Before it got any later in 2016, we wanted to post some official holiday photos.
Happy Christmas Eve! We are definitely ready to settle down to a long winter’s nap because our little elf has been keeping us so busy. We have had a month full of holiday activities and wanted to share a few of the pre-xmas pictures. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
This Fall season has been fill with many memories. We took Drew to the same pumpkin patch as we did last year and he was thrilled to run around the fields. It is sweet to see how much he has grown and changed over the last year.
Also, while all the costumes were fun to create last year, we certainly didn’t have the time and Drew didn’t have the stamina to dress up in more than one this time around. We chose Peter Pan because when else is he going to let us put him in green tights? Plus, it seemed like something we could make at home… we think he looks pretty darn cute.
The Great Pumpkin Hunt
We haven’t posted any pictures in awhile, so we thought we would add some pictures of what we have been up to since the last post.
Wow – What a Summer! Even though it has been an unpleasantly hot summer, we still managed to squeeze all the fun out of it we could. People always say you forget how sick you were during pregnancy or how challenging the first few months of infancy are, but it is hard not to think back on last summer and remember how sleep deprived we were and how unsure we felt about every decision.
We made it through that period and are now experiencing toddler-hood; another exhausting but fun stage. Honestly, we would do all of it again if given the choice. Since Drew is now so mobile, we were able to do much more this year. We were lucky enough to have family visit from out of town and also went on a couple small trips. It is exciting to think about what we will be able to do next year when Drew is two.
First Birthday Deserves a First Vacation
For Drew’s first birthday we wanted to celebrate in a big way, so we packed our bags for sunny Southern California and Disneyland. Some of you may think we are crazy to take a trip with a one year old, and you are probably right. However, who wouldn’t want to see your little one light up when meeting Mickey Mouse?
This first year has been amazing and some of the hardest work imaginable. Who knew that such a little bundle required such non-stop attention? Even with all the late nights, endless rocking, and stress, we wouldn’t change one minute and are so thankful to have Drew in our lives. He brings us endless joy, laughs and insight. What follows are many pictures from his first birthday celebration. Sorry if there are too many, but how can you choose from nearly 2000 pictures? (That’s not an exaggeration. It’s further evidence that we are indeed crazy about our son).
The Beach is Aaaamazing!
We spent the first two days of our vacation at the beach. Drew really loved the sand and the water. And loved having his legs get splashed by the waves. In fact, one really big wave came up and totally soaked us – while I was upset that my shorts were now soaked, Drew just squealed with delight.
Disneyland Here we Come!
For all those who think babies wouldn’t enjoy Disneyland, let us tell you, they do. From It’s a Small World to meeting Disney characters, Drew was enchanted. The two days we spent there were totally exhausting, but also so much fun. What a memorable way to spend his first birthday.
Back Home – 1st Birthday Party!
Even though we celebrated on vacation, we still wanted to have a party at home – more celebration is always fun. His party’s theme was Royal – he is our little prince after all.
What will the next year bring?
Spring has been especially fun this year. We are so grateful for Drew’s smile and the amazing sunshine.
Drew has started his journey as a walker. He really got going on Ashley’s birthday with his attempts at walking and just keeps getting better every day. It’s so fun to see him grow and develop!
Happy Valentine’s Day! We can’t even express how much we love this little guy. It seems impossible that just nine months ago we brought home a little baby that couldn’t even focus on us, and now we have a baby on the verge of walking…we are so proud of him.