S: The Life of Alyse Elaine from her 4th birthday in 2012 to her 5th birthday in 2013
BC: Shine bright, | BIG! | Dream | Love, Mommy & Daddy
1: Alyse turns 4!
2: is a little world created by love. | Happy Birthday, Grammy!
3: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | The Fisher family gathered at Papa Chuck's for your Great Grandma Fisher's birthday party.
4: Ben's first birthday!
5: You sure do love our animals! Josie, Jaxx, and our newest member, Abby, get lots of snuggles from you!
7: Easter Egg Hunt
8: Awesome April! | Started off April with a cold... :( | Birthday party for Uncle Alex. | Abby, a stray cat we took in, had 5 kittens! | You love the baby kittens! | Cousin Jenni's bridal shower. | Family movie night! | Grandparent's Day!
9: The Morris girls (and even Auntie Megan and Daddy) couldn't wait to get their hands on these baby kittens!
10: making | North Terrace Christian Pre- School invades the Columbus Zoo! It was a very hot and super sunny day! We had a great time!
11: It's the little moments that make life big.
12: Always fun times with the Morris kids!
13: Slide into Summer Party at NTCP! Mommy was home with Sophia, so Grandma took you!
14: A birthday party for Grandpa and Mommy!
15: Cousin Ben's Graduation Party! | Snuggle buggle with Papa Bear! | Daddy's UPS Truck! | Party with Josie!
16: Pappy's Birthday Party! Always fun times with balloons, swimming, and finger cake!
17: Dillon Park
18: The weekend of June 28-29, Mommy and Daddy took a trip to Put-In-Bay. You and Sophia stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. The two of you were the cutest flower girls in Jenni Gilmore's wedding. At the rehearsal dinner on Friday a huge storm blew through our yard! It blew down many, many trees, including our big Elm tree. :( It took us the entire summer to clean up from this mini tornado...and you were most upset about Mommy's hostas! We were out of power for 6 days...we spent lots of time at Pappy's the week of July 4th (he still had power!). | The root ball on that Elm was HUGE!! | Sitting on the trunk of our fallen Elm. | For a long time, I wondered, "Will our yard ever be clean?"
19: Happy 4th of July! | We watched fireworks twice this year...and you weren't afraid of them! Pappy had a party at his house on the 4th and then we went to the Granville fireworks with the Morris girls!
20: My baby is 4 1/2 years old! We went to Susan's for a photo shoot to capture your cuteness near the end of July! | Those curls and that smile... adorable!
21: El Maguey for Grandma's birthday! | Nana came over before we left for vacation to say goodbye! | The night before vacation! | Grant's birthday dinner!
23: vacation to Myrtle Beach!
25: summer time
26: beach | MYRTLE
27: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner
28: It was a long drive to Myrtle Beach...and we only drove half way! We stayed at a hotel - swam, ordered pizza, and played. You had lots of energy to burn after being cooped up in the car for 6 hours! | Myrtle was a memorable vacation! You learned to go under the water and loved jumping into the pool. The zero entry pool was your favorite. You liked playing in the sand, but didn't care for the ocean too much. | Take a look at that picture! You were ready to go home!! We contemplated leaving the night before, but convinced you to let Daddy get some rest before taking off on the long drive home. :) We left around 3 am - the drive home was a breeze compared to the drive there. I think because you knew where we were going and you were ready to get there! You missed Josie, Jaxx, and Louie!
29: Cambridge City Pool Date with College Friends. | Dresden Pool with Grandma and Grandpa. | Brunch with Mommy's High School Friends. | Celebrating Bri's 16th Birthday.!! | One of the very last pictures of you with a binkie. | Visit to the Library..
30: You LOVE Meredith... | We went out to dinner and came back to our house to visit with Meredith. We took Meredith to the airport. You cried and said you missed her about 100 times on the way home. :( You colored her a picture when we got home, which we mailed to her. You have a very special connection with her.
31: And the best animal award goes to... | Josie Jo! | Jaxx-a-million! | Louie!
33: A late summer visit to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (so late Reece had started school already!)
34: Muskingum County Fair 2012
35: Parker's 2nd birthday party! | Dillon Park Vincent, Averee, Karli, Emilee, Reece, Izzi, You, Sophia, Leigha, Ryan, and Landon | Snuggle time with Mama!
36: Cousin Ben came to say good-bye. He's off to college - University of Cincinnati! | Back to School time for Mama! You girls got to spend some more time with Bri painting a piece of wood from our fallen Elm into a slice of watermelon! :) | Snuggle time with Daddy
37: You love when you get to sleep with us! | Glued to Toy Story 3! | The sweetest school project! | Go West Muskingum Tornadoes! | Sleepover with the Morris Family! | Our 1st trip to Urgent Care - pink eye! :(
38: Hip Hip Hooray!, It's Reece and Ryan's Birthday Today!
39: One thing we LOVE to do at the Woodside house... SNUGGLE!!
40: What a beautiful day for a field trip! Grandma, Sophia, You, and I went to McDonald's Tree Farm with your class at North Terrace Christian Pre-School...discovery hike in the woods, pumpkin picking, getting lost in a corn maze, petting pigs, goats, and bunnies, playing in a sand box, going on a hay wagon ride...we got to experience a lot! | Mrs. Sandy - director of the preschool! | The best pumpkin in the patch! | Mrs. Curry - your very first teacher! | Snuggle bunny | Mrs. Winland - your last preschool teacher!
42: Our little family celebrated the last of the fall weekends by having a fire complete with gooey s'mores!
43: Good news! Daddy got a full time position at UPS! Bad news? He had to go to Chicago for 5 nights. We dropped him off at the airport - you liked playing on the escalator. You stayed strong- until we got to the car! You cried, "I want Daddy!" over and over. It broke my heart! We were so sad to see him go! | We made a paper chain with 5 links to count down the days until Daddy got home...Nana helped get ready for his Welcome Home Party by decorating the house and baking brownies! :) | Much happier faces!
44: trick or | treat | Too cute to spook, but not too sweet to trick or treat!
46: You look so cute with a ponytail - you are just getting to the point where you actually request them! You're still not crazy about riding in the car with a ponytail, though! | First Haircut | We babysat Ryan and got take out from the Spaghetti Dinner - he loved it! | My little "super server!"
47: Uncle John's Birthday | My cautious mother hen! | OSU party in Daddy's barn! | Jaxx - such a good cat!
48: sure do have lots of leaves! We had a blast playing in them and helping clean them up! | Grandma | and | Grandpa
49: We decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving! You were so excited to see Jingle and the Christmas bear! | Our finished Christmas tree | Happy Birthday, Isabel Marli! | My little helpers!
51: Stone Soup Program at North Terrace Christian Pre-School. Mrs. Winland had to put you in between the two boys (Cade and Tyler)because they were arguing about who would get to stand beside you!
52: CoCo Key for Izzi's Birthday...you loved the hot tub and lazy river!
53: Sarah, Barney, & Baby Jack came for a visit! | Daddy cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the Woodside's and Fisher's - your great grandma Fisher was our special guest! | Ryan loves to snuggle Josie! But do you notice her "scarf?' She had surgery to remove a huge tumor on her neck. It took a week just for the healing process to BEGIN because she kept scratching it open! You were scared of her incision - and understandably so, it looked awful! We kept it covered with a t-shirt! | Santa made a surprise visit to our house!!!!!!!! You actually sat on his lap! | We went shopping - you brought your baby and stroller
54: Happy 35th Birthday to Daddy!! You helped decorate the cake with blue sprinkles. You showered him with lots of love and affection! You tried on his new Steelers t-shirt. | To: Daddy Love, Aly | is the best gift
55: Christmas Celebrations & Family Gatherings | The Fisher Family convened at Newton again this Christmas season. You girls had a blast climbing on the bleachers and performing on the stage! I have lots of video of you ladies performing "Twinkle, Twinkle" and "Make It Shine" (by Victorious Cast) on the stage - complete with a microphone and curtain call! :) | The Dusenbery's celebrated Christmas together at the Morris's. Joe and Jenn were home from Colorado. You wanted Jenn to do EVERYTHING with you!
56: North Terrace Christian Pre-School Christmas Program - Grandma, Grandpa, Pappy, Shirly, Molly, Reece, Izzi, and Ryan came to see you! | Pictures are limited because we lost Sophia right when your class took the stage! She kept saying she was "going to go find Aly". We found her - at the very end of your performance, of course!
57: You and Daddy went flying down the hill and couldn't get stopped - the sled ran right into the bushes. I don't think you went down with Daddy again! | It snowed quite a bit over Christmas break and you loved being outside in it! We had a snowball fight, built a snowman, & went sled riding!
58: merry | Christmas Eve was spent at the Morris house. Grammy, Dan, Bri, and Uncle Alex came over for brunch and Pappy and Shirly came over for dinner. Daddy had to work. :(
59: Being together is the best gift of all. | 2012
60: Christmas Eve Tradition - your first present - pajamas and an ornament! | Christmas love for Louie! | Check out all those presents still sitting under the tree... | ...and you were in the kitchen doing dishes! :) It took us about 3 hours to open gifts! | Your favorite gift from Santa! A light up unicorn!
61: Pappy and Shirly came over Christmas morning! | We had so much fun playing the day after Christmas! | Christmas Evening was spent at Grandma and Grandpa Woodside's!
62: We went over to Codi's for a play date with Rocco and little brother, Bruno. Auntie Meg came over, too. Codi braided your hair into an updo - love my little princesses!
63: Hanging out in your jeep | Play Date at Auntie Molly's with Diane, Jaime, Mel, and all their kiddos - we have so much fun together! We made ornaments, ate a yummy lunch, played, sang, and danced!
64: That's right, still sucking your fingers at 4 (almost 5!) years old! Oh well, at least it's not your binky! :) | You and Sophia love the matching pajamas that Grammy got you! | One of our favorite puzzles - Toy Story 3!
65: Bedtime Story Time at the Library | I know one girl who doesn't need a stuffed animal! | Growing up with Liam!
66: Our first attempt at making a gingerbread house!
67: You are SO lucky to have each other!
68: Happy Valentine's Day!
69: Shopping with the girls! | Being silly!
70: A Children's Bible Stories book, a new backpack, and floaties for summertime! We celebrated by exchanging gifts on your birthday! | Mrs. Winland (upper) and Nana (lower) made your birthday special!
71: Your first successful sleepover in Sophia's bed! | Pappy and Shirly missed your birthday party, which turned out quite nice...we got to spend quality time with them playing the Wii and in the mega bubble blower they got you and Soph! | Thank you, Grammy, for the matching pj's...for us and our babies!
72: Ice Cream Sundae Party with family and friends! We were very appreciative to Danielle for making your banner and headbands! Everyone got filled up on sweets!
73: Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.