FC: 2010 | Our family is complete!
1: Helping Daddy clear the driveway & play in the snow!
2: We went to the Aquarium with Nana, Mere, Cam, & Aunt Connie.
3: MAKING MEMORIES
4: Happy 2nd Birthday Alyssa!
5: The party theme was Mickey Mouse and Alyssa had to change into her new Mickey PJ pants after opening them. She also loved the vacuum!
6: Abby's 1st Birthday Party
7: Having just had her own birthday party, Alyssa thought she needed to help Abby open presents. She's not quite old enough to let Abby have her own day but Abby's not old enough yet to care! | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."
8: In late February Alyssa got a Gastro-Intestional virus. She was so sick that she didn't eat from a Tuesday dinner until one jello cup on Friday afternoon. Mommy was very worried about the four pounds she lost in those days. The doctors sent us to Children's Hospital for an evaluation with the feeding team. Those doctors put her back on acid-reflux medicine. Alyssa soon started eating better and regained the weight!
9: One sick baby!
10: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | Do you think she's close enough to Snow White on the TV?
13: March Totter's Otterville with Mommy & Daddy
14: Alyssa loves her "big girl" room" that Mommy & Nana painted. She couldn't wait to move in and stayed in her bed from the very first night!
16: EASTER | happy
18: A day at the park with Daddy & David.
19: Addison invited Alyssa to bring a friend night at MJM Studios, Mary Jo Menning. Alyssa was a little timid, but she had fun!
20: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal.
24: The day before Isaac was born! | Labor Day at the Salyers' house!
25: Beginning of Summer!
27: Look at the belly grow!
28: Meet Isaac!
29: While pregnant, we did not find out Alyssa's gender, so she was a surprise to everyone. With Isaac though, we wanted to know his gender so I could prepare if we needed boy things. We didn't tell anyone that we found out his gender so it was still a surprise to everyone except Mommy and Daddy. I still wanted Jimmy to own the moment of announcing, "It's a boy!" after delivery. We are incredibly blessed to have a daughter and a son! | First Ultrasound
30: Isaac Thomas Browning | June 1, 2010 | 6 lbs. 15 oz. | 19.5 inches | 6:10 p.m. | St. Elizabeth Hospital Edgewood, Ky.
31: Isaac's cord was wrapped around his neck three times so Dr. Jacobs had to work hard to get him breathing. Very scary moments for Mommy & Daddy but he was fine!
32: Me telling Dad that Isaac will share his middle name, Thomas.
34: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
36: Isaac bought Alyssa a piano as a getting to know you gift!
37: Isaac's Hospital Picture | Alyssa was so excited to meet her baby brother, Isaac. From the first moment they met, she loved him! Alyssa was gently, loving, and sweet with our new baby!
38: We're so happy to be home! | HOME!
39: Isaac was a ladies man from birth, crying when men held him. It took him weeks to allow men to hold him happily.
40: Home at last! | Brother & Sister bonding!
41: Isaac's first trip to the Salyers' pool. He watched the swimming but didn't get in! Alyssa is big stuff going down the slide! | Hanging Out
42: Isaac, One Month Alyssa, 2.5 years
43: First Professional Picture together!
44: What sleeper! So precious! Mommy really loves the folded hands!
45: One of Mommy's favorite Isaac pictures!
47: Alyssa is already sharing her love of books with Isaac!
48: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks
49: Stars 'n' Stripes Forever | 4th of July
50: Notice how she put the diaper on OVER her pants! | Alyssa seems to think Isaac's things belong to her as well!
51: Tinkerbell Alyssa! | Wearing her "holmet" (helmet) with sunglasses upside down! | Bringing her blanket to the couch, just like Daddy does!
52: Uncle Matt & Aunt Leah are Isaac's Godparents | Isaac's Baptism August 15, 2010 Fr. Gamm St. Paul
54: Look at these fat feet!
55: We're seeing some smiles on those precious chubby cheeks! Alyssa & Isaac really love being together!
56: What's wrong baby?
57: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | Finger puppets with Uncle Chris & Gram.
58: We went to Louisville to meet baby Noah, just over four months younger than Isaac.
60: Isaac helped Papa pass out candy on his first Halloween! Too cold outside for the little man!
61: Abby the Pig and Alyssa, as Cinderella Trick-or-treat buddies! | She's so excited!
62: Check out the curls Alyssa gets from sponge rollers! Too bad she won't sleep in them!
63: Isaac & Mommy are both just plum worn out! | Craning his neck & twisting his body to see Dancing with the Stars. He loves the music & colors!
65: On Sunday, November 14th, Alyssa fell off of the desk in her bedroom, breaking the bottom of her upper arm bone, near the elbow. Two rough nights of sleep and two sick days later, she finally had a cast and a new wardrobe to fit over the cast. Aunt Connie brought over Beth's girls with some sympathy gifts for Alyssa. The cast was removed just days before Christmas, on December 22nd. She was a trooper and never complained!
66: We Give Thanks
67: "There is always something for which to be thankful." -Charles Dickens | Thanksgiving Time!
68: This year I'd like...
69: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
70: All I want for Christmas is ... | 6 months
71: Dear Santa, I want one of everything | 3 years
72: May all your Christmas dreams come true | Then and Now, the true gifts of Christmas are Peace, Joy and Love
74: Mom & Dad shared some of Gram's inheritance with us--thanks!
75: J O Y | Our Family Video-graphers | "Napping" with Aunt Kortni & Uncle Chris | Who needs Santa when you've got Nana & Papa? | Somehow we didn't get a picture of Nana on Christmas. We won't do that again!
76: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
77: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | We went to Maysville but didn't take a single picture of Papaw Phillip or Mamaw! :(
78: 2010 Otten Christmas Gram's Last Christmas
80: Alyssa & Brooklyn just won't take a good picture together!
81: Danks Christmas!
82: Duke Energy Trains with Nana and some of the Salyers crew!
87: After learning how to make a snow angel (from OSO, on tv), Alyssa waited all day for Daddy to come home so she could make her own snow angel.