BC: With all my love, Mommy
1: 2010 | Time goes by so fast, but when you create a book like this, you realize just how much you do in one year! In January, we added another addition to our family, Linus! We went to a water park, a couple zoos, a train museum, and bowled for the first time. Sarah started first grade and Garret started pre-school. Auntie Ta Ta and Brandon came for a couple weeks in the summer. We all enjoy seeing them. In August, Sarah started 2nd grade and in September, Garret started pre-school. Sarah also started Girl Scouts with her best friend Ella and a great group of girls. 2010 was another great year!
2: In January, we added an addition to the family-Linus!! We completely surprised the kids. The were SO excited to get a dog after begging for so long.
3: “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” - Ben Williams
5: Playing at the park | My Best Buddy in the Whole World! | A family not far from our home had 2 litters of puppies. A few people had told us that he is a piebald miniature dachshund
6: Splash Universe January 2010
7: We stayed two days at the indoor water park. Even though there was a blizzard outside, it was nice inside!
8: The indoor water park was so cool! They had a lazy river, the "Dual Vortex" slide, a large play area for the bigger kids with a large bucket that would fill periodically and then dump a ton of water all over everyone. There was also a nice play area for the little ones.
9: Filling... | Dumping... | Splash!!
10: Sarah | Eden | Liv | Garret | Jack
11: The Dual Vortex
13: While Garret and Liv hoarded the blown up balls, I can not tell you how many times Sarah went up and down those slides!
14: They had a dance party every night, a puppet show every afternoon, an ice cream parlor, nail painting, a game room, etc.
20: Bowling for the first time! They LOVED it.
23: Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate ones The best of them all.
26: Michigan City Zoo | April 1, 2010
27: Lemurs | Bald Eagles | Lizards | Snakes | Kangaroos | Donkeys | Lamas
28: There was a little hut that held parakeets that you could hand feed. Garret was not too sure about that.
29: It was the zoos first day open of the year. So, not too many animals were out and things were still being cleaned up. But, we still enjoyed the day.
30: "Good times are even better when they are shared"
33: BFF Ella | Sarah's 7th birthday at the Jump Zone
37: The party's here!
38: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true! | Celebrating on Sarah's actual Birthday!
40: Our Family...
41: How did we get so lucky?
43: Your children are pure love and happiness
45: Our own personal oasis!
46: DEEP RIVER | When Auntie Ta Ta and Brandon came for the summer, we went to Deep River for the day. I don't know who had more fun, the kids or the adults.
48: The kids were having a water fight and Papa had to jump in. We were all laughing so hard and Papa ended up soaked!
49: Garret ended up hiding in the house!
50: Lincoln Park Zoo
51: Chicago | Lions | Tigers | Bears
52: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller | It was a beautiful day for a zoo visit.
54: First Day of Second Grade
55: Sarah was very excited to start Second Grade. She had Miss Kors as a teacher and some of her close friends were in her class.
58: Garret's First Day of Pre-school | Garret was so excited to start pre-school. He would barely give me a moment to take his picture.
59: 2-day Pre-School
60: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true! | 4th Birthday!
63: Garret had a "Cars" themed birthday party. We were also very excited to have Brandon here for the party.
64: Love you!!
65: We celebrated on his actual birthday too!
66: The Lake County Fair
67: Every August, the fair comes to town. Who doesn't love the fair??
68: Grandma and Papa wanted to take Garret to the old train station that Grandma had grown up with. It is now a museum. Garret was so excited to go on a real train.
71: The museum had a few old steam engines and coaches. We looked all over the train yard and took a 30 minute ride on one.
73: September 16th Garret's Gingerbread class went to Mowry's Apple Orchard for a field trip. First, they learned about how bees pollinate the flowers to make apples. Then, met Johnny Appleseed and picked a bag of apples. Daddy was able to go on this trip.
75: Mowry's Fruit Farm
76: Garret's trip to the pumpkin patch with his Gingerbread class.
78: Sarah started Girls Scouts in September and they took a trip to the pumpkin patch in October.
79: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus
80: Happy Halloween
81: Spiderman & Spidergirl
83: The final pumpkins
84: Celebrating Halloween at Gingerbread
85: trick or treating!
86: Thanksgiving Feast at Gingerbread
88: Winter Wonderfest @ Navy Pier
89: The ball pit-their favorite
90: Trains, Slides, Jumpies... They have it all!
91: Decorating Cookies!
92: Christmas the Girl Scout way!! | A Season of Love and Laughter
94: Visiting Mr and Mrs Claus ...
95: and mailing off their letters.
98: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas