Sunday, January 10, 2010

Year in Review, Part 2

Finally, part 2 of my walk down memory lane from the past year.
~~ July 2009 ~~

Big trip for Carson. He attended a 2 week camp in the wilderness of Upstate New York. His 3 cousins all came down with H1N1, and we think he had it as well, which put a damper on the trip. It was hard having him so far from him but the trip was a lifechanging one for him.

The kids were glad to be back together, for a very short instant!
While Carson was in NY, Elise and I went to see Annie with her Brownie troop. She loved it!
~~ August 2009 ~~

Love this kid! I've already told him he can't start dating until he's 35.
Elise got to visit with her GIRL cousins! It was great having them visit.
First day of school, 2nd grade. It's been a fantastic year for Elise so far. Fantastic teacher, great progress, strong desire to do well academically.
First day of 5th grade for Carson. He's also having a much better year this year. We've made some changes to eliminate some of the drama with the child he had such problems with last year and that has helped tremendously. He has a great teacher and continues to do well academically.
~~ September 2009 ~~

Father and son. Carson's goal is to be as tall as his dad...and he's quickly catching up!

Carson's love for turtles continues and he often brings them home (and they are quickly "re-homed").
Elise loves her games!
And spends lots of time playing her beloved games.
~~ October 2009 ~~

Another visit from one of her GIRL cousins! Happy day!
Carson had a "Favorite team" day at school....think he likes the Bears?
~~ November 2009 ~~

We started our holiday baking right after Thanksgiving. Elise LOVES to help roll out the dough and make cut out cookies.
Carson even got in on the fun...although I think his motivation had to do with eating cookie dough.
And our football season FINALLY came to an end...WITH THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! :)
~~ December 2009 ~~

Elise opening presents on Christmas Eve.

Elise playing with her cousin, Isaiah. He just adores her and loves to play with her. Well, he loves to play with all the big kids when he comes to visit.
I have to end this post with a picture of my kids getting I remember that they actuallyt DO get along from time to time. In fact, I think I captured EVERY time they got along in these past 2 posts! :)


Karen said...

Yet more great photos of some special shared times! Especially like that last photo of your two-wishing you many more moments of sibling cooperation and love in the new year! ;)

Tammie said...

I love these walks down memory lane!

Super Mommy said...

Great pictures!! So glad Elise is enoying school and doing well. Your kids are precious Gretchen!

Vivian M said...

That last picture is my favorite! And by the way, Kerri is not allowed to date until she is 40 (per hubby).