Annabelle starting 2012 off right with exercise to "keep her healthy"
Hudson giving it a try
The next dozen pictures were all taken in a day, really just a few hours. I am sure those of you who are in the toddler years or have lived through them can appreciate the following.
My climber getting into "trouble"
Trying to climb in the sink
At least he is trying to clean up the mess he made
Playing together nicely, for the moment
Punching wasn't enough
Time to get outside
Working on spelling her name during "school time"
Hudon with baby Watermelon (Annabelle named her)
He is obsessed with all babies right now
Happy Birthday Daddy! Sam celebrated his 31st birthday, Annabelle helped to make the cake and was very excited that she got to use her pink 3 and Hudson's blue one to make "Daddy's number".
Sam and I have always enjoyed cooking together and like to get the kids involved whenever we can. On this night Sam and Annabelle prepared ratatouille, we enjoyed it while watching Ratatouille.
Supervising Daddy as he cuts the veggies
Enjoying her food and the movie
January also brings with it Sam's busy season at work, and this year was a very busy one. Lucky for us he is able to work from home on the weekends so Annabelle still got her Daddy cuddles. (Yes, she loves her My Little Pony shirt and wears it whenever she can)
Blocks, Mommy helped build this one
Daddy took a break from work to show Annabelle how to build "it right"
With the one Daddy helped build
Sneaking up on Daddy
Hudson found his sister's vest and hat and wanted it on, we put it on snapped pictures and took it off. He damanded that it be put on again. What he really wanted: to go outside.
On the move
All bundled up
Enjoying the opportunity to make snow angels
Sledding with Mommy
So happy to be outside
Following our walk we warmed up by the fire and enjoyed roasting and eating marshmallows.
Allowed Hudson to give it a try, came out black from the ash
Skipped the roasting step
Annabelle had a first this month: Kool-Aid. She recognized the Kool-Aid man on the package from the Macy's parade. She picked her flavor and helped make it.
Mixing it up
She likes it!
We decided not to put Annabelle in pre-school this past year, so we have been having "school-time" at home. I leave it up to her to ask for it, which she does most days and we both enjoy spending the time together (we usually get it in while Hudson is napping).
Having mastered spelling her name, we are working on writing it
She spelled her name, while I wrote it and then she traced it.
The love at the bottom was all her.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the month:
Hudson using a DVD box for a hat.
My favorite part is Annabelle asking if he is selling fries, I get it, but where did she?
My silly little man
Nothing like playing in the sandbox in January
Trying out the goggles she found earlier that day
Annabelle and her library