S: 2009 January to July
BC: First 6 months of 2009. Lots of fun family time and anticipating the arrival of a new baby!!
FC: 2009 Albee Family
1: Happy New Year! The year began with lots of smiles, a friend's Birthday party at the Georgia Aquarium and 100 days of school. | JACKSON | SAMUEL | CHARLIE
2: NANA BENCH, POPS AND I WENT TO SCHOOL TO WATCH CHARLIE'S CLASS PERFORM A PUPPET SHOW . JACKSON'S CLASS ATTENDED AS WELL.
3: BASKETBALL SEASON FINISHED UP IN EARLY FEBUARY WITH AN AWARDS CERAMONY. JACKSON HAD A GREAT TIME PLAYING AND WE HAD FUN WATCHING!!
4: Charlie Neu with Charlie A.
5: PACK 226 HEISKELL SCHOOL Charlie had a fun time with dad getting the pine wood derby car ready. The pack enjoyed a Sunday afternoon in February watching the race. At the End of February the boys became Wolf Cubs at the Blue and Gold Banquet. We heard from a former Navy Sub Commander and the Pack bid Scout Master Chapman farewell with feathers.
6: Valentines Day in Ms Kenna's Pre K | I had a great day in Samuel's class celebrating a day love!!
7: An Afternoon with Aunt Judy Albee | The boys helped Aunt Judy put bird seed in the feeder behind her home. | Aunt Judy with Jackson, Charlie and Samuel Albee
8: Happy Birthday Charlie 8yrs
9: Birthday morning celebration, gifts, Dutch Baby and lots of fun!!
10: Birthday fun with the family. Everyone came for lunch and birthday cake. | Our neighbors Cannon and Cooper Kennedy came by to join in for cake and ice cream. Liam and Patrick Gibson help with the candles and gifts as well!!
11: Tim Gibson | Ryan & Colin Gibson | Aunt Julia & Uncle Steddy | Todd & Bob Albee | Fun opening gifts from family!!
12: SPRING BREAK ORMAND BEACH FLORIDA | We spent several days with our friends the Cavedos at the Beach and at their home in Ormand Beach. I was not feeling so well due to morning sickness, but Kim was great and treated us all so well!! Miss them dearly - Kim, Jim, Kyle and Camile
13: RAPTORS BASEBALL Murphy Chandler Park | Jackson enjoyed all positions but really like to play catcher the best - lots of action!! | Opening day and game balls were some of the highlights of a fun and new experience.
14: SOCCER AT DBC | Charlie played soccer and enjoyed being goalie. His friend Charlie Neu from the Heiskell School played on his team as well.
15: Above, Samuel's work Below, Charlie's work | Jackson & Charlie's work Below, Jackson's work
16: NEIGHBORHOOD EASTER EGG HUNT The Trask family graciously hosts this wonderful event each spring. Loads of kids and eggs!!
17: SCIENCE - WE LOVE SCIENCE!! Especially 'eruptions'. Samuel missed the class project so we did it at home.
18: ColoringEaster Eggs | We colored about a dozen eggs for the baskets on Sunday Morning.
19: Cherokee Town and Country Club Easter Egg Hunt. The balloon creations are always fun and filling the baskets with eggs along side the hundreds of others is hectic. The best part is lunch after, a very nice treat for the whole family.
20: EASTER MORNING At our home the boys wake up to a maze of string that will lead them through out the house and yard to a basket of goodies attached at the end. Always so much fun for them and for Todd and me to watch. After church we go to Bob and Luc's home for an Egg Hunt and dinner - yum! The boys get to play with their cousins, eat lots of candy and count the $$ in the eggs.
23: I FOUND IT!! | CHARLIE, JACKON, SAMUEL, PATRICK, LIAM AND COLIN HAD FUN RUNNING AROUND THE YARD LOOKING FOR EGGS, THEY EVEN HELPED ONE ANOTHER WHEN THEIR BASKETS COULDN'T HOLD ANYMORE.
24: JUMPING IN THE JUNGLE | CHARLIE'S FIRST GRADE CLASS ALONG WITH THE PRE FIRST CLASS PRESENTED THIS MUSICAL. DRESSING UP AS A ZEBRA AND SINGING GREAT SONGS OF PRAISE TO GOD AND CREATION!!
25: COLIN LUKE GIBSON was baptized at Peachtree Pres. The pastor lifts him up high and gives the meaning of his name before he blesses and baptizes.
26: ICE CREAM TREATS just for fun we stopped at Cold Stone after school for a treat - just because:)
27: OLYMPIC DAY The kids all compete as countries as they complete many athletic tasks. Charlie was on the Great Britain team. (They did other events like egg walk sponge relay, tug of war and 40 yard dash - mom's too.)
28: Tracy, Catherine, Patricia and I made it to Destin again!! | Beach Girls Weekend 4 days of sun and quiet
29: What it looked like at home...
30: Samuel Celebrates his 5th Birthday at school | Ms. Kenna said the sweetest prayer over Samuel before we shared a yummy treat.
31: A fun time on the last day of Jackson's kindergarten year singing patriotic songs, enjoying a picnic on the lawn with pony rides.
33: Spring Soccer | Patrick and Charlie enjoyed a fun time at DBC.
34: Baseball comes to an end with a 2nd place finish.
37: Samuel turned 5 years old with a birthday party at home with the family. He loves legos and so he had a lego cake. For his birthday breakfast we had pancakes and hot chocolate.
38: BIRTHDAY AT THE ZOO
39: Samuel is 5 and had a blast at the zoo with his friends, Jake Neu, Justis Nour, and cousin Patrick Gibson. NanaLuc and Jackson joined in the fun too!!
41: Samuel, Jackson, Justis, Patrick and Jake
42: Time for a SUMMER hair cut-- It's a 1!!
43: Samuel's work at the end of the school year. | Jackson's school work at the end of the year.
44: Liam | Memorial Day at Lake Burton | Time for an ABC hunt/walk! | Samuel, Jackson, Charlie, Liam & Patrick. | Lots of lake time!!
45: End of the year picnic for the first grade at Heiskell School. Lots of water and yummy food!!
46: Waiting for the show. | Sea World | Shamo | Dolphins
47: Aquatica | Lots of water fun in the wading pool as well as fun on the slides with daddy. Charlie had a big bump and was well taken care of by the staff; we even received a follow up note at home in Dunwoody. The fish looked great swimming next to my little fishies!!
49: Disney World | Pops and Nana joined us at Disney World as we enjoyed many rides and characters. | We waited longer for lunch than any ride all day!!
51: Epcot | We had a fun day on Soarin and the Test track rides. We spent the entire day in the front of the park, enjoying the attractions and characters!! Lots of smiles a few tears and only a little rain... can't wait to go back!!
52: Relaxing in the pool at Liki Tiki.
53: Charlie's school work and picture from soccer camp at DBC.
54: Father's Day | Todd taught the kids in Children's Church how to tie a tie. We enjoyed a lunch at the Albee's to celebrate the fathers in our lives!!
55: New lake uniform
56: Some different sights around the house, Samuel showing off his erector set creation, Samuel sick in the bathroom, and Charlie striking a pose - hair model maybe?
57: Fun in the canoe with Aunt Julia... | ...as well as, swimming with Burton. | Independence Day Weekend at Lk Burton
58: Samuel & LIam Jackson Charlie & Patrick | Ryan and Burton
59: The sights and sounds of the lake with family.
62: Beach weekend at Destin. | Playing with the Todd kids on the beach... | Sleeping on the floor in the condo. (Mom locked the boys in the room while they were sleeping; Mrs. Todd and Mom had to pick the lock to get back in, all while the boys slept.
63: Summer fun selling lemonade... 5 cents a cup door to door. Samuel swinging in the summer fun.
64: Burton Bash 2009 | Ezekwukas
66: A week at Burton with the Boys... | Goats on the Roof Clayton, GA | Feed the Kids... | Feed the Goats...
67: Sights of the lake... | ...canoe trip to Billy Goat Island.
68: Hofmann visit to Lake Burton | Susan and her children joined us for a week at the cabin for a few days of fun on the water. | Canoing, swimming, eating, fishing; just some of the fun we had.
69: Playground time in Clarksville, GA, for an afternoon.
70: Nate Hofmann and I share a birthday, July 23rd. We were able to celebrate the day with cake.
71: Lunch and Putt-Putt in Helen, GA.