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S: Frederick Family Memories July-December 2010

FC: Frederick Family Memories July-December 2010

1: The second half of 2010 was full of fun and excitement...boating and camping, birthdays and holidays, starting Kindergarten and losing teeth...and of course, the addition of Zachary Allen to our family. We were blessed with so many special memories. As usual with the Frederick crew, there was never a dull moment!

2: Hannah is FIVE!

3: July 2, 2010

4: Blueberry Picking at Wade's July 10, 2010

6: Basement Construction Begins! | Daddy's little helpers oversaw the beginning of the new rooms in the basement in Summer 2010

7: With the sixth member of our family on his way, it was time to make more room to sleep and play in the Frederick house! Daddy finalized the design and started framing walls and hanging drywall. The work probably would have been more efficient without Daddy's little assistants, but he always took time to let them work with him. Matthew and Andrew claimed their rooms early in the process and loved watching the rooms take shape!

8: Beech Campout

9: West Branch | July 30- August 1

10: Painting Herbie | The kids got a chance to combine washable bath paint with their love of Herbie the Love Bug when they decorated the white car before helping Daddy wash it. Matthew was a little upset when it was time to wash the decorations off--he thought it would stay painted! A messy but fun afternoon project, and afterward both the car and the kids got bathed!

12: Akron Zoo with the Epling Crew

14: Camping at Baylor Beach

15: Our new cousin and nephew Landon Keith Alexander August 27, 2010

16: More Summer Fun | Hannah started to learn how to ride a two-wheeler | Weekly swimming playdates at the Doanes' really helped all three kids improve their swimming

17: Tons of other fun summer memories...time spent with the MYF, parades, and just every day moments hanging around the house. We're so lucky to have summers off to spend quality time together!

19: Fun at the Fairs We enjoyed the Randolph fair with Lydia, Sue, & Dan Skeggs, and the Stark County Fair with Abby, Andy, and Jen Hartzler. We loved the animals, the rides, the tractors, the horse races, and of course, the food!

20: Hannah Goes to Kindergarten! | Kindergarten Screening Day | Heading down to wait~ sooo excited!

21: Waiting for the bus~ the balloon shows that a new Kindergartener is coming! | Home Again! All smiles after a great first day with Mrs. Kuntzman and all her new friends! | Bye bye, big girl! *sniff, sniff*

22: Fall Camping Adventures | Our trusty navigator won't Lead us astray! | A 5-mile hike with 3 small kids and a pregnant Lady? | Why not? Gotta burn off that Amish Door buffet!

23: A quick getaway to Evergreen is the perfect way to end the camping season. Loved The pool and weather! | Our little Fishies spent most of their time in the water, but warm weather made for a great campfire too!

24: Rolling Ridge Ranch

25: Fun with our Beech Church family

26: Louisville Constitution Parade~Sept. 19 | Our Beech friends joined us on the float to invite people to church!

27: The brothers hd to get in on the "Cheese" fun! | Our brave girl "Before" | "After" Daddy yanked it! | Hannah loses her first tooth~Oct. 6

28: Apple Picking at Stahl's | October 9, 2010

29: It was such a busy fall, we had a hard time squeezing in our annual apple picking trip. Once we got to the orchard, we remembered why it's one of our favorite fall things to do!

30: Kingsway Farm We had a great time with our church friends on a beautifully sunny fall day. We saw all the animals, played in the corn, and took a hayride out to the field to pick the perfect pumpkin. Then we had a bonfire and games at the Witmers' house.

32: We had such a busy and fun fall waiting for Zachary to arrive. We got to spend time at the park with our new cousin Landon. Mommy & Daddy got to have a Grownups' Night Out with their friends. Special snuggles with Daddy are always fun, and the boys bundled up to see the Frank come harvest the field next door! | The rest of Fall 2010

33: Of the many things on the pre-baby to-do list, one of the most important was one last trip to Pump it Up (aka "Bouncy Place"). The kids had so much fun there that it became a regular part of their dinner and bedtime prayers to thank God for it for about the next six months. Glad they enjoyed it! | ...And Thank you God for Bouncy Place!

34: Andrew is 2! Our funny, sweet boy celebrated his birthday with a Herbie cake and a party with his family. We sang Happy Birthday to b-day buddy Mommy too!

36: Happy Halloween!

37: Trick or Treat! | Halloween was a blast this year. We carved our perfect pumpkin together, and it was almost as big as Mommy's belly! Hannah had a fun party with her friends in Mrs. Kuntzman's class. We went trick-or-treating with our friends like always, and had a fantastic time. Hannah wanted to be a bat because she had learned all about them in school. Matthew chose Thomas for the second year, and Andrew made a super cute Elmo!

38: Early on the morning of November 10, Mommy got kisses and hugs before heading in to the hospital. By 2:37, Zachary Allan had joined the family! He was snuggled at the hospital and was welcomed home by his adoring older siblings. Andrew even tried to help nurse him! | Welcome, Baby Zachary! November 10, 2010 | Zachary Allan Frederick 9 lbs 21 inches November 10, 2010 2:37 p.m.

40: Baby Zachary came home and jumped right into the Frederick Family fun! He went to his first story time when he was just six days old. He was two weeks old when he celebrated his first Thanksgiving with his cousin Landon. | Winter Fun | Hmm...think Hannah might be craving some attention?

41: The big kids loved introducing Zachary to all their favorite activities and showering him with love and attention. He loved having three special pals to snuggle and play with!

42: More Winter Fun Snuggles & Relaxation, Playtime with cousins, Helping Daddy in the basement...Winter is a great time to get cozy at home with our family! | Andrew + Mommy's mascara = this. Oops! | Marriner Thanksgiving & Christmas | Snuggles from Big Brother

43: Daddy's Little Helper | Teaching Landon how to eat cheese | Hannah's first Pedicure | All Smiles! | Singing at church with all our friends

44: Family Christmas Pictures Always a source of even more ridiculous with four children. Looking back it's easy to laugh, but in the moment...oh my word. Gotta love the running away, goofy faces, and of course, nose picking. The Frederick kids: keepin' it classy!

46: A few more tries with our fancy Christmas clothes... | Getting closer... there may be hope for us yet!

47: Persistence pays off: Finally, we have a keeper!

48: Christmas Eve morning at Grandma & Grandpa's

49: It was a fun morning celebrating O'Neill Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's, especially since it was the first Christmas with new babies Zachary and Cousin Landon. We had a relaxing afternoon at home before heading to the candlelight service at church, singing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus, and getting tucked in after Christmas stories from Daddy. | All six stockings are hung by the chimney with care!

50: Christmas Morning 2010 | Opening stockings first!

51: Andrew helped make the cinnamon rolls! | Baby's first Christmas!

52: We had lots of cool presents on Christmas, including some extra-special ones for Mommy & Daddy from Hannah! We all enjoyed having time to hang out and play with our new toys! | Christmas Morning Fun

53: In the afternoon on Christmas Day, we went to Papa and Nana's for a Christmas treasure hunt. The kids followed clues and a map to their gifts and had a great time! | Christmas at Papa and Nana's

54: New Year's Day started out warm enough to take Zachary for his first walk outside...a walk with four kids is a new challenge! Then we got ready for our New Year's Eve party...starts early, ends early: perfect for all of us with little kids! | 20

55: Three new babies joined the party this year-- 1 1/2-month-old Zach, and his new friends Michael and Mia, who were only a few weeks old! | The kids decided they needed "party hats," so they dumped all the newly-organized toys out of their bins and used the bins for hats. So much for cleaning before a party! The whole crew: 10 adults and 13 kids! | 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Happy New Year! | 11

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