S: The Lyons Family 2012
BC: I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm an acorn nut.
FC: The Lyons Family 2012
1: The Lyons Family in 2012 | Starring... Troy, Angela, William, and Henry | Fall 2011 | Fall 2012 | ~watch the transformation happen~
2: Daddy's Helpers- decorating some dry wall for the garage.
5: Uncle Josh transporting some wood - silly uncle Josh! | One of the few days we were able to sled due to the very mild winter Iowa was getting this year.
6: Crazy Henry Hair
7: Wacky William Hair
8: Before | After | Haircuts!
9: Even mama got a haircut. Sorry no before picture- it was spur of the moment. But believe me when I say this is the shortest I have ever had my hair.
10: Goggles are so much fun!
11: William and Henry save the Caterpillar. This little guy was spotted by Will on our deck one January day and well it was just so cold, he had to come in :)
13: January with a high of 58 degrees. Pretty nice!
14: An even warmer January day. High of 61. | Cool Dudes!
16: William- 2 years old Henry- 6 weeks Jan 2010 | A Look Back | Henry- 2 years old Jan 2012
17: Miscellaneous January
18: William's Artwork- 4 Years Old January 2012 | February 2012 | William drew a pond for daddy
19: Misc February
20: Making Heart Cookies
22: Valentine's Day! Treats from Mommy and Daddy | Dinner out for Mommy and Daddy thanks to Grandma K and Grandpa Howard
23: Daddy's Pancakes | Mommy's Sesame Chicken | Out to Eat!
25: Spring Burning
26: William and Henry's friends, Kendall and Adelyn
28: Henry James
29: William Martin
32: Our Cousins in Kansas City | Bike Time
34: March 2012 | Uncle Ben
35: Isaac-7 Silas-5 William-4 | Madeline-2 Henry-2
36: Ivy is not sure about William and Henry
37: Should we do these dishes?
38: Sir WIlliam | Dress Up Time | Lions and Tigers and Dragons, Oh My | Cowboy Silas
39: Swim Time
40: Play Time
42: Kite Making
43: Kite Flying
45: March Misc.
46: A trip to the park
48: First egg hunt of the season!
49: Dying Eggs
51: iPad | Car Art by William April 2012
53: Ronald Martin Anderson | Karen Kathleen Innis | Howard William Innis | + | Angela Dawn Lyons | Joshua Scott Innis | Benjamin Jacob Innis | + | Troy Clayton Lyons | WIlliam Martin Lyons 4 yo | Henry James Lyons 2 yo | + | Leah Elizabeth Innis | + | Ona Gloria Anderson
54: Trying on Easter Outfits
60: Easter Sunday at Grandma Mary and Grandpa Bill's
62: Easter at the Lyons' House
63: Catching Butterflies!
65: Bass Pro Shop- Kid's Day! | William Crocket | Henry Crocket | Tying Knots | Ride 'em Cowboys | Nerf Archery
66: Uncle Josh's Fort Uncle Josh made a fort half the size of his basement especially for William and Henry's trip to DesMoines.
67: Baby Shower for Leah!
68: Hanging out at Uncle Josh and Aunt Leah's House
69: Aunt Leah and Uncle Josh introduce us to Orange Leaf
70: Misc. April
71: Waiting to go to the Circus! | May
72: Our Neighbors Crystal and Andrew
74: Planting the Garden
75: Flowers in the Yard & Our Tree Frogs (Fatty and Skinny)
76: Henry Loves his Bike!
77: Misc May
78: Luke Nicholas Innis Born May 29th at 5:18 pm 7 lbs 2 oz, 19.5 in
80: Meeting Baby Luke | 4 days old
82: Uncle Josh teaching the essentials for playing Pac-Man.
83: Baby Luke with Mommy and Daddy
84: Brothers | My farm boys helping daddy with the tractor. | Little Budda
85: William's Creations | Henry's Creations | Volcano | House | His very own Computer
86: North Liberty Blues and BBQ
87: June | Ice Cream
88: Black Raspberry Picking in the Woods | Black Raspberry Sauce for Ice Cream Yum-Yum
90: William made Peewee a swing! | Sleeping baby! | Bite the baa baa sheep.
91: Father's Day! | Date Night! Theater in the Park- Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
92: Our new Kitties! William had a long list of names. Rosie, Princess, Flower, PeeWee 2, Rose Princess-see left. He finally decided on... Bella
93: And meet Ollie Apparently if you have one cat you need a second. Originally Ollie, short for Oliver, was decided as a name. Upon finding out Ollie was a girl, we tried changing her name many of times but decided it would be Ollie, short for RosieOllie (Rosalie).
94: TrekFest Riverside, Iowa 2012 | Parade | Candy | Kylie and Taylor
95: The garden gets started! Note the very nice fence and posts protecting it from the deer. Troy is quite the handy man! | The first veggies of the season!
96: Grandma Mary and Grandpa Bill's Farm!
97: Fishing at the pond! Isaac caught the most fish, Silas got the muddiest, Henry was the grumpiest and IT WAS HOT!
98: Nobody's getting out of my jail!
99: The kids love Uncle Adam and Aunt Anna. Playing jail and swinging in the hammock are great fun!
100: All Dressed Up!
101: Uncle Adam gets Henry to try the sprinkler
102: Baby Luke Meets Uncle Ben and visits Fairfield for the first time!
103: Henry Loves Baby Luke!
104: Water Fun with the Uncles!
105: Uncle Josh's Water Balloons!
106: T-ball with Grandpa H
107: GRANDMA K'S POPCORN MAKER! | Helping Grandpa H make popcorn | Waiting for the first kernels to pop. | The suspense builds! | Success! The kernels are popping!
109: Headed to the park with grandma and grandpa! | Cuties! | Hello! Anybody there?
110: 4th of July at Aunt Anna and Uncle Adam's House | Getting rides on Pete's Tractor
111: Garden in July!
112: Baby Luke comes to William and Henry's house!
113: Water | Balloons
114: Vacation Bible School Adventures on Promise Island
115: VBS Program This was William's first year at VBS. He was a little timid but did great
116: Cousin Camp
117: Grandma Mary and Grandpa Bill had a great time having all 5 grandkids for a few days!
118: Shaving with Daddy | July Misc. | Bella and Ollie | Curious Kitties
119: Minnesota Trip! Aunt Kathy's House | Everyone wants a turn holding baby Luke! | Second cousins-Say Cheese! William, Avery, Alex, and Henry | Sad faces Silly faces | Potato Head Henry
120: The Conservatory
121: The Sparky Show! | The Zoo
124: This was a really neat exhibit.
125: Planet of the Apes!
126: Pool Party at Uncle Dave's!!
127: The amazing fort at Uncle Dave's. Cousin Bryan went above and beyond to create such a masterpiece. | Henry loves baby Luke!
128: Our trip to see The Dark Knight Rises ending up being very eventful, for Angela at least. About 1/3 the way into the movie, she had a severe vertigo attack and had to leave and was sick for hours and not right for a few days.
133: The Mall of America! | Coloring at the Disney Store | The boys loved Lego Land | William gives the shark promoting SeaLife five. | Everyone loves an Icee | Peeps & company was fun! Hot Tamales galore!
136: Relaxing in Great Grandma's Back Yard
137: The pool at the hotel! | Swimming with Grandpa H. | Traditional IHOP breakfast before we depart.
138: July Garden Harvest
140: Ollie | Bella | "Ant Race" William - Age 4 | William's Art - Age 4 | Luke - 3 Months | Tricks with the stools! | August!
142: Target Field
143: Happy Anniversary to us!
144: Joe Mauer Sideburns night | #7 = Joe Mauer Catcher
145: #33 = Justin Morneau 1st Base
148: St. Anthony Falls | We checked out bikes for the afternoon using Minnesota's Nice Ride system. Worked out pretty well to see the river and get around.
149: Stone Arch Bridge | Boom Island Park | Spoonbridge and Cherry in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
151: The Berger Fountain in Minneapolis is also known as the “dandelion” fountain. It is located in Loring Park.
153: T | Twin Cities In Motion-Fifteens 5k Troy's first road race! | We started at the Viking's Metrodome and ended at the Twin's Target Field.
154: Our family vacation to DesMoines!
155: The boys loved the water slide and would have kept doing this with daddy and Uncle Josh for days!
157: Iowa State Fair Little Hands on the Farm
158: Iowa State Fair We watched part of a horse show and the boys really thought that was neat.
159: Henry was really excited to see the butter cow.
160: Grinding corn, Pie Contest, Chocolate Moose, Nap
161: Supper at the Machine Shed! Tractor ride included. | On the way home. William was exhausted. Henry's power nap kept him going.
162: Camp Out with Daddy!
164: The Sand Box
165: September! Labor Day Weekend!
167: William did great going to his first day of preschool. We had a celebratory McDonald's supper. And he was exhausted at the end of the day. | September 4th, 2012
169: Riding bikes at Grandma & Grandpa's house
170: Go Hawkeyes!
172: Luke's Baby Dedication -Fairfield Nazarene Church
173: Family Picture Time
174: Heartland Block Party
175: My Little Hawkeyes! All dressed to go to the homecoming parade.
176: Kalona Fall Festival!
179: October is here and the milkweeds are drying up which makes for great fun.
180: Leaves Oct. 2012
181: I'm an acorn small and round lying on the cold, cold ground. All the people step on me, that is why I'm cracked you see. I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm an acorn nut. | A poem William learned at Kinderfarm
182: A nice day for a walk!
184: Rolling down the hill! | Here we go!
185: October Miscellaneous | P90X Ab Ripper X with daddy-doing "bicycle". | Raccoon got into the porch and ate all the cats' food and then started climbing the walls trying to get out. | Fall -decorations -cake pops | Sleeping baby!
186: My Little Bakers
187: We Love Cookies
188: Luke comes for a visit!
189: Run for the Schools! Iowa City | Josh, Troy and I were set out to run our first half marathon. Steph was set to run her first 10k. However, due to severe weather, all races were shortened to a 5k.
190: More random | Redcat
191: Haircuts: Before | Haircuts: After
192: Des Moines Half Marathon | At the start | Half Marathon Stats Registered Athletes IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: 4,751* Finishers: 4,256 Females: 2,735 Males: 1,521 Average Time: 2:16:24 | Demographics Average Age: 37 Youngest: 7 Oldest: 75 Gender: 67% female States: 39 not including District of Columbia, Iowa: 3,663 Countries: 9 including United States, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and Taiwan | The Weather was Perfect! 47 degrees and 8 mph wind at start
193: We finished and they fed us well! | The Official Results No. Name Division Overall DivPl SexPl 6.5 (Rate) Rank Time(Pace) 6521 Josh M2529 911 83/207 579/1521 58:01 (8:56) 80 1:53:35 (8:41) 6526 Angela F3034 2794 305/497 1576/2734 1:07:03 (10:19) 217 2:19:21(10:39) | My RunKeeper Results
194: Larry | Nate | Mark | October Fishing Trip 2012
195: Mommy and WIlliam having a special snack at Caribou Coffee- Apple Cider and Popcorn.
196: Work day at Aunt Anna and Uncle's House | William's Fall Schoolwork
197: Lighting McQueen and Mater
198: Halloween at Kinderfarm | Trick or Treat with Ainsley and Kellan | Cousins in Kansas | L U K E
199: Scary Teeth!
200: Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said-Oh my it's getting late. The second one said-There are witches in the air. The third one said-But we don't care". The fourth one said-Let's run and run and run." And the fifth one said-It's Halloween fun. Whoosh went the wind and Out went the lights and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.> | Halloween Poem William learned at Kinderfarm.
201: William's Projects from Kinderfarm
202: Angela's Birthday
204: Clean-up day at Grandpa Bill and Grandma Mary's | Burning old papers was exciting!
206: William's School Projects | Snowbee | William's homemade cat toys
208: Henry goes to work with Daddy | Working makes us tired...
209: Iowa Hawkeye Basketball | Half time ice cream is the best!
210: Thanksgiving 2012
212: Happy 3rd Birthday Henry!
213: Say Goodbye to the Crib and Hello Big Boy Bed
214: Ivy Visits William and Henry
215: Luke is getting bigger!
216: Fall 2012 | Family Photo Shoot
217: We took our own family pictures this year. As you can see there was usually one that did not always cooperate with the program. But after 3 different sessions and a few fits, we managed upon a few good shots :)
218: William Martin Lyons 5 years old!
219: Henry James Lyons 3 years old!
222: Pin the tail on the pony!
224: Cars Bingo
228: Treats for Kinderfarm | Happy 5th Birthday William!
229: New RC truck!
230: William picks our Christmas tree!
232: Getting the lights ready | William made his own treat plates | Making Cookies
233: Heartland Community Church Children's Christmas Program
234: New shovels!
235: Kylie's Birthday Party at Chuck E. Cheese
237: Christmas Sunday
238: Christmas Morning at Our House
239: Golf anyone? | How does this go together? | Packing my bags! | Basketball
240: Christmas at the Lyons'
245: Christmas at the Innis'
246: William's December Projects
247: The End