When all is said and done, 2014 was a fairly decent year for us… if anything, it was low-key, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The winter months were mostly spent at home, since Phoebe was still so small.
Josh and I realized that the easiest way to have a long date was to just take a vacation day from work, so we started a day with beer for breakfast and went antiquing.
In April, Enzo turned 2. How did two years go by so fast?
Phoebe started solids, on the same day we had our family photos taken. As it turns out, she loves food. Not surprised.
We also did a lot of gardening, which was fun for everyone… until the mosquitoes. They don’t stand a chance this year, though.
We also did our first overnight trip with the kiddos, including the longest car ride for them both. Aside from a tantrum or two and lack of naps, they both did great!
We made use of our zoo membership several times, which both kids greatly enjoyed. I’m looking forward to it even more this coming year since Phoebe will be even more interested in the animals.
We had a super classy anniversary date at Dave & Buster’s because we’re not fancy, and when you’ve been married for 4 years and have 2 kids your standards are extremely lowered.
We were, however, able to stay at Josh’s company’s cabin, which ended up being a really nice weekend away.
We actually spent a fair amount of time outside and finally went to the Arboretum this year, realizing we should have gone much sooner and could be worth a membership since it’s such a pretty place to walk around.
Took the kids to the A Maze ‘N Farmyard, and introduced Enzo to giant slides and pony rides.
One of the best parts of our year was getting to see family! It was so nice to see my Dad and Stepmom!
More zoo visits (this time to Como), and a growing love of babywearing this entire year. I so wanted to with Enzo, but he never enjoyed it, so I’m thrilled that Phoebe doesn’t mind being worn – it’s much easier than a bulky stroller.
With so many Fall activities going on, we figured we should probably take the kids to a pumpkin patch this year and surprisingly they didn’t mind wandering around the corn maze either.
Our little lady also hit a big milestone… she turned 1 this year. There are definitely days when we think we may have been a little nuts in having two kids only 17 months apart. 😉
December brought lots of busy, chaotic fun as well as sickness, and a much needed movie date (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies). It was actually during our movie date that day care called letting us know we’d need to come pick up Phoebe early. At least her timing was good and we got to finish it. 😉
This next year will bring the completion of my Aromatherapy Certification, which I hope to make good use of (if only for friends and family in the beginning). I’m also hoping to focus on a few other things as well, but I think this post is long enough and I’ll save my “goals” for later. 😉