S: Stout Family 2011 (2nd Half)
BC: Families are Forever
FC: Stout Family 2011
1: Our Family July-December 2011
2: Home of the free...Because of the Brave | JULY
3: There's a whole lot of party going on
4: Santa Cruz 2011 | Well, we spent July 9-13 in Santa Cruz with The Stout side! We stayed at this cute little beach house and had such a fun time! We played at the beach, ate, shopped, went to the Boardwalk, etc... Kaylin, Dax, and Brody had SO much fun spending time with their cousins! What a fun trip!
7: Brody and Avery were so cute together!!
8: Concert on the Beach
9: Trying to get a picture of all the grandkids! The wind was not helping, but that's ok! The kids all had so much fun playing together with their cousins! | COUSINS
13: Santa Cruz Board Walk
14: Kaylin's 6th Paris Birthday
16: The Girls
18: So this last month has flown by! Brody is now 11 months...unbelievable! He is such a joy and we are so grateful he is a part of our family! So Brody's hair is starting to get really long and curly! We love his curls and are not quite ready to part with them yet! So this month, Brody learned how to stand up in his crib and he thinks he is such a big boy! He also just got one of his top teeth (it came in at 10 1/2 months...his bottom teeth came in at 8 months)! I just want to share this little story...One night while everyone was sleeping, I instantly woke up (at like 4 am) and had this feeling I needed to run into Brody's room. When I got in there, Brody's tummy was on the rail of the crib (he was hanging half over the crib) about ready to fall out onto the floor! I quickly grabbed him and put him back into bed! I had no idea he was even awake until I got into his room! I am so grateful for the little promptings that we receive and this was such a great reminder to act on them when they come! The next day Terry came over and helped me lower the crib! :) | 11 Months
19: Minnesota | Well here is the beginning of our days at the lake. We of course always make a trip to Mall of America the 1st day. We LOVE this time of year and cherish all of the memories made here with our family. | July 20-August 13
20: We loved chillin on the boat this year with all the babies. Brody's favorite thing to do was to try to climb the back of the boat. It was one of our favorite things to watch him do this over and over! What a cute little sight.
22: Art in the Park
23: So we all went to Art in the Park and Dax decided he was hot and needed to go potty...so he started stripping down right in the middle of it all! We looked over and caught him like this! SO so funny!! We love this kid!
25: Our cute little bare nudikans!! Something about the lake makes you feel so relaxed and free!
26: 2011 | LOVIN THE WATER
27: LAKE DARLING
28: Resorters... | Chillin on the course!
29: Roasting Marshmallows by the fire! Brody LOVED throwing the blocks...one of his favorite things to do...he would laugh so hard! Brody also learned how to say duck! He loved Papa's duck trophy and would look at it and say, "dut!"
32: Water skiing on Mikey and Daddy's back! Kaylin and Dax were so brave and thought it was SO SO fun to ski on their backs! Skiing doubles with Alicia!
33: THis year the lake was SO high...the neighbors yard was completely flooded and the water was way over the top of the dock! The guys went over to help sandbag the yards!
34: Grandma and Papa took Kaylin and Dax to Casey's and Papa gave both of them their 1st putting lesson during putt-putt! Then Papa and I took them on the bumper boats and they thought that was a blast!
35: Casey's Amusement Park
36: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today
37: It's Party Time! | Celebrating Kaylin's official 6th Birthday at the Lake!
38: Well, tonight we had a very interesting/scary/teaching lesson! We were driving back to the lake house and Kaylin was wanting to wrap her seatbelt all the way around the back of the captain chair! I kept telling her no, you need to keep the belt in front because it is not safe! We had this conversation several times! Well, I guess it was still just too tempting for her. When it was time to get out of Grandma and Papa's car (brand new Escalade)...guess who was stuck and couldn't get the seatbelt off! Of course, at first we thought we for sure could get her out, but she had pulled the seatbelt all the way out so it was now locked and getting tighter and tighter on her the more we fiddled with it! The seatbelt was literally pressing into her stomach and she was really starting to panic and get scared (and rightfully so!) We had to call Onstar...20 minutes later we finally realized the only way to get her out was to cut the seatbelt off of her! She was so relieved (she was shaking)! We are so glad she was ok and hopefully this will be a good lesson to learn from!! xoxo
39: Water Park of America | On our way back home when we leave the lake house, we stay in the hotel by the airport with the largest indoor water park in the US! Our room had a bunk bed so Kaylin and Dax were in heaven! They all 3 loved going on the water slides and playing for hours in the water!!
41: Brody's 1st Birthday
42: Well, Today we celebrated Brody's 1st birthday (and happy birthday to daddy too! :)) We obviously did a monkey theme because Brody really is our "little monkey!" He is definitely the climber of the 3! We had Grandma, Papa, Austin, The Cleveland's, The Cleveland's, and The Goode's over to share this special day with us! I really cannot believe a year ago today you were born! Time seems to go by faster and faster and I am so grateful for this sweet little boy! Happy 1st Birthday, Brody! We LOVE you sooo much! XOXO | August 12, 2011
45: He is a very busy 1 year old!
46: Mrs. Ander's Class | 1st Grade
47: Mrs. Slaughter's Class | Preschool
48: Well, Kaylin started her 1st day of 1st grade today...August 22, 2011! She was so ready and looks like such a big girl now! I think this year is a lot harder (in a different way) than Kindergarten was because she is now gone ALL day long! It's just hard to believe my little sidekick is finally in school! I will miss her everyday! xoxo | Kaylin started in Mrs. Mayberry's class and then after the 1st week the principal called and said they have to move her (because of uneven numbers for classroom sizes) to Mrs. Anders class! The 1st few weeks were really hard for her because she didn't want to switch (and I cried with her :)) but I am grateful, because in the end I feel like it was a great blessing! :)
49: Dax started his 1st day of preschool at Kinder Academy with Mrs. Slaughter! She is one tough cookie, but has a way with the kids like I have never seen before! They get 1 gummy bear for good behavior at the end of class, but only if they earned it! She is truly an amazing teacher...again, another great blessing! | Monday-Thursday 8:30-12:30
50: Brody's 1st Haircut... | We decided it was finally time to cut Brody's adorable curls and give him more of a big boy look!
51: Here are just a few randoms: All 3 kids fresh out of the bath. Brody loves our bathroom. We sold our Denali and got a black Suburban. Brody just discovered this cute little pose and does it often! KK dressed so cute for church! A few friends and I went to San Leandro and ran in a half marathon!
52: SEPTEMBER | Here are a few things to remember about September...Brody learning to ride the tricycle. Us making Halloween chocolate molds. Dax, Cooper, and Max...buddies! KK's Jog-a-thon! Brody knocked out in the jumper! Brody loving the witch hat!
53: the more you laugh the longer you live | Here is our Happy Happy Brody! Seriously the happiest baby ever! I just loved these pictures of him being silly while eating his breakfast! How can you not smile looking at those adorable expressions! And those teeth...Mmmm!! Brody is obsessed with shoes and hats! He LOVES them and always wants to wear anyone's shoes! He brings them to me and sits down and lifts his foot for me to put them on! What a fun boy!
54: Soccer Season Begins... Dax- U-6 Kaylin U-8
55: GOAL! | Cheetahs | Wildcats
56: Soccer Rules! | Ready for practice
58: October | Pumpkin Patch
60: We had a Frightfully good time at the Halloween party this year
62: Fright Night
63: Trick or Treat! | Ward party, school party and trick or treating...Kaylin and Dax were wiped out :)
64: More Days of October | Grandma Susan's 60th Birthday | Max, Cooper, Dax | Brody saying, hold you, hold you | Kiddos made a candy poem for her | Brody happily eating gummy bears off the floor | Dax's 1st golf camp at Airways
65: Brody is such a big boy. Today he had to go get tubes in his ears (just like KK and Dax) and of course was such a brave and happy boy. He did such a great job and we are so excited for him to start feeling better. | Brody's Tubes | October 25, 2011
66: Dax's Thanksgiving Program and Field Trip Preschool with Mrs. Slaughter | November
67: Dax has become quite the little artist this year! This is his Thanksgiving book he made at preschool! Great job buddy!! | Thanksgiving Artwork
68: Soccer Party | Team Mom | "Donuts with Dad"
69: Florida | We had such a fun time visiting grandma and papa for Thanksgiving! The kids had so much fun with their cousins and had lots of fun swimming, playing at the beach, golf cart rides, and just hanging out!!
70: SUN | F U N I N T H E
71: BREEZE | O C E A N
72: Stout Family 2011
73: Kaylin 6 Dax 4 Brody 1
74: Disney World | Florida
79: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! | 2011
80: KK's Christmas Program
81: Zoo Lights with the Stout Cousins
82: TRIM THE TREE
86: NAUGHTY | NICE
89: Family is the chocolate chips in the cookies of life.
91: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, NOT EVEN A MOUSE...
92: Dax's Preschool Christmas Program Mrs. Slaughter 2011
95: TRIM THE TREE
97: 2011 Ugly Sweater/Turtleneck Annual Christmas Party
98: Kaylin's Dance Recital
101: KK's New Hair for 2012 | Goodbye 2011