FC: An All American Boy
1: Dear Christopher/Reuben/Helmet Head/Chrispy, I can't believe you are graduating from high school already. You were supposed to stay a kid for forever! All of your family have enjoyed watching you grow and seeing you change through the years. We are so proud of the person you have become. You are beginning a new chapter in your life. You have so much to look forward to and accomplish. Make your future what you want it to be. Congratulations on achieving this goal! I wish you the very best in all your future endeavors. Love, Aunt Tina
3: Christopher Michael Ballard August 10, 1992
4: Meeting my family: aunts, uncles, grandpa, great grandma
5: Mom and me
9: Look everybody! I can feed myself! | But I could use a little help on the clean-up!
10: This is how Christopher got the nickname "Helmet Head". We used to put pampers on his head because he thought it was fun to jump out of his swing...decided a blanket under his swing just was NOT enough!!
11: Christopher , 5 weeks old, at Children's Hospital in Dayton after surgery. This is when he and Snoopy became pals. For some reason he really latched onto Snoopy . When he got a little bigger he carried that Snoopy everywhere!
12: Christmas: Santa, Mom, Grandma, and PRESENTS!
13: First experience playing in a 'flood' after a heavy rainfall. The water was a little cold but Christopher didn't seem to notice! | Christmas at Great Grandma Wenning's. This is when mom understood you just loved playing with big boxes and didn't really care what was in them!
16: School Days
17: Does Christopher have school spirit? Umm, I think that would be a yes!! | Crazy hair day!!
18: YMCA Soccer Team | IN ACTION!
19: Is that an alligator at the end of your line? | Gone Fishin'
20: Track, snowboarding, basketball, golf...
21: and football...
22: And baseball
23: Cub Scout Fishing Derby. | First Dragon's Game!! | A day at the races with pals.
24: Having fun at the Greenville Park
26: Cedar Point
28: It's my birth-day!
29: Celebrate | Candles | Birthday Time | Make a wish! | Cake
30: VACATIONS!! Hiking in the Smoky Mountains, chilling at the Grand Canyon, and riding the waves at Topsail Island | Boat ride at the Columbus Zoo...or Woo as Chris used to call it.
31: Meeting my cousin Haydon in North Carolina.
32: Out and about in Arizona, the Smokies, and the zoo
33: Love to travel | o
36: Camel Ride at the Cleveland Zoo. | Ready to leave for 8th grade DC trip. | Hanging out with my Momma! | Christmas 2006 | Someplace in the Smoky Mountains!
37: Congratulating my mom after finishing her first marathon | Moments with my mom
38: Chilling with Mom on my birthday! | Happy 16th Birthday Christopher! And no we were not kidding when we said, "Oh by the way, you get to meet Billy Ray Cyrus!!"