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S: Christopher 1

BC: Dear Christopher, Thank you for reminding me that there is nothing better than a good cuddle. Thank you for helping me rediscover how amazing life's little treasures really are. I loved sharing your joy when you discovered that every rock is different and how it feels to touch snow for the very first time. Thank you for showing me how to have a pot belly and be proud of it. Thank you for being a constant reminder of how precious these years are. As I watch you grow so quickly, I'm reminded to slow down and enjoy this time with you. Thank you for being you. I love you Christopher. Mommy

FC: Christopher One July 2010 - July 2011

1: Happy First Birthday Christopher! | July 11, 2010

2: July Memories This month we had absolutely amazing weather and took advantage of every sunny day. We often went to the playground when Daddy got home from work and we also played in the backyard a lot. Our favourite weekend family activity was going to the beach. But the highlight for me this month was celebrating my first birthday with family and friends. | Crescent Beach

3: Fun at Art Knapps in Surrey

4: Backyard |Fun | Our very own Water Park

5: Summer Nights | Summer Nights | Steveston Waterpark. | Westwind Playground. | Westwind Playground

6: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson | August Memories | We went to visit my plaque at B.C. Women's and Children's Hospital | Kaleden

7: Molly's Birthday Beach Bash! | 3 | I'm | Today

9: White Rock | We spent a lot of sunny weekends at the beach.

11: Dear Christopher, I can't believe my maternity leave is over now and I'm back at work. How quickly this last year has flown by. We have done so many wonderful things together this year. It was so important to me to be home as much as possible with you and Molly that I fought long and hard to get a job sharing position at another school. I moved from Blair to Mitchell Elementary School and am teaching half time in a grade two classroom. It has been an adjustment for us all but I am so happy that I get to be home with you as much as I am. Really, we are all so lucky since Poh and Gung stay here, and take care of you and Molly while I'm at work. You are so close to them. I couldn't ask for anything more. Molly is also going to preschool for the very first time now. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings she goes to Sunshine Preschool, at Steveston Community Centre, for two and a half hours. From the moment she walked into the classroom she loved it. You seem to enjoy being there too. Since you are still taking a morning nap, we rush home after we drop Mol off to have a little snooze. It is just enough time for you to rest so you are able to keep up with your sister when we go and pick her up from school. I love the smile that is on your face when you see her for the first time again. There is a strong love between you. Love, Mom

12: Gung's 69th Birthday | Centennial Beach Playground

13: More September Memories | Molly's very first day at Sunshine Preschool | Sleepy Moments

14: Just your typical day | A visit with Grammy | Molly, Mags and Grammy | Grammy buys a new house in Penticton

15: October Memories | Dad's 39th Birthday | Molly's very first pony ride at the Fall Fair | Making art together!

16: Mom made crazy turkey leg hats for us to wear!

17: Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat. | Steveston Village Trick or Treating

18: We had a frightfully good time carving our pumpkin for Halloween. | Fright Night

19: Halloween Night!

20: My Best Friend Froggy | My Best friends are a collection of frogs that I have had since I was brought home from the hospital. They were given to me by my sister Molly. Mom and Dad bought four duplicate frogs because they learned from Molly's Bo Bo that one just isn't enough. At least two Froggy's need to be in my crib with me at all times for me to get a good night sleep. I hold them tightly to my chest, usually one in each hand. Everyone around here knows that if I start rubbing the corner of my eye with Froggy's tag, then I am ready to go to bed. Froggy and I do everything together. We are pretty tight and he loves me as much as I love him.

21: November Memories

22: The snow fell gently all the night. It made a blanket soft and white. It covered houses, flowers and ground But did not make a single sound | We woke up to snow!

23: Daddy made us our very own snow slide. It was awesome! | Gung and Molly make a snowman. | Playing in snow for the very first time.

24: Gingerbread Decorating Party

27: Christmas Day

28: A visit with Santa.

29: Froggy and Bo Bo party party

30: January Memories | "I enjoy painting with Molly."

31: "Now that I have 14 teeth, I eat very well!"

32: February Memories

33: Baby Days Valentines Party | Mom's 35th Birthday | Poh's 67th Birthday | "I am starting to try to go down the stairs face forward now by scooting on my bum."

34: March- A Month of Firsts

35: March was definitely a month of firsts. Daddy gave me my very first hair cut. I was very brave, and although my hair ended up being a little bit crooked, I sure did look handsome. Aunty Shauna also had baby Kyan on March 24th. This is a picture of the first time we saw him at the hospital. Molly also said goodbye to her tricycle and got her very first "Big Girl Bike." This is a picture of the first time she rode it. And during this month we also went up to Penticton to visit Grammy for her 65th Birthday. This was our first visit to her new home since she moved from the family farm in Kaleden. What a busy month we had.

36: Inseparable | Brother and Sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends...

37: April Memories | Easter cupcakes for Mol's preschool | Aunty Shauna turns 38 | Look what Mol made! | Love those teethy smiles

38: "You'll wake up on Easter morning, And you'll know that he was there, When you find those chocolate bunnies, That he's hiding everywhere" ~ Gene Autry

39: Steveston Egg Hunt | Steveston Egg Hunt

40: "You are never far from thought and always close to heart." | Mother's Day

41: You Are Always in My Heart | May Memories | Cuddles

42: ""Shhh...we are making something for Daddy. | Molly made this for Daddy at Preschool

43: June Memories | Molly's last day of preschool for the year | I love Thomas so much that we went to see him in Squamish. | Molly really enjoys puzzles | A cozy place just for me!

44: July Memories

45: I LOVE Thomas and Friends. | We discovered so many cool things at the beach. | A Little Memory Although I love to watch Thomas every day on television, I often get upset when something happens to him. I usually run and hide behind the black chair, cover my eyes, or watch from the top step by the kitchen. Molly reminds me that everything will be o.k. and she often pats my back while we wait for Thomas to be safe and sound. She's a great sister.

46: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today | 2 | I'm | Today!

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