BC: January 2011
FC: A Christmas To Remember... 2010
1: 12-10-10 We went to Lake George to meet up with my newfound brother and his sons, my nephews. We thought it would be fun for the kids to get to know each other and have fun at the same time.
3: When we arrived (after going to the wrong exit! Thank goodness for our Garmin GPS) there were some characters in the lobby. There was Marvin the Martian (on the 1st page) and Daffy Duck (on this page). The lobby was so beautifully decorated for Christmas! We got checked in and then along came Santa Claus (pictures on the next page)
5: All I want for Christmas is... Aria " A dental hygentist kit". Alexis " I don't know"!
6: Santa & us Smith's | Christmas | 2010
7: After we settled in our suite, we went down to Johnny Rockets to eat some dinner
8: In the lobby to meet Jim and the boys. Ian & Evan on their bunk beds in our suite. Then we headed to the indoor waterpark!
9: Standing and waiting for the downpour! | Evan & Aria | Alexis & Aria
10: We had such a fun time in the waterpark! There were waterslides a lazy river and a surfboard wave, plus the splashwater area
11: Evan, Ian, Jim, Aria, Alexis & I (Brenda)
12: Learning to surf! Alexis & Jim only tried it once.
13: Alexis, Evan, Ian & Aria
14: Once we got done in the waterpark we went down to Johnny Rockets for Jim and the boys to get dinner. Then we went back to our suite and took some picts of the kids for a Christmas present for my mom | Ian, Evan, Aria & Alexis
15: 12-11-10 Going to the waterpark before we have to check out of the hotel
16: I tried the surfing wave! It was fun but I only tried it once too.
17: Alexis, Aria, Evan & Ian | The kids ready to enjoy the waterpark again!
18: I only stayed in the waterpark for a bit, then went up to the suite and showered and took care of our stuff, then Mom and I walked around the lodge and it's giftshop | One of their sitting area's, so pretty | In the main lobby | Once Jeff, Jim and the kids were done in the waterpark they showered off and we went to Johnny Rockets for lunch. I had the delicious steak sandwich again!
19: Ian loved the hat the most | The kids had fun with the hats, and the waitress was a lot of fun, all of the waitresses sang and danced when a song came on!
20: After we ate lunch we went down to the arcade. The kids had so much fun playing the games and trading in their tickets for prizes! | When we were ready to leave Sylvester came along and we had some photo "Op's" It was a lot of fun to goof around with a Character!
22: When we were leaving the hotel, Sylvester was in the lobby, so he joined us for a family photo!
23: Grandma Nancy with her Grandkids Alexis, Ian, Aria, & Evan
24: The Great Escape Lodge in Lake George, NY
25: A ride around The Lake George State Park. | What remains of the amusement park "Frontier Town"
26: Hanging out at Jim's house, then we went to dinner at a Chinese buffet and Met up with Michelle, Vince, & Mitch | Mitchell & Alexis | 12-12-10 Aria by the decorations at the thruway stop on our way home
27: 12-14-10 Aria dressed up midnight! and he let her! | Merangne cookies the girls made
28: Aria had her first Band and Chorus Concert at Lyons Elementary School | 12-16-10
29: 12-16-10 All the cookies Jeff & I made that day! After the concert we finished frosting them then plated them all!
30: Brad & Amanda's Little One Laila
31: Laila Grace Tarrolli December 17, 2010
32: Peek | a | Boo | Grandma's with Laila
33: Our turn to hold her, so precious!
34: Proud Dad Brad
35: Aria wearing her shirt that she got last year in Florida | Midnight by the Crochet tree
36: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!" | Christmas Eve December 24, 2010 | Alexis & Aria all ready to go sing at church.
37: Christmas Eve party at Aunt Phyllis' house. Her beautiful decorations! | At Church Aria sang "Away in the Manger" and Alexis sang " Mary Did You Know" They both enjoyed it and did wonderful. Plus they sang along with all the other songs at mass.
38: Xmas Eve 2010 The four of us at Aunt Phyllis' house
39: Matt, Madison & Tanner | Bethie & Zach | Alexis & Bethie
40: "Favorite Cousins" Alexis & Bethie
41: "Favorite Cousins"
42: Dear Santa, I want... I don't know? | Alexis by our tree <- and by her tree -> | Alexis' art work ->
43: Alexis Leigh Smith Christmas 2010 | Growing up! 15 now, no glasses and soon no braces!
44: Aria by her Christmas Treet Xmas-2010
45: Christmas Morning 2010
46: Dear Santa, I can explain... | Christmas 2010
47: Opening Presents from Santa | Nintemdo DSi XL from Santa! | A Dental Hygentist Kit for Aria
48: Alexis got a Camera from Santa | Smudge lying in their new Condo | American Girl Doll stuff from Santa
49: Dear Santa, I can explain... | Aria & Alexis | X-Mas 2010
50: Opening clothes from Mom & Dad
51: Aria and her new hat, gloves and scarf that was to small for Alexis | Ds games and movies!
52: Playmobil House and clothes
53: Net Books from Mom & Dad!
54: Aria's American Girl nightgown & Pony | Our Stockings!
55: Smudge & Midnight playing with their new toys!
56: Midnight and Smudge with their new to toys for Christmas
57: At Grandma & Grandpa Burt's house Christmas day 2010
58: Present Time! | Aria with her gifts from Uncle Brett and his shirt from us!
59: Alexis & Aria Opening their gifts from Grandma & Grandpa.. American Girl Dolls Felicity & Elizabeth
60: The girls with the Felicity & Elizabeth clothes we got for them. We didn't give them to them earlier b/c it would have ruined their surprise! | Aria with Elizabeth's nightgown. She also got one to fit her! Alexis & Aria with Felicity & Elizabeth's riding outfits
61: S T O C K I N G S ! | With their new dolls!!
62: My Dad with the sweatshirt we had made for him! NY Giants! | Brett with the hat on we gave him | Grandma & Her girls with the dolls she gave them and her holding the ornament they gave her with all her grandchildren's name on it.
63: Gemstone & Dalilah | Dalilah with her Duck toy that we gave her for Christmas. She loves it! | Diamond
64: Aria & Elizabeth in their nightgowns Jeff helping Aria open her coconut | Aria wearing her new Hat, gloves & scarf Aria with her coconut! | 12/ 26/ 10
65: 12-26-10 Aria with her Dental Hygentist kit. Cleaning Daddy's teeth!
66: Aria & Alexis Christmas 2010
67: Christmas Card pictures sent to us | Christmas | 2010 | Brady | Brianna | Gregory ( Gus) | Katelynn & Ashley | Kendra, Ken, Cassandra, & Jamie
70: Johnathon H. | Amy H. | Samantha B. | Jordan & Adrianne | Ryan F. | Megan F.
71: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | The Casilmir Family | The Bastedo Family | The Vignone Family
72: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
73: Emma & Ellie
74: Aria and Katheryn playing dress up with Alexis
75: They are both "Diva's"!
76: New Years Day 2011 | Katherine & Aria
77: Alexis had her friends over to celebrate new Years Eve! They had fun!
78: January 2, 2011 | Aria making waffles with the waffle maker sherry gave us. | At Aunt Sophie's Epiphany Celebration. We Three Kings. Andrew, Aria & Brenda | In the cake are three almonds to pick the Three Kings
79: Reading about our "Gift" Alexis read the scripture from the bible | Afterwards we sang Christmas Carols and had more snacks.
80: January 9, 2011 Playing out in the snow. Dalilah is behind Aria with her duck! We went out sledding on Burton's hill.
82: Alexis & Aria had so much fun! Dalilah loved chasing the sled down the hill. We couldn't get her to get on it to ride down with us!
83: Aria & I on the sled together. She got tired after a bit and went back to the house.
84: Both Gemstone & Dalilah had fun playing in the snow with us!
85: We also went over to Kesel's hill to see if it was good for sledding, but it wasn't, so we visited instead. Dalilah is never to sure about Veridy and Jasmine. But look all three colors of Labs!
86: Sliding right by our house
87: Dalilah and Alexis
88: A New day of Snow Play!
89: January 15,2011 We went to see the Senior Leadership class put on "The Price is Right" the proceeds went to charity. | The first contestants were Alex, Aaron, Sandy & Hope
90: The show was fun and Hilarious!
92: David pulling Jeff | 01-17-11 Sledding & Snowmobiling | Alyssa & Aria sledding | Alyssa & Aria | Gemstone even enjoyed the snow
93: Jeff now pulling David! | Alexis on her Walmart snowboard
94: Sledding were Jeff & I, Alexis, Aria, Alyssa & David, Dalilah & Gemstone too!
95: Even sliding down on the snowboard is fun! One of the sleds go really fast, david almost wiped out Alexis!
96: 11-17-11 Sledding & Snowmobiling Jeff on the snowmobile | Alexis & I sledding down the hill, we went really far then crashed to stop!
97: Jeff dumping David off the sled! | Jeff & I on David's snowmobile! We went for a ride around our neighborhood
98: Katelynn Lawson's swim meet. It was Clyde-Savvanh/Sodus vs Newark at Newark High School | Katelynn swimming her Match Ready.. Set... Go,,,, She did really good!
99: Julie's dog Maggie who is pregnant. She is only a few days away from delivering. I babysat her! | Julie's dogs Maggie, Charlie,Brandy & Jazzy