S: January - June 2011
FC: The Ripo Family
2: When Gavin went to preschool 3 mornings a week, Addison and I would get to spend some time together just the two of us. The left shows a photo shoot we did one day, with the poses being her idea, of course! | January
4: Bonfire Night | One of our favorite things to do in the winter time is have a big bonfire in the backyard! Every year we have a big Christmas tree burning party with the Harris family and other friends. One of the perks of having such a huge backyard!
5: Our Little Songbird
6: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GAVIN
9: In February we ventured into the 'wild outdoors' and went camping with the Harrises near Wauchula. lWe stayed in their camper and got to do some fishing, rough trail riding, and even target shooting!
10: The Tylers came to visit us in March during TJ's spring break from school. The kids had so much fun playing together! While they were here we went to Lakes Park and had a picnic dinner at Bunche Beach. We also had a small group reunion with the Nassefs and the Ashes | March
13: One Saturday morning in March, we met Kellie, Lorelai, and Kinley at the strawberry fields. We had so much fun picking our own strawberries! Addison had even more fun eating as many as she picked!
15: IS | FUN!
16: so many
20: Addison... Is she really only still 2 years old?? | "Practicing my letters, zoomin' around on the trike, creating my own mud puddle, and chattin' it up on the potty!" | A P R I L
21: Gavin... "Celebrating success, lovin' some downtown pizza, singing at Bethany Preschool!
22: ~NLC~ Last day at the high school!
23: On April 3, 2011, we were both baptized at church. It was so special to have experienced that declaration of faith together
25: Happy Easter
27: We went to Sarasota for Easter weekend to see our families. The festivities included swimming, going out to eat with Grandpa Fix and the Ripos, and then brunch and an Easter egg hunt at Grammy and Grandpa's house on Easter morning.
31: May is a busy month for us, celebrating everyone's birthday except for Gavin! | May
34: Happy Birthday Addison!
36: May this year be your best ever! | 3 | 3
37: We celebrated Addison's 3rd birthday a lot of different ways! We had a small celebration with family at home, a pool party with the Harris and Witenko families, and then... a fun weekend adventure as a family!
38: Busch Gardens
39: On Mother's day weekend, we had our first family vacation to Tampa, where we spent two days at Busch Gardens! We all had the best time together! | This was the first time we had gone to a theme park as a family, so it was so exciting to get to ride the train and see so many different animals up close! And of course the kiddie rides were a big hit!
40: The kids LOVED the preschool play area. Addison especially loved the splash pad. I think they probably rode every preschool ride at least 10 times or more!
42: While we were in Tampa, we spent one of our days exploring downtown Tampa, fitting in some playground time, and enjoying the pool!
44: SUMMER FUN
45: In lieu of birthday and anniversary gifts, we decided to get bikes and a bike trailer for the kids to ride in. The first day we put together the bike trailer, Gavin thought it was something to hook to the truck. When we came outside, we found him with the trailer all ready to go on a ride with the truck!
46: I got to go enjoy the MOPS retreat at the Coconut Point Hyatt, which also happened to be our anniversary weekend! We stayed a couple extra nights and enjoyed some fun and relaxing time as a couple.
47: J U N E
48: June marked the beginning of summer - which meant no scheduled activities! We enjoyed staying in our jammies, going to the pool, park, and just playing at home! We also enjoyed celebrating Grandma's birthday!