S: Memories from February - August 2011
FC: More Family Memories from February - August 2011
1: This year was full of many celebrations and we continue to spend good quality time with our family and friends. I hope that this album will continue to help us remember the amazing moments that we spent together in 2011.
2: Happy 6th Birthday Cameron!!! We had Cameron's party at the Penfield YMCA.
3: People that came: AJ from daycare, Noel and Katie, Mason, Maya and Malaya, Lia, Ally, Jessica and Sarah, and Lauren.
4: Happy St. Patricks Day 2011
6: POTTY TRAINING | Look at that booty!
7: Lia started going on the potty in March 2010. She would go a lot at Mimi's but struggled to go with Mommy. She loved to sit on the potty and "just talk" or read a book. | Lia being silly
8: A Day of Bowling at AMF Bowling Center in Webster, NY. No one did very well, but we had fun none the less. Brian helped Lia to roll her ball down the lane and Cameron did very well, all by himself. It was a great day.
10: Happy 11th Birthday Madalyn Shea
12: I've got the tickets Mom!! | Heading to see Sesame Street Live April 30th at the Auditorium Theater on E. Main Street with Mommy, Brian and Cameron
13: So super excited!
14: This was such an amazing day. Lia was so excited to see some of her favorite friends like Elmo and Abby. Brian didn't think Cameron would really enjoy it, but... Cam was out there dancing and smiling the whole time. It was pure joy to watch the happiness and excitement overcome them both.
15: JOY | Look at that face
17: A Day of Play with our Friends We decided to go to Charlotte Beach one night after work. The kids got a chance to run around, play and spend time together. We got ice cream and spent time on the playground. We all had such a good time being together and enjoying the summer.
19: Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life
21: Grammie and Papa got Lia this marigold at the Gardenscape. Together, Lia and Mommy dug a hole and planted it outside the front of the apartment. It looked beautiful but unfortunately, didn't last long.
22: Lilac Fest 2011 Highland Park with Grammie and Papa
23: Lia and Mommy met Grammie and Papa at Highland Park to look at the Lilacs. We got lunch and shared some funnel cake.
24: At the Pansie Bed
25: and Funnel Cake... some of our favorite things
26: Lia on the Merry Go Round with her Papa. She loves to go on all Merry Go Round's but it makes Mommy motion sick... Thank God for Papa!
27: We are so lucky to have Grammie in our lives. She teaches Lia to be calm, sweet and gentle. Just having her around makes us better people. Maybe someday we can be like the amazing person that Grammie is!
29: Memorial Day Picnic | Brian and I thought it would be fun to invite our friends and family over for a picnic. The kids got to swim, jump and slide outside and the adults got to eat, drink and visit. It was a great day
30: The kids were wet and running all day. It was fun to watch them all play together.
31: Happy Birthday Sarah Beth | Since everyone was together, we decided to celebrate Sarah's birthday too.
32: May 2011
33: Memorial Day Parade in Canandaigua, NY with Brian, Cameron, Nonni and Mr. Thompson
34: We all went to Chili's for dinner to celebrate Dad and Alyssa's birthdays! They both got sung to by the staff and enjoyed a brownie sundae.
35: Dad and Ally
36: This was the day of Lia's final class at the Little Gym in Webster. Lia and Mommy went there together for a year and a half. We started in April 2010, soon after moving to Webster. It was so nice to go and spend quality time with Lia. She loved to tumble, play with the kids and really learned a lot while there. We were both sad to see it end.
37: Everyone please shake your bells and sing along with me...
39: Lia loved her teacher, Miss Holly. She was even starting to pretend she was Miss Holly at home. Lia loved getting her stamps and always ran to the door at the end of class to hold it open for others. Grammie and Papa always came to the "Final Show" to see Lia get her medal.
41: A Summer Night at the Silver Lake Drive- In! We love to go to the drive in. We went this night in June and also celebrated Brian's birthday while we were there. The Masceri's were able to join us. Mason and Cameron had fun playing football and running around the playground. We all had pizza and cuddled up to watch Cars 2.
43: Happy 36th Birthday Brian!
45: Spending a day at Keuka Lake in the summer is one of our favorite things to do. Brian skied, although Erin doubted him and the rest of us played in the water and had a great day.
46: Keuka Lake is one of our favorite places to be. It is amazing that after only a few visits there, Lia is already in love. She talks about it all the time and always wants to go there. It is a place of family and building memories.
48: Going to Silver Lake with the Clendenning's on July 3rd, has become a tradition. Not only do we celebrate Independence Day, but now we celebrate Katie and Joe's Anniversary too!
49: The Inauguration of Gene' Dream: The Clendenning's got a new boat this year. We got to go for boat rides and they even celebrated with the traditional champagne toast.
50: The Sunset at Silver Lake | Cousins are your first friends...
52: A Day at the Beach We met our friends for a summer day at Braddocks Beach. We had a picnic lunch while enjoying the sun and sand together. | Best Friends Lia and Layni
53: Sophia, Ellie, Elliana, Maya, Mason, Malayna, Lia, and Sienna
54: A fun day at the beach with our friends...
57: We planned to go pick strawberries but they were out of season. So, we picked raspberries and Mommy made a pie.
59: This was such a fun day. It was warm and the sun felt so good. The kids worked together and picked so many berries. See the results...
60: The Magda's 87485 Alizarin Avenue Cicero, NY | While in Syracuse for the car show, we stayed at the Magda's. The kids got to spend time outside and quickly became friends. | July 2011
61: With our friends: Cheri, Jimmy and Lilly
63: The kids loved playing on the slip and slide, the swings and in the sandbox. Mommy just liked to lay in the grass and enjoy the warmth of the sun. It felt so good to just be outside enjoying the nice day together.
65: Headed to Syracuse for the Syracuse Nationals Car Show. This is one of Brian and Cameron's favorite trips of the year. | In the '48 with her Nationals Car Show T-Shirt on.
66: Papa's 1932 Plymouth | El Camino - like Lia's Daddy's | Brian's 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster
67: Cameron loves to look at the Monster Trucks. It is amazing to see the kids next to the trucks and see how big they really are. Maybe one day Cam will get to sit in one! | No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the knights quite fulfills a man's ego like an automobile.
69: The kids had their own fun playing with Cameron's matchbox cars on the mat at Nonnie and Papa's motorhome.
70: On our way home from Syracuse, we stopped to cheer on Katie. She was doing a triathlon in the finger lakes. We surprised her and helped Colleen cheer her on. Kate did awesome and we were so proud of her! She is so strong and motivated!
71: Kate had to swim, bike and run. She sets an amazing example for Lia.
72: While at Katie's race, they had a petting zoo. Lia got to go inside and pet the different animals. Also, while watching Katie swim, Mommy didn't get Lia to the bathroom in time. She was still potty training but Mommy didn't want to miss Kate swim by. So, she had clean panties and wore those for a little bit. Colleen took Lia potty and Mommy got to see Kate.
74: Happy 1st Birthday Elianna Rudd
76: The party was at the Rudd house: 16 Deb Ellen Dr. | Happy Birthday Ellie
78: The Before | The After | Ellie loved her cupcake! Lia did too.
80: 28-31st | Watkins Glen, New York
82: The gorge at the park is amazing. It is a mile and a half walk with 789 steps. We were proud of ourselves for completing it, and it was pretty hot out too.
83: Before the Hike | After the Hike
84: The day we left for our camping trip, I took my big "C" test to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It was something I had worked towards for many years and studied for long time. Passing was a huge accomplishment. To celebrate, Brian took us out to eat at the Seneca Harbor Station and we had amazing drinks, dinner and dessert. It felt so good for someone to celebrate me and the goal I achieved!
85: Looking out onto the water! HAHA
86: Kelsey Day Celebration August 30, 2011
87: Jessica reading "We Were Gonna Have a Baby" book to everyone
89: They are always lots of tender moments on Kelsey's Day.
91: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
92: At Valicia's for dinner and a "Miss You" cake
93: It continues to amaze me that my family will gather with us and celebrate the short life that Kelsey had and mourn the loss we feel without her in our lives. It brings me so much strength to know they miss her too.