S: January 2011 - June 2011 I Love You This Big Book #8
BC: Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely! The Land Before Time
FC: The best and most beautiful things | in this world can not be seen or even heard | but must be felt with the heart | Helen Keller
1: Headed out to California Everybody tired to warn us Said we wouldn't make it any further than that worn out Chevy would We broke down a time or two Thought maybe we didn't think it through We were all we had to turn to when it wasn't looking good Lookin back laughin cause they called us crazy | We were young, we were wild, we were restless Had to go, had to fly, had to get away Took a chance on that feelin' baby We were loving blind, borderline reckless We were living for the minute We were spinning in Maybe we were a lot of things But we weren't crazy Just a couple kids a couple years ago Now we got a couple kids of our own Turned out right & proved them wrong Look at us going strong Lookin back laughin Cause they called us crazy We could've set it down When things got tough We could of walked away From this love But that'd been crazy | We Weren't Crazy | From the beginning until the end
2: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
4: It snowed for three days straight! Schools and businesses were closed for two days!!! The snow was taller than you!
5: Blizzard February 2011
8: Sledding In The Backyard
9: ALL BUNDLED UP
12: March 2011 Playing at Maple School with Alyssa Barbie Car
19: "May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go." ~Irish Blessing
20: OF | LUCK | THE | IRISH
22: If ever there is a tomorrow when we are not together There is something you must always remember You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem & smarter than you think But the most important thing is...even if we are apart I will always be with you - Christopher Robin
23: In the sunlight or the rain Brightest nights or darkest days I'll always feel the same way Whatever road you may be on Know your never to far gone My love is there, wherever you may be Just remember that you'll always be my baby
24: April 2011
25: Happy Easter Ayden | Daddy dressed up as the Easter Bunny for you so you wouldn't be scared | The Easter Bunny came by today & left surprises along the way. Colorful eggs are all around with baskets in hand we search the ground Hiding in places here & there Easter eggs are everywhere
27: Happy Easter | Daddy dressed up as the Easter b | Daddy dressed up as the Easter Bunny for you so you weren't scared
29: Coloring Easter Eggs
30: Egg-stra Special Easter
32: We had a cookout & egg hunt at our house with Grandpa Jay, Grandma Nancy, Aunt Sue, Uncle Tim & Ben
34: Your first pair of roller blades! They were Lightening McQueen from the movie Cars
39: Family is like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts
40: Uncle Anthony's Fight | April 2011
42: Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. - Muhammad Ali
43: Sweat, Blood & Tears | ... but more importantly it takes heart to be a champion
44: Uncle Anthony getting stitches
45: May 2011 | New bears hat from Nana & Papa Stunna shades from Katie & Mommy
50: You feel like a candle in a hurricane Just like a picture with a broken frame Alone and helpless Like you've lost your fight But you'll be alright, you'll be alright Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of You might bend, til you break Cause it's all you can take On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough You get mad You get strong Wipe your hands Shake it off Then you stand | Life's like a novel With the end ripped out The edge of a canyon With only one way down Take what you're given Before it's gone Start holding on Keep holding on Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of You might bend, til you break Cause it's all you can take On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough You get mad You get strong Wipe your hands Shake it off Then you stand Every time you get up And get back in the race One more small piece of you Starts to fall into place | Stand | Rascal Flatts
52: I'll Be | Reba McEntire | When darkness falls upon your heart & soul I'll be the light that shines for you When you forget how beautiful you are I'll be there to remind you When you can't find your way I'll find my way to you When troubles come around I'll come to you I'll be your shoulder when you Need someone to lean on Be your shelter when you Need someone to see you through I'll be there to carry you I'll be there I'll be the rock that will be strong for you The one that will hold onto you When you feel that rain falling down When there is nobody else around I'll Be | And when you're there with no one there to hold I'll be the arms that reach for you And when you feel your faith is running low I'll be there to believe in you When all you find are lies I'll be the truth you need When you need someone to run to You can run to me | I'll be your shoulder when you Need someone to lean on Be your shelter when you Need someone to see you through I'll be there to carry you I'll be there I'll be the rock that will be strong for you The one that will hold onto you When you feel that rain falling down When there is nobody else around I'll Be | I'll be the sun When your hearts filled with rain I'll be the one To chase the rain away
53: Wisconsin Dells May 16th, 2011
54: You were fearless! You loved the rope that went across the pool with the lily pads!!!
60: IN THE SUN
62: 2011 | Wisconsin Dells
63: Your birthday celebration at the Dells! Mommy & Daddy took you for two days for your present! | Riding the shuttle bus | Wilderness Resort
64: Happy 4th Birthday Ayden | 4 | May 22nd, 2011
65: To Infinity & Beyond Woody & Buzz Your birthday theme was Toy Story! You had a Sponge Bob bouncy house. Nanie face painted while Mommy made balloon animals! It was fun!!! You've Got A Friend In Me
66: First year without your own special cake! After your party we ordered pizza ... You weren't feeling good and got sick after eating dinner! We think it was from being over heated all day! | "All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much" - George Harrison The Beatles
68: You've grown so big Now that you're four! You're not so little anymore! | Face Painting
69: Pinata | Good Swing Buddy You got It on your first try!!!
70: After your party a bad storm came and we lost electricity for two days! There was a huge wall cloud over our house! Tornado sirens were going off and four tornadoes were spotted in our area! The wind broke a lot of trees and destroyed swing sets, sheds, trampolines and other things outside!
71: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.... It's about learning to dance in the rain
72: Milwaukee County Zoo
73: May 24th, 2011
75: Roar and Slither Squawk and Coo What do you see at the Zoo?
76: You were so excited because we got to sit so close to her! She was right against the glass!
77: In the jungle... the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight
79: Tigers | Lions Tigers & Bears Oh My
82: Memorial Day Weekend | May 30th, 2011
83: Ayden & Aunt Rachelle | "I love you this big"
84: Cook Out
86: Helping Grandpa Gary put the grill together & playing outside
87: Helping build a fire and watering papa's tree
89: Sitting around the bonfire & playing with sparklers
90: If He's Anything Like Me | By: Brad Paisley | I remember saying I don't care either way Just as long as he or she is healthy, I'm okay And then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen And said, "You see that thing right there? Well, you know what the means!" | I started wondering who he was gonna be And I thought heaven help us if he is anything like me He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride his bike too fast End up every summer wearin' something in a cast He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass In a window down the street | He's gonna get in trouble. He's gonna get in fights I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback If he's anything like me | I can see him right now, knees all skinned up With a magnifying glass trying to melt a Tonka truck Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on? That'll be his first love t'til his first love comes along He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens And heaven help me if he's anything like me He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast Get a speeding ticket, he'll pay for mowing grass He's gonna get caught skipping class and Get grounded for a week He's gonna get in trouble,. We're gonna get in fights I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my pay back If he's anything like me | He's gonna love me and Hate me along the way The years are gonna fly by And I already dread the day He's gonna hug his mama, He's gonna shake my hand He's gonna act like he can't wait to leave But as he drives out He will cry his eyes out If he's anything like me
92: Let Them Be Little | I remember when you fit in the palm of my hand Felt so good in, no bigger than a minute How it amazes me, your changing with every blink Faster than a flower blooms they grow up all too soon So let them be little because they are only that way for a while Give them hope, give them praise, give them love everyday Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle Just let them be little I've never felt so much in one tender little touch I live for those kisses, prayers and your wishes Now that you're teaching me Only things a child can see And tonight while we are on our knees All I ask is please... | Let them be little because they're only that way for a while Give them hope, give them praise, give them love everyday Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle Just let them be little So innocent, precious soul, you turn around And it's time to let them go Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle Oh, just let them be little | By: Billy Dean