Well, the new year brought us lots of
joy sickness. Yay. Somehow I'm still healthy (as of now..), but I'm living in a house full of germs. Really. Fevers all around. Is it bad that sometimes I wish I was the sick one so somebody could just take care of me all day? Yeah, that's bad. And totally messed up...but true.
Instead of whining about how exhausted I am of taking care of everyone and how stir-crazy I am from being stuck in the house, I'm going to celebrate 2012.
I've learned a lot.
and a lot more, I'm sure.
Here's a quick re-cap of our 2012, via instagram because, well, instagram is awesome. I love that it allows me to capture life's precious moments so simply and beautifully.
(had to cheat here..apparently I joined instagram last February..)
1. Jude's first snow 2. Kellyn 3. teething 4. pretty princess 5. Daddy 6. peek-a-boo 7. my little baldy 8. sweet girl 9. wrestling already
1. is it spring yet? 2. our little artist 3. big boy 4. just chillin' 5. daddy-daughter love 6. all of us 7. yes, she is asleep. and, yes, she is wearing three pairs of sunglasses 8. love them 9. flowers 10. Kellyn & me 11. car cart!!! 12. silly girl 13. Jude's new wheels 14. birthday boy! 15. my messy little goober 16. on our way to the aquarium
1. Jude's 3rd birthday cake! ha! 2. leaves a path of destruction everywhere he goes 3. date niiiight! Hunger Games! 4. ahh, it makes my heart sing to see them like this 5. "Look Mommy! I have a mustache!" 6. my sweet Kellyn conked out on me. so sweet. 7. super Kellyn 8. she'll probably wear this every day now. the stink face has got to go though! 9. what's wrong with this picture? Jude has the longest hair! 10. why does this kid insist on throwing q-tips on my floor on a weekly basis?? 11. baby Converses=super cute 12. jackpot!
1. freckles 2. Kellyn's special birthday breakfast 3. if only I knew what these happy little babbles meant.. 4. we are loving this weather 5. what's up, doc? 6. is it just me or does Jude look really big today?
1. at the playground 2. May 19th 3. Wegman's 4. apparently too big for Mommy's help with sunblock 5. it's cool kid shoe day 6. taking a stroll down Penny Lane 7. soap making party 8. newlyweds 9. sisters 10. Jude's sweet kicks 11. Platypus hat! 12. She said she doesn't look like Steve Urkle. She looks like a ladybug gun bc it's funny. Whatttt? 13. that awkward moment when you have to straddle a stranger at graduation to fit in the bleachers 14. windblown 15. little couch potato 16. Jude needs to grow some hair or agree to keep a hat on his bald little head!
1. proud owner of a new hamster--Petco didn't have bunnies 2. Kellyn and Jude's new toy 3. sitting like a lady 4. Kellyn got blue hair at the Codorus Blast 5. Jude's first boat ride! so cute in his little lifevest 6. picking strawberries 7. Jude enjoying my smoothie with his little pinky out 8. just hanging out in Kellyn's room 9. new favorite: nutella and marshmallow 10. double fistin' 11. who wants to watch these cuties so Mommy can take Daddy out for a stress-free dinner? 12. Happy Father's Day!
1. proud to be holding sweet Jaina 2. kisses from my Kellyn 3. sand angels 4. the Florida rain 5. Jude's first carnival ride 6. family movie night..slumber party style 7. sweet sibling snuggles 8. finally washed Jude's duck. hopefully he still likes it now that it doesn't smell like old drool 9. can you tell I'm bored yet? instagramming the day away 10. first 10k! woo! 11. cutie 12. little beauty 13. lots of tootsies 14. Kellyn & I 15. sweet Jude 16. afterwards :)
1. such a beautiful day 2. someone must be tired 3. Happy Birthday Mum Mum! Love you! 4. who does this kid think he is? 5. sandbox 6. found these old tiaras in the basement 7. we love ikea 8. can you say "boy"? 9. it's amazing how much better her paintings are getting 10. daddy-daughter 11. left foot is Jude's. Right foot is Kellyn's. Crazy, huh?! 12. drumming at breakfast
1. #snazzy 2. looking cute in her rain boots 3. "I'm a sloth!" 4. taking a stroll around the school before we drop her off 5. off to dance for the first time 6. aww, everyone wants tickled by Mommy 7. Kellyn's first day 8. cool dude 9. no wonder there was no fussing during our family run 10. my husband rocks 11. kissy face 12. at my first wine tasting festival!
1. EVERY time he swings in this swing he keeps his eyes closed! hahaha #sweet #dimples 2. daddy and Kellyn leaving Park City Mall 3. wrote her own name! Notice how she went a little crazy with that "E"! 4. tickles from Mum Mum 5. Mommy and Jude sneaking some dunkin while Daddy and Kellyn are at work and school.. 6. donut and playground? this boy's day has been made. Go Mommy! 7. best big sister ever. I walked in to find her toothbrush hanging out of her mouth as she was putting toothpaste on Jude's toothbrush for him! 8. bad hair day 9. it's been one of those days..two days in a row 10. Kellyn curls 11. Mama's little helper 12. our 6th annual pumpkin carving contest
1. Baby it's cold outside! Off to get our Christmas tree!!! 2. waiting for dinner 3. this kid thinks I'm hilarious #egoboost 4. #sunset last night 5. our first family race! 5k 6. #owling hahaha 7. sometimes it's just easier to let them do what they want #gowiththeflow 8. BOTH asleep at the same time! God knew I needed a break after yesterday! #thisneverhappens #momlife 9. "my best friend today," says the mother who didn't get to sleep until 3am. Kids...... 10. my little buddy 11. he just realized he has nipples. Haha! Happy Thanksgiving :) 12. so #blessed to be able to stay home with these two 13. Twiliiiight! #datenight 14. our little helper 15. waiting for the #dentist 16. my Kellyn sleeping next to her Christmas tree :)
1. #locksoflove #goodbyelonghair #mustache 2. this is his "CHEEEEESE!" face 3. Kellyn just tied this all by herself! #biggirl 4. we'll take 70degree weather in December anytime! #sunshine 5. on our way to Kellyn's first Christmas program #whendidshegetsobig ??! 6. seeing these two love on each other fills my heart w/ joy:) #morningsnuggles 7. getting used to this #shorthair 8. #snow 9. making popcorn over the fire w/ Popsie 10. she wore her new earmuffs to sleep since Jude was "crying it out" #sheissofunny 11. i love how musical this boy already is #mamasboy 12. #happynewyear 13. still playing in this box..3 weeks later 14. this is how you wear a baby #babysitterintraining 15. new #familytradition 16. Mommy-Jude time :)
2012 was the most difficult, but best year of my life :)
2012 was the most difficult, but best year of my life :)
2013, bring it on!