S: Blake Joseph Foppe 2010
BC: With all our Love.... Love, Mom & Dad
FC: Blake 2010
1: Our first snowfall for the season. January 2010
2: Train Ride | My first Amtrak train ride. | March 2010 | We are waiting for the train.
4: Our first camping trip for the year at Carlyle Lake, we decided to play in the cold water. It was fun! | April 2010
5: I enjoyed throwing rocks in the lake and walking on the dam. Oh, I also like to take your picture...say cheese!
6: We can't wait to open our presents. | Presents from the Easter Bunny!
7: "The Easter Bunny came by today and left surprises along his way. Colorful eggs are all around. With baskets in hand we search the ground. Hiding in places here and there Easter eggs are everywhere."
8: The Easter Bunny hid the eggs outside. I even helped Carmen. | I got Boulder Mountain from the Easter Bunny. I was excited.
9: I hunted for more eggs at both Grandparents houses.
10: Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. Relay for Life Benefit for Great Uncle Dan. May 8th
11: I love spending time in my pool in the backyard. We also spent a day at Splash City. They had lots of waterslide's. I had a lot of fun.
12: CAMPING | Over the river & down the trail! | Turkey Run State Park June 24th - 27th
13: The Great Outdoors | We hiked many trails at the park. It was hot but I never got tired of hiking. We climbed up and down ladders, went through water puddles and over bridges. I love this place!
14: Museum of Transportation St. Louis, MO | There are so many trains...I don't know which ones to see first. I just love trains!
16: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | All Aboard!
17: We took a train ride around the property. | Is it really time to go home?
18: I received Toy Story 3 toys for my birthday. But the best gift ever was a Lionel Polar Express Train. It is awesome! | Happy 8th Birthday, Blake!
19: Wiggles Car cake.
20: I turned 8 years old on July 27th. Grandma Lee made me a Wiggles Car birthday cake. | This has been an awesome birthday. I got everything that I wanted!
21: It's my birthday! | The Polar Express Hot Chocolate Car.
22: Onondaga Cave, Missouri | It was very cold in the cave and sometimes very very dark. We walked up and down and all around. We saw formations that looked like pancakes and popcorn.
23: At the end of the cave tour there were lots of bats sleeping at the exit door. | After the cave tour we had a picnic lunch and then took a hike at the campground. It was very hot outside today.
24: Herb & Carol Hustedde brought miniature horses to the MD parking lot for the kids to ride. Blake really enjoyed riding the horse. | Blake & Carmen taking a ride. | I am having fun. | Daddy joins me.
25: We took a trip to the St. Louis Arch. David Foppe went with us. I was very excited to ride the tram (elevator) all the way to the top.
27: We had a lot of fun at the arch. I saw Bush Stadium, the Mississippi River and trains on the train tracks.
28: My First Day Of School | Aug 19th
29: My very first St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. All I really wanted to do was to see Fredbird. I saw him on the field but didn't get to give him a big hug. Instead we got nachos, soda, cotton candy and ice cream. I did very well considering all the people that were there. My mom was very proud of me.
31: My second Cardinals game I got to give Fredbird a hug. I was really excited.
32: Amtrak train ride from Centralia to Carbondale, IL | We went to visit Nick at college. It was a lot of fun.
33: Nick took us around campus and showed us where his classes were at. We all ate pizza before heading back on the train.
35: We went apple and pumpkin picking at Braeutigam Orchards. We picked lots of apples and came home with 3 pumpkins. It was a beautiful day today.
36: I found the perfect pumpkin and then sat on it while waiting for Justin & Carmen to find their pumpkin.
37: I had a lot of fun today with my family.
38: I was a pirate, Carmen was Fancy Nancy and Justin was Buzz Lightyear. We did a lot of driving to family homes before we tricked and treated in Breese. | When we got to Aunt Diane's house Scooby Doo answered the door. It was really Aunt Diane. She made us all laugh.
39: We also visited Great Aunt Rosie, Bill & Denise & Family and Grandpa & Grandma Foppe. We tricked them all=) | Aunt Diane, Blake, Carmen & Justin | Nick, Luke & Blake | Grandma Carole, Grandpa Ron, Blake, Carmen ;& Justin
40: Mommy & Daddy wanted a new family picture. Did they forget I do not like my picture taken? Uncle Tom met us out at Grandma Carole's for a photo shoot that took way too long.
41: I think that I have had enough. | Gabe, thank you for saving me! But wait they still took our picture. | I love you mom & dad! | Are we done yet?
42: 2nd grade class project....make a native american house. | I got an A on the project. | Blake is painting the base for the teepee. | Blake's teepee. | Daddy helped me make a teepee.
43: Breese Christmas Parade November 27, 2010. Foppe Ace Hardware had a float in the parade. I love riding in the parade. | After the parade we went to the park to see santa and fireworks. While I was there I saw two classmates of mine...Abby Winter & Emma Wuest.
44: We went to Daniken Tree Farm today to cut down a Christmas tree. We also got to see Santa Claus.
45: After we got the tree up and decorated it, daddy put my polar express train around the tree. I spent a lot of time playing with my train.
46: We went to Santa's hut in Breese to let him know what we wanted him to bring us for Christmas. I told him that I would like a scooter. | Santa...I have been good...please bring lots of toys. I would like a new handy dandy notebook and more polar express toys...thank you....Blake!
47: Mommy & Daddy took us to the National Lady of the Snows Shrine to see all of the Christmas lights. We also go to ride the camels. I love to ride them. I also enjoyed seeing all the pretty light displays.
48: Its Crhistmas Eve and it is snowing outside. Daddy and I went to check to see how much snow was falling. We had gotton a couple of inches. I am in much anticipation of Santa coming tonight!
49: I got a scooter. | Santa brought our family all these toys. | I got a couple of Polar Express books. | Phines & Ferb t-shirt. | Polar Express book. | I also got a helmet for my schhoter. | Chuggington toys. | A letter from Santa. | Handy Dandy notebook.
50: Winter Memories
51: Cozy Winter Wishes | Its Christmas Day and we opened all of our presents from Santa. When we got to Grandma & Grandpa Foppe's we went sledding with our cousins.
52: Christmas at Grandma Lee's & Grandpa Dan's.
53: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days