S: Mikaela Samone, Age 1 Year to 2 Years, December 2009 through December 2010
FC: Mikaela Samone | Age 1 Year to 2 Years
1: Made for Mikaela with Love. -Mom- | Published in 2011
2: Mikaela officially started walking on December 21, 2009. | Look how proud of herself she is.
3: Look Who's Walking | December 21, 2009
4: Getting Ready for Santa's Arrival | December 23, 2009 | The girls prepared for Santa by helping to set out gingerbread men and milk for the big man himself and sparkling oats for the reindeer. We showed Mikaela what we were doing, which was a big mistake. Then she was upset when she couldn't eat the cookies.
5: Santa Came | And boy did he make a mess. He left boot prints on the hearth of the fireplace and his reindeer knocked over the bowl of oats when they were done. But he filled Mikaela's stocking to the brink and left a heaping pile of gifts under the tree. The girls must have been good this year. | December 23, 2009
7: Merry Christmas | December 24, 2009
8: December | 2009
9: January 2010
10: Sittin' in a Booster January 22, 2010 Mom got tired of tripping over the highchair, so it was booster time for Mikaela. She did great.
11: January 2, 2010 Believe it or not, Mikaela said she wanted to sit on the potty. She had a great time doing what her big sister does. | Sittin' on the Pot
12: Valentine's Day Photo Shoot
13: January 21, 2010 This year, we took photos and sent 2010 calendars to the grandparents for Valentine's Day.
14: Play-Doh | January 25, 2010 | Yes, we had to take it away because Mikaela was eating it. So we gave her crayons instead.
15: She LOVES Chocolate | January 23, 2010 | This is how Mikaela eats chocolate pudding. She literally likes the bowl clean.
16: At this point in time, Mikaela became a runner. She was also in love with anything baby doll.
17: Mikaela LOVES taking baths with her sister. Especially when they have giggly bath nights like the one above. And the picture to the right is the reason she needs so many baths. | January 2010
18: The Spaghetti Factory & Mickey Mouse | We ate in the train car. | February 6, 2010
19: After a great lunch, we went and saw Mickey's Road Show. Mikaela would not stop clapping. She had SO much fun. Her favorite was Minnie Mouse. | Wells Fargo Theater, Denver
20: Dancing and dressing up with Sissie | Laughing a Lot | And, of course, eating.
21: February 2010 | February 24, 2010
22: Swimming Lessons | Mikaela did NOT enjoy swimming lessons. She especially hated the yellow swimming mats they had us use. Therefore, we only took her to about four lessons before we finally stopped. | February 9, 2010
23: Face Paint February 15, 2010 Mikaela got her face painted for the very first time at a Chick-Fil-A family night. She chose a purple flower.
24: Children's Day | Downtown Loveland March 3, 2010
25: Chalk Drawings | March 4, 2010
26: March 2009 We had lots of fun this month. With the weather warming up a bit, we spent a lot of time outside. We met new friends at the park, got our face painted, and played with our favorite pooch Mia.
27: Forward Facing Diva | March 28, 2010
28: We took a trip | to the zoo with | G & G Mayhew
29: The Denver Zoo | March 18, 2010 | and had a blast (we promise).
30: Butterfly, Butterfly | Released March 18, 2010 | Uncle Brad had gotten the girls a butterfly habitat for Christmas. We received the caterpillars in January. | The girls loved watching them change into butterflies. | It was warm enough on march 18 for us to release them into our backyard (not before Mikaela got her hands on one, though. Don't worry, it survived her clutches).
31: Tea Party Time | When the Princess and the Frog came out on DVD, we decided to have a fancy tea party. | Mom made fun invitations that looked like movie tickets. | Even Elliott, who was Mikaela's age, was able to join us. We had a slightly-less-fancy-but-safer table for the two of them. | March 20, 2010
32: Disney On Ice | March 21, 2010 Budweiser Event Center
33: The Buttercream Cupcakery in Fort Collins brings in a princess every month that tells stories and says hi to the girls. This month we went with some friends, had delicious cupcakes, and met Snow White. | Princesses and Cupcakes
34: Painting and Hunting for Eggs April 3, 2010 | Brad and Jen came over to help us paint eggs and then we all went to the Easter Egg Hunt at Home State Bank. Mikaela was not into painting eggs but was very picky about hunting for them, picking very specific colors. That night, we set out our eggs and a carrot cake cupcake we had made for the Easter Bunny.
37: Easter April 4, 2010
38: Playin' at the Park April 11, 2010 We met Grandma and Grandpa for a picnic lunch and some fun time at the park. It was finally starting to warm up and we had a fantastic day enjoying our time together.
39: We were so happy the weather was warmer!
40: April 2010
41: May 2010
42: Our New Family Member Abby is a Goldendoodle that we brought home from the Foothills Fashion Mall in Fort Collins. We made sure her name started with an 'A' because we already a dog with an 'M' name like Mikaela. When we brought her home, she was about 15 pounds and the size of Mia. She got big fast. | Abby Gail | Born February 13, 2010 | Brought Home May 2, 2010
43: 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 had a blast.
44: Storytime | This month's princess was Cinderella.
45: Lily and Savannah | got to come with us. | We went to the park after storytime. | May 20, 2010
46: Riding a Trike May 23, 2010 | Mikaela LOVES riding and can almost do it by herself.
47: Estes Park with Nana | May 24, 2010
48: Fire Hydrant 5K | June 5, 2010
49: Another Princess Storytime | June 17, 2010
50: The Water Park June 25, 2010
51: A Trip to the Zoo | June 24, 2010 | Mom, Addyson, and Mikaela went to the Zoo with our friends Nicholas and Sarah.
52: Happy Father's Day June 20, 2010 | We spent the day at North Lake Park, riding the train, playing golf, eating giant lollipops, playing with Bob and Carm, and having a great time.
53: June 20, 2010
54: 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 in the afternoon.
55: At her 18 month check up with the pediatrician on June 22, 2010, Mikaela weighed 21 pounds, 10 ounces and was 32 inches tall. | June 2010
56: June 16, 2010 | Playin' in the Pool | Mikaela LOVES the water.
57: July 3, 2010 | A Trip to the Candy Factory | We went to the Hammonds factory in Denver for Mom and Dad's 5th anniversary.
58: Happy Independence Day July 4 and 5, 2010 For the second year in a row it rained really hard on the 4th. We sat in our car hoping it would pass but it didn't. The City of Loveland rescheduled the fireworks for the 5th of July.
59: Our Family's Crazy New Hobby | In early July we acquired Nana's old business projector. Mom and Dad had wanted to have | Once a week we invited neighbors and friends over to watch kids movies under the stars. Our first movie was the Disney movie cars. | 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 a few grommets and we instantly had a 210 inch screen. | July 25, 2010
60: A PRINCESS, | CUPCAKES, | AND FRIENDS, | OH MY! | Hooray For Belle | July 15, 2010 | Sydnee was in town from Las Vegas and we decided to take her and her mom Autumn to princess storytime at the Butter Cream Cupcakery. All three girls were so excited to meet Belle, but Mikaela was especially excited. Belle is her favorite princess.
61: Mikaela's First Haircut | July 17, 2010 Lollilocks in Loveland Mikaela was SO excited to get her haircut. She chose to sit on a pink elephant while they did her hair. She even got purple ribbons in her hair when they were done. She is such a girly-girl.
62: Mikaela was SO excited to convert her crib into a toddler bed. She got to pick out her sheets from Target and couldn't wait to climb in when Dad was done. | July 10, 2010 | Big Girl Bed
63: July 2010
64: August 2010
66: Larimer County Fair | August 7, 2010 | Mikaela HATED riding the ferris wheel. | She screamed almost the entire ride.
67: Mikaela LOVED seeing the horses. | The carnival let Mom squeeze into a kids ride so Mikaela could ride, too. Mikaela really enjoyed that.
68: August 3, 2010 | Day at the Museum
69: A Cinderella Sighting | August 19, 2010 Butter Cream Cupcakery Old Town, Fort Collins
70: Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Brad, and Jen all ran in the Valley 5000. | Loveland Valley 5000 August 20, 2010
71: New West Fest August 21, 2010 | It was HOT this year. We went with the Smith family who then came over for dinner and to play.
72: September 2010
74: Fun With Dress Up | Mom found this costume at the used store. | September 1, 2010
75: Princess Ariel | September 16, 2010 | This month's princess at storytime was Ariel. The girls were thrilled to meet her.
76: Day Out With Thomas
77: Nana and Papa took our family to ride on Thomas the Train. It was a beautiful day and we had a ton of fun. | Colorado Railroad Museum Golden, Colorado September 24, 2010
78: First Pony Ride October 17, 2010 Lee Martinez Farm | Her pony's name was Cassidy. | It was Savannah's 4th birthday.
79: October 31, 2010 | Fun With Leaves
80: Pumpkin Pickin' October 13, 2010 | We went to the Osborn Farm to pick our pumpkins. Mikaela was NOT happy, but had an okay time anyway.
81: Pumpkin Carvin' October 24, 2010 | This year, although we thought MIkaela would dig right in, she did not want to get messy. She pulled out about five seeds and then was done. | Dad hung spiders and cobwebs on the front porch this year. Mikaela thought it was the coolest thing. | The little spider's name was Rosie and the big spider's name was Frasier.
82: October 12, 2010 | Photo Shoot | Mom needed a good picture for Mikaela's birthday invitations.
83: Mia's Sixth Birthday | October 26, 2010
84: Mikaela played the part of Alice for Halloween this year. It was a family affair, as Dad was the Mad Hatter, Mom was the Cheshire Cat, Addyson was the Queen of Hearts, and Abby was the White Rabbit.
85: Happy Halloween | October 30 and 31, 2010 | On the 30th, we went to downtown Loveland, then went to the grandparents' houses that evening. On the 31st we had a neighborhood party and went trick-or-treating with the Smith family that evening.
86: Family | October 9, 2010 | Mayhew | Portraits
87: October 24, 2010 | Family | Kuzmich | Portraits
88: November 2010
89: z | z | Holiday Photo Shoot | November 27, 2010 | Mom made cameras out of blocks of wood for the grandmas for Christmas and Hanukkah and needed a cute picture. These couldn't have turned out any better. What cute smiles.
90: Mikaela loves Mia SO much...
91: December 4, 2010 | The Four Girls | Mom and Dad couldn't resist dressing up the girls like reindeer and Santa's. They looked so cute together. It's amazing how well they all get along...
92: Mom spent and afternoon making gingerbread so we could build houses with the Smith family. Everyone had a great time, especially Mikaela. She loved getting to eat the left over candy. | Fun With Candy
93: Santa Clause is Coming to Town | Mikaela was not afraid this year, and received a Belle doll from Santa.
94: December 12, 2010 | Mom made the party hats, confetti, and banner for the party.
95: The girls got their hair done for the occasion. | Of course, it was a Minnie party. | Mikaela's 2nd Birthday Party
96: Mikaela's Real 2nd Birthday
97: Mikaela had no problem ripping right into all of her gifts this year. She got some books, some puppy toys, a new vacuum, a new princess phone, and a few other things. Then we had left over cake from the birthday party. What a fun day. | December 16, 2010
98: December 9, 2010 JCPenney's | Two Year Old Photo Shoot | At some point in the year, Mikaela latched on to the puppy Addyson gave her when she was born.
99: At Mikaela's 2 year check up with the pediatrician on December 29, 2010, she weighed 23.5 pounds and was 33.25 inches tall. | It's name is Cocoa Puppy.