S: Neely Family Album Fall 2009 - December 2010
BC: Life, what an adventure. May we love each and every breath God gives us.
FC: Neely Family Album
1: Fall 2009 - December 2010
2: Kyra and Owen's very first flight!! We had to wake up from Grandma and Grandpa Hildebrand at 4:30 to get to KC on time. It was a long but wonderful day!! They loved the plane, tram, and bus. | Orlando
3: Our Resort. We spend a lot of time here while dad was in his meetings. We spent most of our time at the pool. Owen and I played while Kyra went down the water slide over and over!! During Owen's naps Kyra would spend a couple of hours on our deck playing with her new toys we bought. We also spent plenty of time in the sand:)
4: Pirates Dinner Adventure | After the first full day in being in Orlando, we went to the Pirates Dinner Adventure Theater.
5: We started the evening with drinks and dinner. While we were eating we got to see beautiful acrobats and a story that involved the crowd in saving the kidnapped princess. It was truly one of the best nights we had the whole time in Orlando. Our pirate was the purple pirate. He was the best gymnast. | Dad Dancing.! We all had a chance to be a part of the show. Even Kyra got to dance.!
6: One of the days that Mark was at his meetings Owen, Kyra and I went to Downtown Disney. We spent a lot of time at Lego Land. We also went to the T-Rex restaurant and excavated dinosaur bones. Owen and I got his stroller stuck in a gate, not one of my brighter moments.! | Kyra was in heaven with all the princess'
7: As we walked through the aquarium Kyra and Owen loved to watch the sharks It was the largest aquarium I have ever seem.. To get into the expedition, we rode on a Finding Nemo ride. It was so nice because Owen was able to ride most all the ride also. Both Owen and Kyra really enjoy fast, fun rides. They are just like their mom and dad. | It's a Kyra pie. I bet that taste as sweet as sugar.
9: Our first picture with the castle | Outside Ariel's grotto | Lunch!!! | Chip and Dale | Who wants a ride??
10: Meeting the Princess's
11: This was one of Kyra's favorite parts about Disney World. She loved meeting all the princess's. It didn't matter how long she had to wait to meet them. We waited!
13: We were able to ride so many rides at the Magical Kingdom.. Once we got there, we first walked down this wonderful street lined with shops and then we saw it....the magical castle. Kyra was so excited!! We actually got to walk through the castle Our first ride was 'Sleeping Beauty. We rode around 30 rides that day. Some of our favorites were, It's a small world, the roller coaster (which Kyra rode 3 times in a row), bumper cars, driving the race cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
14: What a day, What a day. We rode a train, rides, rode on a steam boat, got to walk through The Smith Family Robinson Tree house. Owen had to nap in his stroller. They also had parks that you could just run around on and play on. That was probably Owen's favorite part :)!
15: We also got to meet Mickey and go through his house. This was his pumpkin outside in his garden.
16: Epcot Center | Playing on the firetruck. We also got to practice getting out of our house if there was a fire. | This lady told us a story about a fish. Kyra thought she was a princess and wanted to take a picture with her.
17: Epcot was a fun but rough day. Kyra and Owen were so worn out. There wasn't much for them to do. We walked around half the day looking at all the villages, which Mark and I loved, but the kids didn't like it so much. Plus, we never even went into the big ball. It was so crowded once we got there we decided to go there on the way out, but by the time we made it there, Owen was already sleeping.
19: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | Princess Dad | Hold me
20: Kyra was a beautiful princess.
21: Trick or Treat! | Halloween 2009 | Owen was a rootin' tootin' cowboy.
22: Look at my princess'. Each year we watch the homecoming parade at city park. My little cowboy had too much candy that night.
23: And yes, Kyra some how got the whole KSU girls glee choir to take a picture with her and Brynn. That's my girl.
24: We went to Aggieville to go trick-or-treating. Then we got to watch the parade. Brynn joined us.
25: Halloween night Dad dressed as a biker and mom, a bikers wife. We went to Cara's house for a party.
26: Kyra and Owen both love to play outside. Raking and jumping in the leaves are a must during this season. | Fall 2009
27: Hunter was a student in Kyra's pre-school class. She came over many times after school. We always enjoy extra play dates! | Our family loves the outdoors. Every opportunity we have we try to go hiking, kayaking, or geocaching.
28: Look at Kyra's puzzle. We actually put it together that night.
29: This was one of our Geocaching trips. We use the GPS and find 'treasure'. Here we traded a collector coin for a puzzle. These were one of our first geocaching trips we ever took. Hopefully many more will follow. | ....and miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep.
30: Mark and the adventures of his job everyday!!
31: This is what Mark's job is every fall and every spring.
33: There is nothing more beautiful than adventure with your lovely children. | One of my favorite photo's
34: Family Adventures
35: God's Country
37: Learning how to skip rocks out at Pot. 2.
38: Where the Wild Things Are
39: We, as a family, love getting to the woods. The kids love to hunt treasure, skip rocks, and use their outdoor voice. We love that the kids can burn energy and enjoy God's creation.
40: Notice how Kyra is teaching Owen to shoot Bella Dancerella with his nurf gun. Oh how they loved milk.... | Brothers and Sisters
41: They are really enjoying playing with each other. Owen has reached the age where he can play the games Kyra likes also.
42: Cut the Cake! | Happy 5th Birthday!!
43: My dear Kyra Dawn!! You are now a big 5 years!! In all these years, and all the things you have learned, I pray that the one thing you always know is how much God loves you! You are so very special my dear. | You wanted a princess birthday party. So I made a castle cake, we played pin the pumpkin on the princess and we went on a princess treasure hunt. It was the biggest birthday party you have had.
44: You love to dance my dear Kyra! May you always enjoy this simple pleasure. | Dancing Queen
45: Your Teachers
46: Owen and Dad's Fort | Kyra and Mom's Fort (we won)
48: Mom usually gets the workout by pulling you two up and down the driveway.
49: Winter Memories
51: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Our family got 1st place in the gingerbread contest. So Kyra had to have it in our family Christmas photo!!
52: Christmas at our house.
53: What a joy to wake up Christmas morning and open gifts.
54: Owen loves corn on the cob. Every time we see it in the store he has to point it out and go uuhh, unhhh. | Yes, Kyra is our little photographer!! Here she is taking a picture of herself. | We got to keep Jack for a couple of days until we found a home for him.
55: Such a big boy in daddy's hat. | Sugar Cookies!! | Play date with Hunter.
56: Just in a day's work.
58: Family Love
60: April Showers Bring...
61: Floods to Manhattan!
62: Best Friends Brynn & Kyra! | Cheese sticks! | In dresses my mother made from me
63: What are they doing to Owen!!! Mark does not like that at all!! Words from the wise....If they are quiet for too long, they are up to no good! | 10 minutes alone...... LIPSTICK!
64: We got to go with Josie, Brynn, Joe, and the two kids Kodee was baby-sitting. Owen and Kyra both loved the goats, peacocks, flamingos, and apes. Owen talked about the peacocks for years later (they scared him a bit).
65: A trip to the zoo is always an adventure. This day, we left just before a huge storm rolled in.
66: The Big 2!! | Owen
67: Make a Wish! | Owen- Happy Birthday my little man! You bring me more joy than you realize. I absolutely love you and always will. My only wish for your life is that you will love your Lord and Savior. Everything is 2nd to that! You are special little man....VERY SPECIAL!! | And yes, you got a basketball cake 2 years in a row. That's what you love to play with.
68: When are they going to hit it to me??
69: GO TEAM | Our First year of softball. You played very well. You learned how to get infront of a ground ball, throw, and hit off a pitch. Mom and Dad were very proud of you! | SOFTBALL | Run Faster!! Don't worry about your helmet!
70: Owen lighting his first firecracker with Andrew's help! | Our Family's 4th of July!
71: Each year we get together to celebrate the 4th of July at Grandma and Grandpa Hildebrand's. We eat ribs, other meat, and buy more fireworks than we can ever shoot off. What a wonderful tradition.
72: The Riley County Fair!! | We bought braclets so Kyra and Owen would be able to ride as many rides as they wanted. Which was probably around 30 rides!! And of course, since our church always cooks for the food hall, we ate wonderful fair food. What a wonderful family time!
74: 2010 Summer Vacation
75: We ended up going to Schlitterbaun for our Family vacation. Kyra and Owen rode every ride they had there. They love to go on the crazy fast water slides. We were able to stay until close when not many people were around which made it easy to walk right up and and go on the slides. One lifeguard even asked if Owen liked the rides since she hasn't seen many kids his age go on the roller coaster slide. They love rides!
76: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
77: Day 2 Neely Family Vacation 2010 Union Station
78: Science Center at Union Station
79: We stayed and played for 5 hours. Here we are discovering caves, slides, glass elevators, and how sound travels.
80: Who is the real criminal??
81: Yes, I am 3 stories above the ground! | I can't imagine where Owen get's his love for Trains!
82: Playing in the helicopter was one of Owen's favorites attractions. We also spend a lot of time at the water table finding different ways to make the currents run faster. Kyra enjoyed making clouds with the cloud machine.
83: Kyra and Owen enjoyed playing putt-putt along with Mom and Dad. They had four hole and each one had a different scientific purpose. The last one was the best since once you made the ball, it would shoot up into the net where the vacuum effect would catch it.
84: Purple Power Play on Poyntz
85: You went to back to school night in your green dress. You were so excited. You ended up getting the teacher you wanted. Mrs. Ahana. | Owen gave you a big hug, while mom almost cried to see her little girl go to school for the first day. You were wonderful. You actually wanted to walk by yourself that morning. I told you, you weren't quite old enough.
86: Family Times around the House
87: Swimming!! Kyra had swimming lessons and was able to make it to level 4. As you can see the people who were in the same level were much bigger than her! Owen also loves the water. He always impressed the other moms when he went under the water and picked up the rings.. Even in 5 feet of water all you have to do is push him down, he'll pick up the rings and then I pull him back up.
88: Fishing at Gridley. Each year we try to get the Family together to go fishing. This was Skyler's first time fishing. As for Kyra she is able to cast and catch her own fish. Owen enjoyed playing with the dog.
89: At the Fire Station!
90: Taking a walk around Lake Shawnee.
91: With Grandma and Grandpa!
92: Pumpkins Patch
94: So many first in Kindergarten! This was Kyra's first music concert. They got to sing many songs about the snow and winter. She did great and knew all the moves that went along with the music.
95: Above we are celebrating the Winter Party at Kyra's school. I got to help make the sugar cookies. Below we stopped at Chuck E Cheese's on the way to Ohio to give the kids a much needed break.
96: Good ol' Brad got the honor of being dragged into going outside and playing with the kids. He helped build a snow fort and they walked out onto the lake. He also got Kyra the wonderful icicle after it fell on his head.
97: Neely Family Christmas | Neely Family Christmas
99: Bourelle Family Christmas