Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in Review

Wow! I thought 2010 brought changes!

When I look back over our year, I feel so incredibly blessed. Our girls have gone from babies to toddlers. It's such a joy to watch them grow!

In 2011 we:

Played in the snow

We celebrated a first birthday!

We learned to walk.

I broke up with the breast pump.

We started wearing pigtails (some days it's still like trying to herd cats, but the cuteness factor makes it very worthwhile) and figured out how to use smart phones.

We went on many grand adventures, sailing the Seven Seas in our pirate boat.

We went swimming in the backyard.

The girls weaned, which was bittersweet for Mama. 

We went on our first ever family vacation to visit our friends.

And were photographed by the very talented Melissa!

We went apple picking and pumpkin picking for the first time.

The girls discovered their love of gardening.

We (barely) survived the transition from two naps to just one nap.

Probably the biggest accomplishment of 2011, for me, and the biggest change over all, was to watch the girls learn sign language. We're still learning too! I've stopped counting, but I know they have well over 100 signs. It's so wonderful for them to be able to communicate with us, and for us to know what they're saying!

I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring us.


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

What a beautiful look back, with pictures, to boot!

Our girls are about a year ahead of yours...and I can easily say (at least so far!) that it just keeps getting better and more fun!

Happy 2012! :) :)

Miss Megan said...

What a wonderful year in review! I love the pictures! It really was a very eventful year for you guys =).
Many blessings in 2012!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

By the way, that's fantastic about the sign language! My guess is that our girls knew 50 or so signs, but it was still such a blessing - and so fun! - to be able to communicate with them like that.

Once Upon A Time said...

I'll second you on the I love posts like this! Such fun to see a summary in photos. It has been amazing seeing our babies morph into toddlers, hasn't it?

Sara said...

Great year-in-review, Julia! Loved the pictures :) Grace and peace to you in 2012!

championm2000 said...

I am off today and was going back through my Google Reader and saw this post...I can't believe I missed it!

Isn't it amazing how our babies have grown and changed in the past year?? Miraculous!