S: The Year (well, almost) I lived with Grammy & Grampy
BC: Thanks for looking at my book. I love my new house but can't wait for my next visit to Grammy & Grampy's house!
FC: a story in the life of Nicholas James Everett | The Year (well, almost) I lived with Grammy & Grampy
1: In the beginning of this year, 2011, Mommy, Daddy and I moved into Grammy and Grampy's house. Mommy & Daddy put our house up for rent and started looking for a new house. It turned into 9 months because they decided to build a house! I was happy because that meant more time with Grammy & Grampy for me! They are really special to me and in this book are some pictures of our adventures together!
2: I loved looking out the window to the backyard. I just needed my stool so that I could see. I liked watching Zack and Chelsea play and wrestle. Chelsea eventually dropped her bad attitude and they became friends!
5: Grampy and I played alot. One of my favorite things to do was to walk to the mailbox with him to get the mail. He played playdough with me and wrestled with me. He really makes me laugh when we play.
7: I really liked playing in the snow. The cold didn't bother me-ever. I could just play, play, play. Shoveling was my favorite thing to do. I didn't like it when I had to stop shoveling. Grampy and Daddy did some sledding but that was not my speed. It didn't look very safe.
9: Grammy taught me lots of new things. She had lots of cool decorations for every holiday and she let me play with them too! She always let me help with cooking,gardening and shopping!
13: Grammy & Grampy took me everywhere. We went to the Schmidt's farm and had real maple syrup and pancakes made with eggs from their chickens. I saw where the Easter Bunny lives! We also visited Toby the kitty!
14: Little Boy...
15: Big Expressions!
16: In March, Uncle Mike came to visit. I had fun wrestling him. There was always something fun to do at Grammy and Grampy's!
18: In April we went to a Tiger's game to celebrate my birthday!
19: Let's Go Tigers!
21: April was a big month because I turned 2! To celebrate we had a kids party at the Hands-On Museum. On my actual birthday, we had Chinese dinner and birthday cake. I got cars, trucks, a vacuum, a Thomas suitcase to take on my trip to Florida, and lots of other fun toys. Now that I'm 2, I'm a big boy! | birthday!
22: Will & Kate get married! | s | p | r | i | n | g
25: In May, we took a trip to Pensacola. I loved riding on the airplane. I loved seeing Mikey and Sammy and playing with them. They took really good care of me! I loved the beach and the ocean and jumping to Daddy in the pool! What a great trip! I was sad to say goodbye.
26: Everyone ran/walked a race with the Pea Ridge Running Club. I rode in my stroller with snacks. Grammy, Mommy & Sammy took turns pushing me!
27: Here we are post-race at sunset. Grampy finished 1st place in his age group and his medal was a sand dollar!
28: I had fun inside standing on my stool and turning on all the lights in the house. | In May, the weather started to get warmer and I loved playing basketball and in my sandbox on the deck.
29: My new house started to look like a house in May. We loved visiting and seeing the changes.
30: I had so much fun helping Grammy & Grampy with the yardwork. They said I'm a really hard worker and a big help!
31: Dirt makes me happy
33: Did I mention I really liked helping in the yard? Watering, sweeping, picking vegetables-I did it all.
34: Here I am waving my flag at Novi's Memorial Day parade and having some chips at Faith Community Church's picnic.
35: We also visited Tollgate Farms where I "drove" a fire truck and pet the animals. Here's Grampy and me at my new house.
36: Summer fun at Grammy & Grampy's house
39: I liked putting Mommy's shoes on. Good thing Grammy got a picture! There was a big storm in June and it knocked the power lines down. There was a big fire in the backyard! | Here I am with Grammy watching the firetruck out the window. What a day!
40: Mikey and Sammy visited in July-Thumbs up!!
41: We went to a Tiger's game and had buckets of fun by the pool
42: Hey Batter Batter... | Swing Batter!
43: Ready... set... | Wrestle!
44: Staying cool in the pool!
45: Riding my Hot Wheels!
46: Grammy measured everyone and marked their height on the wall-even Grampy!
48: At my new house-say cheese! | We're always on the go!
49: At the Tiger's game in the rain, Stewart's ice cream, and the Northville farmer's market!
50: Grammy and Grampy surprised Mommy with brunch at Pine Knob Mansion for her birthday!
53: We had so much fun playing at the playground!
54: Grammy & I made my first pillow
55: Grampy & I played race cars