I started the year off by going back to work after my very long maternity leave. I had a super hard time with it but when I look back on it, it was a great opportunity for Paul to spend some time taking care of Liam without me. This is the only picture we have of Liam taking the bottle and it was such a miracle at the time that I recieved this picture in my inbox at work. Quitting my job in March to stay at home was the best decision I made this year.
Liam learning how to crawl (and all of the other milestones).
All of our Disneyland trips. There were many!
Liam's first Easter,
First St. Patrick's Day,
First 4th of July,
And every other crazy hair day!
Our summer in the pool.
Fully equiped with Liam's first swim lessons and first beach trip.
Our trips! To the zoo,
and the pumpkin patch/ petting zoo.
First haircut. (and the second one as well).
Teaching Liam animal sounds and watching him identify them. (Elephant pictured below).
Playing in the backyard in a diaper.
Dressing up for Halloween.
And, most recently, celebrating the holidays as a family and enjoying a vacation with Paul!
I have also enjoyed growing closer to Paul (as difficult as growth can be) as we have learned how to be parents together. I love that we have reverted back to practices we had cast aside like writing letters to each other and making time alone a priority.
Looking forward to 2011, my goals are to be the best wife and mother I can be, to worry less and trust God more, to have fun with the day to day tasks, to teach Liam how to pray, to set a good example, to read, to take tons of pictures, to excersize more, and to laugh A LOT!
These aren't really resolutions and they don't have a December 31, 2011 expiration date. They are more of a guideline to stay focused on in the coming year.
Have a HAPPY New Year!