FC: grandma | mom | friend
1: Angie & Alexis at the Grotto | Melissa & Myka with blankies on their heads
2: What my mom has taught me.. Patience Kindness Respect Love Bravery | Michele Lynn
3: We always have a fun time together, even at cold, windy soccer games! | Karsyn took a pic of Aunt Michele, Karsyn & Michele making faces, Sisters Michele & Melissa, Mom/Grandma, Myka copying our funny face.
4: Karsyn & Kaidyn with Uncle Gabe, Myka on his big wheel, Myka in his toybox :), Delaney Mae
5: Our family grows by another angel. Welcome Delaney Mae! | Hi Delaney, I am your Grandma and I WILL spoil you! Happy Parents, Mike and Angie with Delaney
6: Kasadi welcoming her new sister Delaney | Delaney Mae | Myka, Karsyn & Kaidyn hamming it up before pictures at Target.
7: Alexis | Kaidyn showing off his artwork, cool robot! | Alexis showing Myka her artwork, nice turtle! | Scrub a dub dub Myka
8: Cotton Ball...for times when you can't hear yourself think. But that is what you get when you invite all the grandkids over at one time! Rope...for all the times I made you at the end of yours. Rubber Band...for all the stretching and growing you have helped me do and done along with me. Sweet & Sour Candy...to remind you that every child is different, from the goodie two shoes to the trouble maker. Eraser... to remind you to start every day with a clean slate. Puzzle Piece...To remind you that you are a very important “piece” of my life, and without you I would fall apart! Marbles...to replace the ones I have caused you to lose. Band-Aid...to fix hurt feelings. I know I can always come to you when I get hurt, you fix everything from burned arms to broken hearts. | Dear Mom, I would like to give you...
9: Tootsie Roll...to remind you to roll with the punches. You always can overcome anything, not matter what situation is thrown at you. Candle...so you never feel in the dark. Do Not Disturb Sign...to remind you that you need time to yourself, you always spend time on everyone else and need your own time too! Aspirin...for when all else fails...take two! A piece of velcro...for when you need to get a grip Hug & Kiss Candy... to remind you that a little love can make everything all right again! Star... as a mother, and a friend, you are a super star! Penny... for your thoughts, good or bad! Pen & Journal...to write down your thoughts instead of exploding or keeping it bottled up inside. Clock... to remind you that time will pass by too quickly, enjoy every moment. And that children grow up way too fast!!! Mirror... to remind you that you are important too and you deserved to be pampered as well!
10: Nuts...to remind you to laugh...get a little nutty! Jewel... you are a mother and a friend and this makes you more valuable than anything! Tissue...to dry those alligator tears of your children and your own as well. Fireball...for times when you are burnt out from running everyone around, cooking meals, giving hugs, helping with homework, completing the last minute project or locating a show and tell item for someone’s class. Eyes... those extra eyes for the back of your head! Growing up, we knew we couldn’t get away with anything no matter how hard we tried! Halo...for all the amazing things you have done as a Mother. You are truly appreciated and I thank you for everything you do! | I love you Mom, Love, Melissa
11: Kasadi - 13 years | Alexis - 11 years Grace - 3 years Delaney - 7 months
12: Kaidyn loves to make funny faces | Alexis on her first day of 5th grade
13: Gracelyn Michelle and Delaney Mae
15: Beutiful Lexy | Together in Heavan - Gabe & Jakey | Brothers Kaidyn & Karsyn
16: Alexis in softball Kaidyn in soccer Kaidyn being just plain goofy | Grandma supports us in every endeavor
17: Laney Loves her Daddy
18: There is no love as strong as the love you have for your siblings! | Top: Alexis, Grace, Laney Bottom: Kaidyn, Myka, Karsyn Right: Mike, Michele
19: Gracelyn thankfully decided she liked her baby sister | Grace & Laney
20: We all like Starbucks. Grandma likes a twist cone. And this one has a cherry on top for her!
21: My Grandma loves her Diet Pepsi. She even shares it with me!
22: Fun times at the Botanical Center in Des Moines | Alexis and Karsyn by the waterfall | Kaidyn by a cool rock. Michele trying to distract Myka who wanted out of his seat! Alexis and her new buddy with weird eyes!
23: Mike & Grace by her favorite plant (the banana tree) | Karsyn Paul sitting by his buddy, he loves gnomes! | More Botanical Center Fun | Kaidyn & Karsyn | Melissa & Grace
24: Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse | Alexis with little sisters, Gracelyn and Delaney
25: Priceless Expressions | Myka with his "mine" and his other "mine" aka blankey and cup Grace - always cute!
28: FROM KARSYN
29: Delaney Mae Becvar
31: I love Grandma
33: A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. ~Author Unknown
34: Grandma cuddling Delaney
35: Karsyn at the Iowa State Fair
36: Mom | I love you because Simply put, because you are my best friend. You do not judge, you do not belittle any problem I bring to you. I trust you fully and whole heartedly. You taught me to love with my whole heart and nothing less. And to never give up on finding True Love and Happiness. | Love, Michele
37: Laney loves Grandma
38: Precious Delaney Mae
39: Myka's coloring for Grandma
40: Melissa & Karsyn | Mike and Angie on the Harley
41: Kaidyn & Karsyn
42: Snooky | Molly
43: Ace | Charlie | Arlo
44: Delaney - Happy as a Camper (on her 1st camping trip to Hickory Grove)
45: Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown | Kaidyn Michael | Karsyn Paul
46: My Wish For You Is.... | To be surrounded by people you love, and people who love you back! I want you to be happy and have a full life. I wish for you good friends and happy times. P.S. I want you to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes to top it all off! Love, Michele Lynn
47: Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend... | Angie & Michele | Michele | Melissa Ann
48: Karsyn giving bunny ears to Kaidyn
49: Kaidyn & Karsyn visiting Uncle Gabe | Kaidyn & Karsyn at their School Open House | Alexis hanging out at Grandma's house
50: "We Laugh, We Cry We Make Time Fly Best Friends we are, My Mom & I" | You are special to me because.... You pick me up when I fall. You listen without judging. You offer advice only when you are asked for it. You accept everyone and see the very best they have to offer. You are the most giving individual I know. You have the biggest heart that loves unconditionally. You are there for me during the joys, sorrows and every day things. | Love, Michele
51: Mom & Michele on shopping trip in Iowa City and at Kenny Rogers concert
52: "A lucky few have a mother like you. Mothers are flowers in the garden of life." - Thomas Fuller | Mike and Angie
53: To me my mother is the very best. I hold her higher, than all the rest She's always there, when I need someone to talk to She always helps me on the right thing to do So when I sit down and think, what a mother is to me.... My mother is the one, who loves me and makes me happy. Written for Mom by Mike on 05/26/2001
55: "M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. -Howard Johnson" | Family Trip to the Grotto
56: WHY I LOVE GRANDMA BY KAIDYN
57: Michele, Kaidyn & Karsyn goofing off | Grandma and Delaney
58: "A mother's love perceives no impossibilities" | Melissa and her Boys Kaidyn, Myka, Karsyn
60: Mike's Girls Molly, Kasadi, Delaney, Gracelyn, Alexis | Grandma & Kasadi
61: Why I love Grandma....She does nice things. She lets me play outside. She loves me! -Karsyn
62: Trying to influence the kiddos - Grace in her pink Packers gear, Laney in her Packers cheerleader outfit, Karsyn sporting ISU and Kaidyn cheering for Iowa