S: Our Family 2009 Volume 1
BC: Made with love by Mommy
FC: Our Family 2009
1: Mark and I had a good year in 2009. We were able to spend 10 days in Florida with the kids at my dad's house in Lee High Acres. While we were there we spent 4 days at Disney and Sea World. Mark was able to switch to days at work and I transfered to the float pool to have more control over my schedule. Mark also became a member of the worship team at church. Andrew had a very big year. He was able to go to Disney World for the first time and actually enjoyed meeting the characters. He graduated from his 1st year in preschool. He went from hanging on to me while in the pool to being able to swim all by himself at swimming lessons(Of course he still refused to swim by himself in our pool). Andrew also learned how to play tee ball on his first team through the Dyer Parks and Recreation. He does have a great throwing arm and is awesome at hitting a ball with and without the tee. Andrew started 3 day pre-k at Crown Point Christian. Andrew's favorite things this year were star wars, Batman, playing baseball outside, and playing Mariocart on wii. Ethan did a lot of growing this year. He went from gagging and throwing up on anything solid to eating everything in sight. He had his first steps, first flight on an airplane, first words, first haircut. Ethan is very happy go lucky except when I'm around. Then he always cries for Mommy. He loves to wrestle and hit and he is always trying to do what ever his big brother is doing Ethan takes short naps but sleeps well during the night. Ethan always has to sleep with his baby. Ethan is very musical and loves to dance and play the drums and piano. He loves Blues Clues and Mickey Mouse.
2: So many toys and they play with a box.
3: January 2009
4: Look at those baby blues
5: February 2009
9: Ethan's baby hair with a little bit of wave
10: Andrew's Silly Faces | March 2009
11: First | Steps
15: Look Who's 1
16: Disney | World
18: April 2009
19: Andrew & Ethan were so excited to see the Easter Bunny this year. This is the first time Andrew didn't cry. Ethan couldn't get enough of the E. B. He thought the bunny was a big stuffed animal.
21: Ethan's first Easter Egg Hunt
28: Ethan's 1st Birthday Party
29: Ethan had his first birthday party on the same day as Andrew's. He was going to have his own but Andrew ended up sick in the hospital. His birthday party was Blue's Clues themed because that was his favorite show.
32: Andrew's | 4th Birthday
34: Cousin Jenny had a Storm Trooper come by for Andrew's birthday party. When Andrew saw him he screamed and ran up to his room to hide. It took Daddy some time to convince him to come down for a picture.
36: School Days | Andrew's 1st year in preschool was at Patti's All American | May 2009
37: Look who's getting into trouble!
39: Ethan's First Hair Cut | Mommy gave Ethan his first haircut so his curls would be preserved. Ethan held still and was cooperative during his haircut
40: Our Beautiful Boy
42: so cute in your overalls
43: snack Time
46: Sharing | Brothers | June 2009
47: Is Caring
49: Ethan as | Batman
56: Ethan's First Popsicle
58: Go Rail Cats!
59: 4th of July Party | July 2009
60: Mommy, Andrew and Ethan spent the day at Patti's lake house in Knox Indiana. Andrew loved taking rides in the John Deer cart
62: Lincoln Park Zoo
64: Ethan enjoying a slice of watermelon
65: Loving Uncle Dean's Brownies
66: Nana with Ethan watching Andrew holding sparklers for the first time. Andrew was so excited to hold the sparklers. He kept yelling out "I MADE FIRE!!!".
68: Highland Parade
70: Having fun with Nana & Pa
72: Tee Ball
73: Illiana Motor Speedway | Crash fest
74: This was Andrew's first set of swim lessons at Patti's All American. He was very timid for his first lessons. He did not like getting his face wet.
77: Andrew did awesome and made a lot of improvements with his swimming skills. By the end of this class he was able to swim under water and do the front crawl on top of the water all by himself. We were so proud and excited for him.
78: Andrew's last day of Tee ball with his team and receiving his award.
80: Andrew's first fishing trip | August 2009
81: Andrew had such a good time fishing. He caught lots of blue gill, a bass, a cat fish and some snapping turtles.
85: Highland Trojan's Tailgate
88: Andrew taking pictures with daddy and mommy making funny faces.
90: This was Andrew's 1st day of 3 day Pre- K at Crown Point Christian. He was such a brave boy. He did not cry at all. He was ready to get in class and start learning.
93: Andrew having an awesome time at the Cubs game with Daddy, Nana, and Pa.