tesse, and Alex stayed to play games. You were really good at pictionary, and scored lots of point for the girls.
52: This year we did Christmas at Grandma Gloria's the day after Christmas. We had tostadas for dinner. You got a baton, a cupcake necklace and goodies in your stocking. Grandma Gloria & Grandpa Eloy gave you a camera, a set of Nancy Drew books, and clothes. Aunt Ashley & Uncle Jake gave you play dough and a friendship bracelet kit. It was a nice way to end our Christmas celebrations!