S: Trager Family 2010
FC: Trager Family 2010
1: When I see your face there's not a thing that I would change. You're amazing just the way you are. And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile.
2: Mommy's Helper Kaylee loves to get the stool and help in the kitchen, especially if we are making cookies!
3: "Welcome to the place where words come alive..... Let's build a word! Word World | SISTERS | Forever
4: Snow much fun!
6: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | Daddy had a conference to attend, so we all tagged along. We stayed with Aunt Lizzy while he was working, then we made a quick stop to see Grandma M and Grandpa John. | Road Trip
7: MAKING MEMORIES | Blue Berry Faces | Frozen Blueberries are MESSY!
8: To Be Continued: Same Bat Time, Same Bat Room | Daddy tells the best bedtime stories about Batman, Superman and Star Wars.
9: Kaylee is creative in taking care of all the animals at our house. It's always a surprise to see where they end up!
10: Our beautiful 5 month old GRACIE has gorgeous blue eyes, the softest skin and is the family favorite! | (It's 5 o'clock somewhere!)
11: Big Sister | Big Brother
12: We made "dirt cake" on April Fool's Day to share at preschool.
13: A visit from Grammy is always super fun, especially on Easter! | Easter Egg Hunt in our backyard!
14: We spent an afternoon at David's Bridal trying on gorgeous dresses for Sara's wedding. What a fun time spent together, preparing for a much anticipated celebration! | Rochester bridesmaids Trisha Shelly Amy Jo
15: Sara's bridal shower was at a gorgeous house on Lake Ontario. It was a lingerie party with wine, appetizers and a few hours spent in the pool. Shelly and I made the invitations. Tanya and I made a million mini cupcakes that were delish!
16: Happy 90th Birthday Grandpa!
17: The girls and I drove to L.I. with Grandpa and Grandma Joan for the big party at Aunt Linda's house. A Mets game played in the background, lots of great-grandkids running through the rooms, and our patriarch in the middle of it all! | Kaylee spent some time playing at Grandpa's house in Huntington...playing with the same blocks i remember from my childhood. Some things never change...
18: Who can resist that sweet little face ?
19: Joshua went to Victory Sonshine Preschool. His teacher was Mrs. Grossman. He loves her so much, and always has a big hug for her. Some of his friends are: Isaac, Brennan, Serena. He wore a cap and gown at the "graduation" ceremony and is ready to start Kindergarten! | Mrs. Grossman and Joshua at the zoo.
20: Love, love, love these little ones!
21: Gracie sat on a blanket and watched the flowerbed come to life with red, white and purple wave petunias.
22: I'm the 7th wonder of the world! | (according to my parents)
23: Can roll over onto her tummy, but hates getting stuck. Can grab toys and hit things that make music. Still nursing, although those two teeth scare mommy. Has the softest skin I've ever felt. Grunts if she can't reach a toy. Wakes up once during the night. Eats cereal, yogurt, small banana and mozzarella pieces. Digs through a basket of toys to find the ones she likes. Loves to hang out in the Ergo carrier. Went to her first baseball game: Rochester Red Wings Loves to swing on our play set and watch us outside. Plays with my rings and necklaces | Grace 7 months old
24: A trip to the zoo with Aunt Donna and Lina.
25: A play date at Tinker Park with the McNamaras and O'Briens. Kieran, Lina and Grace are so close in age! We plopped them on a blanket after our hike through the park trails.
26: Highland Park
27: One of our favorite parks in Rochester because it always has gorgeous flowerbeds, paved walkways and lots of space to explore.
28: The kids play over at the Rowland's house four days a week while I work. They have a blast together, especially when the babies are napping and they can swim in the pool!
29: I see four little monkeys in the toy box!
30: The good old Ergo carrier..... Grace loves to be with us every second of the day (and night), so this carrier has been used every single day. It's so nice to have her little body next to ours and not have much back pain.
31: I love having my mom and my sister around at the same time. More fun, more mess, more laughing more yummy food, Pretty much everything is better when we're together. We spent a crazy, busy weekend in July at Schroon Lake for a family wedding and then a few more days at my house this summer.
32: Uncle Roger and Aunt Linda | Megan, Uncle Fred, Aunt Carole and Jason Clinton | Wedding Scroon Lake | at
33: Grandpa would not have missed this big event for anything! He partied late into the night, and we were so glad he was there. | We felt so lucky to have a family reunion this summer. It has been so hard to get our families together. Mike drove his whole family up from N. Carolina,. Lizzy and the boys drove over from Wisconsin. It was the first time that all nine of the cousins were together in the same place!
34: There's always a lot of talk about getting together with my cousins, but it wasn't until we had a really fabulous reason that it happened. Greg and Janice's wedding was the perfect reason. We celebrated family and love. We shared tight living quarters with no air conditioning. We played at the beach and most of all, made memories.
35: Babies everywhere......
36: Liz and I had a big birthday bash for Kierson and Kaylee. We made cakes out of play dough, blew bubbles, pinned the nose on a clown and ate pizza and cupcakes. Our friends and family joined us in celebrating our two favorite 3 Year Olds!
37: CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES!
38: Happy Birthday!
39: My big girl is 3! | Your big present this year was a doll house with a bunch of accessories like beds, chairs, a car, TV and a family. You were so excited and played with it for a long time. | Let's play!
42: We go blueberry picking in Indiana every summer to the same place. Breann came with us, but wouldn't eat any of the berries! The rest of us sure did though. They were big and juicy!
43: Darrin brought his kids to Indiana to visit while we were there. We went to the state fair, got filthy riding go carts around the yard, played hours and hours of Wii games and ate lunch with Uncle Ray at Red Robin.
44: Valparaiso, Indiana
45: A beautiful sunset from the back deck of Mom and John's new house.
46: Niagra Falls
47: It was a super hot and sticky summer day at the falls when we visited. Joshua was impressed with powerful falls and stared at it for a long time.
48: "Bye Bye Paci" party | Kaylee was VERY attached to her pacifier and once she hit 3, I knew it needed to go. We invited friends over and made a big deal with balloons, cake and ice cream. We tied the paci to the balloons, and watched them float off into the sky. (Actually, the paci was too heavy, so we did some fancy moves to cut the paci off, stuff it into my pocket and distract her so she thought they disappeared.)
49: She watched the balloons until they were just at speck in the sky. Just as it became a very sober and sad moment, Aunt Sara started clapping. Whew... tears were avoided until bed time. The next day, we rearranged her room and to my dismay, she found another paci under her bed! However, she turned it over to me and said, "Mama, we need to get another balloon for this paci." So we bought one more and sent it on it's way too!
50: Kirk, the kindergarten bus driver | preschool | kindergarten
52: Whittier Fruit Farm
54: Mommy's little helpers
55: Grace is always exploring her environment, often leaving a path of destruction behind her. No matter what she does, we fall more in love with her every day!
56: Grammy always has something fun in her bag of tricks. This time it was a book that showed how to make different shapes out of bread dough and raisins. We made turtles, bears and starfish. Smoothies rounded out our healthy lunch!
58: Joshua wanted a Batman party, so we invited our superhero friends to join us.
59: Brian and I made a "Bat Cave" out of some giant cardboard boxes and garbage bags. The kids *loved* playing in there, and we left it up in the living room for a week!
60: Whittier Fruit Farm October 2010
61: We love this place so much that we try to go pick apples every nice weekend during apple season! The kids like the wagon ride and play ground. I like the fresh air and Empire apples! | Sara and Rob were able to join us and we took some of the last pictures of them before they became Mr. and Mrs. Nutt
62: Wedding weekend for Sara and Rob Nutt. Philadelphia, PA
63: “Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one. " | Friedrich Halm | We celebrated with happy hearts for these two wonderful friends!
65: "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you." -Roy Croft
66: Just another ordinary, beautiful day...
67: I made the giant cupcake and tutu for Brian's big photo shoot. This was the final Milestone Month onesie for Gracie, so it was a big deal! We hung a pink sheet in the living room for the backdrop. | Brian made a great video clip set to music of Grace inspecting the cake and smashing it to pieces
68: Helping dad wash the car | Sunny and Tigger basking in the sun
69: Nothing beats fun and fresh air!
70: Thanksgiving Day | Dad and Joan cooked a big meal for us and we ate it out in the new back porch. Tanya, Sara and Rob were able to join us too! We give thanks for health, family, jobs, friends and this beautiful adventure called life.
72: Christmas 2010 | Yes, it's true. We like to laugh a lot. Even Grace thought it was hilarious. | We spent Christmas Day at our house, with Dad and Joan coming over in the morning for presents and brunch. The big family gift was the Xbox 360.
75: May your days be merry and bright....
76: The family star | Kaylee's preschool Christmas play lasted about 8 minutes with three cute songs. She got the sweet role of a shining star.
78: Christmas in Wisconsin
79: Mom brought presents from Kuwait and a few projects she made on her new sewing machine. A blanket for Kierson, makeup pouch for me and an apron for Kaylee. Gracie got her first baby doll and I got some authentic tahini sauce! The kids didn't get along all that great, but we kept them busy with crafts and projects
80: Since we were all together in Wisconsin, mom declared a girls night out. We left the kids home with the daddy's and went out for fancy Chinese dinner and drinks and girl talk. Mom had been in Kuwait, so we had lots to catch up on.
81: Making candy houses
82: After a few days in Wisconsin with Lizzy and my mom, we drove down to Valpo to hang out with the entire Trager crew. Sam and family (plus dog), Darrin and family, plus us = A FULL HOUSE! Uncle Ray came over for brunch and presents one morning. Shopping, eating and playing games were the main attractions.