Cute kids and pets have a home on the weekly Your News page that publishes Wednesdays.
It was a tough task, but we whittled the 52 reader-submitted images from the past year down to our favorite five. Here they are, along with the original caption information.
Want in? Send us a photo of kids and/or pets taken within the past year. Photo subjects and/or photographers must live in the Wenatchee World’s circulation area.
Send high-resolution photos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Reader Scrapbook” in the subject line, or mail photos to Reader Scrapbook, Features Department, The Wenatchee World, P.O. Box 1511, Wenatchee, WA, 98807-1511.
Include daytime phone number, date and place photo was snapped, who is in the picture, subject’s hometown, name of child’s parents or the pet owner and what is happening in the photo.
Questions? Call features assistant Anna Lopez at 661-6372.
— Marco Martinez, features editor
Left: Sisters Haidyn Stroud, 5, and Rhowyn Stroud, 3, have some fun by making eyeglasses out of apple slices as they help make apple pies for Thanksgiving.
Karen Haire of Leavenworth took this photo of her co-worker’s daughters in her home.
They are the daughters of Chris and Charlee Stroud of Leavenworth.
“The girls really enjoyed making the pies. They helped cut and core the apples, measure the ingredients and assemble the pies. They also enjoyed eating them and sharing them with their family!” said Haire.
Right: Four-year-old Skyler Johnson proudly shows her patriotic spirit while posing at the Fourth of July parade in George.
Mary Anne Webley of Quincy captured this photo of her great-niece at a family gathering.
Skyler is the daughter of Jeremiah and Tara Johnson of Wenatchee and the granddaughter of Craig and Debbie Webley of Quincy.
“The parade was the first activity we enjoyed together that day. The kids really enjoyed the bouncy house, face painting, ice cream and cherry pie,” said Mary Anne.
Left: Eli settles in for a nice snooze next to his doll.
Diane Charlton of East Wenatchee recently snapped this photo of her cat. The cat also belongs to her husband, Don Charlton.
“We should have rescued another cat for companionship for Eli, but I think he has found a nice alternative in his rag-doll buddy.
He is a very laid-back cat that we love to spoil rotten. His only activity is bird hunting, and he is pretty good at it,” said Diane.
Right: Four-year-old Cohen Farr examines the baby bird he and his siblings rescued outside their East Wenatchee home.
Joy Farr took this photo of her son. Cohen and his siblings — 10-year-old Danissa, 7-year-old Ethan and 4-year-old twin sister Chezney — found the bird sitting on the ground on the side of their house.
“We could see the nest above the house but we had no way of returning the baby bird to the nest so we brought it into the house. We placed it in a bowl lined with paper towels and fed it wet cat food from the handle of a spoon. We learned a lot about birds that night!
After a day of caring for it, we placed it back where we had found it, hoping that its parents would care for it,” said Joy.
Left: Seven-month-old Hayden Stanger is all smiles as he enjoys his first candy cane and proudly shows off his new teeth.
April Roberts captured this photo of Hayden while babysitting at her Chelan home.
Hayden is the son of Scott and Jamie Stanger of East Wenatchee.
“He is starting to get more and more teeth. He loves showing them off to everyone and biting on everything,” said Scott.