BC: Welcome Home Mommy!
FC: We are so glad you are home Mommy! We wanted you to not miss out on 2010!! | While you were in Iraq, here is what we did.....
1: We arrived in December of 2009 to stay with Grandma and Papa and all of our Aunts, Uncles, and cousins on Daddy's side of the family. Everyone was so glad to see us. We shared Christmas with you and Daddy before we said our good-byes. After you left, Amanda and I started our adventure in California. Oh what a year it has been!!
2: January 2010 We took a little time to get adjusted by visiting with family. | I had to get used to being home schooled with Aunt Sherry and Jacob. I really like California Virtual Academy.
3: In the first month of being in California, we celebrated MamaRene's birthday!! Amanda was finally warming up to all the guys in the family and I was having a blast playing with all my cousins. The stage was set for an awesome year!
4: My first field trip for school was a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. Aunt Sherry took Jacob, Amanda, and me to Sacramento to attend. I had so much fun. I got to see all kinds of animals and I even learned how to read the map for the zoo. Aunt Sherry let me be the navigator for the day. Amanda had a good time too!
6: February 2010 Not much happened in February. Amanda and I went to North Carolina with you. We had so much fun!! Amanda also got some new teeth!! It seemed like it took forever for them to come in!!
8: March 2010 In March I got glasses. I also got a surprise. I got to see you and Daddy in San Diego. Uncle Isaac also took Amanda and I to the park. Amanda got a new big girl car seat too!!
11: April 2010 Amanda found out she loves pickles and I found out I love to read. Aunt Kyna cut my hair at her work. We also had a hail storm!!!
12: Also during April, I had another school field trip to I-Fly in San Mateo, Ca. I had so much fun in the wind tunnel. I can't wait to go back and do it again. I found out Amanda can go next time too!
13: April 2010 | We made easter eggs with Grandma and Papa. I had so much fun!! I like to color eggs. Amanda loved to color eggs too! | We then hunted for easter eggs in the back yard!! Nick, Lexy, Jacob, and | some of their friends came to hunt eggs too!! | Checking out our eggs!! | It was a wonderful Easter!!
14: May 2010 Happy Birthday Amanda!! | Daddy came for Amanda's birthday party in May!! Amanda and I were so excited to see him. Daddy put on a big birthday party.
15: All the family and friends came to watch Amanda open all of her gifts. I helped her blow out her candles on her cake and Daddy helped her eat her cake. She had so much fun. She didn't know which gift to play with first!!
16: In May, I also went to the science bowl with Jessica's science team from Enochs High School. I got to participate in the dance off, the balloon race, and the scavenger hunt! I won in the dance off competition. I had so much fun learning about science and spending the day with Jessica.
17: Jacob's favorite place is Six Flags. He took me there 22 times in one year! I love Six Flags too!! | My favorite thing at Six Flags, is the roller coasters. I love the ones that go upside down!!
19: During the spring, summer, and fall, I planted a garden at Grandma and Papa's house. | I raised strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelons, and sunflowers. See how big the sunflowers got!!
20: June 2010 Amanda was growing teeth, developed an attitude, | Loved to watch Sissy swim and help with the dishes.
21: I started taking swim lessons and practice at Aunt Ami's. | Uncle Isaac taught me how to ride my bike.
22: July 2010 Amanda's first hair cut. My first certificate in swim. Papa made Amanda peanut butter & mayo sandwich. Gma made root beer floats!
23: August 2010 Jacob & I missing teeth. Amanda playing on the patio. | Visiting Mama Rene"s. Playing in our house and making cookies with Lexy.
24: Jessica loves to dance and she was teaching me some ballet. Amanda was getting tickled by the grass. I also picked my first pumpkin out of my garden at Grandma's house. | September 2010 Papa had surgery on his knee and we helped him exercise around the house. Amanda was thinking about potty training.
25: October 2010 Amanda feeding herself with a spoon. Relaxing with Papa. | Halloween. Amanda took third in the costume competition. | Backpacks!! Off to school! | Relaxing with a good book.
26: Rhiannon's 8th birthday party!! 10-16-2010 | Everyone had so much fun!
27: October 25, 2010 School field trip to the Serpentine Museum in Lodi, Ca. Jacob and Jonas go to California Virtual Academy as well. We loved the reptiles.
28: November 2010 | Watermelon from my garden. | Amanda and I were so excited to be there for the birth of cousin, Regan. | Amanda at Malory's birthday. | Amanda conked out after party.
29: One of my field trips for school in November was the CSI program at Castle Air Force Base. I got to interview suspects, process evidence, and then solve the case. After that, I got to try out a lot of different science experiments. I had a blast with my class.
30: Train Museum in Old Sac. Nov. 2010 | Went with Noah, Jacob, Jessica, & Daddy.
31: Nov. 2010 | Animal Training Facility | I got to go and see animals that are in | tv ads. We got to pet & feed them. | the movies. They also work in | I really enjoyed Spike the hippo. | Daddy went on this field trip with me. | Palmdale, Ca
32: December 2010 Amanda and I went to Las Vegas!! | Uncle Isaac and Aunt Sherry took us to the Venetian Casino and Hotel. We loved the shows and the music.
33: While we were there, Uncle Keith came to visit us at the condo. We swam in the pools and played in the spa. Uncle Isaac chased Amanda around with inner tubes. It was cold outside but the water was heated. I had so much fun.
35: December 2010 You came back! I was so excited to see you. | Welcome home Mommy. I missed you and I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our year in California.