S: Truong An: The Growing Years
BC: Children Are Like Kites You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you're both breathless. They crash. They hit the rooftop. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach them. Finally they are airborne... They need more string and you keep letting it out. But with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with joy. The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you two together and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone. Only then do you know that you did your job.
FC: The Growing Years | Truong An
1: Truong An Born: Nov 9, 1989 Weight: 8 lbs 3 ounces Height: 20 inches
9: Like friends, It's the Old Ornaments that mean the most.
10: Cayne and Addi learned lots of new stuff at five months. They learned to hold their bottle. They also learned to sit up. No teeth yet
11: Chase got to go ice skating for the first time at Kaylie's birthday party. He did pretty well (much better than I expected him to do:)
12: Little Miracles Have you ever felt a little hand Grip around your finger? Or kissed a cheek where the remains Of a chocolate bar still linger? Have you ever kissed a boo-boo To make the pain "go-way"? Or forgot about the dishes Just to go out and play? We are the lucky ones To cherish these so dear, So enjoy these little miracles, That God's placed in our care.
13: We took these at the end of January when the babies turned 6 months. They are changing every day. It is amazing how fast they are growing. We try to cherish every moment with them. Addi snoozes at night, but I am still having issues with Cayne. He thinks he should eat every time he wakes up....and I THINK NOT.
14: Chase's First Deer
15: Chase killed this 5 point the last week of the season. Earlier in the season he got a case of buck fever when a large 8 point walked out. He was glad to prove the fever could not get him again.
16: Cayne and Addi made a trip to Huntsville mid February (I had a training class). They got to see both great grandmothers.
17: The babies stayed with Aunt Dianne and Uncle Ray for the week. We also got to meet Krista's new baby Brantley(along with Savannah and Britton)
19: We got to see Kristen and Ross Perdue's twins for the second time in February. They had grown so much since October. Anna Kate and Allie Grace are the sweetest little babies. They have very cute dispositions.
20: At 6 months Cayne weighed 23 lbs and Addi weighed 16.5lbs. They are changing so quickly. Cayne started crawling on Valentine's Day. Addi is still very content sitting and playing. I think at times she wishes she could crawl, because she has no way to get away from "Big-un". They have really enjoyed all the new foods they have gotten to try. Both love mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. They also love English peas.
21: 6 Months | You are my I LOVE YOU I am your parent, you are my child. I am your quiet place, you are my wild. I am your calm face, you are my giggle. I am your wait, you are my wiggle. I am your finish line, you are my race. I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace. I am your lullaby, you are my peekaboo. I am your good-night kiss, you are my I love you.
22: On March first we got a little bit of snow. It was plenty to play in and that was all we were concerned about. Aunt Reggie was in town and helped Chase build a snowman.
24: Cayne and Addi on the go!!
26: 7 Months Cayne is still the only one mobile. Addi is focusing more on her talking than her moving. She growls and makes various odd sounds. She also does patty cake. Cayne has gotten very quick with the crawling and pulling up. He also has two teeth now.
27: They were all about dinner time and bath time this month, and usually their two favorite times fell together.
28: Chase had a wonderful 7th birthday. There was even a real magician there. 21 kids attended | Uncle Stacey made the best cake ever. The kids could not wait to get into it.
30: Marme usually takes Chase to Chuck E. Cheese for his good report card. This time Cayne and Addi tagged along. They played until they passed out. | Chuck E. Cheese
32: Cayne and Addi 8 months | Chase 7 years
34: 8 Months | This month Addi finally figured out how to crawl. She has an odd crawl, but she is crawling. Just prior to them turning 9 months, they both figured out how to drink our of a straw. They can down a capri sun in no time.
38: Easter 2009
39: Chase, Cayne and Addi
40: Easter Weekend
45: Happy Mother's Day | We went to Tuscaloosa to see Allie Grace and Anna Kate's dedication. They are such sweet babies.
46: Shopping with mama. | Addi finally cut one tooth this month. Cayne has figured out how to climb stairs.
47: 9 Months
48: Machine Pitch Chase loves baseball. He has really improved each year. Cayne and Addi were there to cheer him on this year.
50: Oh...how they love to eat! I decided we needed a whole page for just dinner time. | Cayne loved the watermelon, but Addi did not:)
51: Addi cracks me up when she does her feet under the tray. She tries to prop them on the table in restaurants also. What a funny girl.
52: 10 Months | Addi
53: Cayne started walking this month. He also released 5 gallons of water into my kitchen floor from the dispenser. Addi is starting to get pretty demanding. She still does not like strangers. | Cayne
57: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
59: Father's Day 2009 | A Family Is A Gift That Lasts Forever
60: Memorial Day Weekend
61: 4th of July
62: 11 Months
63: Almost Birthday Time:)
64: Golf Camp | Chase went to golf camp in Huntsville. He met lots of new buddies. Aunt Dianne and Uncle Ray spoil him rotten.
66: Graduation Day May 29 2004
68: Happy Birthday Cayne and Addi
70: Cayne and Addi at 1 year
71: At a year Cayne runs and Addi is taking some steps. Cayne has 5 teeth and Addi has three. Cayne is 26lbs and Addi is 19lb 6oz. They are so different yet both are so precious. What a blessing they have been. Addi is so spastic, and so sweet. Cayne is wild yet also very loving. Addi's says one word "Hey. Cayne says lots of words they just don't happen to be English.
73: Sand Sand in my swimsuit, Sand in my hair. When I go to the beach, sand gets everywhere! I wonder, I wonder Oh how can there be, Sand left at the beach When there's so much on me?
74: Our trip to the beach this year was quite interesting. Cayne and Addi got to play in the ocean for the first time. They loved the water. Taking twin babies to the beach is a ton of work. It was not the most relaxing trip:) Thank goodness for all the help I had. Chase got to go deep sea fishing for the first time. They caught their limit in red snapper. He was very excited about going fishing with the guys.
76: Chase played football on the termite team this year. He got to start at center. We were very excited he got so much playing time his first year. He loves to give those hard licks.
79: Cayne and Addi love visits from Aunt Dianne
80: Pumpkin Patch
82: Happy Halloween | Fright Night
84: I had a conference and took the whole crew along. | San Diego California
85: We got to spend two nights with Purdey and Joe in Los Angeles. It was so great to get to see them. | I have got to be crazy to take two 1 year olds on a plane to San Diego. I did consider sedation:)
87: San Diego Zoo
90: 1st Grade | Kindergarden | 2nd Grade
91: Sweet Hugs | Mmm Banana Pudding | We have so much to be thankful for. What a precious family. | Thanksgiving
92: Well, this year has been a wild ride and I survived. I just wanted to say a big "Thank You" to my family. I don't know what I would do without the army of support I have. Kelli This page is full of funny candids taken after Cayne and Addi turned a year.
94: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
95: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma! | Who needs Santa when you have Marme and Big Daddy | The End