Monday, November 1, 2010

Brooke had two costumes this year for Halloween. At school she was an M&M and for trick-or-treat night she was a witch.

Brooke and her friend Audrey.

We took Audrey with us one night to see a Charlie Brown musical at the local high school and later treated them to ice cream. In the car, they wanted to hear 'Party in the USA'. When Keith & I sang along, we overheard Brooke saying to her friend in disgust "welcome to my world" and Audrey's reply was "I like your world". Ha!

We miss Abbey!

We lost Abbey on September 30, 2010. She was the most loyal dog, listened and trained well! She battled severe heart disease for 2 1/2 years and was a real trooper. She would have been 12 years old in January.

Such a little sweetie!

Meggie misses Abbey too. She sure wishes Abbey were still here to wear this silly Halloween costume! :)

In August, we traveled to Michigan for Kip and Janie's wedding. It was very nice and Brooke had fun being in the wedding.

I wonder what is going through their minds???
Playing with cousins at the Walter Family Reunion. Brooke's absolute favorite event!

New this year...Uncle Kenny bought a horse and buggy and took the kids for a ride. Fun!

The Silly Band Era

Silly bands come and silly bands go. Here Brooke created a crown with all her silly bands. The fad seems to be over now. What should one do with 400 silly bands?

Here Brooke and Abigail are all 'Sweet and Sassy' as we arrive for the American Idol Tour Concert. They loved it!

In all Brooke's excitement leading up to the concert (for days) - she ended up falling asleep towards the end. :)

Love the Ohio State Fair

O.k. get me off this thing before I get sick!

This is about the only roller coaster I can handle. Who wants to take Brooke to Cedar Point?
We finally made it to the Olentangy Caverns this was interesting but Brooke was a little spooked at times with the
'underneath world'.

Trying out tennis this summer and even with the heat, Brooke liked this week long camp.

Brooke tried out girls softball this spring and wasn't so sure about it at the beginning but ended up liking it and improved as time went on. Go Brooke!

She enjoyed the social part probably a little more than the game itself.

School's out...Now summer fun!

First swim in the pool with friends...
Abigail, Morgan and Julianne.

Brooke at her 7 1/2 Luau Birthday party.

The kids all lining up to start the pool games - Fun!

Pool Construction '09 -'10

It was a long process of 8 months from beginning to glad we are now at the end of that project. It was worth the wait!

Ducks were the first to take a swim...