S: Liam--Age 5-6
BC: Presented to Liam on his 6th birthday. March 9, 2012
1: Happy Birthday, Liam! | Can you really be six years old? Where does the time go? It was a busy year for you. You swam on the summer swim team and played soccer in the spring and the fall. You started kindergarten and you have a new baby brother. You warm our hearts with your bright smile and your engaging personality. I think you could charm the socks off of anyone if you put your mind to it. You are very special to us and we love you to pieces! | Love, Mimi and Grandad
2: Your 5th Birthday
3: You had a gymnastics party.
4: Spring Break in the Dominican Republic
5: It was a long and a late trip home.
6: Clemyjontre Park | April, 2011
8: Transportation Day | You skipped your preschool to come to my preschool for our annual Transportation Day. The last time you came you were two years old. This would be the last chance for you to come since you will be in kindergarten next year. You and Cooper had lots of fun climbing in and on all the vehicles parked in our parking lot.
9: Babysitting Day with Mimi Amanda needed to be in New Jersey so I came over to babysit. After we took Selah to swim practice, we stopped to play on the playground near the pool.
10: Pap Pap's 70th Birthday Celebration | June 3-6, 2011
11: The Beck Family gathered in the Poconos to celebrate Pap Pap's 70th birthday. Relatives came from all over to enjoy a weekend together.
12: Philadelphia Triathlon
14: Chesapeake Bay Swim | June 12, 2011 | Your daddy swam the Bay again this year. It was a hot day while we waited for him to cross the finish line. I bought the big blue umbrella to shade us from the hot sun. Grandad kept you occupied making faces and taking silly pictures with one of my cameras.
15: It's Swim Team Time! | A | After swimming once a week during the winter, you were ready for the SOC swim team, almost. There were meets when you were happy to swim and meets when you weren't. But, you were just five and and 25 meters is a long way. You did great for a 5 year old and it will get easier as you get older.
16: This was the summer that you became very comfortable in the pool. and you loved the diving board. This was the day you were doing the "Grandad Dive". Remember? | Making a
17: "Liam, Mimi, and Grandad Day" | One Saturday in July after a swim meet, you came home with Grandad and me for some "Liam, Mimi, and Grandad Time". Grandad and you took apart our old microwave oven to see what you could find.
18: Fun at the Beach with | COUSINS | August, 2011
19: Cabin John Park | Late August, 2011
20: Labor Day Weekend 2011 | Over Labor Day Weekend, while your daddy worked, Mommy took you to the mountain house. Mommy's cousin, Sandra, came with her three children Addie, Sean and Vincent.
21: Cooper Addie Selah Liam Sean
22: First Day | of | Kindergarten | September 6, 2011
23: National Triathlon | September 18, 2011 | The faces of you.
25: Growing Hope | Walk-a-thon
26: King's Dominion | Rainy, Chilly and | October 2, 2011
27: October was a busy month in your house. There were soccer games every weekend and your mom and dad were getting ready for Cullen to arrive. There was no time to go to the pumpkin patch so one afternoon we went to the Trader Joe's pumpkin patch for some pictures.
28: It's Harry Potter!
29: Cullen was born on November 3rd, but had to spend some time in the NICU. You, Selah and Cooper spent the night at our house on November 6th so that your dad could bring your mom home from the hospital. We went to Meadowside Nature Center and to the King Farm playground before heading back to your house to welcome Mommy home. It would be another two days before we could welcome Cullen home.
31: King Farm | Playground
32: A New Baby Brother to Love | We were all anxious to get to meet Cullen and on November 9th Mommy and Daddy brought him home from the hospital. You and Selah ran home from school to meet your new brother. Cullen is a lucky baby to have you for his big brother.
33: November 9, 2011
36: This is the first picture of the four of you together.
37: Gra,mmy and Pap Pap came to meet Cullen.
38: The weather on Thanksgiving Day was mild and we were able to play outside. Mimi's camera is never far away.
40: to Decorate! | Grandad and I love to have you come and help us decorate our tree. This year we decorated over the Thanksgiving weekend because we knew we would be away in December helping Aunt Alison and Uncle Nick with your new baby cousin.
41: After the tree was decorated, we set the camera up on the tripod and took pictures with the timer. Everyone likes to push the button and then run back to get in the picture before the camera flashes. And, of course, we have to have a silly faces picture.
42: Christmas Eve
44: Christmas Morning
45: Your favorite Christmas present was Bey Blades.
46: National Botanical Gardens | The day after Christmas, you went to see the train display at the botanical gardens
47: This may be Selah's birthday pictures, but I love these pictures of you with your brothers and sister.
48: Sleepover at Mimi's | Grandad and I love when you come for a sleepover. This weekend you, Selah and Grandad spent the afternoon making new props out of recyclable materials for your "Lectronics" game. In the end you had some pretty cool stuff! | February 25, 2012
49: Olde Creek Elementary School Playground | February 25, 2012
50: Mommy and Daddy love you. . .
51: . . .and so do we!