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1: Fun with the Merillats - 2011
3: Kale's 8th Birthday! Go reds!
4: Celebrating 8 at Red Robin and the Harlem Globetrotters
5: Scooter & Big Easy | Gl obe t ro t t er s
6: Mini-Cheer 2011 "Baby, Baby"" | Kelsey | Kiersten | Pyper, Keagan, & Maria | Holly | Megan, Megan, Danielle, & Kaitlyn
7: Saturday mornings, playing ball in the K of C gym, with Dad as the coach | EDGERTON H PS: | Ally, Chase, Noah, Isaiah Kale, Abbigail, Coral, EJ | Give me the ball. I'm open!
8: Snowcalpse 2011
9: It snowed and it blowed. 2 days of no school, but lots of snow fun!
10: laughter is an instant vacation | Sledding at Grandma Kunkle's & Grandma Davis' = lots of laughter and great memories
12: In February, Janette, Lydia, & Jacob came to play. Kale & Mommy spent a day in Grand Rapids with Nicole, Graham & Issac. We went to the Blast Zone and the Children's Museum and stopped later to see the DeVries.
13: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade" | FEBRUARY FUN with
14: Kale & EJ
15: Springtime with Friends | Karissa, Calysta, Kiah, & Chloe
16: Spring Break | We had a fun spring break. We went to Crazy Pins, played glow putt-putt, had fun in the ball pit, and danced while bowling. We also went to Imagination Station with Grandma. | Fun!
17: Imagination Station | Mommy's ready to join the circus, Kale's ready to work with Uncle Jeff making bridges, Chloe became a dinosaur and we all experienced a hurricane!
18: Easter with the Merillat's
19: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt | Decorating Eggs at Grandma's house
21: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt
22: Taryn's Confirmation Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
23: Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend... | For Mother's Day we spent the weekend in Columbus, shopping, eating, swimming and watching Mary Poppins.
24: Edgerton Rec. Opening Day 2011
25: Mrs. Wolf's Class | First Grade Field Trip to Black Pine Animal Reserve & Blixler Lake Park | Hannah, Haley, Nadaly, Piper, Adelina, Alyssa, Chloe, Chennoa, Ally, Maria & Rissa | Mrs. Kimpel's Class
26: Miss Julie's School of Dance Seasons of Dance Recital The girls loved ballet and after practicing all year they performed beautifully to Once Upon a December from the movie Anastasia.
28: Cool Kids | Best Buds | Snake | Mrs. Muehlfeld | We built it! | Ridin' High | A Day at Central | Riley, Hunter, Kale, Ashton, & Sheylee | Issac, Patrick, Hunter & Kale | Ashton, Riley, Hunter, Kale, Sheylee, Kayleigh, & Brenda
29: We had lots of fun in school this year. Kale did many fun projects in Mrs. Muehlfeld's class and really enjoyed marble parties. The girls liked 1st grade with Mrs. Wolf and Mrs. Kimpel. Karissa liked doing their workshops. Chloe liked being Student of the Day.
30: We'd only had our new swingset for 6 days when Rissa jumped and broke her arm. It was in a splint for 5 days and a cast for 2 & half weeks. The purple cast didn't stop her much. She's so tough.
31: TU Girls Chicago Trip 2012 | Three days with the coolest girls. The first day we spent with our technology in the bathtub, enduring tornado sirens. Day 2, poor Nicole was sick but the rest of us went downtown for some FREE fun: free trolley, free ice cream (x2), free sightseeing! Girl time is always fun!
32: Wildcat League Champs | Levi H. Brant Noah L. Eston Kale Levi F. Caleb Thomas Isaiah Kolby Noah W.
33: T-ball on Team Everetts | Caden, Cooper, Corey, Elijah, Ray Calysta, Chloe, Karissa, Kaeley, Libby
34: The girls had their first sleepover with their friend Holly. So much fun was had at the Stark's house. Playing, doing crafts, watching movies and eating popcorn (in bed). FUN!!!!!
35: Celebrating 7 with the girls at Kreager park! (before the storm blew in)
37: "Home of the free... Because of the Brave" ~Author Unknown | Let's Celebrate! | OOOOOOooooo! Aaahhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhh!!!
38: Girl time in the city: Chicago fun with Mommy & Grandma
39: For the girls' 7th birthday, we spent 2 days exploring Chicago. We ate at Ed Debevick's, shopped at the Hello Kitty store and bought new dolls at American Girl Place. We also rode the ferris wheel at Navy Pier and spent time in the hotel pool. The next day we visited Millennium Park & Crowne Fountain, ate at Gino's East and played at the beach. We had fun exploring the city in the summertime. Happy 7th Birthday, Chloe & Karissa!
40: Buenos Dias | Plaza Mayor | 12 day trip to Europe with the Edgerton Spanish Club | Europe
41: Spain, France & Italy - July 14-25, 2011 | Madrid & Barcelona
42: Monaco | Bonjour, Sud de la France est si belle. Amour | Carcassonne
43: Carcassonne | My Superman | Nice, France
44: Assisi | Firenze | P i s a | Vatican | City | We spent 12 days with 15 students traveling through 14 different European cities, in 5 countries. This is a definite perk of my job. I love experiencing new cultures with my students and most of all my husband. Here's hoping we travel together for many years to many new places!
45: Rome il Coliseo Piazza Navona Pantheon Trevi Fountain
47: Our annual trip to visit the Junkers in Cadillac was later this year but did not disappoint. The fun started by celebrating birthdays. Although it was chilly we drove up to Traverse City for the day. We had a picnic and couldn't seem to keep the kids out of the water. When they finally got cold we went out for ice cream. It's always fun to hang out and relax together and, of course, take lots of pictures!
48: Traverse City 2011
49: One boy soaked from the waves, two girls a little damp, and a mama in a sweatshirt; and yet we'll all go out for ice cream!
50: Tyler | A trip up north also includes visiting Cheri and the boys. This year we got to meet baby Tyler and play with Will at the park.
51: catching frogs, exploring the | eating ice-cream, and swinging: | creek, jumping on the "jump-o-line", | all part of visiting the DeVries!!!
52: Family Time at Silver Beach | Our Red Flag Day at the Beach
53: We wanted to spend a day at the beach, so we packed up and headed to Lake Michigan. After eating our lunch, we set up on the beach and were ready to enjoy the water when the red flag went up, signaling riptides. We weren't allowed in the water all day. While we were all bummed, we managed to still have fun: in the sand, at the fountain, at the park walking the pier, watching the waves, and eating ice cream.
54: Kale, Drew & Carter
55: so fun watching the polar bear | koala bear | cheetah | flying foxes | red panda | Our mini-vacation took us to Columbus. We spent the day at the zoo and Jack's Landing, visited Ohio State, and went shopping.
56: Jungle River Falls | The weather wasn't warm enough to go to the water park but I told the kids we'd ride the boat ride before we left. The kids weren't tall enough to ride on their own and Keith had a headache so I had to ride with all three kids. First I rode with Kale and only got a little wet. Then I rode with Chloe and got drenched! Rissa stayed unhappily dry, since we realized she wouldn't like the drop.
57: O - H - I - O | Brutus | The Horseshoe
58: A day at the Toledo Zoo with Taryn | We love our zoo! | The start of school was delayed a week so we had some more summer fun. We loved having Taryn with us for the day. Glad she's not too cool for us, now that she's a freshman
60: Enjoying some extra summer fun with the Starks, | We met up with Holly, Evan & Brayden at Buckner Park in Ft. Wayne.
61: due to our new school not being finished. | We also went to their hotel to swim. What a fun, summer afternoon!
62: 3rd grade - Mrs. Slabaugh | 2nd grade - Mrs. Muehlfeld | First Day of School | 2nd grade - Mrs. Muehlfeld | August 31, 2011
63: Together again! In the same class | Our New School!
65: Cousins! T & Jawny | Campout at Grandma Kunkle's for Mommy's birthday! We made s'mores, played glow games and other games like "Truth or Dare" and "Honey, I Love You"
66: COUSINS! Kale - 8 Karissa - 7 Katlyn - 12 Chloe - 7 Kolton - 9
67: Pumpkin Picking at Keppeler Farms
68: School spirit week was so fun this year! We had hat day, crazy hair day and of course, maroon and gold madness day. | Everyone wore school colors and Daddy got taped to a wall by the Jr. High students. Mommy had fun helping!
69: GOAL! | Fall Soccer | Kale's love for soccer finally convinced us to let him play and he was pretty good. | He didn't have the best team but he had fun and scored his team's only goal of the season!
70: Oak Openings | A hot & long, fall hike at Oak Openings. There was lots of whining but we survived!
72: Manic Drive | Royal Tailor | Leeland | Building 429 | Kale's 1st concert NEWSBOYS | J.J
73: Michael Tait | Duncan Phillips | It's time for the... NEWSBOYS!!!!
74: Mrs. Slabaugh's 3rd Grade Class | Fall Fest - Square Dancing
75: Friends! | Issac, Hunter, Kale, Stefanie, Riley Heather & Kale Kale, Ashton, EJ, JJ Patrick & Kale
76: Fun Fall Days!
77: a bumblebee a butterfly and Optimus Prime
78: Nadaly's Spooky Slumber Party There was a haunted house in the basement, we did crafts and watched Hocus Pocus. It was lots of fun with friends. | 1st Slumber Party! | Maria, Adelina, Nadaly & | Karissa and Chloe
79: I hosted my first "House Party" that I won from Shutterfly. Kim & Megan both brought their girls, so the little girls had a party of their own; while I helped Mom and Tayrn make scrapbooks. | Clair, Karissa, Holly & Chloe had a fun tea party, played dress up, and played with their dolls
80: Operation Christmas Child | This year our boxes went to Cameroon, Africa
81: Trim the Tree
82: We took Grandma ice skating at Fallen Timbers and went to Olive Garden. | Happy Birthday, Grandma!
83: 'Tis the Season for Christmas programs | We had 2 shows to attend this year. Kale was an elf in A Pirate's Christmas. Chloe was a yellow jacket & Karissa was a glow worm in A Bug's Christmas.
84: We made a gingerbread village. Daddy won the award for the ugliest house. Lots of fun and creativity! | Kidstuff Girls
85: Cookies, Fudge, Puppy Chow, Pretzels, Caroling, and Christmas Lights set to music
86: Celebrating Christmas at Great-Grandma Merillat's & | Christmas Eve at Grandma & Grandpa Merillat's
90: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas
91: Merry Christmas! Christmas morning brought many awesome new gifts, including a Wii. But we also remember the most important gift given to us, baby Jesus!
92: Christmas day at Grandma & Grandpa Kunkle's | Tate's in the middle of the paper fight and loving every minute of it!
93: Christmas night at Grandma & Grandpa Davis'
94: To do list: December 26th 1. Stay in jammies 2. Play with new toys 3. Don't clean up 4. Have FUN!
96: new year | let's count down to the | 2012
97: This was our first New Year's Eve together due to the fact that Keith was sick. We made the most of it! Coloring the castle, playing games, apple nachos, playing Wii, reflecting on the 2011, toasting the New Year, and watching the ball drop. All the kids made it up till 2012 and then crashed.
98: KidStuff | Kid's Club | Motley
99: It's been a great year with lots of Fun with the Merillats!