S: Addyson Lynne, Age 3 Years to 4 Years, December 2009 through November 2010
FC: Age 3 Years to 4 Years | Addyson Lynne
1: Made for Addyson with Love. -Mom- | Published in 2011
2: December 2009
4: Meeting Santa | Every year, Santa Clause makes a stop at Dad's work to meet with the kids. This year, Santa gave Addyson a Furreal Kitty.
5: J O Y | December 11, 2009
6: Happy Hanukkah | December 14, 2009 We celebrated Hanukkah with Nana and Papa. Addyson and Mikaela were so excited to give Papa his big fish. Addyson got a puppet theater and some puppets from Nana and Papa.
8: Preparing For Santa's Arrival December 23, 2009 Addyson helped to make gingerbread cookies and we left out some milk for him to drink and some sparkling oats for the reindeer.
9: When Santa Clause came by our house, he made a mess. He left a muddy boot print on the fireplace and the reindeer had been so hungry that they knocked over the remaining oats in the bowl.
10: Christmas Morning December 24, 2009 Traditionally, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th so we can spend the 25th with Grandma and Grandpa. This year, Addyson had asked Santa to bring her the 'cupcake thing.' Well, he brought her that and more. Her favorite thing from Santa this year was her vanity.
12: First Trip to the Movie Theater December 28, 2010 Mom and Dad had a day out with Addyson. We went to On the Border for lunch and then headed over to the Metrolux 14 to see her first movie in a theater. She got to see Princess and the Frog and loved every minute of it.
13: December 2009
15: January 2010
16: Valentine's Day Photo Shoot January 21, 2010
17: This year we sent calendars to the grandparents.
18: Fingerpainting January 25, 2010
19: We had realized that Addyson hadn't gotten to try finger painting yet. It started off slow, but then she got the hang of it.
20: Look Who's taking Gymnastics January 11, 2010
21: January 2010
22: Final Day of Gym February 2, 2010 On the final day of her gymnastics class, parents were allowed to watch. She did so good.
23: Butterfly Kisses Dance February 5, 2010 Addyson got to go to a princess ball with her prince and dad. She had such a great time and loved the corsage he got for her.
24: The Spaghetti Factory | February 6, 2010
25: On to See Mickey Wells Fargo Theater February 6, 2010 We followed up our time at the Spaghetti Factory with a trip to the theater to see Mickey's Road Show.
26: Addyson LOVES baking cookies | Especially when eating sprinkles comes into play | Happy Valentine's Day
27: She Loves | Water | February 9, 2010 | Addyson began taking swimming lessons and had a fantastic time.
29: They Love Each Other February 8, and February 24, 2010
30: February 2010
31: Children's Day | March 3, 2010
32: Hanging Out With Grandma and Grandpa | Old Town Fort Collins March 17, 2010
33: March 18, 2010 | Denver Zoo
34: Butterflies | Uncle Brad had gotten the girls a butterfly habitat for Christmas. We received the caterpillars in January. | The girls loved watching them grow into butterflies. | It was warm on March 18, so we released them into our backyard. | Released March 18, 2010
35: Tea Party Time | When the Princess and the Frog came out on DVD, we decided to have a fancy tea party. | Mom made fun movie ticket style party invitations to announce the event. | The tea party was in the dining room and we set up the movie downstairs with popcorn for all the girls. | March 20, 2010
36: Princesses and Cupcakes March 26, 2010 The Buttercream Cupcakery in Fort Collins brings in a princess once a month to read a story. We went with Madeline, Addyson's friend from gymnastics, and her family and saw Snow White.
37: March 2010
38: Easter Egg Hunt at Home State Bank April 2, 2010
39: Let's Decorate Eggs | April 2, 2010 Brad and Jen came over to help us decorate eggs.
40: Hopping Down the Bunny Trail April 3, 2010 The Easter Bunny did a great job hiding eggs this year. Addyson has great eyes and found them all.
41: Easter With the Mayhew's | April 3, 2010
42: April 2010
44: Addyson LOVES horses | Mom thought it would be fun for her to take a horse riding class through the Chilson Center | Getting Her Cowgirl On May13, 2010
45: Her favorite horses are the white ones, so she was excited when she got to ride Shadow | Look at that happy smile
46: Our New Family Member | We made sure her name began with 'A' because we already had a dog with an 'M' name like Mikaela. When we brought her home, she was about the same size as Mia and about 15 pounds. | Abby Gail is a goldendoodle born on February 13, 2010. We brought her home from the pet store at the Foothills Fashion Mall in Fort Collins. | May 2, 2010
47: Let's Go Rockies May 16, 2010 | We took the girls to their first major league baseball game at Coors Field. The Rockies played the Washington Nationals that day and won. We all had a blast.
48: Storytime with Cinderella | May 20, 2010
49: May 2010
50: Playin' in the Pool June 16, 2010 It was finally warm enough to play in the pool. And boy, did we play. Addyson really loved getting wet this year. Abby kept wondering why we were all playing in the giant water bowl.
51: The Water Park June 25, 2010 Addyson, Mikaela, and Mom went to the fairgrounds water park with friends Alena, Gabriella, and Sarah. It was a very hot day and the water felt really great.
52: Father's Day at North Lake June 20, 2010 We spent Father's Day at North Lake park. We played golf, played frisbee, played with mini kites, rode the train a few times, and had GIANT lollipops for snack. | Dad rode the train with his girls. | It was a fantastic way to celebrate the day together. | We played games. | We relaxed in the grass.
53: Fire Hydrant 5K | Playing FROLF in the front yard | June 2010 | Outdoor birthday parties and concerts at the park
54: Another Princess Story June 17, 2010 This month, we went to the Buttercream Cupcakery for princess story time and got to meet Sleeping Beauty. The girls shared a frosting shot and then we took a walk around Old Town Fort Collins.
55: June 2010
56: Play Date With Grandma & Grandpa June 23, 2010 Addyson, Mikaela, Mom, Mia, and Abby spent the day with Grandma and Grandpa. They took us to Chuck-E-Cheese for lunch and then back to their house to swim that afternoon.
57: A Trip to the Zoo | With Our Friend Nicholas | June 24, 2010
58: A Trip to the Candy Factory | For Mom and Dad's 5th anniversary we all took a trip to Hammond's Candy Factory in Denver. We saw them making peppermint sticks and the factory smelled amazing. | July 3, 2010
59: Happy Independence Day July 4 and July 5, 2010 For the second year in a row it rained really hard on the 4th. We sat in our car hoping the rain would pass but it didn't. The City of Loveland then rescheduled the city fireworks display for the 5th.
60: Cupcakes, Friends, and a Princess | Sydnee was in town from Las Vegas and we decided to take her and her mom Autumn to princess storytime at the Buttercream Cupcakery. | All three girls were SO excited to meet Belle. | July 15, 2010
61: Our Family's Crazy New Hobby July 25, 2010 | In early July, we acquired Nana's old business projector. Mom and Dad had wanted to have outdoor movies for awhile and we decided to make it a reality. We took a painters drop cloth, cut it to size to fit our house, added some grommets and we instantly had a 210 inch screen. Once a week we invited all of the neighbors over to watch kids movies under the stars.
62: July 2010
63: The Denver Museum | August 2, 2010
64: Larimer County Fair Parade | August 4, 2010
65: Larimer County Fair | August 7, 2010
66: Our Little School Girl August 15, 2010 | Addyson started attending pre-kindergarten classes three days a week at Bright Horizons school in Loveland.
67: A Cinderella Sighting August 19, 2010 Addyson, Mikaela, and Mom went to the Buttercream Cupcakery in Old Town Fort Collins to meet Cinderella.
68: Loveland Valley 5000 August 20, 2010 Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Brad, and Jen all ran in the Valley 5000. Brad had made shirts for us to wear and we all wore purple socks to be a team.
69: New West Fest August 21, 2010 It was HOT this year. We went with the Smith family who then came over to our house for dinner and to play.
70: August 2010
71: Tiny Dancer September 13, 2010 Addyson started taking ballet lessons. Her teacher's name is Ms. Lindsey and her classes are at the Bright Horizons school every Monday. Madison, her best friend from school, was also in her class, which made her even that more excited to attend every week.
72: Countdown to Disney September 14, 2010 53 Days Left Addyson was still learning her sense of time, so Mom thought it would be fun to make a countdown chain for our trip to Disneyworld. Addyson helped Mom by coloring the chain pieces.
73: Photo Shoot With Abby September 13, 2010 | Every Month we took Abby's picture with the big brown bear, just like we did when Addyson was younger. This month, we decided to have some additional fun.
74: Princess Ariel September 16, 2010 This month's princess at storytime was Ariel. The girls were thrilled to meet her.
75: Making Glittery | Halloween Decorations | September 21, 2010
76: All Boxed Up September 1, 2010 Although Addyson had a fun playhouse in the basement, sometimes it's just fun to use your imagination with a cardboard box.
77: Nana and Papa brought these crowns back for the girls from their trip to Russia. | Russian Princesses
78: September 2010
79: A Day Out With Thomas | Nana and Papa took our family to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine. It was a beautiful day and we had a ton of fun. | Colorado Railroad Museum Golden, Colorado | September 24, 2010
80: Budding Artist October 2010 Addyson LOVES art. She made the potato puppet at school and dry the person all by herself. The bottom picture is her decorated sidewalk pumpkin (Mom drew the pumpkin but she did the rest).
81: October 2010
82: Fall Fun October 2010 Addyson loves leaves. She really likes discovering the differences between them and feeling how they crunch beneath her feet. This was Abby's first fall, and Addyson thought it was great to have a buddy to play in the leaves with.
84: Savannah's 4th Birthday Party The Farm at Lee Martinez Park October 17, 2010 We helped celebrate Savannah's birthday in style by riding horses, playing with the pigs, and eating lots of cake.
85: Mia Turns Six October 26, 2010 After our recent trip to the Colorado Railroad Museum, Addyson and Mikaela chose Thomas the Train party hats for Mia's birthday this year. We also got her a little peanut butter bone-shaped cake from Doggie Dips 'n Chips. Of course we had to have a cake for people to eat, too.
86: Pumpkin Pickin'
87: Preparing for Halloween | This year, we put up spiders on our front porch that we named Frasier and Rosie. | October 13 and October 24, 2010
88: October 31, 2010
89: Happy Halloween | Addyson was the Queen of Hearts for Hallowen this year. It was a family affair, as Mikaela was Alice, Dad was the Mad Hatter, Mom was the Cheshire Cat, and Abby was the White Rabbit. Friends Savannah and Lily Smith came over in the evening to trick-or-treat around the neighborhood.
90: Mayhew Family Photos October 9, 2010
91: Kuzmich Family Photos | October 24, 2010
92: Ride Like the Wind, Bullseye November 2, 2010 Addyson LOVES Jessie from Toy Story and Mom found this costume on sale after Halloween. She had a blast with it.
93: November 27, 2010 | Holiday Photo Shoot | Mom made wooden cameras for the grandparents for Christmas and Hanukkah and needed a cute picture. These couldn't have been more adorable.
94: Time to See the Mouse November 3, 2010 Only three days left until our trip to Disneyworld.
95: Addyson's 4th Birthday November 30, 2010 Addyson got a lot of Barbies from Mom and Dad for her birthday, including a giant Barbie castle.
96: Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
97: ...Addyson Turned 4 November 28, 2010 Little Dorothy had a fantastic time in the land of Oz.
98: 4 Year Photo Shoot | At Addyson's 4 year old check up with the pediatrician on
99: JcPenney's December 9, 2010 | December 29, 2010, she weighed 31 pounds and was 38.75 inches tall.