S: October - December 2010
FC: October - December 2010
1: A Day at Gymnastics | The girls have both been taking gymnastics since September. Kaela is in a class where parents participate, and Cassidy is in a class with girls her age..
2: They only let us take pictures of Cassidy's class in the last fifteen minutes of class. Cas went around a small obstacle course, showing off her bar, floor and beam skills.
3: Here they are getting their medals. They are so proud to get these and add them to their collection.
4: We went to the Air and Space Museum, with the girls dressed in their costumes. The girls enjoyed the activities, but they didn't keep their costumes on long. | We went with Megan, and had a great time, but because of the number of people there, we did not get to do too much. We waited in line for almost everything. | Air and Scare at the National Air and Space Museum in Dulles
5: GFC's Trunk or Treat | I am in charge of our Trunk or Treat event at our church. | The girls were zoo animals and our trunk was decorated like a zoo.
6: The girls had fun playing the games and getting the prizes. Kaela's outfit did not stay on too long for this event either.
7: Andrew (Curious George) and Cassidy | Gabby (a princess) and Abby (Dorothy) At the top, you see Abby, Cassi, Andrew, Gabby and Emma the banana. | Luke Underwood as Buzz Lightyear
8: Our trunk with the live props inserted.
9: We had two winning trunks, one that included Santa Clause and one that was decorated like an elephant. The Wilhelms' trunk was also very good. They had it decorated like Oz, and the whole family was dressed as Dorothy, Todo, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow.
10: Shenvale Circle Halloween Party | We ran into Grayson while we were out.
11: This is the second year that we have had the Nemeths, Wolfreys, Montagues, and the Kuzmas over for a dinner before we all go out trick or treating. Below, you will see Cassidy and her "boyfriend," Josh. | Ellie
12: Winter Poe Family Birthdays! | We gathered at the Poe's to celebrate Jonny's, Mom's David' 's, and Mikaela's birthdays. Kaela LOVES beanie babies, and got quite a few for her birthday this year.
13: I did not get any photos of the Thanks-giving feast, but I did capture the kids as they decorated and ate their ginger-bread houses. | Thanksgiving at the Shaffer's
14: Decorating for Christmas
15: Daycare kids | JoJo, Lily and Logan | Kaela, Grayson and Cassi | This picture was taken for our yearly Christmas ornament. Here are all my daycare kids. Grayson (2 1/2), Kaela, Cassi, Logan (15mo), Joseph (15mo) and Lily (19mo) | Cas and Kaela fooling around on the couch.
16: Megan and I ended up with the gag gifts that tend to show up every year. | The kids ate and colored at a small table in the foyer. | David and Felicity | Kaela, Cassidy, Lily, and Noel | The Extended Poe Family Christmas
17: WilcozFamily Christmas | Emma with her new pillow pet and Kaela with her new Tigger. | Kaela, Danielle, Cassidy, Leighanne, and Noel
18: Opening Presents with Grandma Shaffer | We always come early to Mom's to open presents and hang out before the crowds arrive. It is our special Christmas with Grandma Shaffer.
19: Kraft Family Christmas | Santa comes to visit Grandma Shaffer's house every year. This year, the kids heard bells, and ran to the door in time to see Santa coming up the front path. | My cousin Bobby and his niece Caroline. We also did the white elephant gift exchange again this year.
21: Celebrating Kaela's 3rd Birthday at Chuckie Cheese
22: Neighborhood Christmas Party | Jill had us all over her house on Christmas Eve for a small gift exchange and some cookie decorating.
23: We first celebrated Mikaela's birthday, before all the other family members arrived. She opened a few presents and blew out candles. | Johann Family Christmas | This year the girls got Leapsters and Silly Bands. The picture to the left shows how Cassidy used the stickers in a craft activity that she got into. Instead of putting them on the bookmarks, she put them on her face instead.
24: Gram and Gramps opening their presents. | Karl with his new hoodie. | Chris wearing all his new layers. | Matching jackets | The girls snuggling with Gramps. | Grandma got a new suitcase, and the kids enjoyed playing in it.
25: This year, we passed the tradition of playing in all the trash to the great-grandkids. Ken jumped in with Konnor, and Chris, well, I guess he will never tire of playing in the paper. The top left picture shows all four of the great-grandkids in Grandma's new suitcase. Below that, is Cassidy and Mikaela in their coordinating Christmas PJs. We also found some time right before we left to snap a family picture.
26: Our Own Family Christmas | We usually do our own quick family Christmas in the morning before we head over to the Poe's to join the rest of the Poe family. Because the girls get so much from grandparents, aunts, and uncles, we usually just fill their stockings with a bunch of little stocking stuffers. Cassi got a bunch of school supplies and Kaela got a bunch of princess crafty things.
27: Poe Family Christmas | Mom always gets the girls matching dresses. They enjoy looking alike. The adults exchange names, and this year we had Megan and David.
28: Jonny got this 3D TV from David and Heather. All he wanted for this birthday and Christmas was money. He ended up getting his coveted 50 inch plasma TV.
29: Cassidy only wanted one thing for Christmas this year - a unicorn Pillow Pet. She had to wait through six rounds of opening gifts with other family members until she finally got it from Grandma Poe. She was so patient, knowing that it was the only thing she wanted, and that she would hopefully eventually get it.