S: Year in Review 2012
BC: Excuse the mess ... the children are making
FC: a year in | REVIEW
1: "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." -Angela Schwindt
3: Winter and Spring were full of milestones, including toothy grins, crawling, and new foods. Doracy even became a minivan mom!
4: VALENTINE'S DAY
5: you | the best thing about me is
6: LIVE | L A U G H
7: Double the blessing
11: It's the little moments that make life big.
14: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss
16: A father is his daughter's first love and his son's first hero. | Like Father, Like Son
17: day | happy
18: We had a busy summer with parties, playtime, and plenty of running around. Both Ellie & Will were walking more around 14 months.
19: summer time
20: As Will & Ellie got 'older', we enjoyed more outings geared to their growing minds and bodies. Library Storytime and Tiny Tumblers were big hits. These gave the kids more confidence around the house too.
21: replace | replace
22: vacation | In August, Doracy, Will, Ellie, & Bonzer loaded up the van and visited Nana & Papa. What a beautiful weekend! The kids enjoyed lots of fun new activities- the carousel, a train ride through Burke Lake Park, ice cream, and the sprayground "Special Harbor". Bonzer had fun too as long as he was close to his babies.
23: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner
24: up at the | Farm
25: Mid-October the family ventured up for a weekend visit to Wildwood Farm.
27: Raleigh has lots of great spots to go exploring, from Marbles Kids Museum to Pullen Park and the pool!
28: Enjoying the crisp Fall at a Nature Playdate.
29: costume | party | Hansel & Gretel with their mom and the brave huntsman | The kids in homemade costumes and Doracy wearing her mother's German dirndle
31: Fall | fun in the
32: First Visit with Santa
34: merry | From back to front: Stan, Ann, Nick, Ellen, Doracy, Russell, Julie, Dick, Alex, Chris, Heather, Judy, Ted, Vinnie, Matt
35: Russell and Doracy cruised the Western Caribbean with the Robison clan while Ellie and Will spent the week playing at the farm! The Mariner of the Seas stopped in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. Activities included ziplining, scuba diving, and driving ATVs in the jungle!