Friday, January 9, 2009

2008 in Review - Part 1

Unfortunately 2008 began with the passing of Chris' mother on January 15th. She was one of the best mothers, mother-in-laws and grandmothers that anyone could ask for. She has been missed and will always be missed by anyone who even had the pleasure of meeting her. She had been battling lung cancer for over 4years. She had hope that she would overcome this disease and was strong the whole way to the end.

Charles, Lea and Grayson in 2005.

The year progressed and we celebrated Grayson's 3rd birthday! He wanted a Thomas themed party. I think I had to light his Thomas candle 4 times that day because he kept wanting us to sing to him so he could blow out the candle!
Grayson playing with his Thomas laptop.
Next brought on Easter. The kids put out their baskets and slept while the Easter Bunny filled them up.
The Easter baskets after the Bunny visited

In April we visited the Whitaker Center with friends.

Jason, his friend Matt and Grayson playing with the water.

We also visited Lake Tobias and rode the safari bus with some more friends.

Abigail, Jackson, Jason and Grayson

May brought on Jason's 5th birthday. He wanted his party at the bowling alley with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.

Uncle Ed helping Jason blow out his candles with Grayson and Ethan trying to help.

June brought on a trip the Hershey's Chocolate World and a ride through the simulated factory tour. We also saw the Really Big 3D show, which was amusing.

Jason and Grayson on the factory tour.

In July, Jason started swimming lessons at Penn State Harrisburg. He proved to be quite the swimmer for his first time in swimming lessons.
Jason with his swimming instructor.

July also brought us back to Hershey for a fun day at Hershey Park.

Jason with the Reese Cup character.

And a trip to the PA State Museum for a Planetarium show and playing in the Curiosity Connection room.

Grayson picking apples from the apple tree.

We were way too busy last year to put it all in one blog. Look for part 2 coming soon!

1 comment:

alisha said...

I used to go to the community swimming pool to take my swimming lessons. I must say the trainers there are very professional and friendly.