S: Carmen Lynn Foppe 2010
BC: We love you Carmen. Mommy & Daddy
FC: Carmen Lynn 2010
1: My first time ice skating. Grandma Carole had some skates that were just my size. I really liked it, despite that I fell a couple of times....but dad was there to pick me up.!
2: I helped daddy remodel the basement bathroom. We took down the paneling and moved some 2 x 4 boards. He really needed my help.!
3: Nashville, TN here I come.....or maybe I will go to Texas and be a cowgirl.
4: Grandpa Floyd, Shannon & Aunt Shelly's birthday. | Aunt Shelly turned 40 this year. | We love you Shannon. | Kissing cousins.
5: Hip & Sassy | I look good.
6: We took an amtrak train from Alton, IL to St. Louis, MO. This was the first time I rode the train. Once in St. Louis, we walked to Union Station for lunch & shopping then back on the train. Feb. 2010
8: Our first camping trip for the year at Carlyle Lake...Easter weekend. The weather was beautiful so we went down to the beach area to play in the water & sand. We had lots of fun.
10: Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate one The best of them all.
11: The Easter Bunny made it to our house. We got to hunt for our eggs before we wen to church. The Easter Bunny put candy and money in the eggs.
12: Easter at Grandma Lee & PaPa Dan's. Mommy was not able to join us because she was sick.
14: We like to camp in our driveway. I enjoy cooking hot dogs over a fire.
15: Say cheese, Daddy. | Daddy helping me learn to ride my bike with no training wheels. | Santa Claus brought us a 4 wheeler for Christmas 2009. | I love to ride the 4 wheeler.
16: Caroline & I turned five this year. So on May 7th, Caroline & her family came over to celebrate our birthdays. We had pizza and Aunt Katie brought princess birthday cakes. They were yummy.
17: May 8th is my birthday. Mom and Dad let me open my presents before we went to Mascoutah for a Relay for Life Benefit for Great Uncle Dan. I got a swim suit, a CD boom box, a Jonas Brothers CD and a Barbie camper. We got to play at the park in Mascoutah and it was a lot of fun. It was a busy day today and I managed to find daddy's shoulder when I started getting tired.
18: Mommy & Daddy wanted to paint the kitchen before my birthday party. Justin & I got to paint our own drawings before mom & dad painted over them.
19: Grandma Lee made me a Hannah Montana birthday cake. She did a great job. I got a Hannah Montana rain jacket and CD, polly pockets, a puzzle with my picture on it, DVD's, a lamp and much more. | Scooby Doo (Uncle Craig) tried to cut the cake before we sang. He is so silly. As we were singing happy birthday, Blake was playing on daddy's truck...can you see him.
20: We spend a lot of time in the pool. | Looking cool. | Soaking up the sun. | Having fun with my brothers.
21: Splash City Waterpark Collinsville, IL | We spent the day at Splash City for Justin's birthday. This was the first time that we had been there. It was a lot of fun. They have lots of water slides & activities to climb.
22: CAMPING | Trails to you. | Turkey Run State Park June 24th - 27th
23: CAMPING We went camping with Grandma & Grandpa, Uncle Dave & Aunt Diane, Uncle Ed & Aunt Deb & Aunt Shelly. We hiked trails, went for bike rides, played on the swing sets, went swimming, made smores and much much more. We had a lot of fun camping.
24: We took about a two hour hike (maybe longer) on one of the hiking trails. It was very hot outside but parts of the trail were cool and damp. We started the hike by walking over the suspension bridge. The water was dirty and the level was high. We climbed up and down ladders and went through narrow spaces. Uncle Dave went with us as he was our guide. At one point we took a much needed snack break. Towards the end my legs were hurting and didn't know if I could make it back on my own.
25: Yes, the dog is almost as big as me and Justin. | Turkey Run State Park Indiana
26: We saw lots of trains today. It was a lot of fun and Blake really enjoyed himself. We got to see all different kinds of trains, rode a mini train and a trolley. We were able to walk through some of the trains. It was a great day. | Come on Justin...we can get this thing moving.
27: Museum of Transportation St. Louis, Missouri
28: It was very hot outside but very cold inside the cave. I have never been in a cave before. It was dark and kind of scary. The rock formations were pretty. Some of them looked like pancakes and popcorn. | Onondaga Cave, Missouri
29: Herb & Carol Hustedde brought miniature horses to the MD parking lot for the kids to ride. The horses were so cute and fun to ride.
30: We took the metro link train to the arch. Our cousin David went with us today. My 1st trip up the arch. It was pretty cool, especially looking out the windows. The arch is really big. | St. Louis Arch
32: My First Day Of School | August 19th
33: My 1st St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. | I took this picture of the field with the arch in the background. | The Clydesdales | We didn't get to give fredbird a hug but we had a lot of fun at the game.
34: Amtrak ride from Centralia to Carbondale, IL | We went to visit Nick at college.
35: Family picture. | Waiting to board the train. | Emily & I sat together. | I love my brothers.
36: Braeutigam Orchards Belleville, IL | We had a great day picking apples & pumpkins. The weather was beautiful. We picked lots of apples and 3 pumpkins. I practiced milking a cow, drove a big farm tractor (ha ha) and looked like a pumpkin.
38: Uncle Tom took some family pictures today at Grandma Carole's. We had to sit still and smile a lot. It seemed like it took all day but mom said it took about an hour.
40: I was Fancy Nancy, Blake was a pirate & Justin was Buzz Light-year. We were quite surprised when Scooby Doo appeared at one house.
41: Justin & I helped daddy make breakfast today. Then we got to make silly faces on the plate with our food. Can you guess what they are?
42: Daddy put an Ace Hardware float in the parade. | I got to sit on Santa's lap. I've been good Santa. | Blake, Justin & I sitting on Santa's lap. | Breese Christmas Parade
43: We went to Daniken Tree Farm today to cut down a Christmas Tree. First, we stopped by to see Santa. Then we got on a wagon to find the perfect tree. Mommy & Daddy had a hard time finding the tree they wanted. They settled for one then Justin & I started sawing away. November 28, 2010
44: I went to a birthday party this afternoon where I got my hair done. After the party we went to Santa's hut in Breese for a visit with Santa. I told him everything I want him to bring me for Christmas.
45: We went to the Shrine tonight to look at the lights and ride the camels & donkeys. It was really cold outside but was fun riding the animals. We then got back in the car and looked at the lights. Aunt Pat went with us. She now live at the Shrine.
46: On Christmas Eve we went to church & then PaPa Floyd came over for supper. It started snowing tonight so Santa will be able to land his sleigh safely. Mom & Dad gave Blake, Justin & I a Wii for Christmas. It is a lot of fun. We like to play bowling. While we were sleeping Santa brought us some presents.
48: I am trying out my new roller skates and Barbie bike. I think I need some practice on my roller skates.
49: Christmas at Grandma Lee's & PaPa Dan's.
50: It snowed on Christmas Day & we got to play in it when we got to Grandma Carole's house. Daddy pulled us with his tractor.