FC: THE | DERBER'S | IN REVIEW | YEAR | 2013
1: HOME | IS WHEREVER WE ARE, BUT WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN | LaSalle | IL | Rockford &
2: Matt's 27th birthday was in February. Levi made him an Adventure Time cake... again. | In January, one of Levi's favorite authors, Brandon Sanderson, published the final book of the Wheel of Time series. It was Katie's X-mas present to Levi to go into Skokie for a book signing. Pictured left to right are Maria Simons (Robert Jordan's assistant), Harriet McDougal (Jordan's widow and editor), and Sanderson. | Birthday Time!
5: Charlie likes to take naps. | Mommy and Daddy like nap time too! | On cold days, baby Charlie had to stay warm.
7: CHARLIE'S FIRST TIME IN THE SNOW | A baby snow angel!
9: Charlie is growing!
10: EASTER MARCH 31, 2013 | For Easter, the family went up to the Garganera's for a party. Emily came home from college, and Beth came in from Omaha. Charlie gave hugs to his cousin, Dina, who was still in Beth's tummy. Later, Ellen, Bea, and Gordon Poppen came over to hang out with Charlie.
11: On April 2nd, Katie and Charlie went into Naperville for a play date with Grace and Rheanna Haines! Of course, much fun was had by babies and mommies alike.
12: Charlie embraces his inner Boston in a shirt made for him by Justine Fiorenza. | Charlie wears a sporty outfit from Ed & Wilda. | Charlie plays with Theodore on a trip to visit the Bators in Racine, WI | He loved playing with the balloon!
13: Charlie is trying to eat more solid food now. Daddy sometimes gives him more than he can handle (You can also see Charlie's first two teeth!). But it's ok as Charlie gives Daddy some rare snuggles.
15: Class of 2013 On May 15th, Levi graduated with his teaching degree from Northern Illinois University. Mom & Dad Derber, Mom & Dad Garganera, Aunt Janet, Jesse, Lyndsey, & Matt all came to celebrate with Levi, Katie & Charlie.
16: Spring & Summer Are Here!
17: Katie and Levi went on a date to Shogun for their 2nd anniversary. Levi had come down with a bad case of Shingles, but a nice date with his wife helped. | On May 29th, Levi, Charlie, Matt, and his friend, Howard, went frisbee golfing at Anna Page Park in Rockford. Howard didn't realize Levi and Matt were blocking Charlie's face in this picture.
19: On June 8th, the family went to German Valley days and then to Bea and Gordon's farm. Charlie got a big kick out of the swing! Charlie also had swimming lessons at Sand Park Pool. He wasn't sure about the water, but he enjoyed splashing.
20: Father's Day
21: ENJOYING THE SUMMER! | Levi, Katie, and Charlie go to Anderson Gardens for a concert, more swimming lessons, and to the Hegi's. Also, Charlie helps Levi direct his troops while playing Rome.
23: At the end of July, the Derbers moved to LaSalle. Here Charlie and Katie relax in the new home. Katie turned 26 in August and Levi and Katie celebrated by going to Nacional 27 in Chicago for dinner. It was amazing! On August 9, Dina Elizabeth Eveland was born! She is a precious child and Charlie is excited to be a cousin!
24: Dina's baptism
25: Sandwich Fair
26: Charlie's 1st birthday
27: Family Weekend at Iowa State Charlie got to visit his Auntie Emily. He also got to swim a little bit. | Halloween Charlie went as a lion cub! We went to the other neighbors in our building to give them goodies and for Charlie to show them his costume.
28: Thanksgiving this year is at Jesse and Lyndsey's new house in Lebanon, IL.
29: Christmas Time ...was a very busy time for the Derber family. We visited the Garganera's for two days, went to Wisconsin and saw grandma and grandpa Derber. Then, after a night at the Laughing Llama Farm, we visited Grandma Roys in Elkader, IA. After that, we went to Sandwich for two days with the Derbers. Then we stopped in Naperville at Amy's apartment before going to Skokie and the Toribio's for New Years Eve. Happy 2014!