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...

January

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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February


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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March


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

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

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

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Then we took cheesy family photos:

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April

We built a shed in our yard

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LP helped with the gardening

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

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May


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!

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

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Visited with my family and our dear family friends,

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And watched my baby brother graduate from law school.

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June

 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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July

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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August

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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September

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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October

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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November


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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December


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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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