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FC: THE FLATGARD'S 2009-2010

1: The beginning of September brought Levi's first day of first grade. He wasn't that excited to go! The bus forgot to pick him up which really didn't help! But after some first day jitters, he came home and told Mom and Dad that first grade was fun!

2: The next week Jamie started her first day of Pre-School. She was so excited! Going to school two days a week sounded great to her. By the second week Levi was settling into the first grade routine and was more comfortable.

4: Fall brought all sorts of fun projects! Jamie loved to help Grandma Char wash the corn before freezing it. Levi lounged in the wheel barrow while leveling the dirt for Mom's new flower bed. Levi and Jamie loved helping with all of the fall chores.

6: One of Levi and Jamie's fun fall activities is the ECFE Pumpkin Patch trip! They love listening to the pumpkin story, hiking through the woods and racing down the big hill! After that they each get to pick their very own pumpkin from the huge patch and we carve them on Halloween. It is a great day with all of their friends!

8: As Halloween approached, Levi and Jamie each carved the pumpkin that they had picked out at the pumpkin patch. They each modeled their Halloween costumes before the big day. Levi new that he wanted to be a Transformer, but Jamie had a little more trouble deciding!

10: Halloween came and Jamie decided on the Kitty costume. Mom had a kitty out fit too! We had to stop at Grandma's when we were trick-or-treating!

11: Shortly after Halloween the Christmas season began! Shelly and her work crew went to Red Lobster for their Christmas party after Gayle treated them to spa services. It was great to get a way outside of the work place.

12: Christmas cookie time! The kids loved decorating cookies! Then Jamie had fun singing songs at Santa Days. She didn't like Santa but Levi did!

13: Winter snow brought out the snowmobile! Jamie was afraid to put her helmet on, but once Dad forced her too she loved riding on the snowmobile. Big brother Levi was proud of his sister!


15: Jamie had a great time with her new birthday gifts! | She was a rock star & scooter girl! | 4

16: Happy Valentine's Day | Mom and Dad gave the kids these John Deere sweatshirts for Valentine's Day. Don't they look so cute in them?

17: Lots of winter evenings are spent with family. Grandma is helping Jamie get coordinated with an old fashioned game on Patty-cake.

18: Mom and the girls went to Detroit Lakes for some much needed girl time. What fun they had lounging, talking, drinking and eating.

19: Jamie and her friend Ella love to spend time together. Here they pose for a picture while playing dress-up.

20: In February we needed a family get-a-way so we headed to the Canad'Inn in Grand Forks. We had so much fun at the water park! The kids were a little timid at first, but soon enough they were splashing around! Levi even got brave enough to try the big Toilet Bowl slide!

21: We had such a great time spending the night! We ordered pizza and just hung out. The kids jumped on the beds (they weren't ours!) and played their video games. Mom and Dad watched the Winter Olympics and snuggled with the kids! We will surely do this again!

22: Jamie got a hula-hoop for her birthday! | The kids got the hang of it right away!

23: In March it was Grandma Loretta's 70th birthday. We went to Trail for supper with the family and the kids tried their hands at pool. Dad is a great teacher!

24: Easter this year came and the kids got all dressed up! They were so proud of their new purchases that they went to the store and bought with their own money!

25: Jamie learned to ride her bike in May! Daddy is such a great teacher! Jamie just took off down the driveway! Levi watched and played with his new remote control car.

26: We had so much fun watching Jamie light up the stage! | Jamie had her second year of dance class. She was an old pro now! She loved performing and didn't have any problem leaving Mom for practice class this time!

27: After Christmas Dad decided we should have a puppy! He searched the internet and found a Boston-Terrier/Pug mix in St. Cloud. Auntie Shannon picked her up for her and brought her home. Dad named her Piper and the kids just loved her!

28: Grandma Char bought Jamie an American Girl Doll for Christmas! She picked out a doll that had the same characteristics as Jamie. We don't know who was more excited, Jamie or Grandma!

29: Jamie went to her first Birthday party at Avery's and had a great time! She loved the hawaiian theme and playing with the girls!

31: May brought the Fargo Marathon. We ran, swam and played at the park. We even stopped and crossed the bridge that goes over the highway! Good times!

32: The last day of school! We had a great time with a celebration campfire. We roasted the first hot dogs and marshmallows of the season. Whoo-hoo! Summer's here!

33: Levi's "Kindergarten Tree" is growing just about as much as him! Every year we take a picture to see which one has grown more. Not sure who won this year!

35: We took a day and went fishing on the river and actually caught fish! Walleye even! Jamie was a little nervous to touch her fish, but she caught the biggest. Then we went to the pit and climbed the hills & caught bluegills. Fun day was had by all.

36: A Day at Grandpa Perreault's | Grandpa's pool was great fun! We basked in the sun and went down the slide!

37: We took the pontoon out to Lake Minnetonka to look at the beautiful houses. | We stopped for lunch at an awesome restaurant that you just pulled up and docked at! It was great!

38: We loved pontooning around the lake! Levi and Connor each took a turn being the boat driver and absolutely loved it! Now Grandpa can just ride!

39: Grandpa's hot tub was great too! The kids loved being out in the dark and hanging out!

40: We went camping with Grandma Char and Grandpa Tim in July. We had a great time. The weather was cool, but the the fire was hot and we loved be-bopping around on our bikes. We rode 5 miles into Cass Lake & had Dairy Queen and then rode back! Fun, Fun, Fun!

41: Levi cooked breakfast for us all by himself! (Dad guided him) He really enjoyed cooking on Grandpa's grill! And it was good!

42: The swimming was great in the night and in the morning. This was one of the first times that Mom and Dad enjoyed watching the kids play in the water with no fear!

43: Grandma Char froze in the chilly wind but that didn't stop the kids from swimming! Dad had to catch a snooze any way he could!

44: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEVI! | We had a great party! We started at the waterpark and then came home for grilling and cake!

45: We celebrated Levi and Carson's birthday together after the waterpark. We had lots of fun hanging out on the deck and opening presents. Levi requested a SpongeBob cake this year and it was good!!

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