S: Celebrating Rowen - Our Favorite Two-Year-Old
BC: Always on the GO at 2 years old!
FC: October '10 through October '11 | Rowen Micah - 2 Years Old
1: Good friends are the rare jewels of life...difficult to find and impossible to replace. | Pumpkin Patch trip with Jada Carter & her family
2: “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” ~Barbara Bush
3: You are the best big brother that ever was! A sweet friend, an adorable son, who could ask for anything more? ... Belmont Fire Museum with Daddy. You loved the buttons and knobs best!
4: the Lion and the Lamb
5: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | Athey Creek Harvest Fest 2010
6: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” ~ Anthony Brandt
7: One of your favorite things in the world is Pizza & Popcorn Movie night each Friday
8: Rowen LOVED the "snow mo mo." Matt slowly drove him up and down the street a few times. (As did Pappy, and Mimi.) The next day he woke up talking about it!
9: We spent Thanksgiving weekend in LaPine with the Happels. You loved the snow (and puddles!)
10: “The love of a family is life's greatest blessing”
11: Christmas tree hunt! We took the hay-ride, chopped down the perfect tree on treacherous slopes, and got to visit with Santa & his animals afterward. (and don't forget the cocoa and candycanes!)
12: living and learning through play!
13: cinnamon dough ornaments Christmas Time is Here! | Zoo Lights!
14: We had an awesome Christmas! It is SO sweet to celebrate the birth of our Savior with children of our own. It adds so much power and perspective. And.... joy. Definitely a lot of joy! Rowen had tremendous fun this year. All December long we did an advent calendar, talked about Jesus' birthday, talked about Santa coming, ate lots of candy canes... (I hope I never forget those sweet, sticky fingers) and it was pure joy to see his excitement and anticipation. It took him a couple hours to fall asleep on Christmas Eve, and it was totally a blast doing the parent thing once he was finally out!
15: We did Christmas Eve with just our little family this year, which was great. Christmas Eve service at church was awesome, then dinner in our pj's and putting the last ornament on the advent tree, hot cocoa & the Christmas Story- so sweet :) Christmas morning Rowen climbed into bed with us and Matt tried to convince him to see if Santa came, but he was plenty happy just being in bed with the family. We finally got him up and it was all fun after that! He was so not into opening everything. He just wanted to play with what he had at the moment! The rest of the day was filled with family, food, and LOTS more toys. It's a good thing Christmas only comes once a year!
17: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen
18: Your First Pet Chickens
19: The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~ George Santayana
20: glitter glue is your favorite!
21: You loved "doing school." We started having some fun in the early spring learning about St. Patrick's Day, Springtime, and exploring the "Hands on Home school" curriculum.
22: Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~ Marc Brown
24: Welcome Spring and Sunshine! It's so much fun to play outside again!
25: "Even though you are in my home for a short time You are in my heart forever."
26: Charley, Jada, and Adler - my best friends ever!
29: We went to San Diego in June to celebrate Amy & Mike's wedding. You had so much fun with your "cousins" Dylan & Dalene! We stayed out late, had no schedule whatsoever, and enjoyed all of the California sunshine. You were amazing! | SanDiego Trip!
30: the Fourth of July | Celebrating
31: Enjoying the show with the Couches and the Eischens | Hillsboro Independence Day Parade
32: camping at Fort Stevens
33: It was a hot day at the county fair, complete with corn-dogs and ice cream cones! You enjoyed the animals, but your favorite part was a pool full of wheat berries.
35: You were the perfect little Ring Bearer at Uncle Brit & Aunt Laurel's wedding in August- you took your job so seriously! But after the ceremony, it was all fun and games.
37: She loves her big brother
39: Fall Fun! Apple and Pear picking, starting home school, canning tomatoes, Luke's 3rd birthday "construction zone" party.