Bowling on my birthday!
I'm 8 years old today!
... bowled with me.
May 25, 2012
Charles ...
... Mommy and ...
... Daddy ...
The yummiest cake I ever ate!
A winning lottery ticket from Charles!
Mommy's decorations were impressive.
A Dixie Chicks concert!
Construction paper and a journal that I can illustrate.
Grandma called me to say 'Happy Birthday!'
I won first place in the Read-A-Thon!
May 25, 2012
I read 100 books to raise money for the library.
I got my trophy on my birthday.
A tower of 150 crayons for my birthday.
A 'thank you' note for Mommy and Daddy. (May 26)
"The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of a better humanity."  (Marie Montessori)
The Eighth Year
The Eighth Year
I made this flower for my teacher. (May 29)
The last day of first grade.
'Cowboy, take me a-w-a-a-a-y-y-y!'
Visiting Virginia ...
... Michelle and ...
... Michelle at Purdue. (May 31, 2012)
June 6, 2012
I'm a sidewalk chalk artist.
I read two books today!
On hot days ...
... water. (June 20, 2012)
... Brayden and ...
... I like to play with ...
Celebrating Miss Virginia's award!
Miss Casey is back!
Playing 'Spot It' with Miss Michelle.
I saw 'Brave' today in 3-D.  (June 28, 2012)
I saw 'Brave' today in 3-D.  (June 28, 2012)
July 14, 2012
I love it!
My annual summer haircut!
My friend Sabrina's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's
Picking out my prizes.
I attended Daddy's class for the first time. (July 16, 2012)
A play date with Sabrina.
July 27, 2012
Artists at work.
Uncle Andy paid us a surprise visit!
It was so good to see him!
We had lots of fun!
July 29, 2012
I'll buy it.
Time out.  Birdseed in my shoe.
You found me.
Practicing for ...
... the 2024 Olympics.
August 11, 2012
Playing with Brayden.
He likes to sweep the little house.
That's good work for a boy.
The long and short of it.
Livin' high on the frog.
Lawnmower boy.
August 11, 2012
Princess Eva
Shhhhh.  (I'm hiding.)
I met a nice police officer at our school's ice cream social.
I saw a police helicopter, too.
Cool!  (August 19, 2012)
It's the first day of second grade!
August 22, 2012
Mr. Zookeeper puts Gorilla to bed.
Gorilla takes Mr. Zookeeper's keys.
But, uh oh!
The animals go into his house and snuggie down to sleep.
Good night, Gorilla.  Zzzzzzzz.  (September 1, 2012)
Mrs. Zookeeper takes the animals back to the zoo.
My award for citizenship, academics, and attendance.
Student of the Month | September 2012
Congratulations from my principal ...
... my daddy.  (October 8, 2012)
... my teacher and ...
42nd Street! (October 24, 2012)
Bath tub fun with Auntie Eva.
Bubbles everywhere!
October 26, 2012
My Halloween costume for 2012!
I'm a bride.
Buying a Taffy Apple at my school's Monster Bash.
Daddy took me trick or treating.  (October 31, 2012)
Of course, Mommy made my costume.
October 30
I'm learning to swim.
November 1
If I could've voted ...
If I could've voted ...
Eva Catherine Mihail
Mrs. Claus and Santa visited our school!
Winter Fest (December 8, 2012)
Christmas morning with my brothers.
Santa brought me a Madame Alexander doll!
The Brave DVD!
Santa was very good to me.
I named by new doll Alexandra (Alex, for short).
A secret box for my spy gear.
Wedgie, the Christmas cat.
Merida!
Rudolph Monopoly. of course.
Charles is 22 years old today.  (December 24, 2012)
Reading Christmas books on Christmas Eve.
December 24, 2012
I bought Grandma a tote bag.
I bought a tape measure for Grandpa with my own money.
The first thing he measured was ME.
Boxcar books from Grandma and Grandpa.
Doll clothes from Grandma and Grandpa!
I have the best Grandma and ...
Visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Minnesota!
... Grandpa! (December 26)
Alexandra and Tina were so excited!
They gave me doll accessories, too!
Aunt Cathy and Cousin Marin
Aunt Sherri
Cousin Margaret
I won a game!
The next day, we went bowling.
December 27
Grandma taught me how to cut carrot coins.
Grandpa helped, too.
The next day, we went to The Club.
December 28
I showed Grandma what I learned in my swimming lessons.
Kickboard?  We don't need no steeeeenking kickboard!
Look at me!  I'm under water!
I'm swimming!
Grandma was impressed!
She told me I could do it.
She was right.
You did it!
December 28, 2012
Wow!
Swimming by myself for the first time.
Look, Grandma!
December 28, 2012
Our last night in Minnesota.
Back home in Indiana (December 31)
I love reading to Brayden.
January 20, 2013
Going to class at Purdue.
Michelle made me a sock monkey!
I met Dr. Katie.  She's a literacy professor.
I saw Auntie Lisa, Dr. Bob, and Ms. Bonnie.
(They have a nail salon at Purdue!)
January 24, 2013
Braiding Sabrina's hair.
Spelling homework.  (February 20, 2013)
A trophy and t-shirt for finishing my first season.
Daddy calls me Nemo.
March 11
Swimming in the big pool.
Coach Tamara says I'm awesome.
Practicing my kick.
My trophy and t-shirt!  (March 11)
Flowers, gift card, and a hug for Coach Tamara. (March 14)
Waiting for the Easter Bunny.
The hunt is on.
Look at all the eggs I found.
Sharing an egg with Brayden.
Easter Bunny brought Brayden's treats to our house.
M-m-m-m ... Fruit Snacks.
March 31
Easter 2013
Alex is disguised as the Easter Bunny.
Catch, Alex!
March 31, 2013
Going out for a pass.
Got it!
Celebrating Alex's and Daddy's birthdays!
I made the team!
April 18, 2013
... one 25 yard free, one 25 yard back, and one 50 yard back.
Tonight is my first swim meet!
I'm entered in three events ...
May 8, 2013
My name in lights!
Our events are written on our arms.
Mom and Dad came to cheer me on!
Last minute instructions from Coach Chris.
A visit from Brayden.
April 27
May 12, 2013
Mother's Day 2013
I made Mommy a card and bought her a card.
You put a smile on my face, Mommy.
A birthstones book I made for Mommy.
My annual spring haircut.  (May 17, 2013)
May 18, 2013
My dog, Zeke.
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