S: January 2009-August 2009
1: Play Ball! | 2009 Basketball
2: He hasn't been carried off the court too much this season. Well, actually, that's not true. He just got carried off less as the season went on.
4: The Fam
5: The girls
6: A much needed day-cation. | East Beach, April 2009
8: A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
9: Katie's surprise 14th birthday
11: After the water fight
12: Happy Birthday! | The birthday girl with the party planner.
17: "A truly rich man is one who's children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
18: Daddy' sense of humor.
19: A father's love warms the hearts of his children forever.
21: Happy Birthday | Today Brian you are 11. What more can I say, You're becoming more special Each and every day, So blow out your candles One by one Enjoy your birthday Have lots of fun.
22: This was a party to remember! Friends, cake, games and lets not forget the best part, lots and lots of presents!
23: The Great Outdoors | August Danforth Bay
24: The Usual Setup
28: skippin' rocks
30: Katie used the back of the truck as a suitcase and Bri was hitting the Oreos pretty hard all week.
32: The annual Mt. Mary Hike. | Lola saved us all from getting stung when we passed a beehive by stopping abruptly and sitting down.
33: swimming, tie-dying, and the horse drawn carriage ride. | We never miss any of these activities. It's tradition!
35: Every day they taunted me by walking by with their floaty octopus. It is my mission to get me one of these; I will not rest until I have one.
36: We go out to eat on our final night and take Lola with us. She's slept in the truck the whole week and hasn't realized the back window stays down. While we're waiting for our food, we hear the waitress tell the next table that there is a very scared dog on the loose in the parking lot barking at everyone. Yes...it is Lola. She has made another great escape.
37: This sums up the first half of 2009. It was a year of a lot of changes, transitions, and new beginnings. This camping trip was the first time the three of us did it on our own. Some days were longer than others but we managed and had a great time.