Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Year in Review

Well, what can I say, 2013 has been quite the year for our family. Our baby blossomed into an active toddler and we welcomed a new addition.

January saw me going back to work after been on maternity leave for a year. That was very difficult for all of us. It meant that I had to leave my baby boy at the babysitters every morning, me fighting tears, him in a full out freak out. After almost two months, he was able to be dropped off with no tears shed! It was also an adjustment for family life and dynamic. I was no longer able to get laundry, vacuuming, even supper done in the same way as before but by the end if February, we had our new schedule down. In January we also found out that I was pregnant!

The rest of the winter was pretty uneventful, Kaleb went to swimming lessons, Jason and I worked, I kept the new baby safe and warm.

May brought warm weather, meaning Kaleb could go out and play more, and we could start yard work and the gardens. We were lucky enough to receive a play set from the neighbours and Jason built a sand box for Kaleb.

June and July brought us beautiful weather, which means camping! It was a little different this year since Kaleb slept in the bunks, but he loved it. We were also able to enjoy outings at the splash pad in town.

The end of July and beginning August was very rainy this year making things sucky. We did however still go camping for a week at Jason's parent's campground, followed by our annual weekend camping trip with our friends. I also went on sick leave in the middle of august so I was able to enjoy the end of summer relaxing in the shade.

September was exciting, we welcomed our baby girl Annabel! We were so overjoyed to have her, we now have the perfect millionaires family as they say. We also welcomed a hockey player from the local team into our home for the season. He's actually one of Jason's students and has been a great guest.

The fall was all about adjusting to life with 2 under 2 for me. It is both rewarding and challenging. I truly believe we had her at the right time, Kaleb is old enough that he likes to help, but young enough that he doesn't get into too much trouble playing on his own when need be. He also loves his sister to pieces, showering her with kisses.

December was full of fun. Annabel's tummy troubles subsided, I got her sleeping on track and she became so chill, the world's best baby. Kaleb became potty trained at the beginning of the month and has been doing so well. We also celebrated 3 different Christmases, meaning Kaleb got thoroughly spoiled, as did Annabel.

If the way 2013 is ending is any indication on what 2014 is going to look like, we are going to have an awesome year, full of family, friends and laughter.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year.

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