S: Our Family 2010
FC: The Youngs 2010
2: We always love going to Daddy's basketball games and this year was no different! | GO DUKE! | Lets go Comets!
4: Smiles Are Contagious! | MEG GETS GLASSES
5: MAKING A DIFFERENCE In February 2010, Meg and I participated in the Feed My Starving Children event where we packaged food to send to countries where there is little to eat. I was so much fun and a great cause to be a part of.
6: JANESVILLE We had a great time watching Daddy's basketball team play at Janesville this year. We had a great weekend away and loved swimming as usual. This year the second graders were really into the games. It was so much fun, | Zoe, Erin, Meg, Jenna, Tyler
7: 2010 | Eric and Payton Haas | Go Comets!
8: Our New Pal Mal! | Mallory Elizabeth Coil | February 28, 2010
9: Happy Birthday Daddy! | March 8, 2010
10: DISNEY WORLD | Spring Break 2010, we were lucky to visit Mickey Mouse in Disney World. We went to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. It was a perfect vacation. The weather was beautiful and the kids had so much fun. It is a magical place!
11: March 20 - 22, 2010
12: Disney World | Making Memories
13: Mickey Mouse
14: Fun In Florida!
15: We were so lucky to visit Jeanie and John in Florida this year. As always, they took great care of us. We met our friends the Adams family at the beach one day. We also got to go to the circus. The girls also loved swimming in the pool every day. We are so blessed. | March 23-27, 2010
19: "The Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring." -Martin Luther | Sunday, April 4, 2010
21: Happy Easter! How blessed we are that Christ died for us so we could spend eternity with Him. Thank you God!
22: I am 5 years old I am 3 feet 4 inches tall I have blondish brown straight hair My eyes are a beautiful blue I am delightful I am very social I love to giggle at Daddy My smile lights up a room I love my dogs Paddywack and Sparkle I'm a total DIVA I continue to be spirited I like chicken wraps I stopped sucking my thumb cold turkey I like to have a battle of wills with Mom My favorite show is "Angelina Ballerina" I can tie my shoes I make up words like "fashiony" and "expicious" I am so adorable I went to Disney World My favorite fruit is strawberries I play "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" on the violin I love to play with Carlie, Taylor, Taylor, Liam, Charlie, Fiona, Kenny, and Luke I love to put on shows My favorite vegetable is salad I can wink Sometimes I talk like a valley girl I love to eat Mrs. Sand's Poppyseed Chicken I'm super at snapping I don't like to take "no" for an answer I'm so funny I have a softness in my heart I love to read Berenstein Bears Jesus loves me I am... | Jenna | 5
24: Jenna's 5!
25: Jenna's birthday was princess fun this year. She invited both boys and girls to her party where they played in the yard and went to the park! Mom even made a special Princess Barbie cake. YUMMY!
26: We took the train downtown which was very very exciting!
27: April 17, 2010 | We were so excited to host Adam and Beth and the boys in April. We loved visiting downtown Chicago and seeing the Field Museum and then Millennium Park to see "The Bean".
28: Meg didn't love watching Daddy get his head shaved! | Blessings to me!
29: St. Baldricks Event | SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF... Our family was honored to be a part of an important event at our school. Ginger Haas organized a fund raiser to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The children raised money and then the boys shaved their heads and the girls got extensions put in their hair. It was an incredible event raising over $18,000 for the cause. We were very proud! | A lot of children participated including a friend who was going through cancer treatments herself | April 30, 2010
30: My three little loves! I am blessed to be your Mom!
31: Happy Mother's Day! May 9, 2010 | For Mother's Day this year, Grandma asked for a new flower bed! Everyone worked together and it turned out fabulous!
32: Jailhouse ROCK | May 14, 2010 | Meg's Spring Musical was JAILHOUSE ROCK. She loved every minute of the performance. The kids were adorable and had so much fun.
33: Down On The Farm | Jenna's Preschool Spring Program was a farm themed event. She sang her little heart out and was adorable as ever. Jenna loved having Mrs. Morris as her teacher this year. | May 19, 2010
34: Little Mount Prospect, Illinois got their 15 minutes of fame, as Lee DeWyze, a local Mount Prospect boy, won American Idol. The girls and I jumped on the bandwagon and went to the welcome home parade for Lee. It was a super fun time!
35: There is nothing more fun than fishing at Tim and Tracy's house!
36: Field Trip to Flick Park | I was so excited to spend a special (and very hot) day with with Jenna and her preschool classmates at Flick Park!
37: Jenna 4 year old preschool | May 24
38: Memorial Weekend | In Bay City | May 2010
39: Swimming, walking on the Pier, biking, gardening, tree climbing, basketball
42: Meg & Jenna's Violin Recital | June 5, 2010
43: Jenna's Ballet Recital June 5, 2010 | We love Miss Linda so much!
44: I am 8 years old I am 4 feet and 2 inches tall I am an incredible reader I am getting a sense of style I love Bella Sara I am a sponge when Dad teaches me history I get to have Deb Deb for school I'm going horseback riding at Camp Luther I'm fun to be around I sometimes don't see eye to eye with Mom and Dad I love to kiss Erin and scare her I play "Witches Dance" on the violin I went to Disney World I am reading "39 Clues" I have glasses I love to eat Mrs. Sand's Poppyseed Chicken If I'm reading, I don't hear anything else My favorite fruit is cantaloupe I decided that I don't like pink I am going to Daddy's basketball camp I wrote a book called "Lost at Sea" The illustrations are amazing I still love horses My favorite vegetables are red and yellow peppers I am Hip Hop dancing I love to hang out with Zoe, Claire, Kate, Tyler, and Colin My favorite show is "Wipeout" I love the color light blue I am great at drawing I love cheeseburgers I love being the oldest in my family I'm so kind-hearted I have a great smile Jesus loves me I am...
45: Meg | 8 yrs
46: Happy Birthday Meg! | We celebrated Meg's birthday with a trip to Portillos with family. She also had a movie, ice cream party with her friends.
47: God's Blessings in our lives.
50: Summer fun at Meadonws Pool!
51: Meg took Hip Hop and Jenna, ballet! | Summer Dancing
52: Green Bay was lots of fun this summer. We spent one morning touring the Train Museum. The kids LOVED going inside all of the different trains. It was pretty awesome!
53: LET'S GO TO LAMBEAU! | We were so excited to visit Lambeau Field and take in the Green Bay Packer pride! It was so much fun! The kids loved going through the tunnel and onto the field! Go Packers!
55: Happy 90th Birthday Grandma Loppnow | What a blessing Grandma Loppnow has been to all of us. In July we celebrated 90 years of life for our wonderful Grandma! We celebrated at a restaurant with her family and closest friends. I was fortunate enough to make a scrapbook for her of her life. It was an amazing celebration! | July 25, 2010
56: FROLF A sport resembling golf using discs thrown at a goal. | Michele and her family stopped by for a visit! | July 27 - 31, 2010
57: Camp Luther 2010 As always, this year at camp was AWESOME. This is such a special place for the Smith family to enjoy vacation. We are blessed.
58: Zip | Zip | Zip
59: Line | Camp Luther added a Zipline this year! It was so much fun! Meg made it up the pole and then came down. Way to go Meg!
63: Horseback Riding | We ended Camp Luther with our annual trip to the stables to ride horses. | 2010
64: Downtown Chicago Trip
65: Lincoln Park Zoo | North Avenue Beach | August 2, 2010
66: Don't mess with Jackson...he's ALL MINE! | Jackson & Erin
68: The best friends a girl could ask for!
69: "It's Harvey Wallbanger Time!" | Jake visits from Turkey and much fun was had by all!
70: Oliver Lake 2010 | Thank you Sharon and Dan, for your beautiful cottage you are so willing to share with us!
71: August 2010
74: HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY CAMERON | Julie had a surprise birthday party for Cam this year! We all had fun dressing like teenagers from different eras!
76: Meg | 3rd grade | Mrs. Rittle | First day of school
77: Jenna | Kindergarten Mrs. Crawford | First day of | August 22, 2010
78: Ravinia | Happy Birthday Julie | September 2010
80: Cross Country | St. Paul | 2010
81: The Lion King | September 29, 2010
82: GO BLUE! | Tom and Eric went to Michigan for a football weekend. They started on Saturday watching University of Michigan, then Sunday, enjoyed a Lions game picking up Adam in Livonia on the way. They even met the U of M starting quarterback Denard "Shoelace" Robinson. | MICHIGAN
83: ST. PAUL LUTHERAN | 5K | It was family fun when the Smiths ran/walked the St. Paul 5K this year. After the race, we celebrated Erin's birthday!
85: I am 2 years old I weigh 25 pounds I am 33 1/4 inches tall I have curly blond hair I have green eyes like Daddy I continue to be "just for fun" I go peepee on the potty I only like eggs for breakfast I love to eat chicken I love my friends Lala, B, and Sara My favorite show is "The Fresh Beat Band" I enjoy hitting my sisters My sisters laugh when I hit them I always ask for a cheesestick I love to say, "Oh Man!" like Swiper I am total sunshine My favorite vegetable is broccoli I love to wear everyone elses shoes I show my power I love tantrums I like to ask Mom, "Where's Dada?" I call ICE and DIAPER CREAM both "ice cream" I sleep with froggy, night night, Minnie, Pluto and Monkey I love pizza I sing perfectly in tune I like daddy the best I love band-aids I sleep 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. I nap 12:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m. I twirl my hair into knots I went to Disney World My favorite fruit is strawberries I love to take baths Jesus loves me I am.... | 2
86: Happy Birthday Bubbers!
87: This year our Erin chose a Doggie Monkey birthday! The big girls helped me put lots of dogs and monkeys on her cake. She just loves being two! Happy Birthday baby!
88: in Shipshewana
89: October 2010 | We had and amazing get away in October to beautiful Shipshewana, IN. We loved seeing the beautiful Amish horse and buggies. The waterpark was pretty cool too!
91: PUMPKIN FARM with the Chizzos!
92: Raking leaves was a little wild this year and BOY was it fun!!!
93: So thankful for many friends!
94: Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat. Trick or treat
95: 2010 | Happy Halloween!
99: God blessed us once again with a fun filled Thanksgiving. We traveled to Bay City, MI to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Young. We always have a great time playing with our cousins Jacob and Evan. We even got to go on a carriage ride in Frankenmuth. The horses were beautiful! Thank you God for family!
102: at Grandma Smith's
103: The Innkeeper's Dinner | December 2010 | I was so lucky to be a part of the Innkeeper's play at St. Paul this Christmas. Many families came to the dinner theater. Baby Jesus (Maggie Gilmer) is always the most exciting part!
105: Our first snow of the season came quickly! We got right in our snowsuits and made a HUGE snowman and even a snowseal! | December 4, 2010
106: 2010 | For Unto Us A Child Is Born
107: St. Paul Church and School Christmas Programs | God has surely blessed us with our St. Paul family. It was fun celebrating Christ's birth with them.
108: Traditions | We don't have many traditions in our family, but every Christmas we make sure Mommy and Daddy get pictures with the girls. I love looking at the pictures from year to year and see how much they've grown.
109: Of all the gifts Erin got this Christmas, her favorite was her Perry the Platypus hat.
110: Jenna got her American Girl doll Ruthie | The big girls put Erin in the bassinet
111: Christmas at Grandma Smith's house | Meg and Bea helped set up the Christmas Village
112: Christmas in Bay City! | Reindeer antlers
113: Jesus' Birthday Cake | Children's Museum
116: Happy New Year Partying into 2011!