In February Gia painted for the first time. She made Valentines!
Gia was afraid of the characters but we snuck a picture with Pluto without her knowing!
And then we went to The Villages to visit my Aunt & Uncle
In April we dyed Easter eggs.
Gia’s elbow popped out of the socket (nursemaid’s elbow). She was a trooper though!
(In this picture she’s looking for a spider on the ceiling in my mom’s house. “Pa got the buggie down”)
And after a few weeks of rough nights, we switched Gia to a toddler bed. She LOVED it & went back to sleeping well.
Then we celebrated Gia’s 2nd birthday with a Minnie Mouse party!
She also loved when everyone sang Happy Birthday to her.
On her actual birthday we had more cupcakes & more singing
And she fell asleep wearing her beloved crocs, with her sunglasses not too far away.
On July 31st we closed on our new house!
In August we went to Wildwood with my husband’s whole family (someone had to take the pictures, so this one is missing all the wives)
Jon and Gia found her restaurant while we were there!
We had an awesome photo shoot at the Hereford Lighthouse in Anglesea.
And we got Gia a belated birthday present with some of her birthday gift cards.
And, we went to the Land of Make Believe
In September we got Charlie, though sadly he wasn’t long for this family.
We adopted “our new friend Abby”.
We also continued our yearly tradition of apple picking.
The infamous portrait arrived…
(Yadi thinks we look like we’re stuffed.)
Gia used her easel for the first time as Hurricane Sandy raged on outside.
At least Gia got to wear her raincoat during Sandy!
In November we finished our kitchen
and hosted Thanksgiving.
In December we went to see the tree in Rockefeller Center.
And we mastered potty training.
And we had a magical first Christmas in our new house
2012 was a wonderful year for our family. Here’s to more love, happiness and health in 2013!
Happy New Year, dear readers!