This has been an eventful summer, that is for sure. On June 20th, Sydney helped us welcome her new
cousin, Madison Louise Milton, into the world! Madison was born on Father's Day (so was Sydney! it must run in the family!).
On June 23rd, Sydney was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis . Since the diagnosis, we have been spending lots of time going to doctor appointments. Fortunately, we have
also been able to have some fun in the midst of all the appointments! Sydney is now running all over the place and loves
to explore (and get in to) everything! She is so active. She went to her first wedding this July and had
a great time dancing at the reception. The wedding was in Columbus, Ohio (where she was born) so while we were there,
she also got to visit her friend Emily Walker (who is only 30 hours older than Sydney!) and her friend Ashleigh Dersom (who
is 2 months younger) along with many grown-up friends.
This August has been a fun month for Sydney! She went to a birthday party for her cousin Briena (who
turned 2) and she was a big part of a Suprise Birthday Party for her Grandma Milton (aka GaGa). She also went to her
first parade (Markle Wildcat Days) and she LOVED it! She had a great time waving at the people and floats. She especially
enjoyed the bands, baton girls and horses (as did her MaMa!). She rode on a train at the Festival and played with her
friends Kayden and Grace.
September is here and the summer is quickly coming to a close but that isn't slowing Sydney down!
She went to her 2nd parade this month (and has 3 more coming in the next 2 weeks) and she also made her second trip to the
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. She LOVED the zoo (again) One of her favorite parts this time was the Petting Zoo where
she "woofed" at the goats, hugged them and brushed them. Her other favorite part of the zoo was playing in the fountains
(she was completely soaked)! She also enjoyed riding on the African Safari Jeep Tour and the Australian Log Ride.
This month she also watched both her Uncle Brian and her Grandpa Milton coach their Cross-Country teams at a meet. That
was her 2nd Cross-Country meet ever and she was very proud of them! What a BUSY GIRL!!!
All in all, it has been a great summer for Sydney. We have had a few obsticles to over come but nothing
we couldn't get through with the love and support from family and friends and most definately from God.
Sydney loves fall!!! This fall she is keeping busy by playing outdoors (she loves running through
piles of leaves!) and going to Wee Read at the public library. She also enjoys visiting her new house that is being
built and playing with the rocks across the street.
Wow, this has been an exciting winter for Sydney!! She is all settled into the new house and LOVING
all the extra room she has now! She is getting SO BIG and is looking more and more like a little girl rather than a
toddler these days! She has been keeping busy by going to Wee Read and Toddlers in Motion and having playdates with
her friend Grace.
March/April: Sydney is certainly glad that Spring is finally here because it means
that she gets to spend more time OUTDOORS!!! She loves the outdoors! With some warmer weather now here, she loves
to walk her baby in the stroller, play with rocks, get down and dirty in her muddy yard (no grass in our yard yet!) and take
walks with Mamma, Dadda and Kobie! Sydney has also been adding more words to her (fairly small) vocabulary. In
the past 2 weeks, she has learned to say: cookie, thank you, yellow, blue, bench, and cheese! Gooooooo Sydney!
This May, Sydney started learning the Alphabet!! It all started out of the blue one day when she pointed
to the letter O and said "O"! We were very suprised by this so we got out the letter magnets and started going through
them with her. She now knows the letters: A, B, C, D, E, I, K, L, M, O, P, S, and T!!! On May 31st, Sydney and
Mommy were shopping at Lowe's (like they do every other day or so!!) and Sydney pointed to the Lowe's sign and said "S".
Mommy was very excited about this!! Sydney also attended her first Great Strides Walk to celebrate raising money to
help cure Cystic Fibrosis. Check out the Great Strides 2005 page for more details and pictures!
We have been getting ready for Sydney's Birthday and we just can't believe that she is already almost 2
years old! She is just growing like a weed both inside and out!