S: Addyson Lynne, Age 5 Years to 6 Years, December 2011 through November 2012
BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
FC: Age 5 Years to 6 Years | Addyson Lynne
1: Made for Addyson with Love. ~Mom~ | Published in 2013
2: Ted got to go to dance class | Ted got to ride in a King Soopers car cart | Ted E. Bear
3: Ted E Bear is a class bear that each child got to bring home. They then had to include pictures and words in a notebook to show what Ted got to do! | Ted got to ring the Salvation Army bell | Ted got to ride the penny horse | Ted got to go see the movie "The Muppets" | December 5, 2011
4: December 6, 2011 | Paints
6: We made "Root Deers" for the teachers and neighbors this year for Christmas. Addyson and Ted really enjoyed helping out! | Even Ted E Bear got to help out! | Root Deer Reindeer
7: An army of reindeer invaded our countertops. | December 9, 2011
8: The Piano Lesson
9: December 9, 2011 | Mom found Addyson and Ted in the play room learning to play the piano. Look at that audience he has!
11: Addyson asked Santa for a pair of wings and Ted asked Santa for a little teddy bear of his own (so he would always have a buddy when traveling from house to house). | December 10, 2011
12: Addyson's favorite lights this year were the zebras. Ted got to experience Zoo Lights, ride the carousel, and even shared a shake a Gunther Toody's afterwards! | December 10, 2011
15: Winter Ballet Recital | December 14, 2011 Bright Horizons, Loveland
16: Addyson's Christmas Program
17: After Addyson's Christmas program at school, the kids went back to the classroom and did a cookie exchange. Each child received around 20 different kinds of home made Christmas cookies! | December 15, 2011 Bright Horizons, Loveland
19: December 16, 2011
20: Look Who's
21: Mikaela chose these strawberry Little Debbie cakes for her birthday night dinner dessert! December 16, 2011
23: December 17, 2011 | The girls got to meet Santa at Dad's work. He brought stockings and gifts for each of the kiddos that came to see him. Addyson received a My Little Pony talking unicorn! | Santa Clause
24: Be Our Guest | Mikaela was having a Belle party this year, and our home was transformed in the days preceding the event! We served roses, clock parts, candlesticks, cake pops and more. | Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Babbette, and Cogsworth all showed up for the occasion!
25: December 18, 2011
26: Surprise! Belle helped us celebrate! | She did makeup, read stories, and danced! | What a fun group of kids!
27: Ready to Party | December 18, 2011
28: Dreidel Games
29: The first night of Hanukkah, we played dreidel games with Dad's home made dreidels and the girls each got to open a gift. A Pillow Pet! | December 19, 2011
31: We celebrated Hanukkah with Nana and Papa by lighting candles, making potato latkes, and opening gifts. Addyson received a horse set and the girls received a pedal car from Papa! | December 21, 2011
32: The First Day of Xmas
33: December 23, 2011 | We opened gifts from each other. Addyson received a Leap Pad!
34: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, NOT EVEN A MOUSE... | December 23, 2011
36: SANTA CLAUS CAME TO TOWN! | December 24, 2011
37: Addyson received the wings she asked for from Santa! She also received a mansion for her Calico Critters and several Skippyjon Jones books.
38: December 24, 2011 | After opening up all of our gifts, the girls found one more tucked under the tree. It was a note from Santa that told them to go downstairs...
39: ONE MORE... | ...where Santa had left a roller coaster!
40: CHRISTMAS WITH THE MAYHEW'S
41: Addyson received a real pony! | It's name is Butterscotch! | December 25, 2011
42: Fun at Bounce | January 2, 2012
43: We spent the morning with Grandma and Grandpa playing hard. Love how these girls held hands down the slide!
44: Photo Shoot | January 17, 2012
45: We made Lego puzzles for the grandparents for Valentine's Day. They turned out fantastic!
46: January 2012
47: are like quilts: Lives pieced together, stitched with memories, and bound by love.
48: day | Crafty
49: We spent the day playing with Moon Sand and crafting some fun bakery creations! | February 1, 2012
50: be my | February 1, 2012
51: Addyson made Valentine's for her class by painting sun catchers. This afternoon, she wrote all of her friends' names on envelopes!
53: February 3, 2012
54: Let's Dance
55: February 3, 2012 | Dad took the girls to the annual Butterfly Kisses dance. Dad even gave the girls fancy necklaces this year! They had a fantastic time and, after dancing, went to Red Robin for dinner.
56: classmates group photo | Yum!
57: February 4, 2012 | We started off the day at the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Denver
58: 104 Days of Summer Vacation
59: February 4, 2012 | After finishing our cheesecake, we went to the Wells Fargo Theater to see the Phineas and Ferb road show!
60: Dad helped the girls build an ice slide!
61: February 5, 2012
62: February 7, 2012 | Artistically Inclined
63: We needed a few more sun catchers for Addyson's class Valentines...
64: Addyson got some things for her dolls, a game, and Mickey Pillow Pet!
65: Valentine's Day | February 12, 2012
66: Happy 2nd Birthday, Abby
67: February 13, 2012 | Abby's cake was peanut butter flavored. She even blew out her candles before devouring her cake...
68: Squirrel | February 14, 2012 | We had a squirrel that wouldn't go away. He loved using the swing set to jump between the trees.
69: He loved teasing the dogs...
70: February 2012
72: The girls were invited to a birthday party at Pump it Up in Fort Collins. | Of course, the big slide was a favorite!
73: March 4, 2012
74: We love pizza!
75: After the party, we all went to BeauJo's for a pizza dinner! | March 4, 2012
76: It was crazy hair day at school, so we added a little hair dye to Addyson's hair. Although, the real crazy hair day began that night in the bath tub!
77: March 7, 2012 | Crazy Hair Day
78: BLOW | OUT THE | CANDLES
79: We celebrated Great Grandma's 80th birthday by helping her eat cake! | March 11, 2012
80: PLAYING OUTSIDE | March 16, 2012
81: cutie | what a | pie
82: The girls woke up to find the leprechauns had left clovers on the table, necklace clovers for them to wear, and had peed in our toilet! March 17, 2012
85: We spent St. Patrick's Day doing everything green. We ate green scones, green mac 'n cheese, and put on clover tattoos! | March 17, 2012
86: Mom helped throw a royal fairytale ball! The girls got to watch a show and meet all of the princesses, including Tiana, Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Belle! | Ball
87: March 24, 2012
88: We spent the day in Denver at one of our favorite places. Addyson loved holding Rosie the tarantula!
89: After checking out all of the bugs and butterflies, we went to our favorite Gunther Toody's for lunch! | March 28, 2012
90: Mrs. Heather's Class, 2012
91: April 2012 | Hard to believe it was this girl's last year at Bright Horizons...
92: Day at the Museum
93: It's the little things that make life beautiful. | April 2, 2012
94: Fried Marbles
95: Mom had to try a project she had seen on Pinterest...fried marbles! We found some clear marbles and, using a combination of baking them in the oven and dropping them in cold water, made them really shine by cracking them on the inside! | April 2, 2012
96: April 3, 2012
97: After meeting Dad and playing at Chuck E Cheese, we picked up cupcakes and went to Great Grandma's house for dessert. What a fantastic day!
98: April 4, 2012
99: We spent the morning skating at Roller Land in Fort Collins and then met Dad for lunch at BeauJo's. | Addyon was doing so well on her little kid skates that we got her big girl skates that rolled better to try. She did great!
100: Time with Nana
101: We spent Nana's birthday in Estes and celebrated with cake that evening! | April 5, 2012
102: We love dying Easter eggs!
103: April 7, 2012
104: We also got to meet a real bunny! | April 7, 2012
105: We went to an Easter egg hunt at Grandma's work.
106: April 7, 2012
107: To prepare for the Easter Bunny, Addyson wrote a note and we left him a carrot cake cupcake with a glass of milk. He definitely came in full force this year...Addyson received some things for her doll, some puppets, and a fun pettiskirt!
108: He Came! | April 8, 2012 | Mom and Dad got the girls iPod touches!
110: Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate one The best of them all.
111: Pretty Girls | April 8, 2012
113: After finding all of the eggs at our house, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to hunt for their eggs. | April 8, 2012
114: Addyson was bringing math homework home, so Mom found her an abacus to work with. | Homework | April 15, 2012
116: Bowling | Addyson no longer uses the ramp!
117: April 17, 2012
119: We spent the day with Grandma at the WOW museum and then went to Gunther Toody's for lunch! | April 18, 2012
120: ZOO TIME | We spent Grandma's birthday at the Swetsville Zoo in Fort Collins checking out the animals made of spare parts.
121: April 19, 2012
122: Preparing for a | PARTY | Addyson and Mikaela helped to make a cake for Grandma. | Mom and Uncle Brad made one just like that for Grandma a long time ago.
123: Grandma's favorite color is purple, can you tell? | Mom put together a fun surprise party that included a bunch of fun facts about Grandma. | April 20, 2012
124: Surprise! | April 20, 2012
127: Mom made graduation announcements for Addyson's kindergarten class. | April 25, 2012
128: We went to see a Colorado Ice Arena football game
129: It was superhero night, so we got to meet the Hulk, Batman, and Wonder Woman | April 28, 2012
131: April 29, 2012 | We celebrated the birthday of our friend at a local gymnastics place.
133: April 30, 2012 | Addyson and her dance classes were preparing for their Spring recital. Ms. Lindsay asked for Mom's help taking pictures.
134: Brad works for Steve Spangler and was the camera man on field. | We went to Weather and Science Day at Coors Field with Grandma and Grandpa
135: play | BALL! | May 2, 2012
136: Of course we stayed for the game, too!
137: Game Time | The girls were excited to meet Dinger. | May 2, 2012
139: This year, Mom took the ballet and tap photos. | May 5, 2012
140: The Dad's had to dance with the girls on stage, so we took photos of the girls and their dad's, too!
141: May 5, 2012
142: Showtime | May 20, 2012
143: LOVE | Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
144: Addyson had a kindergarten ceremony to celebrate her graduating from Bright Horizons. They sang two songs and got to walk the bridge to get their diplomas ! | What a girl | Kindergarten Graduation
145: Friends were made and will be missed | Love that smile! | Addyson was pretty excited...look at how how she jumped when she threw her hat! | May 22, 2012
147: Addyson's class took an end of year field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion and Mom and Mikaela tagged along! | May 23, 2012
148: May 26, 2012
149: In preparation for our upcoming Sock Hop, Addyson helped to make bowls out of records and poodle skirts. | We couldn't forget about poodle skirts for Belle and Cinderella! | Party Prep
150: May 28, 2012
151: First Train Ride of the Year
152: Last Day | Addyson's last day at Bright Horizons was both exciting and sad, as she was leaving many great friends behind. | May 31, 2012
153: May 2012
154: June 2, 2012 | 50's Style
155: We transformed our garage and served fun 50's treats!
156: Let's All Do the Hop | Hula Hoop Contests | So Excited
157: June 2, 2012 | Limbo | 50's Sweethearts | Lots of Friends | Plenty to Eat | From the pudding floats to the french fry cookies, the girls had a great time!
158: Sandbox Time
159: June 3, 2012 | We had a blast playing in the sun in our backyard. How lucky we are to all have each other!
160: day | Haircut
161: Both girls had their hair chopped off! I think we took 7 inches off of the back of Addyson...what a refreshing feeling! | June 4, 2012
162: Park #1 | We decided to tour the Loveland parks this summer. | June 5, 2012 Centennial Park
163: I like the spinny one. I like the two double slid. But I don't like the high one. | After each park, Mom had Addyson sit down and write a paragraph about what she experienced!
164: Park #2 | June 8, 2012 Civic Center Park
165: I like the tire swing. It was hot. I like the rock stairs. I like the slides.
166: Park #3 | June 8, 2012 Derby Hill Park | This was by far our favorite park!
167: I like everything. I like tracks. I like the tire swing the best. It was shady.
168: Fire Hydrant 5K | Addyson decided to run part of this race. While she didn't make it the whole way, we were so proud of her!
169: June 9, 2012
170: High Park Fire | The High Park Fire began west of Fort Collins on June 9, 2012. It started due to the dry conditions and a lightening strike. | We took these photos of the smoke and fire retardant planes from our deck. When all was over, the fire burned 87,250 acres.
171: June 12, 2012 | The smoke lingered in the air for months, making it difficult to enjoy being outside.
172: Papa, Dad, and the girls went fishing on Boedecker Lake. And, while they didn't catch anything, they had a blast!
173: June 12, 2012
174: Park #4 | June 13, 2012 Dwayne Webster "Canon" Park
175: I like the big slide. I like the spinny thing. I like the two double slide.
176: More Bowling
177: Addyson was becoming a pro at hurling her bowling ball down the lane! | June 13, 2012
178: I like the two double slide. I like the slow one. I like the climbing one.
179: Park #5 | We forgot to take our camera when we went to this park. Oops! | June 15, 2012 Eagle View Park
180: Park #6 | June 16, 2012 Edmondson Park | Since this park was across the street from Nana and Papa's house, they met us there!
181: I like the curly slide. I like the two double slide. I like the stairs. I like the swing.
182: June 17, 2012 | We celebrated Grandpa's birthday and father's day at the same time.
183: We celebrated with a larger than life game of Jenga!
184: Hiking | June 20, 2012
185: We went hiking with Grandma and Grandpa | in Rocky Mountain National Park
186: June 20, 2012
187: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after.
188: Park #7 | June 21, 2012 Estrella Park
189: I like the curly slide. I like the hanging bar. Ii do not like the two double slide.
190: Park #8 | June 21, 2012 Fairgrounds Park | Dad got soaked at the water park! | Mikal from Addyson's class was there!
191: I like everything. The step ones the most. That is fun. I like seeing Mikal.
192: Park #9 | June 24, 2012 Kirkview Park
193: I like the twisty slide. It was my favorite. It hurt my butt. I like everything.
194: Park #10 | June 24, 2012 Kroh Park | It began to thunder and rain, so we had to leave the good camera in the car. Addyson thought the thunder was a lot of fun!
195: I like the thunder. I like everything. The tube slide the most.
196: Park #11 | June 26, 2012 Loch Lon Park
197: I like the two double slides. I like the tire swing.
198: Park #12 | June 26, 2012 Loveland Sport Park | This was our least favorite park all summer.
199: I like the spirals. I do not like a lot of things.
200: Park #13 | June 26, 2012 McKee Park | We ended up getting to half of the parks this summer. Hopefully we'll finish up our park tour in 2013!
201: I like everything. The Merry go round the most.
202: We're Moving
203: July 2, 2012 | Yep, we were two weeks from moving and this is what we had boxed so far...
204: We made cookies to celebrate Independence Day!
205: Amazing Fun on the Fourth | July 3, 2012 | Licking the frosting is half the fun!
207: July 3, 2012 | We went and saw Brave and the Avengers at the drive-in movie theater.
208: Amazing Fun on the Fourth
209: It had been so dry that we weren't allowed fireworks that year. Therefore, we did the Mentos and diet soda fountain with grandma and Grandpa.
210: July 6, 2012 | to Vail
213: Addyson had been wanting to go to the human maze at the Breckenridge Peak 9, so that was our first stop! | July 7, 2012
215: THAT WAY | GO THIS WAY | While there, we also rode the Alpine Slides, horses, panned for gold, rode the Gondola, and the mountain coaster! How fun! | July 7, 2012
216: Our New | Home | We closed on July 13 and moved in July 14th.
218: July 2012 | We finally got settled! | We couldn't be happier!
220: We absolutely love watching the butterflies! | Our Garden | August 2012
221: Our new home had a very well established garden that came with it. While none of us cared for the hornet problem we had to take care of, it was worth it to be able to enjoy the beauty of the flowers themselves! | So many amazing colors! | How pretty!
222: Larimer County Fair
223: Addyson loves roller coasters and had to ride the one at the fair! | August 4, 2012
224: Balloons and Pancakes
225: We got up early the next morning to try and watch the Sweetheart Balloon Rally but it was too windy. So, we went and had free pancakes instead! | August 5, 2012
226: Dad found a turtle in the road outside our house and brought him in to nurse him back to health. We all had such a fun time watching him run and learning about his shell before we let him go in a local pond. | August 7, 2012
228: Fore | August 8, 2012
229: We went to Estes and played putt-putt with Grandma
230: August 8, 2012
231: After putt-putt, we all went for a ride on the Estes Park Cog Railway | Riding the Rails
232: August 11, 2012
233: Craft Show
234: Valley 5000
235: August 17, 2012 | Addyson rode in the stroller while Dad pushed. She had fun going fast!
237: With our new house, we had enough patio space for a fire pit! Toasted marshmallows...yum! August 2012
238: August 24, 2012
239: Addyson will be a Ponderosa Panda at Ponderosa Elementary School.
240: We celebrated Dad's 30th birthday at home with close friends and family and, of course, cake!
241: August 25, 2012
243: Addyson's started out her year in Mrs. Laugel's half day class. However, she switched in November to Mrs. Polka's all day class. | August 28, 2012
245: August 2012
246: We hit North Lake Park on the last day the train was open and to play, too! | September 3, 2012
248: Addyson drew this awesome flower by herself! | Chalking it Up
249: September 8, 2012 | We finally chalked up our new driveway!
251: Addyson's first homework assignment was to create a paper doll that looked just like her. Perfect likeness! | September 12, 2012
252: Riding in Circles
253: September 14, 2012 | We spent the evening riding our bicycles and pedal cars around the culdesac.
255: we spent the day with Brad, Jen, Grandma, and Grandpa at the Denver Zoo! | September 15, 2012
256: Because Addyson had grown out of her other bike, Papa bought her a new one. And this one has a seat for Cinderella!
257: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr Seuss | September 20, 2012
258: We went up to Rocky Mountain National Park to take family photos. There were two young bucks that followed us along our way...so cool! | Photos
259: September 29, 2012 | Sprague Lake
260: September 29, 2012 | Addyson looks so grown up!
261: After Sprague Lake, we drove over to the Alluvial Fan and had a blast! | Alluvial Fan
262: September 2012 | Mom had found a fun new Mini Cooper for the girls to drive!
264: WE | M I C K E Y
265: Addyson helped to punch the Mickey heads out of paint swatches from Home Depot. She then used those to make her own countdown calendar. Only 38 days left before our trip! | October 3, 2012
266: Pumpkin Pickin' Time
267: Miller Farm October 3, 2012
268: The girls were invited to a friend's birthday and Cinderella showed up!
269: Perfect princesses. | October 6, 2012
270: spider | House | When we got home from the party, Dad had spooked up our house!
271: October 6, 2012
273: Mayhew Family Photos October 7, 2012 Viestenz-Smith Park
274: Kuzmich Family Photos
275: October 13, 2012 Benson Park
276: October 21, 2012 Fritzler Corn Maze
277: October Fun
278: Happy 8th Birthday, Mia | We found a fun "human" cake that looked like a puppy for us to enjoy!
279: October 26, 2012 | Aside from being a little blind and deaf, you're still our little puppy, Mia!
280: Fall Festival | October 26, 2012
281: We all headed over to Bright Horizons to celebrate at the Fall Festival. We painted pumpkins, played games, and had a great time.
283: October 27, 2012 | Let's Carve | Addyson was really into it this year, and even tried carving her own pumpkin!
284: October 30 and 31, 2012
285: Addyson was Mittens Fluff 'n Stuff for Halloween. What cute Lalaloopsies!
286: October 2012
287: This is Addyson's school photo
289: November 3, 2012 | Although our yard has fewer trees than our last house, we were able to manage to get a pile big enough to jump in.
290: November 6, 2012
291: Addyson really enjoyed creating art for the loft space. Mom glued the crayons to the canvases and the girls helped to heat them up! How cool! | CREATE
293: This trip, Addyson was SO brave! She rode Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, and even met the Yeti on Expedition Everest! Her favorite meet and greets were Ariel in her grotto, the Fairy Godmother, and Periwinkle. We also got to see New Fantasyland which was AMAZING! | November 10 through 17, 2012
294: Look Who's 6 | November 30, 2012
295: All Addyson wanted for her birthday was Caroline from American Girl. Mom was SO excited to give it to her!
296: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today
297: November 30, 2012
299: This year, Addyson wanted a cowgirl party and Mom delivered. We even had pool noodle horses for the guests! | December 2, 2012
300: Fabulous Food
301: December 2, 2012 | Of course the food had to be themed, too! We served Smore pops, trail mix, hay, ranch dressing, cow patties, sheriff badge cookies and more. And we ate out of the same tins you might use on a ranch.
303: December 2, 2012 | We were ready to party! Addyson had no idea what was coming...
305: That's right, we had four horses at our house...two for riding and two for petting. The black one was named Hank and the brown one named Quince. | December 2, 2012
306: The cake was made by Schmidt's Bakery and was white with a strawberry filling. That was our cowgirl's order this year...yum!
307: December 2, 2012
308: BIRTHDAY | HAPPY
309: We cannot wait to see what the next year brings. Happy Birthday, Addyson! | December 2, 2012