"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."  (Malala Yousafzai)
Star Wars:  The Force Awakens
Star Wars:  The Force Awakens
I'm 12 years old today!
May 25, 2016
A card and ...
,,, a hug from Charles.
Nolan, Samantha, and the girls sent me ...
... composition books and gel pens!
My first video camera from Mommy and Daddy!
Future movie maker.
May 25, 2016
The First Year
The First Year
The Second Year
The Second Year
The Third Year
The Third Year
The Fourth Year
The Fourth Year
The Fifth Year
The Fifth Year
The Sixth Year
The Sixth Year
The Seventh Year
The Seventh Year
The Eighth Year
The Eighth Year
The Ninth Year
The Ninth Year
The Tenth Year
The Tenth Year
The Eleventh Year
The Eleventh Year
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The Twelfth Year
The Twelfth Year
Off to school.  (May 26, 2016)
* sigh *
Luna watches me get on the school bus.
It's Thyme time.
May 28, 2016
Memorial Day weekend sleepover.
An extended birthday celebration.
A Memorial Day visit from the Cayuga Mihails!
May 30, 2016
May 31, 2016
An award from my music teacher and principal.
Brayden is visiting this week.  (June 3, 2016)
A shopping trip to Jewel.  (June 4, 2016)
Playing Star Wars.
He used the Force on me!
But two can play this game.  (June 5, 2016)
I stand with Malala!
June 6, 2016
Fund raiser for Malala
Dropping off the Malala Fund bag at the post office.
Grandma and Grandpa at my cousin's graduation.
Baltimore | June 2016
Deck art.  (June 6, 2016)
Another shopping trip.
The Swim-A-Thon raises money for my swim club.
They play music while we swim.
The Swim-A-Thon raises money for my swim club.
I swam the breast stroke, ...
... back stroke, and free style.
170 lengths!
That's 85 laps!
170 lengths
85 laps
June 10, 2016
I got my instrument today.
June 13, 2016
Waiting on the summer band camp bus.
June 17, 2016
Our band director.
Our first concert!
Celebrating Johnny's birthday.
June 18, 2016
June 25, 2016
Charles treated us to the show!
On our way to U.S. Cellular Field.
July 4, 2016
My first major league ball game!
Chicago White Sox 8 | New York Yankees 2
July 4, 2016
Waiting on the fireworks.
Greek Fest
July 8, 2016
Greek Fest
July 8, 2016
Andy and Kymm visited us on their honeymoon!
He was amazed, of course.
I showed him my website.
Andy showed me his roller coaster video.
We played Mad Libs and ...
... Charades.
July 11, 2016
My new play set.  (July 29, 2016)
Brayden likes the telescope.
Samantha, Mom, Nolan, and Dad put it together.
Johnny's favorite is the slide.
It has a picnic table.
July 30, 2016
First day of 6th grade!
Puppy Luna watching me get on the bus.
Very sad.
August 16, 2016
FIRST DAY OF 6TH GRADE!
Family Movie Night (October 8, 2016)
October 9, 2016
Julianna's 12th birthday party!
October 22, 2016
I made her a special book of inspirational quotes.
October 22, 2016
Happy birthday, dear Julianna ...
October 22, 2016
We spent the day at a pumpkin patch!
Brayden's first ever pony ride!
Feedng a goat.
October 23, 2016
Everybody took home a pumpkin.
Witches brew.
Oren and Brayden checkin' out the chicks.
Exhausted
I'm a vampire this year.
Another costume by Mom.
Halloween 2016
Halloween 2016
Halloween 2016
My first band concert!
6th Grade Band played Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, The Dreidel Song, and Kwanzaa Celebration
Merrillville Bands 2016 Winter Concert
December 6, 2016 (Pictures by Makaela)
My first band concert!
A visit from Makaela.
December 13, 2016
Early Christmas gifts from Makaela.
Below zero today.
Two hour school delay.
December 15, 2016
Charles is 26 years old today.
December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve
Tracking Santa on NORAD
Christmas 2016
My first phone!
Charles's Star Wars onesie.
Lucas's Yoda shirt.
Kimberly
December 25, 2016
December 25, 2016
Christmas - Chapter Two
December 27
Samantha made me this pillow!
Oren's, Chloe's, and Julianna's hand prints.
Nolan was impressed with my Harry Potter book.
Mommy put together Oren's Little People castle.
Oren
A selfie with Julianna on my new phone.
New Year's Eve 2016
December 31, 2016
Samantha:  beautician extraordinaire
Ta-da!
January 7, 2017
My kitty wasn't that impressed.
Julianna loves my new look.
STAND = Socially Together and Naturally Diverse
We recited the I HAVE A DREAM speech in a video.
... a state sweltering with the heat of injustice ... will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
January 14, 2017
Peace means not judging each other based on  ...
... our skin color, who we love, and what we look like.
Taking the STAND pledge.
STAND sponsors, Mrs. Rogowski and Mrs. Fatouros.
Talking to Mrs. Fatouros about our video.
Mr. Lackey is the school district Director of Diversity.
A sleepover with Thyme.
Of course, painting nails is a required activity.
Brayden has mail from Grandma!
Grandparents Day at Brayden's school.
February 8, 2017
Making a blanket.  (February 5, 2017)
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show.
February 11, 2017
Jammin' with Thyme
Our first ISSMA competition.
Our first ISSMA competition.
We performed three songs.
March 18, 2017
Munster High School
Mission accomplished ... we won GOLD!
Mission accomplished ... we won GOLD!
Kitty Wedgie wants to know when I'm getting up.
Luna still watches me waiting on the bus.
Going out to dinner with Daddy.
All very exciting.
Luna is hypnotized by a little bird.
April 30, 2017
A sleepover with Lucas.
May 6, 2017
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk!
Lake County Fairgrounds
I met Grace.
Walking with our buddy.
May 13, 2017
Purdue Northwest is starting a Best Buddies chapter.
May 19, 2017
STAND friends!
Daddy took me to see Beauty and the Beast!
May 21, 2017
... you can fix your own Ramen noodles.
You know you're grown up when ...
A dinner at Purdue for student teachers.
April 28, 2017
The Fourteenth Year
The Fifteenth Year
The Fourteenth Year
The Fifteenth Year