Dec 31, 2010

The Year in Review....

I just realized that my last post was #300!  So for number 301, and to ring in 2011, I thought I'd do a photo recap of 2010...


Nana came to visit...

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LP started using sign language a lot (here he's saying "milk")

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And he started really walking on his own!

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LP flew for the first time (and we all survived!)...

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When we went to Las Vegas to visit Paul's brothers and our niece.

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LP loves his cousin Lilli

And work commenced on my basement craft room!

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LP and I took a trip to Pennsylvania to visit my parents...


We also visited my college roomie at our alma mater...


And had fun playing with her two kids as well as with the son of another college friend...



Then we took cheesy family photos:




We built a shed in our yard


LP helped with the gardening


And we had an Easter Egg Hunt at Grammy and Papa's house...



We built a sandbox for LP...

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LP had his first real ice cream cone...

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We did some landscaping...

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And Paul tore down our chainlink fence and put up a gorgeous split rail fence...

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Nana came to visit...

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And so did a baby owl!


I went to Michigan where I spent the weekend in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright,


Visited with my family and our dear family friends,


And watched my baby brother graduate from law school.



 In June I whipped up a stuffed Cookie Monster...

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And LP spent tons of time outside playing with buckets of water...

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In July we went to Pennsylvania and went to the zoo with Nana and Pappy

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LP brushed a goat and had fun with Pappy.

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We also went to a Firemen's Parade...

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Celebrated Paul's birthday...

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And went to the zoo- again!

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In August we went to Cape Cod for the day to visit with my high school friends and their kids....

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And then went back for a week with Paul's family who'd flown out from Vegas...

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LP loved playing with cousin Lilli again...

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And enjoyed playing at the beach...

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We saw my high school roomie again while on the Cape!

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In September Uncle Spencer and his fiance Frances came to visit (newly engaged!)

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And read LP lots of stories!

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We started work on Little Paul's Big Boy Bedroom...

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And LP and I went to Pennsylvania where we saw:

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Aunt Sue

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G.G. (Great Grandma)

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and Aunt Cindi!

We also helped Pappy feed the deer in the backyard:

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He was James the Train for Halloween....

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And we finished up LP's Big Boy Bedroom and moved him in!

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In November we celebrated Little Paul's second birthday!

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With a big train table,

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And a train cake!

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On Thanksgiving we visited the LeBaron family ancestors...

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And then ate the hugest turkey ever cooked for just 5 people, carved by the creepiest turkey carver:

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And the next day we picked out our Christmas tree!

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We decorated for Christmas...

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Made gingerbread houses with our friends...

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And baked cookies with Daddy...

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And then, we celebrated!

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And played in the snow!

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All in all, 2010 was a wonderful year!  With any luck, 2011 will be even better!

Happy New Year to you all, and best wishes for 2011!

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