S: Annabella 2010
FC: A YEAR IN REVIEW | February 2010 - January 2011
1: "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | You love spending time with your friends, especially Ava Augustus, Lily Wilt, and Izzy Collins. Above, you, Ava, and Lily were playing doctor and your 1st attempt at a brief sleep over, which didn't work out. You love swinging and playing on your swing set. When your friends come over, you love to go outside and play.
2: We spend a lot of time hanging out at home together. Ms. Dionne comes to our house once a month to give us some ideas on new activities and to see how things are going. You like to rough house and be tickled. When you don't want someone to do something, you say "No, thank you." Your hair is slowly growing and you are so happy every day!
3: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter.
4: You love all books. You love when people read to you and you love to read by yourself.
5: Your first live show! Nonno B. got us tickets to Sesame Street Live at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE. The show was about an hour long and you loved every second of it. You were so excited to see the characters, especially Elmo!
6: Welcome Spring! You loved helping Daddy & Mr. Sean put together the swing set you got for your 1st Birthday.
7: Your first ride facing forward in your car seat. We waited as long as we could before we turned you forward, in order to keep you safe. However, because you are so tall, you ran out of leg room, so we decided it was time to turn you around. What a new perspective for you. You only lasted a few minutes before falling asleep.
8: On Easter morning, NoNo B. came over and we had an Easter Egg Hunt with Lily, Emily and Kate Slaney. It took you a few minutes to realize what to do, but once you caught on, you were eager to find eggs. | We hosted Easter Dinner at our house later that afternoon. You found your shadow for the first time when we were having a snack in the kitchen that evening..
11: EASTER | happy | Spring Time 2010
12: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
14: Every year, we, along with our JBM friends, watch the Homecoming Parade outside of The Smyrna Library. After the parade, we have a tradition of going to dinner with Ms. Lisa and Lacey Neeld. In the summer, we go to playgroup every week with our friends from Mommy's school. We had playgroup at Big Oak Park, pictured here are Izzy, you, and Eli Mann.
15: This school year, you were lucky enough to stay with Mima and Izzy at our house everyday while Mommy & Daddy went to work. On our last day of school, Mima brought you and Izzy into school. Both of you loved running up the ramp and watching the Teacher Talent Show.
16: Daddy came home early on Mommy's 30th birthday and surprised us with a trip to the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, Mommy's favorite place! We also went to the beach a few times with MiMa, Auntie Em, Grammy, and Poppy. You love the beach! You were a little hesitant the first time Daddy put you in the water, but after that, you were very brave in the shallow water. You did not like it when Daddy took you out deeper, though. You wanted to run in and out of the water all by yourself. You loved playing in the sand and you liked it when Daddy buried your body.
18: This summer, you had so much fun playing in your baby pool and the sprinkler. You would run into it and get wet and then run away screaming. You love getting wet and playing outside.
19: Although you do not love to get a bath, this evening, you were having so much fun!
20: Nonno B. came for dinner with us and he showed you how to eat corn on the cob for the first time. This summer, you also had fun bouncing on the moon bounce at Kaleb Settlemyre's birthday party, ate toasted marshmallows over a campfire at their house, and went down and raced them down the big slide at Daddy's work picnic.
22: Virginia Vacation You and Mommy went to Virginia for 5 days with MMa, Auntie Em, and Tiffany Johnson. We spent a day at the water park, played in the condo, and toured The Luray Caverns. You liked playing with playdough for the first time at the condo. You were hilarious one night when you wanted to put lotion on Auntie Em & Tiff's legs. You had an amazing time at the water park. You loved the sprinklers, but not the wave pool. We spent a lot of time on the baby water slide and the indoor water play area.
23: You love going to the park. We go often in the summer to the Smyrna Municipal Park or Big Oak Park. You love to swing and slide. | You and Mommy went to Farm Days at Coverdale Farm in Greenville, DE. You loved seeing the animals, watering the garden, and walking around on the farm. | Your first carnival game with Daddy. Mommy played against you, but you and Daddy won the water gun race!
24: New Hampshire
25: We spent a week traveling throughout New Hampshire deciding if we may want to move there some day. We went to Story Land Amusement Park, which you loved. We took a train ride and we visited with Uncle Matt, Aunt Laura, Becky and Laura Lynn. You loved spending time with them, especially swimming in the lake. You were excellent in the car. You seemed to enjoy our trip very much. We think it would be a great place to live,
26: Brandywine Zoo Trip! We went to Family NIght at The Brandywine Zoo with Grammy and Poppy. You loved seeing all of the animals. You were amazed that there were llamas there, since your favorite books at the time were the Llama, Llama Mad at Mama and Llama, Llama Misses Mama books. You were impressed with the iguana that was very active and you liked petting the goats.
28: Family Day! We had lunch at the Riverfront Market and then we went to The Delaware Children's Museum at the Wilmington Riverfront. | You loved all of the hands on activities. We traveled from room to room playing with everything. We took a long break in the train where we read a lot of books. Your other favorites were the water table and the construction area.
30: You love to help out, but you do not enjoy performing.
31: MAKING MEMORIES
32: It took Mommy and Daddy a while to decide which daycare center to send you to, so after visiting different centers, we selected The Goddard School in Middletown, DE. You and Mommy spent half a day visiting your new class.
33: This year, you go to school Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You cried every day for two months. It was heartbreaking and extremely difficult. Finally one day, you were fine. You loved your teacher, Mrs. Tammie and you made lots of friends. In December, you moved up to Ms. Amy's class, who you also adore..
34: You liked playing with NoNo B. when he came over for a visit. | You had fun watching the Middletown vs. Smyrna Football game. We switched sides half way through the game to show our support for both teams. | Cheering for MIddletown Footbal. | Snuggled up with Uncle Tim. | Snuggled up with Auntie Em. | What a big girl! | Happy Birthday, Mima! | Eating ice cream with Grammy & Poppy. | Celebrating Uncle Tim's 17th Birthday with Mommom and Poppop. | Yummy Peach!
35: Apple Picking | Every fall, we like to go to Fifer ORchards to pick apples. After picking apples, we enjoyed shopping in the store and eating homemade peach ice cream. This year, we made muffins and pancakes from the apples.
36: Every year we go to Colemans in Odessa, DE to pick pumpkins. We ate a picnic lunch before picking pumpkins. You had your first hoagie. We rode the hayride and we each picked our own pumpkins. Afterward, you and Daddy ate some yummy ice cream!
37: Daddy loves carving pumpkins. You and Daddy had a lot of fun cleaning out the pumpkins while Mommy made pumpkin seeds and puree. You and Mommy made the biggest smiley face jack-o-lantern ever!
38: Trick or Treat
39: You looked so adorable in your alien costume! We went trick or treating with Lily. We walked down the street and back home. You helped look through your candy and you were so excited to eat a lollipop.
40: HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY, Bella!
41: To celebrate your 2nd birthday, we had our family and some friends over for brunch. The theme of your party was Abby Cadabby, who was your favorite character at the time. Of course your favorite part was eating your cake. You and Auntie Em had fun putting icing on each other's faces. You and your friends had fun pulling the string on the Abby pinata.
42: You even ate some lunch siting on Mommom's lap,; She was thrilled! | You were so excited to see Izzy. The two of you just looked at each other and hugged for the longest time!
43: Your brunch party was perfect. You and your friends had fun playing in your new kitchen that you got for your birthday. You also liked played outside for awhile.
44: The best place we ate dinner this year was at Walter's Steak House in Wilmington, DE. It was very fancy and you were very well behaved. You tried caviar, but did not like it. We had a wonderful dinner!
45: We like to go out to dinner with Grammy and Poppy. On the right, you dropped berries into the bottom of Grammy's ice water glass. You thought it was hilarious to reach down and get them out.
46: I Hope You Dance!
47: our Love
49: Breakfast with MiMa, Grumps, Uncle Tim & Auntie Em. Dinner with Grammy, Poppu, & Uncle Jim at their house. Nonno B & Nanna Mi came for lunch the Sunday after. You loved playing with playdough before dinner. You loved the ride on horse present!
51: J O Y | Merry Christmas! When you first walked down the stairs, you asked where Santa Clause was., we told you he already left. You wanted to go look around the house for him. . You love Santa Clause as long as he is small. You were very excited this year to open your presents. Your favorite toys were your baby dolls and kitchen toys.
53: After opening presents at our house, we went to MiMa's house where we spent the day with MiMa, Grumps, Uncle Tim, Auntie Em, Mommom, Poppop, Uncle Stan, Aunt Teri, Sam, Steph, Stosh, , Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, Adam, Tiff, and Matt. You had so much fun playing with our family. You especially loved the red ribbon from Uncle Stan's present!
54: Christmas Eve! We spent Christmas Eve with Grammy, Poppy, and Uncle Jim. You had a lot of fun playing with playdough before dinner. You loved the doctor kit present. You were listening to Poppy's heart.
56: Nonno B. and Nanna Mi came over the day after Christmas. You had fun playing going in your kitchen and in your pretend car with Nanna Mi.
57: One day you decided that your car was underneath the stools at the island. You often take your friends and bags under there and tell us you are going to Walmart. You ask visitors to go with you in your car. When you go potty, we do a Pee-Pee dance. Below is you and Poppy doing the Pee-Pee Dance after you went pee-pee.! | You love to play! You love playing hide and seek and peek-a-boo. You are our snuggle bunny because you love to cuddle. You also love to play Mommy with your baby dolls and you take really good care of them!
58: HAPPY | NEW YEAR
59: On New Year's Day, we went to see the Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia, PA. You, Moby the mmy, Daddy, and Auntie Em took the train from Media to Philadelphia, where we met Nonno B. at the parade. Then, we walked to the Fancy Brigaide Show inside the Convention Center. You were intrgiuged by the amazing sets and dances. You and Daddy both took naps during the show, but we still had a great time. We ate dinner at a Malaysian Restaurant before leaving.
61: You absolutely love playing in the snow! Our first storm was in December, with more to follow in January and February. You and Daddy made a cute snowman and we like to make snow angels. Mooch loves to play in the snow and you think it is hilarious when we throw snowballs at him that he likes to eat.
62: You never cease to amaze us at how much you know and how fast you grow! You continue to be an excellent talker and communicator. You constantly make Mommy and Daddy laugh with the things you say. You love to read, play outside, play house, play school, and play make believe. You have gotten really good at creating your own play and inviting us into your play. You have learned that sweets are yummy and you definitely know what you want. We are so blessed to have such an amazing daughter. We love you!
63: Lipgloss Girl! | Dance, Dance. | Cute Hat. | 1st time in a big girl chair. | Daddy's Shoes | Wathcing Football | Fun Times | Cookies & MIlk | Making Cookies | Our Family | Listening to the Band | Potty Time | Hanging with Ava | Big Girl Cup | Toilet Paper Mess | In a Box