S: Pentz Family - October 2007 to July 2009
1: October 2007 to July 2009
3: Frank and I took the kids to Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca NY. We hiked to the top. Maggie rode in the backpack on Frank. Ross hiked it all by himself. We stopped at the bottom for a drink of water and to take some pictures.
4: Benjamin and Jenna Brewster. The kids were all a part of Ben and Jenna's wedding. It was a beautiful occasion. Ross was very tired as you can see. He fell asleep just before the wedding was to begin. He was too shy to make it down the isle. Maggie was happy chewing on fake rose petals They did well all things considered.
6: Halloween 2007 Ross decided that he wanted to be a pirate this year. Maggie wore a polar bear snowsuit given to her by Aunt Tarah. So she was a Polar bear by default. The kids were a big hit at the Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Trunk'n'Treat.
7: Happy 1st Birthday Catherine Margaret Auffhammer! Catie celebrated her birthday with family and only needed a little help from Mommy. | HAPPY BIRTHDAY
8: Happy Thanksgiving
9: Happy Birthday Daddy! We always celebrate Frank's birthday and the Pentz Thanksgiving on the same day. Majel calls him "Tom the Turkey." Ross and Maggie always enjoy spending time with family.
10: Maggie's 1st birthday cake | Maggie needed a bath after enjoying her chocolate cake! | Happy Birthday Magdalene Geniese Marie Pentz
11: SLEDDING IS SnOw MUCH FUN! Frank spun the kids around a few times on the sled and then we headed | for a small hill just north of the house. We all went down. What fun the snow can be! Then inside to dry off and warm up! | Go Daddy!
12: Hunt's Tree Farm Like every other year we headed to Hunt's Tree Farm, Trumansburg, NY. Ross decided that this year he would take his own saw to cut our tree down. It was very cute. Daddy helped Ross use his saw. Maggie was a little cold and didn't like being out in the weather.
13: After choosing, cutting, and bundling our tree we went in to see Santa and have some warm food. The Hunts serve up warm chili, hot dogs and homemade cookies. Maggie seemed happier inside with her belly full.
14: Christmas is always celebrated at Papa and Mema Brewster's house on Christmas Eve. We exchange gifts, have tons to eat and lots of fun. This year Ross got a race'n'go track and Maggie a baby doll from Papa and Mema. | Merry Christmas 2007
15: Our Family
16: Christmas morning we open gifts and enjoy hot cinnamon rolls together. Then we prepare for the Pentz clan to join us for Christmas dinner.
17: Pentz Family Christmas The kids love when Mema Pentz, Uncle Steve, Aunt Susan, Zach, Aaron and Jon come for Christmas. We always have a good time.
18: Happy New Year! We have for several years invited Dwayne, Jean and the kids to our home for a new years celebration. Donna and Joe Mizerak came as well. We played cards while the children played and watched movies. Olivia, Ross, Heath, Maggie and Tobi played great. They all stayed up as late as we did.
20: Super Bowl 2008 Several friends joined us for the big game. Gail Snyder, Bill and Pam, Daryl, Joe and Donna Mizerak. The kids played well while we watched the big game. | Ross tried on a face mask. I thought that it was both scary and creative.
21: We always have so much fun at our annual Super Bowl party. The kids and our pets are a big hit with our friends.
22: Happy Easter
23: Easter is so much fun. We always get the kids a special sugar cereal and candy. They got ready for church then we watched them open their baskets. This year we went to visit Aunt Tarah and Lydia in the hospital. Then we headed to Aunt Susan's for Easter dinner. The kids received gifts from Mema and Aunt Susan.
24: Lydia Elaine Auffhammer March 22, 2008 Cute as a button
26: Play time with Mama | Maggie with her baby doll | Some of the wonderful things of life.
27: Play dough with Mema | Cuddling on the couch
28: Fun at the playground Maggie loves to pick the flowers and grass at the playground. She climbs on all the equipment like a big girl. | Maggie, You are such a beautiful little girl. So curious and active. Your Daddy and I love you very much.
29: Dinosaur Camp | We joined Dwayne, Jean, Olivia, Heath and Tobias at Dinosaur Camp. It is located near Mansfield, PA at Bucktail Campsite. They have Venetian swings, a huge sand pit and playground, an arcade and miniature golf course. It is geared for kids. Our children love it. We rented two Woodsmen Huts right next to each other and shared a campfire and food.
30: Olivia, Heath, and Ross with all their dinosaurs. | Dwayne fixing dinner over the fire. | Jean and Tobias | Tobi all bundled.
31: Dinosaur Camp is so much fun. Olivia is so good with Maggie. Jean and I spent time around the campfire visiting while the kids played on the playground. It rained so we had to dry their shoes and clothes by the fire in the evening.
32: Bucktail has Venetian Swings, playgrounds, and a Merry-Go-Round. | Daddy and Maggie
33: Ross goes round and round. | We love Bucktail!
34: At Dinosaur Camp the staff hide miniature dinosaurs in the woods. The kids are then allowed to go on the Big Dinosaur Hunt. | Ross with his hunted down dinosaurs! Waiting for the train.
35: We played miniature golf, even Maggie! Ross had a lot of fun.
36: We went to Papa and Mema's home and played in the pool. Ross jumped and swam. Maggie floated and played with Papa and Daddy. It was a good day in the sun. | Tarah, me and Mom watched everyone play.
37: Pool Party at Papa and Mema's House.
38: Daddy and Ross riding down the big slide!
39: Frank took us down to Seneca Lake Italian Festival. We let the kids ride the rides of their choice. Ross loved the big slide and the roller coasters. Maggie enjoyed pretending to drive the cars. What a fun day! | ITALIAN FESTIVAL 2008 Clute Park, Watkins Glen, NY
40: Hiking the Interloken Trail | There are cattle grazing in the fields that we hike on the trail. Farmers bring them to the paddocks and let them graze for the summer.
41: Maggie was happy as could be on Daddy's back. | Frank, I and the kids ran into a fisherman. He showed Ross and Maggie his catch. We had a wonderful day.
42: BATH FAIR 2008
43: We walked around and enjoyed the sites. Ross, Maggie, and their cousins loved the Pigs, cows, goats, ducks and roosters.
44: We went to the Monster Truck show at the Bath Fair. The kids loved it. It was very loud and we tried to cover the kids ears, but they did not like that. Papa, Mema, Uncle James, Aunt Tarah and all the kids went.
45: Once night fell, we took the kids to ride the rides. They loved the merry-go-round, race cars and roller coasters. | "Look at the lights, Ross!"
46: We celebrated Ross Abram's 4th Birthday at the playground in Montour Falls. | Sarah and Annah Wintermure with Ross | Miles Kimball | Olivia Harshberger | Becca Lamphier | Magdalene | opening gifts | Aunt Tarah came with Catherine and Lydia.
47: Family came to celebrate Ross's 4th birthday as well. He received a motorcycle from Mema Pentz | The Big 4!
49: The first day of Preschool. Mrs. Kelly is his teacher. She is very sweet and gentle and Ross | loves her. He calls her "teacher".
50: Happy Anniversary! Frank and I spent the weekend at Jacoby's cottage on Cayuga Lake. We had a wonderful time. Frank even borrowed Jacoby's boat and we went out on the water. He surprised me with a dozen red roses and we had a wonderful dinner at the Boat Yard in Ithaca.
52: Josephine Pre Pentz Our newest addition to the family. The kids and I drove to Hamden, NY to pick her up. We love her!
53: Sweet Puppy Paws
54: Maggie and Ross love carving pumpkins.....So does Daddy! Ross thought it was a little gross. Maggie wasn't bothered by the "yuck" at all.
55: Pumpkin Carving 2008 | Frank helps both the kids get started. Then Ross and Maggie get to dig out the guts.
56: Ladybugs and Cowboys | Stick 'em up! | "What did I get" | Aunt Donna and Mags
57: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Trunk 'n' Treat
58: We made a cake for Daddy! The kids were ready to enjoy it with him.
59: Thanksgiving and Birthday celebration wrapped in one. The Pentz family Thanksgiving is always a birthday party for Frank. | 44
61: Our thanksgiving surprise! Neighbors came by with thier work horses pulling a wagon. They offered the kids a ride. What an exciting day! The kids loved it!
62: ...and then she was two. Maggie loves stinky moo-moo's. I made a cow cake. She loved it. We had so much fun. What a sweet, charming, and funny little girl you are. Maggie, We love you!
63: Potty training and rain boots.
64: Hunt's Tree Farm Trumansburg, NY | We always have a great time and make wonderful memories at Hunt's Tree Farm. It is an event that we never miss.
65: Christmas trees, playing in the snow, balloons, face painting and fun!
66: Decorating Our Tree and Other Fun!
67: The whole family got into decorating the tree...well kinda....Maggie loved the beads. They didn't make it on the tree.
68: Joe and Aunt Donna came with gifts for the kids. The kids just love when the Mizeraks come to visit. | Spoiled
69: Traditions | Every year we head to Mema and Papa's house to celebrate Christmas. Every year the kids head out to the hill to go sledding with Papa.
70: "Don't you dare!" | Tired or making a snow angel? | All bundled up. | Ready Papa!
71: Down Catherine goes. | Papa works hard while sledding. Not only does he have to get up the hill but he has to get the kids and the sled to the top as well. | Morgan | Josephine | Sledding
72: Family, food, gifts, and smiles for the camera!
74: Christmas 2008 | The kids stockings were stuffed full this year. There was so many little gifts that Ross and Maggie got bored opening them all.
75: I love Christmas morning. Ross is old enough to anticipate all the fun to be had...Maggie just goes with the flow. | Daddy and his girl.
76: What a Hoot! We always have fun celebrating the Pentz Family Christmas. The kids are always excited to have family come for dinner and gifts exchange.
77: Aaron, Ross, Zack, and Mema | Aunt Susan is always ready to lend a helping hand.
78: Maggie loves horsey rides and playing air hockey with her Daddy.
79: For Christmas Ross received an air hockey game. He loved challenging his Dad. On New Years Eve Joe and Donna Mizerak came over. Ross challenged Joe to a game too!
80: Our Annual Super Bowl Get Together | Bill and Dave | Pam and Maggie in conversation. | Joe and Donna | Daddy and me! | us!
81: Ross, Maggie, Catie, and Lydia enjoyed running around looking for eggs! | Easter Egg Hunt
82: Happy Easter Ross and Maggie | Put that belly away!
83: Easter Aunt Susan and Mema purchase Easter gifts each year. The kids love to unwrap their little surprises.
84: Memorial Day Weekend The Brewster Clan likes to meet at Chambers Camp for time together. | We spend our time visiting, playing and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Cool nights, warm campfires, cozy blankets and sticky fingers.
85: Maggie made her own fun with a sand bucket. It was funny to watch her | play with it. | Chambers camp is one of our favorite places.
86: The kids love the giant sandbox. There is a water pump, sand toys and trucks for digging in the sand. | Bucktail Campground
87: The Pentz and Harshberger kids can't wait to ride Bucky's train. The adults enjoy it too! | Jean got to be the assistant engineer and make sure everyone was following the rules!
88: Rock Camp weekend at Bucktail includes finding a rock and painting it. The rock is then raced in the Big Rock Race! Jean and I played Bingo. I won $12. She won the final pot....over $100.
89: While I played bingo Frank took the kids to the soccer field and played a game. Daddy is so good with them. | Hanging out at the campfire. | Busy at Bucktail
90: Mini golf and caterpillar rides | Perfecting their golf swing!
91: Riding the merry-go-round and the zip line are two of our favorite activities | That's some fancy footwork Frank.
92: We stopped to visit the canyon on our way home. It is were Frank proposed and is a very special place to us. | Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
93: On our way home we stopped at a park and waded in the cold water. We stopped and looked out over the dam. It was a fun and beautiful day. The kids were exhausted! | Family
94: UPK Graduation Mrs. Kelly Daddy, Mema Brewster and Mema Pentz attended Ross's graduation with Maggie and I. | Ross played monkey #5 in the UPK presentation. | Congratulations!
95: KIDS | Chambers Camp
96: There were many highlights this year. Harshbergers spent the week tent camping in primitive. The kids all painted a car for the races. | Ross and Maggie loved going to program each day.
97: Papa had two motorized vehicles to drive around the upper field. | Mema and her grand babies.
98: Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church canoe trip for couples
99: What a great day! The weather was wonderful. We canoed the canal system. Stopped for lunch and a short devotional and then went the remainder of the trip.