S: The Hudmans and Leirers - 2011
BC: Here we come 2012...
FC: The Hudmans and Leirers - 2011
1: Thankful for 2011 - another year with love, laughter and family
2: Nana and Papa | Busy with seven...WHOA...make that EIGHT grandchildren plus a couple of dogs, Nana and Papa lived up to their reputation. They saw Mickey on both coasts, watched all the grandchildren at various times so their parents could eat dinner (or play the slots in Vegas) in peace and always had plenty of love (and fruit chews) around...
5: Carmen and Jennifer had a busy year as Reese and Riley started walking (make that running) after Jake. School, work, trips to see Grammy (and Mickey) and lots of fun in between kept the family on the go. Somehow, though, nothing beat hanging out at home...
7: The Sensational Six - also known as Matthew, Heidi, Eliana, Lily, Nathaniel and Noah - had all four kids in school from preschool to kindergarten to second grade. Plenty of love, learning and roughhousing in their house - 365 days of the year. Maybe a few smiles and grins along the way...
8: The Leirers | Lindsey and Brandon had a pretty incredible and wonderful year with the birth of Cooper. His arrival created a perfect family. We all will enjoy watching that little boy grow!
10: Noah | Noah started second grade this year and reading became second hand. He remains one of the sweetest boys around - to his siblings and all of his cousins. They all think he is simply the best!
12: Nathaniel | Nathaniel was so excited to begin kindergarten and he never lost his smile. He will out sing, out dance and out giggle anyone he meets. He's also not afraid of any Disney ride - Tower of Terror tops his list.
14: Jake moved up to the 4's in school and loved starting real pre-school work. He's still crazy about Legos, dinosaurs, his sisters and anything Disney. He made up his own video game - after playing Mario and Lego games enough! | Jake
16: Lily | Lily can play dress up, take care of her dolls, play outside with her siblings or help Mama cook - she's easy to please and always smiling. She takes care of her brothers and especially of Eliana. Dresses, shoes, princesses and the color PINK top her list.
18: Eliana | Eliana still has a thing for shoes and purses and anything girly, and her favorite color is PURPLE! Her speech took off - and this girl has a lot to say! She loves the Disney princesses, keeping up with her brothers and blaming it all on Lily. And, of course, swinging on the playset always gets a grin.
20: Reese | Reese changed so much this year. From a baby to a talkative, sweet and happy toddler - she loves copying everything her brother does from his pajamas to his Legos. She takes care of her sister and LOVES her Nana, Papa and cousins - especially that Cooper!
22: Riley | Riley stayed busy laughing, smiling and causing trouble all year. If the house was quiet - you can bet Riley was getting into something! She loves to play - but her favorite thing to do is dance and sing, especially 'Itsy Bitsy Spider.' She loves her big brother, her sister and her family - especially her Papa!
24: Cooper | This little boy has brought so much joy to his parents and family. He's beautiful, happy and full of smiles and giggles. His cousins already think he's the best baby around, and his parents agree. By the end of year, he was sitting, rolling and ruling his house!
26: Noah's 7th Birthday Party
28: Happy #1 Reese and Riley
30: Lake Tahoe | We had a great time with Nana in Lake Tahoe. Jake skied down a mountain, we all went tubing and sledding and Nana and the kids saw just how many s'mores and toasted marshmallows they could eat!
32: Happy 5th Birthday Nathaniel!
38: Cooper's Baby Shower
41: We had a wonderful time giving Lindsey and Brandon a baby shower, and I think Cooper was happy with all his new things.
42: In the spring of 2011, Riley had surgery to remove her hemangioma. Most of the day she spent waiting...and waiting, but she entertained herself and us. | The Cutest Little Patient
44: Fourth of July Celebration
46: Cooper Coen Leirer | Born July 19th after a short little labor, Cooper entered this world hungry and healthy. His parents, grandparents and one special aunt were there to greet him. Everyone thought he was the most beautiful baby around!
48: The Bohannons came to visit in August. What a fun-filled few days! Jake played host to his Arkansas cousins and showed them what the Hudman house is all about - swimming, Legos, homemade popsicles, crafts, shrinky dinks and did I mention swimming? ALL the cousins got to meet, play and, of course, swim.
50: Party at Little Gym for Jennifer's B-Day!
54: Eliana and Lily | #3
56: Chefs Nathaniel and Jake
59: School Days
60: Disneyland 2011
62: L E G O L A N D
71: Gingerbread House Decorating
72: Nana and Papa
74: Most of the kids call it Nana's house - except for Riley. It's all about Papa. ALL the kids know it as the place where toys, snacks, hugs and kisses abound. And maybe a few video games and outside time as well...
77: T H E B O Y S
78: Relay for Life and the Brain Tumor Society Walk
80: DisneyWorld 2011
84: Playtime for the cousins
87: Dress Up
92: The Stockshow
93: 24,000 (minus a few) FINALLY!!