Bests and Firsts and Favorites of 2012

It’s a great experience to go through all of our pictures from the year.  It’s amazing to see how many big, little, first, and everyday moments we are blessed with each year.  Here’s a few (ok more than a few) of the bests, firsts and favorites from 2012.  Enjoy (and smile too)!

Best dog, Lucy.
DSC00090First Blackhawks game.IMG_0695 Favorite One Little Word 2012.IMG_5364 Best playtime in the snow fort.DSC00080 First time ice skating…ever.IMG_0703 Favorite new veggie recipe.DSC00221 First 100 days of kindergarten.DSC00240 Best day ice skating on the backyard pond.DSC00287 Favorite moment of Lucy playing with a bug.DSC00414 Best diorama of an orangutan habitat in third grade.DSC00461

Best and happiest refrigerator cleaner, Mimi.DSC00536 Best Leprechaun mischief.DSC00540 Best water slide time in March in Chicagoland (very unusual).DSC00544

First visit to Hogwarts.DSC00603

First Disney cruise.6053891

First swim with dolphins.Atlantis-ATLANTIS-Dolphin Encounter Lagoon 1 Pod D-id10792842

Best Easter egg hunt starting line.DSC00859 Best dancers.DSC00910 Favorite Buddy, the class guinea pig.DSC00274 Favorite “Mad at Momma” face.IMG_0831 Best Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.DSC00936Favorite kindergarten graduateDSC01037

Best tasting lemon birthday cake flop for Poppa.DSC00986 First visit to the Art Institute – A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat.DSC00973 Best nature event – birdies in a nest in our bushes.DSC00957

Favorite South Haven beach spot.DSC01266

Favorite flower picture.DSC01077

Best trip to the Butterfly Exhibit (see the butterfly on Little Miss C’s knee).DSC01069 Favorite water fountain at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
DSC01091 Favorite camp day.DSC01111 First year of softball pitching for Big Sis M.
DSC01113First fish caught.IMG_0869

Best annual Cubs game.DSC01386

First slide down the big water slide alone for Little Miss C.DSC01142 First tooth lost for Little Miss C.
IMG_0881 Best birthday gift for Big Sis M.DSC01188Best, favorite and first 10 year anniversary – love!DSC01644

Best cousin’s backbends.IMG_0941 Favorite Purdue graduate, Sissy.DSC01408 Best baseball at bat by Little Miss C.DSC01438 Best girl time brunch and staycation.DSC01467 Best last day of summer.IMG_1018 First day of school.IMG_1035 Favorite picture with blue umbrellas.DSC01536 Favorite large lollipops.
DSC01547 Favorite family shot.DSC01559 Best friendly football rivalry.
IMG_1229 Best Purdue football fan.
DSC01964 Best Michigan football in the rain and bucket o’ fries fans.DSC01976

Best pumpkin carvers.

DSC02096Favorite (?) and expensive oooops moment.
IMG_1358Best birthday balloon creation.DSC02236

First time cutting down a Christmas tree.DSC02357Best Christmas cookie bakers.

DSC02612Best Whooville Christmas tree.DSC02691

First to wish you peace and love in 2013.DSC02658


One thought on “Bests and Firsts and Favorites of 2012

  1. What a lovely choice of photos you picked!!! We look at the Christmas tree cutting photo and remember how cold we were but what fun!. Thanks for sharing with us. Love, Mom/Dad


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