S: The Crosbie Family - 2012
BC: The End
1: Brianna & Kyle are our happy thoughts. They bring so much sunshine, laughter and joy into our home. I'm always fascinated by their wild imaginations. They inspire me to be daring, take chances and dream. I am so grateful for them. Life would not be the same without them.
3: JANUARY 2012
4: Kyle James Crosbie | This is the first time we tried the exersaucer. You didn't quite touch the base, but with extra blankets you were happy.
7: Our Little Monkey | We tried several times to give you a pacifier and most of the time you spit it out or played with it like a toy. | KJ
8: Bring It On, The Muscial San Francisco, CA January 7, 2012
10: January 11, 2012 Four Months Old
12: Kyle's Baptism January 15, 2012 Holy Spirit Catholic Church Santa Rosa, CA Godparents:: Renay & Rob Hill
15: We had a small gathering to celebrate Uncle Matt's birthday. All the kids enjoyed Matt's cake! It was a great time!
17: FEBRUARY 2012
21: February 11, 2012 Five Months Old
23: In 2011 Brianna started taking Ballet classes at the Windsor Dance Academy near our home. In January, her class started learning a dance that they would perform in June at the annual recital. She really enjoyed the class and we have met some really good friends.
29: It was a beautiful day in February so we drove up to Cloverdale for their annual Citrus Fair. We had fun on the rides and looking at the exhibits. It was great family time for us! | CLOVERDALE CITRUS FAIR
30: Crafts, Rides, Games...so much fun!
32: Kyle started to get too big for the baby bath. This was our last bath on the sink. We purchased a bath seat so he could use the tub with Brianna.
33: 2/26/12 | FAMILY
37: MARCH 2012
38: MARCH 1, 2012 | BATH TIME!
41: Brianna celebrated Cousin Taliya's 7th birthday at Uncle Matt's house. She had a great time on the jumpy and playing with all her cousins.
42: During tax season, the family helps us out by watching the kids on the weekends. Brianna is starting to understand more, but seems to be doing well with the change in hours.
43: Whenever the kids go for a visit at Grandma's house she takes pictures on her iPhone. Sometimes they are good, but most of the time she is trying to capture the moment in time. Brianna is not a fan of the camera and it is usually a fight to get her to take a picture, but she will pose for Grandma most of the time.
45: Right before Kyle turned 6 months old we tried rice cereal as his first solid food. More cereal ended up on his face and bib then in his mouth and he seemed more interested in chewing on the spoon then eating, but overall a fun first experience with solid food.
48: March 11, 2012 - Six Months Old
49: Six months is one of my favorite ages. Kyle gave us a run for our money during the month of March and tax season, but we survived. The two of them together melts my heart.
50: The kids with Grandma Crosbie on a Saturday afternoon.
52: The family went out to dinner to celebrate Daddy's birthday. It was a fun day and thankfully Kyle was a happy baby.
53: Brianna was really excited by this new Hello Kitty shirt and requested a few pictures. Her hair is so curly at this length and we just love her calm and loving personality.
57: Our little Monkey...
59: Windsor Dance Academy | Ballet Rehearsal
61: APRIL 2012
64: Brianna went on an Easter Egg Hunt before we went to church on Easter Sunday. All of the eggs had gifts from the Easter Bunny!
66: APRIL 11, 2012 SEVEN MONTHS OLD
67: BATH TIME
68: Crosbie Family Dinner at Old Chicago Pizza to celebrate Uncle Keith's Birthday!
70: Grandpa Crosbie babysitting Kyle. Kyle didn't sleep well and often slept in the bouncer seat or car seat for naps.
71: Lazy afternoon - Brianna playing outside in her Hello Kitty PJ's.
72: Spring Time
74: Sonomacountymom.com hosted an Easter Egg Hunt after Easter at Franklin Park. Brianna had a great time hunting for eggs.
77: We went to dinner with Nana and Papa to celebrate Papa's birthday! Kyle was in a very happy mood!
78: We celebrated with Andrea & Jeremy Blanquie in welcoming Baby Jaxon, our nephew and cousin. We can't wait to meet him!
83: MAY 2012
84: Daddy went to visit his best friend, Ken Kirk in Maryland/Washington DC. Mommy was on her own for the week, but Grandma and Grandpa came to visit us.
89: In March of 2012 I received an email indicating I had been nominated for the 40 under Forty award by the North Bay Business Journal. In April 2012, I was selected as one of the Top 40. A reception was held in May of 2012 for all recipients. I was honored and humbled. Nominated by: Sarah Hebein-Warner Active 20-30
90: Happy Baby Boy!
91: Human Race 2012 Dal Poggetto & Co. has been participating in this race for several years. I walked with Brianna and Kyle in the stroller,
92: Aiden's 2nd Birthday
96: Mommy started a photography class in May with Mariah Smith of Mariah Smith Photography. The class was held on Tuesday evenings and the basis was to teach mamas how to use their digital SLR camera. It was fun to practice on the kids and learn more about the functions of our camera.
97: It took Kyle awhile to sit without throwing himself backwards. At 8 months it finally started to happen.
101: Kyle's many faces....
104: Windsor Dance Academy Windsor Parade May 5, 2012
107: Rylan's 3rd Birthday
114: For months Kyle slept in the infant car seat on the kitchen table. He was not consistent with his naps and usually would not sleep in the crib. At 8 months he started to get too big for the car seat and we moved it to the family room. | June 3, 2012
115: May 11, 2012 Eight Months Old | Kyle was getting very strong and starting to hold himself on all fours, but couldn't quite make the leap to start crawling.. He is very close and we expect him to be moving very soon. | months
117: In honor of Brianna's birthday we went for a special treat. The salon has a small spa chair especially for children. Nail Salon - Fulton Road - Santa Rosa.
119: Brianna & Kyle spent the afternoon with Grandma & Grandpa - it was a fun afternoon of cartoons and coloring!
122: Brianna was so excited for her party...Her special friends, Emma, Micayla, Cora, Mikenzie, and Keeley came to celebrate.
125: We celebrated Brianna's 4th birthday at Kid's Party Central.. The kids played on all the gym equipment and then had cake and presents. Brianna had a blast!
126: Brianna's big birthday gift was a purple and pink princess bike and helmet. She went on her first ride after the party!
129: Brianna celebrated her birthday at preschool with Hello Kitty cupcakes. We were able to visit her for lunch and dessert. She was really excited to see us. After school, we went for frozen yogurt. Kyle stayed with grandma during our lunch visit. Happy Birthday Brianna! We love you!
133: JUNE 2012
134: Welcome our newest nephew! Jaxon Daniel Blanquie June 4, 2012
136: June 11, 2012 9 Months Old
137: Brianna's ballet class will be participating in the annual recital performance in mid June at Speckles Performing Arts Theater, Rohnert Park, CA. She was dressed up in her babydoll outfit for picture day.
140: BABY DOLLS | Mommy added a little makeup to Brianna's face before the performance. She was very excited to have lip gloss and blush.
144: Mommy and Daddy went to Reno for the weekend for the Active 20-30 National Convention which was also the weekend of Mommy's birthday! We had a great time!
146: While we were in Reno, Brianna stayed with Uncle Matt & Aunt Trinity while Kyle stayed with Gina, Nana & Papa! Fun times! | Rylan, Haven, & Brianna - best cousins!
149: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORA! | Cora celebrated her birthday with a tea party, games, piñata, and playtime. Brianna had a great time!
150: ACTIVE 20-30 CLUB OF THE REDWOOD EMPIRE #1029 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS EPIC BAR & LOUNGE SANTA ROSA, CA
153: JULY 2012
154: Kevin's uncle Phil and cousin Tara came for a visit.. The Crosbies joined him for a BBQ!
156: We celebrated the 4th of July on the 3rd by watching the Windsor fireworks. Brianna was very scared of the loud noises, but eventually calmed down watched them.
160: We attended an Oakland Athletics baseball game as a family over 4th of July weekend. Kyle and Brianna had so much fun! | Let's Go Oakland!!
162: July 11, 2012 10 Months Old
164: Kyle, again not sleeping in his bed! | Kyle stayed in the stroller during Brianna's swim lessons - trooper!
165: During July, Brianna took swim lessons at Ridgway with Keeley - it was every day for 4 weeks- busy for us, but she learned some techniques.
167: TRAIN TOWN | Jen Balaguy, Jen Rogelsta,d, Lea Poisson along with Brooke, Eli, Cora, Cole, and Stryker joined us at train town for an afternoon of fun!.
168: We celebrated with Reany and Rob Hill on welcoming baby Tyler, our nephew and cousin. We can't wait to meet him!
172: Daddy, Grandpa, & Uncle Keith worked on our new Play Structure. It took them a few weeks to get it together, but eventually it was standing!
175: AUGUST 2012
176: Kyle started getting into everything and we quickly had to baby proof the TV room. He still managed to find his way behind the couch and get the computer cords.
177: Kyle started pulling himself up with this new toy that Uncle Matt & Aunt Trinity gave to us. It was fun to watch him grow and get stronger every day.
178: Sonoma County Fair! | They had a petty zoo, slide, games, and rides for Brianna - she loved every minute.
179: In the kiddie area they had dress up for girls and baby toys for Kyle - the kids loved it!
181: Sometimes Kyle would fall asleep without warning...
182: August 11, 2012 11 Months Old | Crawling, Cruising, and Standing... oh my!
184: We celebrated Kaylee's first birthday at a park in Novato. It was a very hot day for the kids, but Kaylee had fun!
185: KAYLEE'S 1ST BIRTHDAY
187: During the summer we often have deer in the back field. Brianna and Daddy would go outside and throw apples to them. Brianna loves it!
189: Brianna started the Redwoods Class at Bethel in August! Her friend Emma from Gina's house started going to Bethel so she was very excited! | Bethel Children's Center Redwoods Class August 2012 - Age 4
190: Cousin Aiden spent the evening with us while Eric and Nina went to dinner! He was a joy!
191: Pajama Fun!
193: SEPTEMBER 2012
194: PINTEREST CRAFT PROJECTS AND DESIGNS | Carine Arend turned 30 in 2012 and I brought her this little gift... | I found this cake on another site and asked Elba, our cake friend to make it for Brianna. It turned out perfect! | I purchased a shadow box at Michaels and created the backdrop as a place to keep all of our tickets. Mommy keeps eveerything...
195: Pinterest.com became Mommy's new favorite website for creative and crafty ideas for gifts and home projects. These are a few of the things I made during the year. I | On Brianna's official last day of daycare we made this for Gina. Her family loves to go camping so it was a perfect gift. Clever and Creative! | For Renay's baby shower I made the new mommy survival gift... | For our christmas cards in 2012 I put ribbon on the cabinets and used clothes pins to hold the cards...it worked perfectly!
197: Welcome Baby Tyler! Our newest nephew! Tyler Earl Hill September 2, 2012
200: Kevin's best friend Richard Kubo married Kimberly Anne on September 15th in Novato, California | Mr. & Mrs. Kubo
203: We celebrated Kyle's actual birthday with pumpkin muffins. Kyle ate the muffin, but wasn't sure what to think about it.
210: Our little girl is growing up way too fast....
211: Kyle's 12 month checkup at the doctor! He was such a champ and loved Dr. Begert. He also tried avocado for the first time...
213: OCTOBER 2012
214: Happy 2nd Birthday Haven!
216: The Oakland A's made it to the playoff rounds in baseball. We thought we might have a battle of the bay area teams - Giants & A's. Daddy was excited, but unfortunately the A's were eliminated. Daddy was watching the game at Grandma & Grandpa's house. | Brianna, the big sister is such a good helper!
217: Spending the day at Grandma's house... reading, playing with dolls, and helping Kyle. | During the summer Brianna became a fan of My Little Pony
218: Corn Box, Face Painting, and Fun for the kids...it was a beautiful day!
219: The Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch October 2012
224: Cheryl Spaulding Photography
225: Family Photos October 2012 Spring Lake - Santa Rosa, CA
230: Brianna - Pinkie Pie - My Little Pony Kyle - Monkey
231: Trick or Treating Our annual tradition is to go trick or treating with Uncle Matt, Aunt Trinity, and cousins Tailya, Rylan, and Haven. This year it was pouring rain the entire time. Kyle was a trooper in the Ergo carrier. Brianna got very wet and decided to ride in the wagon at the end of the trip.
232: In loving memory... Brian Crosbie Kevin's uncle | In loving memory.... Roger Remmick, Jr. Michelle's uncle | Brian W. Crosbie MORGANTON Brian W. Crosbie, 54, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. Brian was born September 23, 1958. in Erie County, N.Y., to the late Stanley Crosbie and Annette Sondel Crosbie. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of North Morganton United Methodist Church. Brian lived his life for God and others. Brian is survived by his wife, Marin Elizabeth Ball Crosbie, of the home; brothers, Wayne Crosbie and wife, Paula, of California, and Mike S. Crosbie and wife, Betty, of Louisiana; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at North Morganton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Neill Shaw and April Abernethy officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium following the service. Military honors will be provided by the North Carolina National Guard. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.
233: November 2012 | Roger Remmick Jr., 61, Bismarck died Nov. 30, 2012, at a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Roger was born in Richardton to Roger and Eunice (Pegg) Remmick on Sept. 18, 1951. Roger attended school in Bismarck and went on to proudly serve his country with two tours in Vietnam. In 1973, Roger married his soul mate and love of his life, Patty Nelson, and together, they had two daughters, Roxanne (Larry) Pyle and Sharon (Tim) Ell. Roger worked for over 35 years at Bobcat and mastered nearly every position; he ended his career there as a painter. After his semi-retirement, Roger worked up until his passing at the Bismarck Tribune and as the site manager of Turbo Spa Car Wash. Roger loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing, hunting and woodworking. Reading was also a favorite pastime. Roger was never a shy person and would strike up a conversation with anyone. His favorite ending to each conversation was usually, “Take ’er easy.” Roger adored his grandchildren and many of his conversations contained the stories of his interaction and love of them. In fact, Roger loved children in general and would taxi the grandkids and their friends, who would also call him grandpa, to and from such places as the local skate parks, the mall and their sporting events. He never said no and was always there. He was always ready to tell a story, help with homework or horse around. Roger will be remembered by all those who loved and knew him as a happy and generous person who never let things get him down. He was everything you could ask for in a husband, father and grandpa. Roger will live on forever in the hearts of his family and the twinkle in the grandbaby’s eyes. We love you Roger, take ’er easy and love ya. Roger is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patty; his two daughters, Roxanne (Larry) Pyle and Sharon (Tim) Ell; six grandchildren, Timmy (Brittany) Ell, Tucker Ell, Kenedy Ell, Devon Pyle, Haley Schofill and Emily Pyle; three sisters; and one brother. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Eunice Remmick Sr.; and one brother, Perry Remmick.
234: Dal Poggetto & Company celebrated 20 years! Riviera Restaurant Santa Rosa, CA
235: Active 20-30 club of the Redwood Empire #1029 Annual Retreat Bodega Bay, CA
238: When Brianna was going to Gina's our childcare provider as an infant and toddler she met Emma Anderson. Emma's mom worked with Gina's mom and would come a few times a week. During the summer of 2012, Emma's mom got a new job as a receptionist and Emma was able to go to Bethel Children's Center. Brianna loves playing with Emma and talks about her all the time. We love to see them together!
239: Mommy's friend Cheryl came to visit us from Florida. We were able to get together for dinner and spent Saturday celebrating Stryker's 2nd Birthday! Mommy has been friends with Cheryl, Jen, J en, & Lea for 20 years!
240: Brianna has ballet class every Saturday morning at Windsor Dance Academy.
241: In November of 2012 we lost Kevin's Uncle Brian. He recently reconnected with his brother Wayne and had started building relationships with all the Crosbie children. He had an aggressive form of Cancer. The family got together after Paula & Wayne returned from North Carolina.
242: Windsor Dance Academy Fall Dance Presentation | Brianna's class learned a princess dance from Miss Diane and performed it for the parents in November.
243: The beautiful princesses!
244: We celebrated Thanksgiving at Nana & Papa's house with Uncle Eric.
246: We went to Rincon Valley park with Uncle Eric the Saturday after Thanksgiving so he could visit with friends.
248: On December 7, 2012 Michelle resigned from Dal Poggetto & Company after eleven years. It was a difficult decision, but after being approached by Burr Pilger Mayer and evaluating the offer it was the best decision for our family.
249: December 2012
250: We went to Kringles Korner right by our house to find a Christmas Tree.. Kyle is just walking and loved playing in the rocks. It was a beautiful day in December...very bright!
254: Early morning wake up for Kyle - this boy needs a haircut!
259: The Redwood Class Bethel Children's Center Christmas Tea Brianna's class performed several songs for all the parents in the annual Christmas presentation. After they were done singing we enjoyed banana bread and crafts with the children.
260: Christmas Cookies Hosted by Gina Carrillo
261: Gingerbread Houses Hosted by Jen Balaguy
262: Uncle Eric was here for Christmas and he likes to take abstract pictures and on this day Kyle was his subject! Thanks for the photos bro!
265: Kyle James Crosbie 15 Months
267: Christmas Lights! We drove around Rohnert Park after having dinner at Chili's to look at the lights.
268: Kickin' Country Girls Coast Guard December 2012
269: Redwood Credit Union Annual Holiday Party December 8, 2012
270: A new chapter for our family... | New Headshot Burr Pilger Mayer
271: Dal Poggetto & Company 2001-2012
274: The Crosbie annual Christmas Eve party was held at Eric Crosbie's house in Rincon Valley. He invited the extended family along with the inlaws. We had at least 50 people including children in Eric's house. It was fun, but very overwhelming during presents.
277: Christmas Morning Santa brought Brianna a new doll house and Kyle a new toy truck! | Kyle didn't quite understand the wrapping paper and wanted to walk/run around instead.