FC: Alexa Connelly
2: Me 1/4/96 | Mother 1/20/1966 | Father 12/23/1961 | Grandfather 12/6/1935- 12/11/2012 | Grandmother 4/15/1936 | Grandfather 2/20/1932 | Grandmother 1/10/1936 | Kimberly Cherelle Case Connelly | Benjamin Lee Case | Barbara Joyce Bergstrom | Alexa Case Connelly | Kevin Patrick Connelly | Mary Joan Gabriele | Patrick Michael Connelly
3: Above is a picture of my mother and father's wedding. To the right is a picture of my grandmother and grandfather from my dad's side at my parents wedding.
4: Alexa Case Connelly January 4th, 1996 11:25 AM 7 lb 2oz 20 inches Richmond VA St. Mary's hospital Sat up alone at: 6 months Began walking at: 12 months First Word: "ball" Mother was my caregiver; no daycare Favorite Toys: Bears, Dress up, Books My mother heard the name "Alexa" from Billy Joels daughter, and that is where she got the name.
5: When I was a baby, the two scariest things were Santa Clause, and snowmen. So why not put them together for a family photo?
6: When I was in preschool, my favorite thing to do was play with my bears. I would line them up in my room, and could sit in there and talk with them for hours. At this age, I started gymnastics, and swimming which I have continued ever since. Everything was always a mess; my room, my hair, and you could always tell what I had for lunch by looking at my shirt.
7: Dress up was always one of the favorites. What I wanted to be when I grew up changed a lot..from a Queen, to a painter (who paints houses), and a trash collector.
8: Family Traditions | Strawberry picking has always been a family tradition. After picking (well, mostly eating) strawberries in the morning, we would come home and make things like jam, and bread.
9: Halloween was always a fun holiday. To my sister's distress, I would always copy everything she did exactly, including Halloween costumes..even when she attempted to change at the last minute to fool me.
10: More Traditions | Galette is a tradition from France that my mom did with her family when she was living there. A galette (pastry like dessert) is made with a "fevre" hidden somewhere inside the cake. The youngest member of the family (me) gets under the table and says everyones name in a random order without looking at the cake and then...
11: whoever gets the "fevre" in their piece of galette is given a crown and is said to have good luck that year!
12: I started playing the piano in first grade. My love for music started at school age. These pictures are from a couple of my recitals in previous years!
14: Family Vacations... | My family has always enjoyed going to the beach. This picture was taken summer of '09, when we went to Duck beach with my cousins.
15: Until 2013, my mom's side of the family lived in France. We would all go to Paris and visit them when we had a break! | This picture was taken on the rocks outside of the house we rented in Maine. We would go visit with a family we have known since I was born.
16: Indian Princesses | During Indian Princesses, my dad and I would always have fun making and racing our Pinewood Derby Cars. | Father daughter dances, games, and camping were more traditions of Indian Princesses.
17: I liked playing soccer, but while I was running with the ball, I would get distracted by grasshoppers and butterflies on the field and leave the ball. | Soccer
18: I have always loved the water, and am very lucky that my family likes these activities as much as I do. | I've been on swim team for as long as I can remember, and scuba diving and snorkeling are some family favorites.
19: Pets | I've always loved animals, and have had many pets throughout my life including 2 dogs, 3 hamsters, 2 frogs, and a countless amount of fish.
20: Disney | We have always been huge fans of Disney. When I was younger, I sometimes had trouble staying awake through dinner, but we always had a great time.
21: We went on a Disney Cruise in 2012, and ran a 5k race on Disney's island. Somehow, I traveled off course, and ended up running about 10k because I was lost in the woods. My mother was worried, but I had a good time, and they found me after a bit of searching.
22: So far, I have enjoyed my high school years. I am exploring what I want to do as an occupation in my life. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to be a veterinarian, but while in high school, I got the opportunity to take part in a surgery. I ended up passing out and getting a concussion.. so my mind has been changed a lot, and currently I want to study psychology in college.
23: I am so thankful for the family I have had by my side as I have grown up.