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S: Carter Dean Pierce, His First Year

1: What a joy our baby boy was born, Carter Dean Pierce. July, 25, 2009 8:24 PM 7lbs 5oz 21.5 inches

4: You were born at St. Josephs. Waiting to see your first appearance was your Dad, Granny Grandma & Grandpa Smith, Aunt Amanda & your brother Tyler. | Your Mom had an attentive crew on staff. She went to grade school with her doctor.

5: Your Dad was 30 yrs old when you were born. | Grammy Smith, above below, Granny Piecre | Here's Auntie Amanda, She loved babysitting for you.

6: The first test tube baby was born in 1978. Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops in 305 AD.- US Grant 1st general of Army in 1866 - 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show 1946 - Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm 1956. Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks in 1964- Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame in 1966- The Central Intelligence Agency was created,in in 1947. Sunrise: was at 5:46am Sunset: was at 8:19pm The temperature reached 78 degrees | Interesting Facts for July 25

7: Grandpa sure loves our new baby

10: Your mom was 31 years old when you were born.

11: Your brother Tyler was so excited to finally get to see you. He thought you were very interesting and could not believe you feet and hands were so tiny. He is 2 years old in this photo.

12: Time to leave the hospital & go home to, 122 S Washington, Waukesha WI your first home. | When a newborn senses a loss of support it is called the Moro or startle reflex. That is what you are doing here. & why your hands are flayed out in the picture above.

14: Granny taking a look at you. | Tyler liked to feed you, | Grandpa with his two favorite boys!

15: First trip to the WI State Fair (less than 2 months) top and bottom photos | Your Dad read to you every night.

16: Your Grandmama, Catherine Smith came all the way from Prescott AZ to welcome you to the family | Grammy and Grandpa

17: Your dad just loves you two so much. | In your living Room with mom and Tyler.. top and bottom photos.

18: You are almost 2 months old in these photos. On the left at your home in Waukesha. In the Middle row of photos center Photo is your dad's sister Michelle. Both moved here from Lakeland Florida

19: On the deck at Grammy's and Grandpa's home, Granny below photo

21: Our Cousin Sara Stathas, who is a professional photographer took all the photos on these two pages and the next 6. She is a generous person with her talents and we always look forward to sharing time with her. These photos were taken September 22nd at Grammys and Grandpa's house.

28: Always a big time in our family, Halloween gave us lot of fun, with costumes & pumpkins | You are about 3 months now.

29: Your Great Grandfather, Tom Reno taught us the fine art of pumpkin carving | We usually took a trip out to the Elegant Farmer in Mukwanago. They had a train that went a little farther out into the country. Fall in WI is a beautiful. Upper right photo, Gramps holds you on the train | See your Carter pumpkin?

30: Your first trip to visit Santa. Grammy's Coldwell Banker real estate office holds a great Santa Saturday, you get to visit with Santa for a nice long time. The Santa is Grandpa's step sister's Margo,husband Paul Fegley, Margo made the Santa suit. Grandma takes the photos for the Santa Saturday. There were games, and lots of treats.

31: Grandmama came to visit us for the Holiday. Christmas at Grandma's and Grandpa's home Nice Hat from Grammy

32: Margo, Grandpa step sister with her husband Paul Fegley

33: Grandpa & Grandma, loved having you & Tyler, your mom, dad, Auntie Amanda & all of the other relatives at our house for the Christmas celebrations.

34: You are almost 5 months old in these photo's

35: L | You sure are cite!, especially the tongue and leg lifts pictures.

39: Making from scratch yummy pizza In Grammy's & Papa Kitchen. You came up with the name "PaPa" Grandpa always likes to make jokes. Here your and then your not. You and Tyler liked to help in the kitchen, it was a lot of fun.

40: Easter, your about 8 months old

41: Here your getting close to 10 months old.

43: Here we are at Alterra Coffee Cafe across from Lake Michigan to watch the Blue Angels

44: A nice brother gives you a bath Emily, Uncle Matt's daughter is on the left

45: You had some great toys. Just learning to stand up.

46: Carter's first birthday

47: Your | This was one of the all time great birthday parties. | You had a delicious Elmo cake.

48: Tyler can't believe his eyes

51: Your Grandfather visiting Santa between 4-5 Yrs old | Your Mom holding Auntie Amanda with Grandpa's Mom, step dad, Robert Honthaner and his mom Nina in 1984 | Your GGG Grandmother Myrtle & GG Grandmother Louise


53: From the left Grandma, Gramps, GG Grandma Louise, her 2nd husband Emil Medina, the Artist, & Gramp's step dad, Robert Honthaner | GG Grandma Catherine & her brother James Spencer | Grandma, & Gramps, your mom & Auntie Amanda visited your G Grandmother & her husband, Robert in Prescott Valley AZ around 1987. | GG Grandmother Louise, G Grandmother Catherine, gramps, & your mom, who was under 2yrs old. | Your grandpa, played the trumpet for over 20 years. He belonged to the Continental Youth Band & got to travel to Europe & all over the United States with the band. | Grandpa

54: Grandma, Grandpa, & Alicia less than 2yrs Alica with Santa | "Noni "your gg grandmother, with auntie Audriane, & your mom. Alicia, so sweet! | Your mom & Auntie Amanda alway were practicing fancy dance steps. Amanda & your mom enjoy the bumble bee ride at the State Fair

55: We always looked forward to Holidays, below a young Grandpa with Alicia & Amanda Across>> Alicia | Alicia welcomes her new sister Amanda | 4th of July in Door County. Below, Cousin Sara Stathas

56: The Greek side of your family Your Grandma & Grandfather Smith visited the villages of both of your Greek (Maternal) side GGG grand parents, Demetra & James Stathas. While we were there we were able to visit the home where your GG Grandmother was born. Many of our relatives live in Greece. Most of them live in and near Athens. They keep the home in Viziki, as a Vacation home. The village of your GG Grandfather James Stathas was Tropea. Both villages have beautiful stone- built houses.

57: Grandma in Florida about 2 yrs old | Grandma's God Parents, Noni my mom & Dad & Auntie Audrey | My father Tom Reno was in love with fishing. | Left my great Aunt Modego, (Noni's sister) aunt Pauline, my mother, Mary, my Uncle Andy & his girl friend On right Grandma with Santa | Grandma's Parents Tom & Mary Reno. Married, over 60 Yrs Grandma on the horse

58: Your Greek GG Grandparents James & Demetra Stathas on the left your G Grandmother Mary (Nana) her brother, Andy, sister Audriane & Demetra is pregnant with Auntie Pauline | Your G G father was named Themistockles, and was re-named James when he came to America at 9 years old. Next to him your GG Grandmother, Demetra, & on her lap, Nana your G Grandmother. Mary Stathas, became Mary Reno when she married my father Tom Figarino who had changed his last name to Reno before they married. | James Stathas

59: This is your Grandmother's grandmother, We all called her Noni, my mother next to her liked to be called Nana, by her grandchildren. | Nana was your great Grandmother. She was born on August 28, 1925 She passed away in 2008 | Below Grandma, Alicia, Noni, & Nana | On the left is my father & next to him is Uncle Ciro he introduced my parents to each other. Uncle Ciro is Auntie Audriane's husband.

60: Rosalie Ferrara was from Prizzi Sicily. She was the only one of her 9 siblings that immigrated to America. Their families lived right across the street from one another In Prizzi. | Anthony Fugarino also had 9 siblings and he to was the only one to immigrate to the the United States also. When he came through Ellis Island, the officials changed the spelling of his name to Figarino. | Our Italian side of the Family

61: Your GG aunts & uncles gathered for a surprise party for GG Grandmother "Nana." | Your GG Aunts Mary, Rose, Carmella, Virgina, and Esther. | 8 of your G Grandfather's 9 siblings from the left the oldest Tony, Carmella, Virginia, Mary, George (Joey), Nana in the Middle, my father Tom, Esther, & Rose. Peter unable to be there. | Our Italian relatives attended your mother & father's wedding. | Your Mom with her Italian cousins at her birthday.

62: Alica Smith and Mason Pierce Below, the same Bottom Middle, add Bo their boxer. | Uncle Matt's two sons, Alex & Cole | Grandma, & Grandpa Smith with your mom, about 3 yrs old

63: Your mom is now Alicia Pierce Below, your Granny, & your grandfather "Poppie" with your dad. | Grandma Smith & your Mom | Here is Grandpa Smith with your Mom G Grandfather, & G Grandmother Reno with your Mom & Dad | Auntie Amanda & Your Mom

64: Your Dad's Kindergarten photo | Above ,Uncle Matt, Aunt Michelle, & your dad the baby Below, Uncle Matt, Aunt Michelle, Granny & your Dad.

65: Your grandfather " Poppie" becomes engaged to your granny below, Your Dad | Grandpa Seth & your dad. | Above, your Dad Below, your daddy & aunt Michele

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