S: The Blakes Best of 2010
FC: The Best of the Blakes 2010
1: It was a COLDand SNOWY start to the year!
2: It was even snowy on the mountain...
3: We all tried to enjoy the snow but knew that Lauren wasn't feeling well, poor baby. | Let it snow... Let it snow... | Anna loved the snowman's carrots.! I found the bag under a tree when the snow melted a few days later ;) | Let it snow.... Let it snow...
4: So here we are a week later. Lauren's 1st birthday was anything but joyous for her. She was slowly recovering from a double ear infection and the flu. Anna, Marin and Lauren all had the H1N1 virus at the same time. Long month for Mommy. | February 4th
6: March 14th was a beautiful sunny day. Lauren was baptized
7: Anxiously awaiting Spring and warmer weather...
8: Lauren was busy mastering her walking skills while Anna has decided actual "naptimes" were out. She liked to nap when she wanted, wherever she wanted, if at all. It was a long year ;)
10: Anna's 1st haircut. Fallon gave us a handful of curls ;( but there were still plenty left! Why do you look so sad Anna?
11: Sweet Marin is turning 8!! Woo Hoo! Let's put on our animal masks! | May 1st
12: Mother's Day came and was filled with love ...and cookies ;)
13: Let Summer begin people! | We enjoyed many long afternoons free falling down the driveway!
14: Lauren loves her sweet Peanut -- who sadly lost his back wheel in early 2011. Anna enjoying her lazy afternoon of kiddie pool fun and Old Blue ;)
15: "Gotta find another paw print - that's the second clue..." Anna taking a break to read her stack of Bobsey Twin books ;)
16: Enjoying the Summer -- between Charlotte and the mountains
18: 32 Goldsboro Street Ocean Isle Beach
19: ahhhh..... 32 Goldsboro couldn't have come soon enough for us. Some nice R&R in the Recovery Room.
20: A day on the ferry to visit the Fort Fisher aquarium....
22: July 4th at the mountain house is becoming another tradition for our family. Our 2nd big adventure of the summer!
24: Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, SC need we say more.....
26: Summer is over and we're all back to alarm clock wakeups, lunches to pack, getting to school, homework and hectic schedules. It's bittersweet in our house. | Is it still dark outside? What?!?
28: Gotta love Fall -- cooler days and the Charlotte Junior League!
29: Our spooky Halloween was a princessy dorothy buzzin bee of a time! | Oh Roberto, your mustache is fabulouso!
30: Anna's 3rd birthday was shared with friends at school and at home... | November 1st
31: Another tradition is starting... Thanksgiving 2010 at the mountain house. ....we discovered Lauren has a severe case of car sickness. Sick 3 times on the way to Thanksgiving dinner. Take out from Cracker Barrel wasn't the highlight of our trip :(
32: Twas the night before Christmas.... | Let the Christmas season begin... Hard at work on photos for our Christmas card, singing carols, shopping, baking snowmen cupcakes for Church, Harry Connick Jr ;) Marin's Winter violin concert, visiting Santa and happy times together.
33: The Big Guy
34: Christmas morning | UNCONTROLLED CHAOS!
36: Anna loved her big girl bike! Disney Princess! Baby seat!! It was awesome until it broke. Daddy had to send it back to Santa's workshop for repairs -- another one showed up a few weeks later! Not as cool as the first but Anna didn't seem to mind.
37: Christmas night it started to snow....and it snowed and snowed...and continued to come down all night. What a beautiful sight to see the next morning!
39: The snow was awesome and we played in it for days! | and then sadly the year came to an end.... Goodbye 2010. You were full of adventure and wonder! Looking forward to what 2011 has in store for the Blakes ;)