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.
First Blackhawks game. Favorite One Little Word 2012. Best playtime in the snow fort. First time ice skating…ever. Favorite new veggie recipe. First 100 days of kindergarten. Best day ice skating on the backyard pond. Favorite moment of Lucy playing with a bug. Best diorama of an orangutan habitat in third grade.
Best and happiest refrigerator cleaner, Mimi. Best Leprechaun mischief. Best water slide time in March in Chicagoland (very unusual).
First visit to Hogwarts.
First Disney cruise.
First swim with dolphins.
Best Easter egg hunt starting line. Best dancers. Favorite Buddy, the class guinea pig. Favorite “Mad at Momma” face. Best Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.Favorite kindergarten graduate
Best tasting lemon birthday cake flop for Poppa. First visit to the Art Institute – A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat. Best nature event – birdies in a nest in our bushes.
Favorite South Haven beach spot.
Favorite flower picture.
Best trip to the Butterfly Exhibit (see the butterfly on Little Miss C’s knee). Favorite water fountain at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Favorite camp day. First year of softball pitching for Big Sis M.
First fish caught.
Best annual Cubs game.
First slide down the big water slide alone for Little Miss C. First tooth lost for Little Miss C.
Best birthday gift for Big Sis M.Best, favorite and first 10 year anniversary – love!
Best cousin’s backbends. Favorite Purdue graduate, Sissy. Best baseball at bat by Little Miss C. Best girl time brunch and staycation. Best last day of summer. First day of school. Favorite picture with blue umbrellas. Favorite large lollipops.
Favorite family shot. Best friendly football rivalry.
Best Purdue football fan.
Best Michigan football in the rain and bucket o’ fries fans.
Best pumpkin carvers.
Favorite (?) and expensive oooops moment.
Best birthday balloon creation.
First time cutting down a Christmas tree.Best Christmas cookie bakers.
Best Whooville Christmas tree.
First to wish you peace and love in 2013.