BC: Few things in life are as fond as the memories we made with our loved ones
1: To my sweet family, I love you and I treasure our memories together. Love, Mom
2: "It's The Little Things In Life That Matter Most"
4: Juliette is now 15 months old | Juliette is busy as a bee | Jules and Nana | Leo | Ophelia
5: Our little baby y is becoming a little girl
6: Juliette shows off her beautiful red dress that Granny Lue gave her | February
8: Juliette plays dress up in Mommy's t-shirt
9: The front yard always brings so much enjoyment with dogs, fisbies, and awesome neighbors!
10: A little color on the walls proves to be an exhausting but worthwhile project. | A dog's life
11: Everyone wants to play guitar with Daddy, even Ophelia
12: The spring weather brings new energy to the house | MARCH
14: Learning to use a spoon is messy but so much fun
15: After throwing the yogurt filled shirt in the wash, Juliette enjoys the freedom of running around the house.
16: Juliette asserts her independence and tries to put the headband on all by herself.
18: Roll out the red carpet because the star has arrived
19: Eating yogurt is always more fun when you wear your cowgirl boots
20: Mommy's 30th birthday! I chose to spend my birthday with my favorite people (the animals at the zoo of course)!
22: Running Free
23: At 18 months Juliette loves to play in the fields and let the wind blow through her hair. | APRIL
24: Mommy plays dress-up with Juliette
25: Kenny Chesney Concert April 16, 2011
26: April 17, 2011
27: Juliette was entertained with the iphone and the steering wheel. She did great during her first hair cut and walked out with a beautiful new do.
29: "The Easter Bunny came by today and left surprises along his way. Colorful eggs are all around. With baskets in hand we search the ground. Hiding in places here and there Easter eggs are everywhere."
30: "Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate one The best of them all."
32: May | Getting ready in the morning is always interesting. On this particular day Juliette kept herself busy by trying on my clogg shoes, playing bead maze, and throwing a magnificent tantrum. Leo safely observes from the bed.
33: Mother's Day We are always two peas in a pod, but today we dressed alike and enjoyed each other's company.
35: Brooke and Liam joined us for a fun filled afternoon of water and sunshine. Then Juliette played dress-up and legos.
36: 18 months
37: Posing is always more fun when you wear boots and sing the "itsy Bitsy Spider".
38: Fredricksburg, TX | It was time for our first vacation alone since Juliette was born. On first stop was Becker Vineyards for a wine tasting and a few pictures.
40: Welcome to the Oh La La B & B
41: Our home away from home was incredible. Private cottage. It was fully stocked with delicious food and a jacuzzi tub.
43: The B & B came with our own private hot tub house. Fruit, flowers, chocolate, and champagne were waiting for us every night. We also had a hammock and a flat screen tv to enjoy.
44: Grape Creek Vineyards We spent an awesome afternoon touring the vineyard and tasting wine.
45: Living up our last moments around town
46: To the Zoo with Friends! We met Lauren, Naomi, Emily, and Ryan for an exciting visit to the zoo. The all time favorite spot was the swamp area where the kids could run wild.
48: JUNE The zoo is one of our favorite places. Juliette could ride the carousel all day long.
49: We love hanging out with the Boldt family. Liam was kind enough to show Jules how to color and swimming proved to be a fun adventure.
51: Below: Juliette's sleeping patterns are funny | Grandpa and Juliette pose for a quick picture
52: " | A Picnic in the Botanic Gardens with an extra family member Gabriel. | Staycation
53: Juliette drives the train at the Downtown Library | We watched Juliette and Mimi at gym class
55: Juliette's first trip to the beach | We visited the Grandbury beach for some sun and adventure. Juliette loved the water, but her favorite part was the shovel and bucket.
57: Left: We spent a fun filled morning in the Stockyards | Juliette grows up a bit and sleeps in a toddler bed
58: We started the day by walking in the 4th of July neighborhood parade. Then we headed to Mimi and Papa's to swim.
59: We ended the day by playing at Nana's house.
60: A little fun as we close out July
64: The pumpkin picks out a pumpkin We all went to the Farmer's Market to pick out pumpkins for Aunt Mel's birthday.
65: Juliette plays in her awesome tent while she watches Punky Brewster
66: We had a fun day at the zoo with Gabriel and Nash. Nash taught Juliette how to overcome her fear of monkeys with a helping hand.
68: Taylor Swift Concert!!!!!!! October 8th Aaron treated Jill and me to an awesome girls night out. No kids, no worries, just incredible fun and amazing music.
69: And then...on October 10th we got hit with a nasty GI bug. So, we created the barf bucket complete with stickers. | Then, that night, Mel called and said she was in labor. By 2:00am I was able to gather enough strength to go to the hospital and await the arrival of my new niece.
70: Welcoming Hallie Anne Menard October 11, 2011 8lbs 1oz 21 1/4 inches
73: Pumpkin Party 2011
74: The Pumpkin Patch
75: Pumpkins and corn mazes and car races, oh my!A perfect fall afternoon.
76: Playtime Hallie sleeps while Juliette and Ophelia fight for the tent. In the end Ophelia wins and Juliette withdrew to her bed.
77: Oh the things we do for love. I put Juliette's birthday present together one piece at a time. It was a fun project and I couldn't wait to see her reaction when she opened it on her birthday.
78: Juliette is turning 2 And she would like to invite you To join her in some musical fun Come play a tambourine, shaker, or a drum
79: All of Juliette's favorite songs were represented at her party
80: Time to Celebrate!
81: Nana held baby Hallie, Great Grandpa played with Mickey mouse, Aunt Cathy posed by a balloon, and the boys checked out the food. Juliette had everyone she needed to share in her joyous occasion.
82: First we circled up and sang Juliette's favorite dance songs. Next we opened presents. We finished up by eating homemade cupcakes.
84: October 31, 2011 Happy 2nd Birthday Juliette!
85: A trip to the zoo is just what Juliette desired. She said, "Boo" to several of the animals and then enjoyed her favorite ride on the carousel.
86: Pizza and chocolate | What more could a kid want? | Mellow Mushroom
87: The Princess and the Dog Juliette (and Ophelia) enjoyed their very first Trick or Treat experience down Belladonna Drive
88: November The tree of thankfulness helped us remember the things we are most grateful for. | Puppies got treats, Jules got fish for the first time, and the Stockyards got graced with the presence of Jules and Liam
89: Blue Jean Babes
91: In loving memory of Bandana May 2005--December 5, 2011 | B-dana was a dear friend and loving companion. He would smile to greet you and then promptly sneeze! He was a protector and was safety patrol when people hugged. He loved to sit in my lap and was accomplished at fetch. He was taken so soon from us but made a wonderful impact on our lives. He will be greatly missed.
92: Oh Christmas tree Oh Christmas tree...how lovely you are at Cook Children's
94: Below: We visit Cook Children's for fireworks | Decorating Gingerbread men with the Boldts
95: A hayride through a nativity scene ended with hot chocolate and cookies. Then we just played around the house.
96: Baking cookies is always better when you have matching aprons | Christmas Eve
97: Juliette spent time with her two best friends--Mimi and Annie! We opened presents and stole cupcakes off the Christmas tree.
98: Christmas Day We woke up, ate waffles with m & m s and looked through our stockings. Then it was off to church. We came home and opened presents before we went to Aunt Mel's for a delicious dinner.
99: Movies, music and books galore. A doll house painted by Mommy was her favorite for sure!