I was looking back to see if I had DONE A YEAR IN REVIEW for 2010 and realized I started it but never got around to finishing it up and posting it. So without further anticipation, here is a look back on 2011. It was a great year for sure. Just wish it hadn't gone by so fast.
Emma-James turned 5
We celebrated her birthday with her best friend Thomas the Tarantula
Ezme and Oliver were growing up fast and becoming great friends
Olivia turned 8
We went to Coco Keys
Where she had a great time swimming in the water and going down the slide
Owen got his first BIG BOY haircut and immediately hated it
We received our first big snow storm of the year
I took my Girl Scout Troop to Navigant Bank in Smithfield for a Field Trip
My entire Girl Scout Troop for 2011 (Valentines Party)
Ezme moved from the crib to a big girl bed!! (17 months old)
I officially opened my sewing business Anabelle's Attic
Owen was debating on becoming a model
Oliver was starting to crawl, but wasn't quit there
Daddy and Olivia went to their first Daddy/Daughter Dance
Oliver successfully learned how to sit up on his own
Owen officially taught himself how to use the potty in one day!!!!
Ezme got her first official haircut (by me of course)
Oliver officially learns how to crawl and enjoys being able to keep up with Ezme
We enjoy our annual FATHERS SCIENCE NIGHT with Girl Scouts
I start our very first garden in the backyard!!
I decide on a whim to paint the trim around the house a deep red
My mom sends me a beautiful arrangement for Mothers Day and includes a special flower just for Anabelle
I celebrate Mother's Day at Walmart with my 5 amazing kiddos
Emma-James has her last Mother's Tea at Cherry Hill
Myself and my girls at the Girl Scout Mother's Tea I hosted
And was so very blessed at the amazing group of Mom's and Girls I have
I made my very first Flag Banner with the encouragement of Oliver's Mom
The weather was beautiful so we made our first trip to Newport in over 5 years!
Olivia went on her first school field trip to the gardens
I was able to spend the day with a few kids from her class....
as well as the entire 2nd grade!
Emma-James Graduated from Pre-K
and Oliver showed us just how much of a Monkey he really is!
The kids enjoyed the 4th of July Parade in Cumberland
And had a great time watching the parade
We even managed to score a family picture!
And enjoyed family on the holiday
We went to Capron Park Zoo and Ezme
and Oliver both had a blast!
We took a trip to Maine to visit and Olivia
and Emma-James had a great time catching up and playing in Jerry Pond
and the rest of the kids even enjoyed the bounce house Papa rented
Lets not forget how much Oliver
and Olivia liked Nana's bubble machine
and not to mention Oliver started walking this month. WOW!
Emma-James started her first day at Girl Scout Camp
And Olivia started with her 4th year
Both were really excited
My waterfall garden came out so pretty. Especially at night
We celebrated two very special Birthdays this month The Theme was "On The Farm"
We had lots of great friends join us
Ezme and Oliver had a great time and loved the outfits mommy made for their special day
We even survived our first Hurricane
Without much damage
But definitely in style!
Emma-James started Kindergarten
and took the bus for the very first time to school
I started a new job baby sitting for "L" and his big brother "J"
Ezme and Oliver were growing up fast
and fighting over the attention of mommy more and more
We even had some fun in Mud much to mommy's dismay
And won a handmade carved wooden dragon from the Johnston Insider!
Owen got to have his picture taken with his favorite animal. A DUCK.
We also got to see a million ducks (ok, not a million, more like 5,000) float down the river
Owen celebrated his 4th Birthday
I made some fun "Mummy Hotdogs"
We had a Kangaroo
and a Giraffe visit us for Halloween :-)
And even enjoyed a party with the Girl Scouts
We celebrated a special girls 7th Birthday
We also enjoyed our First Thanksgiving at our house
We remember our sweet little girl who left us too soon
And were blessed to spend the holidays with good food, great friends and family and great memories
Oliver and his cousin Nick.
Emma-James and Ezme with Auntie Monique
Jason and I (Seriously, we are such a cute couple!!)
Holding baby Aiden...Oliver had just turned around and was getting ready to walk toward me. He was not amused by me holding a new little baby.
My funny "twins" Ezme and Oliver
Ezme delighted in the fact that Grandpa and Susan gave her candy and Vovo was very much willing to help her open it up!
Uncle Jaime on the Guitar
Olivia (7) Emma-James (5) Owen (4) Ezme (2) and Oliver (1)
And the biggest of all...
I have to say that most of 2011 has been really a blur. I am excited to see what 2012 holds for us. I am sure its a lot of new and exciting things. The biggest being selling our house. We look forward to the new adventures that are in store for our family and cannot wait for you to join us. Happy 2012 Everyone!!