BC: Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
1: Happy New Year!! Welcome 2011...we can't wait to see all the fun things this new year brings. | We stayed home last night with a babysitter while mommy and daddy went to a party at the clubhouse. We are still celebrating the new year today!!
2: rub a dub dub...three little boys in a tub! Brady and Blake love to take baths with Ben and take turns washing him. What helpful brothers you are! Ben's chubby little legs barely fit in his seat!
3: Brady's 5th Birthday at CUMC Preschool with Ms Sue and his friends in the Bee Class...especially Lizzie!
4: HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY BRADY!!!!!! You are into Legos, Star Wars and running as fast as you can! Your brothers are your best buddies and you love school and all of your friends there.
5: Brady and Liam's Birthday Party at Recreations Outlet in Milford. We had so much fun jumping, playing and climbing...and eating our LEGO cake! We are best buds and are having so much fun growing up together! Love you Liam!
6: Sometimes the silly days we spend together make the best memories. Cuddles on couch watching our favorite shows and sharing a snack are the best! | Blakey with his buddy Tim | We like to dress crazy! | Little Ben loves to be held!
7: Clockwise....Blake with crazy bed head and hanging out in Starbucks while mommy fed Ben...the beginning of the "vanilla coffee" obsession! Ben's little mohawk...just the way his hair grew in! And the dynamic duo taking a wild ride on Lucky!
8: Trying to get some 6 months photos of Mr. Ben! Such a sweet little chubby face you have and a dimple to just melt your heart! You are a joy in our life and have made our family complete. We can't wait to watch you grow and have so much fun with your brothers. We love you Ben!
9: Coloring Easter Eggs! So many colors...so little time! | Brady and Blake loved mixing colors...and learned they actually liked to eat them too!
10: Easter Morning 2010 The kids were so excited to run down the steps for their baskets and Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny left them lots of candy, little baskets to hunt for eggs, and a note just for them!
11: Ben wasn't in a big hurry to wake up that morning, so he missed some of the excitement....you will be in on the hunt next year little buddy! He was still all smiles and looked so cute squeezed into that hat! | I think we (BLAKE!) had most of the candy already eaten by lunchtime!
13: Easter at Grandma and Tim's | Fun times with all of our family. | The annual crazy Egg Treasure Hunt! Poor Tim tries so hard to make this organized, but its always a wild egg snatching free for all...but its fun!
14: For Christmas last year, Grandma and Tim gave all of us gift certificates to Great Wolf Lodge, so we all went together! What a cool place...although for some reason we didn't take any pictures! :( We swam at the waterpark, played in the arcade, did the MagicQuest trail and had so much fun....we even had bunk beds in our room! Can't wait to go back!
15: a picture with our friends Frog and Toad...we love your books! | The Discovery Garden | the tunnel all made from vines. and had spritzers that sprayed us with cool water | peek! | Ben just hung out in the stroller! | the cave | the giant treehouse | Blakey's turn in the volcano! | this place was right up Blake's alley...bugs, nature and places to hide!
16: Brady's Graduation from CUMC Preschool. He had so much fun and learned a lot...time for kindergarten!
17: Brady with Ms Karen the muscle room teacher (and Simon the dog) Brady and his best friend Lizzie Brady with Ms Sue the Bee teacher and of course...Brady and mommy!
18: Dress Up, dress up and more dressing up!! You guys love to wear costumes...especially superheroes and put your imaginations to work! All the other kids join right in too!
19: Play Ball! | Batter up! Its Tee Ball time! You had a great team of all your friends...boys and girls. You guys had fun and even learned a little...when you were actually paying attention and not playing the dirt!
20: Random Fun! Some pictures that don't really fit anywhere in particular but are too cute to forget!
21: Fire Safety The Green Township Fire Dept came out to teach us all how to be safe during a fire. They rescued someone from the roof, squirted the hoses, let us get in the ambulance and even dressed up in their gear on a 100 degree day!
22: First Annual Lightning Bug Party July 23, 2010
23: We invited all the neighbors in their pajamas to roast smores and catch lightning bugs on a (VERY!) warm summer night. The kids each got a bug catcher, glow bug necklace and lightning bug candy...then they raced off to collect the little creatures. They looked so cute running through the yards with those necklaces on.... they looked like little lightning bugs themselves! We ended the night with a story and released the little bugs into the night sky!
24: Happy 3rd Birthday Blakey!! | We had a Superhero party for you at Party Hoppers...all your friends came and wore capes and masks.
25: You had so much fun...until it was time to open presents, then you got shy and hid from everyone!
26: Blake's birthday continued at home over the next few days. Grandma and Tim came over for cake and you played with your new toys outside with Will and Lulu.
27: It was a great start to another fun year! We can't wait to see what adventures...and bugs...are in store for you in the coming year! Happy Birthday sweet, sweet Blake!
28: Brady's First Day of Kindergarten at St Jude! You go in the afternoon and your teacher is Mrs Kathman. You were a little nervous to start and to ride the bus, but you did awesome!! A great start to the year ahead!
30: Happy First Birthday Ben!! Sept 9, 2010
31: We celebrated with our family at our house. You were such cutie and loved your cake! Can't believe you are one little buddy!
32: Family Portraits September 2010 Mt Airy Forest Brady - 5 Blake - 3 Ben - 1
34: Happy Halloween! A creepy skeleton and two friendly little spiders were the costumes of choice this year. You guys made it about half way down our street and then just wanted to stop and play with your friends!
35: The Hutchinson Halloween Party The private drive hosted the first annual Halloween Party and the kids had a blast! Crafts, halloween games, spooky treats and movie night complete with creepy popcorn hands rounded out the perfect fall evening. The yard was all decorated with scary guys and a HUGE spider web! BOO!!!!
36: More random photos...Brady dressed in fancy duds, the Timmerman clan over for movie night, Ben trying to escape over our "gate'....just life at its best.
37: Not sure why these are our only photos from thanksgiving 2010...we certainly have more to be thankful for than pictures we took! At least Brady got the wishbone!
38: Christmas 2010 Begins! St. Nick visits every year...not only filling the kids stockings with treats and toys, but most importantly starts the Christmas season!
39: Visits with Santa and the Clubhouse Party were next on the list!
40: Off to Toledo for a visit with Mimi and Grandpa. Lots of presents to open and lots of fun together... even Sienna girl!
41: Cookie Day! we look forward to this every year and the creations we come up with...yum!!
42: Christmas Morning....the excitement in our house is priceless. Christmas magic is definitely all around us.....
43: The reindeer ate their food we left for them, Santa gobbled up the cookies & milk, and he even left behind footprints on our carpet....and a bunch of presents of course! And Elfie went back to the North Pole withSanta.
44: Christmas Eve and Grandma & Tim's Its Christmas Eve and time to head to Grandmas (once again....we were having so much fun, we forgot to take many pictures!!!) We opened lots of presents, ate lots of munchies and kept our fingers crossed that Mr C would make an appearance before he heads out on his big night!
45: And he did! He stopped by with a few toys, some candy canes and a little visit with the kids. The we tracked where he was headed on the computer. We will look for you in the sky on the way home Santa!
46: Festival of Lights at the Zoo is a tradition we always try to do over the holidays. It was so cold, but the lights were beautiful!
47: Happy New Year! We ended the year with a party at the Carey's. The kids had fun dancing, making party hats and volcano ice cream. We even almost made it to midnight this year! Can't wait to see what is in store for us in 2011.....