S: Addyson Lynne, Age 4 Years to 5 Years, December 2010 to November 2011
BC: What a Year
FC: Addyson Lynne | Age 4 Years to 5 Years
1: Made for Addyson with Love. -Mom- | Published in 2013
2: Look at those Santas and reindeer...SO cute
3: Holiday Photo Shoot | December 4, 2010
4: Mom spent all day on December 4th making homemade gingerbread houses. The house smelled amazing. Then, on the 5th, the whole family made the trip to Windsor to decorate them with Savannah and Lily. | Playing with Candy | December 4, 2010
6: This was the first time Addyson saw the man in red this year. Santa came to visit Dad and all of his coworkers, and even handed out stockings and presents to the kids. Addyson's gift was a teacup ride for her Calico Critters.
7: Santa Greeting" | December 11, 2010
8: Mikaela's 2nd Birthday | December 12, 2010 | Mikaela LOVES Minnie Mouse. Therefore, her 2nd birthday was an extravagant affair from Disneyworld, complete with custom Minnie Mouse party hats for all of the guests. We had a great time.
10: Mikaela's Real Birthday
11: December 16, 2010
12: The kids looked so cute dressed as reindeer | Ms. Rhonda even did a gift exchange, which caused some tears with the kids.
13: December 16, 2010 | Addyson's First School Holiday Program
14: December 17, 2010
15: Family Is The Best Part Of
16: Zoo Lights From seeing the lights to speaking with Santa, it was a fun (but cold) evening!
17: December 17, 2010
18: December 23, 2010
19: On the First Day of Christmas... | December 23, 2010 | From Mom and Dad, Addyson got a Leapster, a Holiday Barbie, and other fun toys.
20: 'Twas the Night Before Xmas | December 23, 2010 | We celebrated Christmas Eve this year by making pretzels shaped like the first letter in our names, leaving reindeer cookies for Santa and oats for the reindeer, and reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
21: As Visions of Sugarplums Danced in Their Heads... | Santa Stopped By! These kids must have been good...
22: December 24, 2010
23: What a fantastic Christmas! The girls must have been really good this year, because Santa Clause left them a ton of nice things. Addyson even received a mansion for her Calico Critters!
24: Xmas With the Mayhew's | December 25, 2010
25: We celebrated with Grandma, Grandpa, Bob, Carm, Brad, Jen, and Great Grandma. Abby was the family reindeer and we played a paper unwrapping game in which Carm won, but gave Addyson and Mikaela the Squinky toys that were in the center.
26: A Royal Makeover | December 28, 2010 | Addyson helped Mom to turn the girls' bathroom into a royal affair!
27: Papa's 60th | December 29, 2010 | Fish and fun was the theme at Papa's 60th Birthday
28: "Good times are even better when they are shared"
29: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | December 2010
30: Fun With Paints
31: January 6, 2011
32: We love snow days!
33: January 9, 2011
34: SAY CHEESE JCPenney's January 19, 2011
35: Our family did a photo shoot for some Valentine's we were making. How cute!
37: Addyson and Mikaela decided they wanted bunk beds. So, Mom and Dad spent a weekend turning Addyson's old room into an amazing playroom! Purple walls and all! | Sisterly Love | January 22, 2011
39: Puppy Photo Shoot | January 26, 2011
40: Roller skating for the first time with our friends Savannah and Lily at RollerLand in Fort Collins. | January 29, 2011
42: A Change in Critter Land | January 30, 2011
43: As soon as we were done making over the play room, Mom worked hard transforming Addyson's blank walls of her Calico Critter mansion into fun and festive rooms.
45: January 2011
46: Addyson used stickers, a pen, and lollipops to create Valentine's that were truly unique! Her classmates loved them! | February 1, 2011 | Making Valentine's
48: February 4, 2011 | The girls and Dad got all dolled up for the annual Butterfly Kisses Dance in Fort Collins. After dancing their socks off, they all went to Red Robin for dinner.
50: Let's Eat! | We started off a fun day in Denver with friends at the Spaghetti Factory...
51: Magic Road Show | ...and ended at the Wells Fargo Theater for a show. In true Disney fashion, the show rocked! | February 5, 2011
52: Watch Out for Flying Pins | February 5, 2011 | Addyson was really starting to get the hang of bowling.
53: February 6, 2011 | Mom spent the day making fortune cookies for all of our friends, family, and teachers. | What's Your Fortune
54: SO Pretty!
55: Addyson and Mom spent the day at Lollilocks. While Addyson got her nails and hair done, Mom was learning how to do some fun hairstyles at home! | February 12, 2011
56: February 13, 2011
57: Because Valentine's Day fell on a Monday this year, we celebrated on Sunday the 13th so Dad was home, too.
58: Abby Gail's 2nd Birthday
59: February 13, 2011 | Hard to believe that Abby turned two. We all love her so much and celebrated her special day with a peanut butter flavored puppy cake and a cake for us humans.
60: February 23, 2011 | What a fun night at the Eagles game! They won, too!
61: February 2011
62: Addyson and Mikaela were so excited to take a tour of the Budweiser plant. Of course the most exciting part for the girls were the Clydesdale horses. Afterwards, they wanted to know when we could go back to the "pop factory!" | March 5, 2011
64: Puzzle Mania
65: Addyson was really getting good at piecing things together. We spent all morning working on these puzzles as a family! | March 6, 2011 | Go girl, go!
66: March 17, 2011
67: As usual for this day, we spent the day being green. Those silly leprechauns left fun gold and green coins on the table, we made shamrock pretzels, and couldn't go without making rainbow cupcakes for dessert! The best part was when Mom poured white milk into the girls' cups and it turned green! Magic!
68: We Love Our Neighborhood | As we were heading to play at our neighborhood park, we saw a HUGE herd of elk in the field near our home. Of course we had to stop and watch for a bit before heading off to play at Namaqua Park. One more reason why we love our neighborhood. | March 18, 2011
70: We spent the afternoon working together to make some fun bouncy balls. Addyson really started getting into the science behind it all and had a great time playing with them once they dried. | Bouncy, Bouncy Craft | March 19, 2011
71: March 2011
72: March 19, 2011 | Swetsville Zoo | Playtime
73: The Farm | The Park | What a fun day with Nana and Papa at the zoo, farm, and park. After, we all went to Beaujo's for dinner.
74: Princesses and Cupcakes
75: Mom, Addyson, and Mikaela had a blast meeting Belle at the Butter Cream Cupcakery. Addyson's cupcake of choice that day was vanilla with chocolate frosting! | March 24, 2011
76: An Undersea Adventure | Addyson loves pushing all of the buttons! | March 25, 2011 | We had given Mike and Kristen White some baby items and in return they surprised us with a day at the Denver Aquarium. We saw many different things, but we all agreed that the strangest thing we saw were the tigers. | When we left, the girls each got a stuffed seahorse!
77: Being the Disney fans that we are, we all LOVE Disney on Ice. This year, the show was 100 Years of Magic. All of our favorite characters were there, including the princesses, Goofy, Donald, and Mickey and Minnie, too! | The castle backdrop was spectacular! | Gma & Gpa bought Addyson a toy horse! | March 27, 2011 at the Budweiser Event Center
78: Tea Party Prep | March 2011 | During the month of March, Addyson helped Mom prepare for a tea party for all of her friends.
80: Lollilocks came and braided the guests' hair, the girls ate, watched a movie, they played and had a great time. | What a fun party! | Tangled tower cake was fantastic! | Watch out for Rapunzel's golden locks as you enter! | The girls watched Tangled and ate a ton of popcorn!
81: Best Day Ever! | Pinky up, Addyson! | Keep your eyes peeled for Flynn Rider! | April 2, 2011
82: Mickey, Here We Come! | The girls had an upcoming trip with Nana to Disneyland and we received the Disney planning DVD in the mail. SO excited! | April 9, 2011
83: Teacher Appreciation | Addyson did a fantastic job making paper flowers for her teacher Ms. Rhonda for teacher appreciation this year! She even made one for her ballet teacher, Ms. | April 14, 2011 | Lindsay.
85: April 23, 2011 | Decorating Easter Eggs
86: Hippity, Hoppity,
87: Easter's on It's Way! | April 23, 2011 | The girls left a nice note and a carrot cake cupcake for the Easter Bunny. They must have been good, because he came in a big way!
88: April 24, 2011 | "He Came!" | The girls get so excited on Easter morning to go downstairs and see what he left for them. This year, one of Addyson's treasures was a Miche bag just like Mom's!
90: April 24, 2011 | Grandma made Addyson a purple tutu for Easter.
91: We had to hunt for eggs at Grandma and Grandpa's house, too!
92: April 30, 2011 | at Ridgeview Classical School
93: Pretty Ballerinas | Addyson had a dress rehearsal for her upcoming ballet recital. This was her first time on a big stage and did great! We were so proud of her!
94: There's nothing more fun than play time in the tub!
95: Making Waves | April 30, 2011
96: April 2011
98: We were working on a fun Mother's Day project for the Grandma's and needed some photos of our family. | Family Photos | These couldn't have turned out better if we tried! | May 1, 2011
100: We thought the girls needed to start helping around the house, so Mom crafted this chore chart using felt and Popsicle sticks. Addyson helped paint the sticks.
101: Chore Chart | May 2, 2011
102: A Smile As Sweet As Spring | May 5, 2011
103: Wheels | Fill 'er up!
104: If Addyson and Mikaela have learned one thing over the past few years, it's that life is good when you have a best friend who is also your sister. We couldn't be any happier that they get along! | Check out Addyson's chalk drawing! | May 5, 2011
106: We Love Bubbles!
107: May 6, 2011
108: Dad brought her roses after her performance. She was so excited! | Addyson's first ballet recital was so much fun to watch. Her group danced to the song "Somewhere Out There."
109: May 7, 2011 | Tiny Dancer | Ridgeview Classical School
110: May 2011 Sugarmill Studios | Model in the Making
111: Addyson's ballet class
112: Nana and Papa took us all to see the Lipizzaner Stallions perform. Addyson's love of horses really made this an extra special event! | May 8, 2011 | Stallions | Budweiser Event Center
113: Uncle Brad bought the girls a ladybug habitat for Xmas. We watched as they grew and, when all grown, we released them into our backyard. | The girls really enjoyed watching the ladybugs hatch. | May 14, 2011 | Little Ladybugs
114: Butterfly Pavilion | Addyson loved holding Rosie!
115: May 20, 2011
116: is for PLAY DATE | P
117: May 21, 2011 | We met Addyson's best friend, Madison, at Bounce for a morning of fun. | The giant slide was everyone's favorite!
118: Every time we drove by a cemetery, Addyson always asked to stop. This time, we did. We learned some interesting things about our Loveland ancestors! | May 21, 2011
119: A Cemetery Fascination
120: Mommy's Taking us to the Zoo Tomorrow
121: May 28, 2011 | Both girls love going to the zoo and it was a beautiful spring day to do it. Addyson's favorite animals are still the polar bears and the giraffes. And no trip to the zoo would be complete without a ride on the Conservation Carousel!
122: Addyson and Mikaela had a great time at Chuck E. Cheese's with Grandma and Grandpa. Their favorite game is Punch a Duck, where you have to punch the ducks over with a boxing glove!
123: May 29, 2011
124: Addyson doesn't like getting dirty! | Lee Martinez Farm
125: After Chuck E. Cheese's, we all went over to the Lee Martinez Farm for the afternoon. Addyson was, of course, in heaven while she was riding her pony. And Grandma got to show a thing or two to the kids about how things were when she grew up on the farm. | May 29, 2011
126: It's Show Time! | May 29, 2011
127: Our first outdoor movie of the season is always exciting, because it means that summer is just around the corner. | Our first movie of this season was Gnomeo and Juliet
128: We went to the WOW museum with our good friends Ms. Sarah and little Nicholas. We had a blast and left having learned a ton of new things!
129: May 31, 2011
130: Ms. Rhonda's Pre-K
131: Big Smiles | Pretty Hairstyles | Fun Times! | May 2011
132: Train Time!
133: The first train ride of the summer season is always exciting. It means summer has officially begun! June 3, 2011
134: What a Beautiful Day!
135: After riding the train, we all played for a bit at North Lake Park. June 3, 2011
137: Estes Park | One of our very favorite day trip destinations! | June 5, 2011
138: Putt - Putt Golf
139: June 5, 2011 | Her favorite hole was one where you had to putt into the river. She had several holes in one on that hole (we, of course, had to play it several times)!
141: Fire Hydrant 5K | The people and dogs all had a great time racing for the benefit of the humane society | June 11, 2011
142: June 12, 2011 | We spent father's day at North Lake Park with Mike, Kristen, and Lilly White.
143: Happy Father's Day, Dad! | Addyson had a black eye because she had fallen down the stairs of our deck the night before. Ouch!
144: June 14, 2011
145: We stole Madison from school so we could eat McDonalds, ride the train, and go see a Tuesday Theater for Kids at the Rialto theater
146: Crazy Hat Day at School | June 22, 2011 | Addyson designed this hat up all by herself! Mom and Dad just helped with the hot glue!
147: What a crazy hat!
148: Budding Artist
149: Addyson sure loves to paint! | June 25, 2011
150: Time Spent with Friends is Time Well Spent!
151: June 28, 2011 | We stole Madison again and met Sydnee at North Lake Park. Then we finished the day with another Tuesday Theater for Kids!
152: Big Girl Booster | June 30, 2011 | Addyson was getting claustrophobic in her 5 point harness, so we switched her to a booster seat. She was SO much happier!
153: June 2011
154: July 3, 2011 | Splish Splashin' in the Pool | It was finally warm enough out for us to get out our swimming pool. Dad set up the slide like a water slide. Even Mia took a dip!
156: Snap! Snap!
157: We had all of the neighbors and the Smith family over to set off our fireworks. It was quite a show! | July 3, 2011 | Fireworks
159: Dad got up early and saved us a spot right on the lake. | Let's Celebrate! | The girls got all dressed up and we celebrated in style at Lake Loveland!
160: Great Grandma's Train Ride | July 12, 2011
161: Great Grandma had really wanted to ride the train. So she and Carm met us at North Lake Park.
162: Princess Storytime | We once again stole Madison from school. This time, we took her to meet Sleeping Beauty! | July 13th, 2011
165: Nana took us to Disneyland! It was a fantastic trip. Addyson rode her first "big" roller coasters: Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain! | July 14th through 18th, 2011
166: July 21, 2011 | Foote Lagoon Concert
168: Born To Party | Time For Cake
169: A Picture Perfect Birthday | Birthday Bash | The girls were invited to a friend of ours' train birthday party. | July 24, 2011
171: Prepping for Fairyland | Mom decided it would be fun to throw an end of summer bash for the girls' friends. The theme was to be a fairy tea party. Mom made bowls out of chocolate, flowers out of cake, decadent candy covered ladybug Oreos and more. Addyson couldn't have been more excited! | July 2011
173: Let the Fairy Tale Begin... | The day of the party arrived and the house was transformed into a fairy wonderland! | July 30, 2011
174: July 30, 2011
175: Even the backyard was transformed with yards of tulle and pixie wings. Each girl that joined us took home an entire fairy outfit. Fairies were hidden in the backyard and the guests had to find them. | A Pixie Dream Come True
176: We played games, ate delicious fairy food, and had an amazing time with our great friends. One thing is for sure: | July 30, 2011
177: We Love to Party!
179: July 2011
180: August 2, 2011
181: Sydnee had never been roller skating before, so we had to take her while she was visiting from Vegas!
182: August 5, 2011 | We had an awesome time at the Larimer County Fair!
185: August 7, 2011 | At Grandma and Grandpa's house
186: A Castle Fit for a Princess
187: Mom found this castle on Craigslist. She painted the details, added a chalkboard and | Dad added the flags. After it was cleaned up, it looked amazing! | August 2011
188: Good Times | So happy | Yummy | Best Friends for Life | Best Shared with Family | Craft Show | August 13, 2011
189: Memories | Buying Tickets | Beautiful Smile | Going for a Wagon Ride | Sisters | We love the train
190: Can you guess what we're going to be this year?
191: A Little Halloween Preview | August 15, 2011
192: August 19, 2011 | Valley 5000 | Dad, Doug, and Grandpa all ran the Valley 5000. The girls, Mom, and Grandma cheered them on from the sidelines
194: August 20, 2011 | Addyson's favorite part was watching the horses and camels. | Clowning Around
195: The elephants were fun to watch!
196: August 22, 2011
197: This is Addyson's first school supply list! | Hard to believe, but Addyson was starting Kindergarten. Her new teacher's name was Ms. Heather. | Addyson attended classes Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:45 at Bright Horizons.
198: Madison's Birthday | Addyson attended Madison's 5th birthday party at Bounce in the morning, then celebrated Dad's birthday that afternoon. | August 27, 2011
199: Dad's 29th Birthday | We secretly put trick candles on Dad's cake. Addyson thought it was hilarious! | August 27, 2011
200: Up, Up, and Away! | We all got out of bed at 5:30 in the morning to go see the Loveland Sweetheart Balloon Rally. The girls were less than enthusiastic at first, but once that first balloon started standing up and floating away, they got excited. Addyson's favorite balloon was, of course, the purple and pink one! After all the balloons were gone, we went to Perkins and had a fun breakfast as a family!
201: August 28, 2011
202: Mom found this swingset for $25! | Dad and Papa put it together | August 29, 2011
203: Another Craigslist Find | Addyson LOVED it!
204: August 2011
206: September 5, 2011
207: Last train ride of the season.
208: Beading | September 7. 2011
209: Addyson and Mikaela love to make necklaces and bracelets. So, one day we pulled out the bead bucket and just crafted away! After we were done with that, we had to play with Play-Doh, too!
211: We had time to kill before dress shopping for Uncle Brad's wedding. We found this AMAZING park that depicted Peter Pan and had a great time. The slide was FAST! | September 10, 2011
212: September 10, 2011 | Flower Girls
213: We spent the day finding shoes and dresses for Addyson and Mikaela to wear at Uncle Brad's wedding. Addyson also spent a bit of time admiring soon-to-be Auntie Jen's dress!
214: Butterfly Pavilion
215: September 10, 2011 | Grandma and Grandpa had never been to the Butterfly Pavilion, so we all went after dress shopping.
217: Halloween Crafts | September 20, 2011
219: September 2011
221: October 2011 | Kindergarten at Bright Horizons | So Sweet! | Picture Day
222: complete with deck for the castle, sandbox, and patio for their picnic table! | Dad and Papa built a princess paradise in the backyard, | Princess Paradise
223: October 2, 2011
224: Decorate | Dad does a great job of hanging Frasier and Rosie! | October 3, 2011
226: Halloween Sweethearts
227: These girls were ready for the pumpkin patch that afternoon! | October 5, 2011
228: Pumpkin Pickin' Time!
229: October 5, 2011 Miller Farms
230: We ate lunch at Bob & Tony's | Had to do a little shopping, too! | Daddy's Girl
231: Estes Park | October 7, 2011 | We love the mountains!
232: October 20, 2011
233: Addyson's class went to the Pumpkin Ranch on a field trip. We all had a fantastic time!
234: Cousin Tyler played the snare drum for Legacy High School | State Marching Band Finals
235: Addyson was very engaged the entire time. | October 22, 2011
236: October 23, 2011
237: Family Photos | Even Great Grandma made it out to have her picture taken with the girls!
238: What fun! | October 23, 2011
239: After family photos, Addyson and Great Grandma played a few games of Go Fish. | Games of Chance
240: Hooray For Birthdays | October 23, 2011
241: It's Party Time! | Both girls had a blast at Savannah's birthday magical birthday party!
242: We had to snap a photo | Check out his nose | Let me out! | October 23, 2011
243: How fun! | What is this? | We Caught a Squirrel | After getting home from Savannah's birthday party, we found an interesting critter in our rabbit trap: a squirrel! His nose was all beat up from scratching at the cage all day, so we just released him in our yard.
244: Having fun! | October 24, 2011
245: Patiently Waiting | Addyson really enjoys her ballet and tap classes. She especially loves spending that extra time with her friends!
247: October 25, 2011 | We love jumping in the leaf piles!
248: Just yesterday we were playing in leaf piles! The snow was so heavy that it broke several of our branches off our maple trees. Mom spent all day knocking the snow off branches with shovels and brooms.
249: October 26, 2011
250: Because of the snow, Addyson's school was closed for the day. So we spent the snowy day inside doing art projects and enjoying each other's company. | Addyson painted this by herself! | October 26, 2011
251: Making it colorful | Let's Paint
252: Mia's 7th Birthday
253: October 26, 2011
254: Ewww, Spiders
255: Since Addyson was Spider Girl for Halloween, she made spiders to take to school and share with all of her friends. | October 27, 2011
256: Addyson had her school Halloween party and had a great time. They went trick-or-treating around the different classrooms, got to decorate cookies (and eat them, of course!), and even played Halloween Bingo. Her best friend, Madison, was Cleopatra! | October 26, 2011
257: Addyson's school had an annual Fall Festival that we all attended. Grandma and Grandpa joined us, too! The girls got to paint a pumpkin, play games, participate in a cake walk, got their faces painted, and we all had hot dogs for dinner. | October 28, 2011 | FALL FESTIVAL
258: Trick-or-Treating Downtown Loveland | October 29, 2011
259: Our family of superheroes had a blast trick-or-treating in downtown Loveland. Even Bat Dog Abby joined us! We played lots of games and received lots of goodies
260: The first game we played in downtown Loveland was a broom hockey game. If you made the softball in the goal, you got to pick out a goldfish. Addyson won on the first try! She named the fish Gwen. Both girls loved watching Gwen swim around her bowl. | Fishy Business
261: October 29, 2011
262: Pro Pumpkin Carver
263: October 30, 2011 | Addyson had a blast this year. And we even carved the little pumpkins!
264: October 30, 2011 at the grandparents' houses
265: Fright Night | Trick or Treating was a blast this year. Savannah and Lily joined us around the neighborhood | October 31, 2011 around the neighborhood
266: The Lion King | The evening started off with a nice dinner at Hacienda Colorado and then we went and saw the Lion King at the Buell Theater in Denver. We had a private balcony and the girls LOVED it!
267: November 11, 2011
268: The morning of Uncle Brad and Aunt Jen's wedding was spent preparing for that walk down the aisle. We played games, colored, and got our hair done. | Preparing for a Wedding | November 13, 2011
271: Both girls looked stunning in their white as snow flower girl dresses. They were ready to walk down the aisle! | November 13, 2011 | We're Ready
273: November 13, 2011
274: Addyson really enjoyed setting up the Christmas village this year. She would hand Mom the houses and pieces while Mom was on the ladder. It was a ton of fun!
275: Putting up the Village | November 16, 2011
277: Say Cheese! | November 20, 2011 | Addyson and Mikaela made a video with all of their Pillow Pets. And boy, do they have a lot!
278: Photo Shoot | We needed some very special pictures for a very special birthday that was coming up.
279: November 20, 2011
280: JOY | November 23, 2011
281: IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT COUNTS. - J. M. Laurence | Hard to tell that these two are best friends, isn't it!
282: LOVE the way the girls interact with their Nana and Papa!
283: Kuzmich Family Photos | November 24, 2011
284: Today, You Are You
285: Addyson decided she wanted a Dr. Seuss 5th birthday party. Our entire house was transformed, from the handmade Truffula trees to the goldfish on the table. Mom even made thing hats for every guest. | November 27, 2011
286: Food consisted of green eggs, Yertle the Caramel Turtles, thing cupcakes, Who Pudding, and of course "You sank our toy ship, sank it deep in the cake..." Addyson's favorite book at the time was Wacky Wednesday, so it wouldn't have been a Dr. Seuss party without shoes on the wall. And who could forget "Mom's new dress with dots that are pink, white, and red." Yep, it was quite the birthday bash! | Food & Decor
287: November 27, 2011
288: Let's Party!
289: November 27, 2011 | We played plenty of fun games, read Dr. Seuss books, and of course enjoyed the company of our guests!
290: Born To Party | Time For Cake | November 27, 2011
291: A Picture Perfect Birthday | Birthday Bash | Addyson received the Cinderella doll she had asked for from Mom and Dad. Think she was excited?
292: More Gifts | November 27, 2011
293: After all of her guests left, Mom and Dad let Addyson open up her other gifts. She received tons of neat things for her newly acquired doll. What a special 5th birthday for a special girl!
295: We always have cake on our "real" birthdays! | November 30, 2011
296: December 17, 2011 | JcPenney's | Addyson really grew into a lady this year. Mom and Dad are so proud of who she has become! | PHOTO SHOOT