S: Payne Family 2008
BC: The End | The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
FC: 2008 | "The love of a family is life's greatest blessing."
1: Eva got into the powdered milk while we were not watching. She was having a great time until we went to clean her up. | Since we were taking pictures of Eva, Joseph and Emily wanted their picture taken too. | February 2008
2: Joseph's award ceremony. He was in Mrs. Haynes 1st grade class. He had perfect attendance
3: Joseph wanted to help us paint the house. | M A R C H
4: The kids had a lot of fun hunting for eggs and playing with their Easter toys. | Easter
6: Emily's Preschool Graduation
7: Since Emily's birthday is after the cutoff they would not let her start Kindergarten. She was enrolled at La Petite, pre-k, and Mom homeschooled her. The school let Emily join the Kindergarten class the last week of school so that she would be more comfortable with the school when she started 1st grade. | Mr Ortega's Kindergraten class | MAY
8: For Joseph's birthday we had a superhero theme. The kids were Spiderman's helpers to stop the Green Goblin. They had activities that helped them "train" to be superoheros. Green Goblin stole the gifts, cake, and other misc. things throughout the party. He left behind riddles that the kids had to solve to find the items. After going through training they got to make masks and Spiderman left them each a certificate making them honorary superheros. Tom dressed up as the Green Goblin. At the end he ran away with the cake and the kids tried to catch him. Joseph almost did. There is a picture of him celebrating as he tore a piece of Green Goblin's outfit and saved the cake. Spiderman also left a web of candy for the kids to thank them for their help.
10: Eva complained about her legs hurting one night. We did not see anything wrong but she was having a hard time walking. The next morning she woke up and from her ankle down was swollen and bruised. You can't tell from the pictures but it looked like she had socks on it was so bad. Her legs and hands also had bruising. She could not stand because it hurt so bad. She had to be carried or lay down. We took her to urget care. She had Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). It only affects about 4 per 100,000 children. The cause is unknown & there is no cure, Much is still unknown but doctors believe that the body makes an antibody that sticks to the platelets and so the body tries to destroy them. Usually the body will stop producing the antibody and it resolves itself. | She healed and was as happy as ever, but it was scary. | June
11: Dad had to teach a class in Alamagordo so we all went with him and had a mini vacation. The hotel had a pool so we went swimming every evening. It was a lot of fun for everyone! | July
12: After Dad got off work we got to go do things together as a family. One of the evenings we went to the space park... | We got to see a space shuttle that had launched into space.
14: We also went to Kids' Kingdom. | Alamogordo
17: We finished our Alamogordo mini vacation at White Sands. Everyone had so much fun!
18: Summer Fest July 2008
19: Just after getting back from our mini vacation we got to go to Summer Fest. They close off downtown and have games, shows, & fun activities.
21: Reunion | Emily & Joseph both won "guess how many in the jar. | P a y n e | Family | August
22: Eva loves to play dress up | What a beautiful ballerina
23: After taking pictures for another family the kids were playing with the dress up clothes. They looked so cute, mom had to take some pictures. | Family
25: Emily's class went to the zoo for a fieldtrip. The girls had a lot of fun. Eva fell asleep on the ride home. | September
26: For one of our ward activities we had a rock climbing wall. The kids loved climbing up it! | R O C K
27: October | Climbing
29: We had family over for cake and ice cream to celebrate the girls' birthday.
30: Chuck | Chuck | E | E | Cheese | Cheese
31: We went to Chuck E Cheese for Eva's birthday. Dan & Rochell joined us to celebrate. | We went to Chuck E Cheese for Eva's birthday. Dan & Rochell joined us to celebrate.
33: We went to our ward trunk or treat then went out trick or treating. After we were done we went home and Emily got to open her gifts.
34: Grandpa's | hand-carved | walking sticks
35: November | Carlsbad Caverns | As a family we had been saving up to go to Disneyland. The kids decided they wanted to use the money to pay for Grandpa Hunlow to come visit.
37: Dad had to stay home & work but the rest of us stayed in Carlsbad. | There was a pool at the hotel. The kids had fun playing with Grandpa. | We walked around the area & found this old house
38: New hotel, new day, & they're still swimming. This trip Dad got to go with us.
39: W h i t e | S a n d s | November 22, 2008
40: Star Students | Perfect Attendance | Dad was even able to make it to this award assembly. | Homework | Spelling
41: Eva got to be in the Christmas program at the school too. | Joseph got to do the solo part of "Oh Christmas Tree" in German. He is so brave.
42: For Christmas we got a family gift. We decided to buy a Wii. Since we were going to Utah to celebrate Christmas we let the kids open the presents early.
43: We ate out for Christmas Eve | Love spending time with family | Eva just pouted so we had everyone join in for a fun picture.
44: Plie | Chasse
45: Grandma Peterson came to the performance too. | Emily took ballet lessons this summer and loved it! They had a performance at the end of the year. | Pirouette | Releve
47: We slept at Crris' house & opened presents there. In the afternoon we went to Shara's & had even more gifts there.