Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Year in Review, Part 1

I'm shamelessly copying my friend Sandra's usual yearly review in pictures. Sorry I've been so absent lately. Life just gets busier and busier and I find myself competing for computer time (my pictures are on the main family computer...I need to move them to my laptop, although the kids keep using my laptop as well!)

~~ January 2009 ~~

Measuring snow. Elise loved, loved, loved the snow. Unfortunately, we don't get alot around here.

Right before Elise's first drama club performance. My shy girl loves being a part of the drama club at school.
Not the best picture of us, but what is striking is how much taller Carson has grown during the year. The top of his head now reaches my eyes (that's like a 5-6" growth!!!). Is it any wonder he is constantly outgrowing his pants?

~~ February 2009 ~~

Celebrating Chinese New Year.

Showing some love on Valentine's Day. It didn't last long. :)

Carson's Pinewood Derby from 2009.

~~ March 2009 ~~

Elise and her BFF "V" holding their Young Author books. They both wrote and illustrated a book about China.

Carson during another Cub Scout ceremony when he moved up to the Weebolos.

And we can't forget the 2nd broken wrist. Here's hoping we don't have a 3rd broken bone in 2010 (did I just jinx myself?!?).

And the saddest part of 2009 was losing my Grandmother. This is the last picture I have of her with my kids. Still greatly missed.

~~ April 2009 ~~

Elise's new hair do! She got to the point where she hated having her hair brushed so she decided to have it cut off. She's not had her hair cut since this picture and has decided to try to grow it out for locks of love this year. We'll see if the snarls get the best of that intention.

And soccer started again for the spring. Elise's skills are really improving.

Carson's skills are also really taking off in soccer. He discovered he really enjoyed playing goalie.

But really enjoys all aspects of soccer.

~~ May 2009 ~~
Hmmm...did someone have a birthday in May?!? Oh, yeah, Elise! She reminded us every day from January to May!

Perry got a new tool...or toy? Not sure if the fun factor outweighs the functional factor, but the boys have fun with their new toy.

OK, did my son just age instantly?!? All I see in this picture is the beginning of a teenager. And to be honest, I don't think I like it! I want my cute little boy back! Not that this one isn't cute, but he's bigger, smellier and crabbier!

~~ June 2009 ~~

Elise's bridging ceremony into Brownies. She has the best group of girlfriends in her Brownie troop and amazing leaders.
Again, mini teenager?!?

At some point in the hopefully near future, I'll post part 2 of the year in review!

Happy 2010!


Tammie said...

Wow! I love your review Gretchen!

I can't get over how much Carson has grown this year. Of course, I can remember what he looked like when we were still just waiting for referrals.

Elise has also grown by leaps and bounds this year. Perhaps her growth is not quite as literal in her height, but she has truly made some amazing strides this year.

I can't wait for Part 2.

Karen said...

It is always such fun to look back on the year as we move ahead into the new one- so many memories made and changes! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Vivian M said...

What a difference, Carson and Elise have grown so much this past year! Happy New Year!

Super Mommy said...

Awesome review! I loved going down memory lane with you! Glad to see you are back to posting!!