S: SPARKLY, SWEET, LOVABLE SHALE
BC: This book was made with love by my Grandma Harvey. She thinks that I am wonderful and that my name, Shale, is unique and special ... just like me. | January - April 2012
FC: SHALE | Months 8 - 12
1: My Mommy and Daddy love me so much! This book shows how I've grown from January to my first birthday!!
2: LOVE | 1 + 1 = 3 That's me!
3: Future Steeler fan!
4: Daddy makes me laugh! | It's January, 2012! | This is my future teacher or policeman pose. Hey, you ... listen up!
5: I'm 8 months old now. I love to study things!
6: Pushups, swinging, and bouncing make me so sleepy! !!!!!!! ! | Grandma loves this picture!
7: I love playing with my buds!
8: Life is good!
9: Hugs from my family make me a happy boy!
10: My first haircut! | We all love visiting Pappap! | Snip, snip!
11: This is Pappap with his baby... my Mommy... and Mommy with her baby... me!
12: I love my family and they love me! | Jaden is my only girl cousin! She's a very good artist and draws pictures of me!
13: Stroller rides are lots of fun! | Go, Steelers, go!
14: Now that I'm nine months old, I can do SOOO BIG! | Exercising with Mommy!
15: I'm usually glad, but sometimes I'm sad. | Hello!
16: I want to touch Grandpa's deer, but when I get too close, I hide behind Daddy!
17: Playing with caterpillars, frogs, worms, shoes, and even diapers is fun!
18: Sometimes I'm serious!
19: Bath time is one of my favorite times of the day!
20: Grandma and Daddy love me sooo much! | I like my new boots!
21: Can you see my house in the background? | Sometimes Grandpa carries me! He hugs me and keeps me warm! | I could hear our doggies barking! They'd like to come along! | Lia | Guy | Mira
22: I like Grandpa's buttons. We like to play touch fingers!
23: Yikes! I need a bath! | Hi, Cleo!
25: I love books!
26: One day Grandma sneaked up and put bear behind me. I was so surprised! I gave him a kiss and took him for a ride ... after I took my socks off!
27: I love you, Bear! | I also love bare feet!
28: My aqua mat turns into a tunnel! I use it to play peek-a-boo with bear!
29: We go to the pond to see the ducks and geese. Sometimes I get sleepy!
30: We went to see Aunt Alison and Uncle Jim's dog, Miley, at her first dog show!
31: Daddy and I are looking forward to a wonderful future with Mommy. He takes good care of me wherever we go.
32: All of this driving makes me tired! | I love to smile!
33: Splish, splash!
35: Hi, Neela! | I love my books right- side-up or upside- down!
36: I love my Ernie blanket, so Grandpa gave me this Ernie that sneezes and asks for a hug when I push his nose. | I can find Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Grover, and Cookie Monster on my blanket!
37: Ernie is Funny!
38: I'm not sure about Oscar, but I love everyone else!
39: I hope Great Grandma Harvey can see me from heaven, loving the blanket she made.
40: Having fun! | Clap, clap! | Catch! | Spin, spin!
41: Hang on, Bear! | Future Penguins' fan!
42: Sleepy buddies! | I'm 10 months old now! Yeah!
44: I love my wonderful Mommy! I share my yummies with her!
45: We ring Great Grandma Carlson's chimes and Great Grandma Harvey's bell every day! They would be so happy! | Mommy took me to the doctor when I was sick. I liked the fishtank! | I'm playing peek with Mommy! | Daddy says, "So soft!"
46: I love my Aunt Andrea! She likes to hug me! | Watching Mommy sweep is neat! | Love you, bear!
47: Silly me! I'm taking my socks off again! | Ernie says, "Achoo! Hug please!" | Look!
49: These pictures were all taken in March! It was 80 degrees one day and winter coat weather two weeks later! Swinging is fun, no matter what the temperature!
50: Grandma and Grandpa took me riding at the Montour Trail. We saw shale cliffs and workers clearing trees and brush. I liked sitting on the giant boulder! They loved spending this beautiful day with me!
52: Grandpa got very sick and had to go to the hospital in an ambulance. Mommy and Daddy brought me to see him that night. Grandpa was very happy to see me. My hugs helped him to feel better.
53: Some nice workers let Grandpa and me sit in their backhoe! They were working on the water lines on our street.
55: My favorite t.v. mice say, "It's bath time!" Yeah!
56: Daddy went to the hospital, because he had a very bad migraine. We rode in Grandpa's car to see him. The nurses thought I was very special! | I could see Grandpa coming up the walk from Daddy's high window! Grandma likes how my pretty top teeth show in this picture! | I can drink from a straw now!
57: Mommy had to work, so my hugs helped Daddy feel better until she could come.
58: Grandma and I like to play peek-a-boo! | I make her laugh!
59: Can you believe that I'm 11 months old now? I like to play with all kinds of things! It's fun to be silly!
60: While Mommy worked all weekend, Daddy brought me to Grandma and Grandpa's house. They were so happy that we came!
61: Bunny hugs! I liked to play with the Easter decorations.
62: At Grandma and Grandpa's, I banged on pans, got a bath in the sink, played with toys, went for a tractor ride, put Grandpa's socks on for him, watched the Muppets, and rested with Daddy before the long ride home.
63: The bathroom was getting remodeled, so Grandma gave me a bath in the sink! | My favorite sound is Vrrroo mmm!
64: Mommy and Daddy took pictures on my first Easter morning! I loved the bubbles!
66: Mommy and I are so blessed to have each other! | Pretty soon, she will be running after me! I'm getting ready to walk and run on my own! | Mommy and me
67: We spent Easter at Pappap's house. It was fun to play out in the grass! I like the dandelions! | I love the way Daddy loves me!
69: I had lots of fun on my first Easter. Great Aunt Josie and Uncle Joe were there. Jaden, Jordan, Pappap, Aunt Andrea, and Uncle Dave also spent the day with us!
70: These books are about me! See my pictures?
71: I can walk really fast with my walker now! I love to go to Mommy for a hug! | I'm giving my friends a ride!
72: This is one of my favorite toys! It has lots of things to do. I'm peeking at the baby in the mirror! Hey! It's me! All of this playing can make me tired!
73: I like to read the Outdoor News with Grandpa. There are lots of animal pictures in there! | I tease Grandma with a tissue! I put it in my mouth and she says, "Yucky!" Then I give it to her! I'm very funny! | Cutie Pie! | Future cook!
74: We saw lots of planes at the Montour Trail. Their flight paths went right over our heads! I like to point at all the new things I see!
75: We went to Clever Park near my house. I had fun swinging, sliding, and crawling in the tunnel! Grandpa and I even played music!
76: Guess what ?! I am ONE now! Mommy and Daddy had a wonderful Sesame Street party for me! We had so much fun! | Aunt Alison thinks I'm adorable!
78: I spent the day surrounded by people who love me!
79: After all of that gift opening, I needed a break! | This was my favorite toy!
80: Mommy put my favorite yummies on my cake! | Elmo loves me! | April 27, 2012
81: Slap me 5, Dad! | My Daddy is the best!
82: I love my cousins and they love me! | Jaden and I needed to wash off the frosting!
83: I fell asleep on my Mommy two minutes after my cousins left! My first 365 days have been great! Exciting things lie ahead for us and I can't wait! | I was a very good boy all day! | I had too much fun to stop for a nap today! | Sweet dreams of a perfect day!