S: Howard Family 2010
FC: live well, laugh often, love much | 2010
2: The snow fell gently all the night. It made a blanket soft and white. It covered houses, flowers and ground But did not make a single sound
3: Ethan and Ella had so much fun sledding with Daddy
4: One of our very favorite Valentine's Day traditions... making heart-shaped sugar cookies!
5: A favorite Friday activity is Open Gym at the YMCA. The kids get to have free-play on the gymnastics equipment! They love it!
6: Ella was so loved that she celebrated her 2nd birthday 4 times!
7: "A | 2 | Ella
8: That Easter morning was such a beautiful one. The sun shone brightly as we headed to Sunday morning service. It was such a treat to have Nana and Papa with us that special Ressurection Sunday!
9: Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. ~Floyd W. Tomkins
10: Happy 5th Birthday Emily... our annual birthday picnic
11: Fireworks with Friends. at Big Cedar | We always enjoy watching the Memorial Day fireworks with friends. The kids are having fun with many friends, including Lillie, Ruthie, and Logan!
12: Spending time with Great Grandpa Howard at the farm | Slip-n-Slide with Lauren & Hanna
13: At the Cardinals Game | Meeting Baby Cannon | Hanging out with Aunt Claudia & Harper | Best Friends
14: ERIE | Waldemeer | Swimming at Uncle Mike and Aunt Cheryl's Pool
15: Kate's Wedding | Lake Erie
16: Ella Rose
17: Ethan Michael
18: YMCA T Ball | Coach Cory and the Tigers
19: Ethan celebrated turning 4 with a fun-filled baseball birthday party at the RecPlex park! Family and friends helped him enjoy his special day! We love you, sweet Ethan!!! | 4
20: Feeding the fish at the Fish Hatchery with Harper... | Feeding the fish at the Fish Hatchery with Uncle Travis, Aunt Jen, & Harper... | FUN
21: Preparing for Baby Emerson's Arrival | Several of our friends showered us with gifts for our sweet boy! Ethan and Ella enjoyed exploring them!
22: First Presbyterian Preschool | Noah Richter, Scott Carswell, Jordan Lansman, Will Funderburk, Dane Efird, Makenzie Moulton, Shae Colton, Elanah Wallen, Bekah Willians, Ethan
23: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | Ethan goes to Preschool... | Ethan and his sweet friend Will | Ethan and his sweet friend Lillie
24: Emerson William September 1 noon 7 pounds 8 ounces 21 inches
29: We met up with the Baker family at the pumpkin patch this year. Ethan & Ella had fun climbing on the bales of hay with Avery & Leah Laughlin! The kids went trick-or-treating with their sweet friends Lillie & Ruthie Bell. Ethan was a train engineer, Ella was a ladybug, and Emerson was a duck! | We enjoy having a few friends over for a cookout each fall! This year we made it a costume party!
30: Sweet Cousins... Lauren & Hanna | Emerson's Baby Dedication & Ethan's Peeps Choir Performance...all in the same service! | Ethan had a Thanksgiving Feast at school! So cute!
31: Our sweet little centerpiece! | Swim lessons with Ms. Kaye | Riding on the train with Grandma & Grandpa | Sweet Cousins.... Emerson & Cannon | NOVEMBER
33: The Polar Express | We traveled to the North Pole on the Polar Express with our friends the Baker Family! The Conductor punched the letter E into our tickets, we sang Christmas carols, drank hot cocoa, and each child even received a bell from Santa's sleigh, from Santa Claus himself! It was a magical evening!
36: SANTA CLAUSE | Ethan made this fun gingerbread man
37: Ethan loved the trains at Bass Pro | Ella got an adorable apron from Grandma and Grandpa | We had so much fun opening gifts with friends, Landon and Logan | We made lots and lots of Christmas cookies and mommy had two sweet elves to help!!
39: We celebrated Christmas in Erie this year! We got to meet Claire for the first time! The kids loved playing "Jesus, Mary, & Joseph" together (right), and then we returned home and rang out 2010 with the Quirings, Roebucks, Bakers, and Laughlins at our house, tossing toilet paper in the air to celebrate!