S: Alan Matthew Simon: 2011 Yearbook
BC: THE | END
FC: The of Alan's First Year | 's
1: Aa | Bb | Cc | Dd | Ee | Ff | Gg | Hh | Ii | Jj | Kk | Ll | Mm | Nn | Oo | Pp | Qq | Rr | Ss | Tt | Uu | Vv | Ww | Xx | Yy | Zz
2: A is for aquarium. Alan went to the Tennessee Aquarium and enjoyed looking at all the fish.
3: B is for bath time. Alan had mixed feelings about baths. He didn’t like taking them until he could sit up on his own. Then he learned to splash and had more fun. But when he was able to stand, he preferred trying to climb out of the bath tub instead of letting Mommy and Daddy scrub him clean.
4: C is for crawling. Alan started crawling on May 3rd when he was eight and a half months old.
5: D is for Dadda. Dadda was Alan’s first word. Almost everything and everyone was “Dadda.” | Alan wearing Daddy's onesie from when he was a baby
6: E is for eyes. Alan’s eyes are hazel, just like Mommy's eyes, but are shaped a lot like Daddy's.
7: Trinity, Alan, Ethan | Matt & Trinity, Sam & Ethan, Rob & Alan, Brian & Bobby | Trinity, Alan, Ethan, Bobby | Nora & Bobby, Liz & Alan, Stephanie & Ethan, Patricia & Trinity | F is for friends. Alan made friends with babies from Mommy and Daddy’s Bradley class, Mommy’s WTE group, church, and school. He had a lot of people to invite to his birthday party. | Alan, Carolynn, Harper, Bailey, Levi, Jocelynne, Liam | Sarah Claire, Carolynn, Harper, Alan, Riley | Ellie and Alan | Sadie Rae and Alan | Alan, Carolynn, and Sadie Rae | Alan and Carolynn | Dillon, Alan, and EJ | Alan and Dillon | Cousin Lily and Alan
8: G is for green beans. Alan had his first solid food – green beans – on December 28th. Mommy made most of Alan’s baby food during his first year.
9: H is for helper. Alan was always willing to “help” Mommy with chores.
10: I is for ice cream. Mommy let Alan have little tastes of her ice cream starting at nine months. He first repeated the "more" sign to get more ice cream. | "More!" Alan's "more" sign looked like clapping, but we knew what he meant.
11: J is for jogging. Alan went jogging with Mommy in the Bob jogging stroller three mornings a week over the summer at the Big Creek Greenway near Mommy’s office.
12: K is for Kroger. Alan loved going to the grocery store. He liked helping Mommy and Daddy check items off the list by holding the pen. | First trip in the shopping cart outside of his car seat.
13: L is for dedication to the Lord. Alan was dedicated to the Lord on November 28th at Dunwoody Baptist Church.
14: M is for milk. Milk was the first sign Alan learned. He started holding his own bottle at around seven and a half months.
15: N is for nursery. Alan’s nursery at home was full of monkeys. The nursery at church had friends to play with.
16: O is for opening cabinets. Once Alan learned to crawl, he loved to venture over to the kitchen and pull anything in arms reach out of the cabinets.
17: P is for pool. Myrtle Beach was the first time Alan felt sand and walked on the beach. He wasn’t too thrilled about the beach and preferred the pool with his floaty instead.
18: Q is for quiet times. Although Alan didn’t like to nap at daycare, he was a fairly good napper at home and at B-Ma’s. He especially liked to nap in Mommy’s arms.
19: R is for raspberries. Alan liked to blow raspberries, showering his Mommy and Daddy in the process.
20: S is for school. Alan went to Children’s Ark Learning Center three days a week. He learned arts and crafts and played with his other baby friends. Ms. Tamara was his favorite teacher. | First day at school | Alan with Ms. Tamara, his favorite teacher | Skylar, EJ, and Alan | Alan and Noah
21: T is for teeth. Alan got his first tooth on March 3rd when he was six and a half months old. Since then Alan has gotten five more teeth giving him a total of six teeth on his first birthday. Once he had two teeth, we started teaching him how to brush his own teeth. | First tooth just popped through
22: U is for “Uh-oh!” which was the first word Alan said after Dadda. Starting at ten months, he said uh-oh almost every time he dropped something. | The first time Alan said "uh-oh" was during his 10 month photo shoot when he dropped the baseball.
23: V is for the vtech toy that Alan liked to play with the most.
24: W is for What to Expect group meet ups. Alan went with Mommy to three meet ups during his first year and played with the other babies that were due the same month he was. | Tennessee Aquarium Britney Hill & Riley, Courtney Hamilton & Harper, Annie Persinger & Sarah Claire, Alicia Collett & Ivan, BreAnna Brown & Carolynn, Jennifer Spear & Ellie, Mommy & Alan | Little Mulberry Park Jennifer Sellers & Braelynn, Danielle Lussier & Sadie Rae, Jennifer Spear & Ellie, Mommy (Easter bunny) & Alan, BreAnna Brown & Carolynn, Alicia Collett & Ivan, Chanlee Phifer & Indiana, Chrissy Robinson & Hadley | Myrtle Beach Back row: Mommy & Alan, Candace Allen & Harper, Kelly Fosnow & Levi, Gretchen Istre & Liam; Front row: BreAnna Brown & Carolynn, Danielle Whorton & Bailey, Sasha Rotellini & Jocelynne
25: X is for X’s and O’s. Alan loved giving kisses and hugs, and receiving them too.
26: Y is for Yellow Jackets. Alan cheered on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with Daddy during football season.
27: Z is for zoo. Mommy and B-Ma took Alan to the zoo. He enjoyed looking at all the animals and playing with his friend, Carolynn.
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