Jack Alexander Deslauriers Keathley-Helms celebrates his fourth birthday with a dinosaur cake made by his mother. He is the son of Derek Helms and Tasha Keathley-Helms, who submitted the picture.
KU cousins Anneliese Marguerite Lockwood and Nathan Mark Hines, both 1 month old, share a Jayhawk legacy. Parents are Bobby and Shannon Lockwood, Lawrence, and Mark and Wendi Hines, Parkville, Mo. The November outing was at Grandma Sharon Newell's home. Also attending were Nathan's grandparents, Oren and Lynn Ward, Shell Knob, Mo.
Aaron Reed, 6, and Chase Reed, 4, show their Orange Bowl spirit. They are the sons of Charles and Ann Reed, Lawrence, and the grandsons of Cary and Becky Standiferd, Topeka, and Ron and Nancy Reed, Oskaloosa. Nancy Reed submitted the photo.
The South Junior High eighth-grade Lady Cougars basketball team with coach Bob Garvin. Maley Wilkins submitted the picture.
Connor Nelson, 1, gets ready for a Kansas University football game by wearing a jacket with his favorite player's number on it. He is the son of Allen and Leslie Nelson, Tonganoxie. Leslie Nelson submitted the picture.
Five generations celebrate Bertha Beguelin's 100th birthday. From left are Barbara Kluver, Sadye Bell, 4, Bertha Beguelin, Elizabeth Bell and Robert Beguelin, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
The Blaze win the seventh-grade boys Lawrence Athletics MAYB tournament in Lawrence. In the back row, from left, are Kevin Stuever, coach, Cody Stanclift, Wilson Hack, Shane Willoughby, Caleb Gaylord, Jacob Caldwell and Mike Willoughby, coach. In the front row are Dane McCullough, Alex Green, Chris Heller and C.J. Stuever. Michelle Hack submitted the picture.
Spencer Grob, 10, gets a chance to act as honorary captain for the Chiefs during their game against the Tennessee Titans after winning a contest sponsored by Price Chopper and Coca-Cola. He was on the sidelines before the game and on the field for the coin toss. His aunt, Janice Grob, entered him in the contest. He is the son of Dean and Connie Grob, Lawrence. Dean Grob submitted the picture.
Santa and Kaylyn Marie Messick, 6 weeks, catch up on some lost sleep. Kaylyn is the daughter of Kevin and Beth Messick, Lathrop, Mo.; the granddaughter of Jeff and Sammie Messick, Lawrence; and the great-granddaughter of Ella and Sam McNatt, Lawrence. Sammie Messick submitted the picture.
Bryce Smith, 6, checks out all the items his friends brought him to donate to the Lawrence Humane Society in lieu of his birthday presents. He is the son of Wes Smith and Lisa Leroux-Smith, who submitted the picture.
Colin Hoffman, 1, front, and his brother, Braden, 4, watch in awe as a giant menorah is lit in South Park in Lawrence to celebrate Hanukkah. They are the sons of Chad and Melissa Hoffman and the grandsons of Tim Allen, Phyllis Allen, Penny Mitchell and Dennis and Gina Hoffman. Melissa Hoffman submitted the picture.
Andrew Solcher, 10, right, gets a jersey signed by Alberto Contador, the winner of the 2007 Tour de France, left. Andrew is the son of Scott and Diane Solcher, Lawrence. Scott Solcher submitted the picture.
Sixth-graders Nicholas Board, left, Eva Upman, Louisa Holland and Jared Bewley, all from Schwegler School, display the pictures they made for the Project Alert program, a series of 11 lessons about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and peer pressure, and teaches children about refusal skills, decision making and staying healthy. Kea Wormsley, counselor and mental health professional at Schwegler, submitted the picture.
Triton Ybarra, 3, Emporia, watches the Lawrence Christmas Parade. He is the son of Tony and Shellie Ybarra. Triton's cousin, Tisha Adams, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kiyan Alrobaire, 4, builds a small snowman in his front yard. He is the son of Anthony Alrobaire, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Jared Radford, 9, displays his collection of Legos. He is the son of Rocky and Becky Radford, Lawrence. Becky Radford submitted the picture.
Ninth-graders from West Junior High School perform as part of the Northeast District Kansas Music Educators Association Honor Orchestra. From left are Dakota Driscoll, Victoria Gilman, Kim Carter, Ethan Fisher, Kelly Phipps and Amanda Giele. Their orchestra teacher, Elaine Williams, submitted the picture.
Parker Stewart, 2, poses in her Jayhawk sweatshirt while watching a Kansas University football game at her house in Lawrence. She is the daughter of Casey and Jessica Stewart.
Dave and Lisa Rueschhoff and family, with relatives from North Carolina and friends, took a houseboat trip to Lake Powell in August. The picture was taken at Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah. Dave Rueschhoff submitted the picture.
Jayhawk fans Mike and Kathy Gretencord and their grandchildren spend Christmas in their KU attire. From left are Mike Gretencord, Rilyn Sommer, Abby Toumberlin, Mackinzie Snow, Emma Toumberlin, Kathy Gretencord, Carter Sommer and Megan Snow. Kathy Gretencord submitted the picture.
Nixi Swedlund, 10, and her brother, Chris Bruns, 17, stand by a scene they created in their front yard of miniature snowmen in battle. They are the children of Scott Swedlund and Tiva M. Bruns, Lawrence. Tiva Bruns submitted the picture.
Amelia WEil, 14, left, Maya weil, 18, and Nicolette Weil, 21, are ready to serve tea at the Lawrence Public Library's annual children's tea party, which had a cowboy theme this year. Their mother, Malika Lyon, submitted the picture.
Six-month-old Molly is Kayla Walter's back-seat driver. Kayla is the daughter of Amy Walters and the granddaughter of Marshall and Elonda Hogue, all of Baldwin City. Marshall Hogue submitted the picture.
Gilbert Brown, left, and his son, Jamal Brown, celebrate Southwest Junior High School's victory over South Junior High School for the Lawrence City Wide Championship. Sheryl Cherry, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Some of the 45 Douglas County 4-H'ers enrolled in clothing, heritage arts and home environment who constructed 21 blankets for Project Linus as part of a community service day at the Douglas County Extension Office. Emily Morehouse, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Friends gather around the Christmas tree for a holiday picture. The parents are high school friends celebrating at their annual holiday party for their dinner club. In the back row, from left, are Kaden Hill, 3, son of Nate and Erica Hill; Braden, 4, and Colin Hoffman,1, sons of Chad and Melissa Hoffman; Madelyn Hill, 5, daughter of Nate and Erica Hill; Ava Ashley,1, daughter of Mike and Holly Ashley; and Kylie Mehojah, 3, daughter of Billy and Erin Mehojah. In the front row are Kylie's sister, Kayla Mehojah, 1; Kinzley Joles, 8 months, daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Joles; Emma Wiley, 10 months, daughter of Isaac and Jana Wiley; and Cooper Sullivan, 1, son of Travis and Susie Sullivan, who submitted the picture.
Carter Herron, 2, left, and Thomas Brabbs, 3, take a break from hiking with their parents in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine. Their parents, Erik and Lea Herron, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Blaise Brewer, 1, gets his first haircut at Downtown Barber Shop in Lawrence. He is the son of Kurt and Alice Brewer, Lawrence. Alice Brewer submitted the picture.
Deaken Frentrop, Lawrence, and Dakota Bruner, Eudora, attend a wrestling tournament in Perry. Both boys wrestle for the Lawrence Coyotes. Deaken took second place and Dakota took first place in their brackets. Lindsay Frentrop submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Heat Volleyball team celebrates a great start to its club season by winning a tournament in Independence, Mo. In the back row, from left, are Sami Johnson, Karisa Sanders, Kasey Waite, Rachel Kelly and coach Van Schaffer. In the front row are Nicole Bostick, Rachael Schaffer and McKenzie Dever. Carolyn Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.