Monday, January 7, 2019

Auld Lang Syne

In our house we're saying the new year starts today. I know technically 2019 is a whole week old, but that first week of January was an extension of our holiday. And since Daughter2 doesn't go back to work until the 7th we're giving ourselves permission to start the new year then.

Happy New Year!

We squeezed in a cross country trip over the break so we could ring in 2019 with the cutest boy in the world and we didn't get back until Saturday so we're all dragging a bit.

The weather in Washington State this time of year is not quite fabulous, but the first day of January did happen to be gorgeous.

Sunny enough for a walk with the whole crew and not warm enough for just a t-shirt unless you're my son-in-law who did start out with a sweatshirt but ditched it pretty fast.

The mancub loves him some football. It's his favorite word to say and he shouts it with the same sort of intonation a game announcer would use.

We had a little outing every day including a trip to the nearby zoo and aquarium. There was a break in the drizzle that day so we managed to see some of the zoo animals outside before moving indoors to the aquarium.

Such a great location with gorgeous mountain views and sounds of The Sound as a backdrop.

Mostly we hung out at home, stacked blocks, read books....

....worked puzzles, and chased the Roomba, definitely a favorite pastime!

We sang songs, had dance parties, laughed and fed and bathed and loved every minute with this cutie patootie and his mama.

He doesn't suck his thumb a whole lot, but he also doesn't stop moving a whole lot, so when he's tired is when we snap pictures. 

These sisters are just the sweetest and they had such a nice time together. Not as much time as they'd like, but thankfully one of them gets married in 109!! days and there's also a shower in the mix before then, so not too long til they're together again.

It's a happy new year!


  1. I just love seeing you and your girls! So very special! And that Tommy! Oh boy! He gets cuter and cuter!

  2. Loved this and I'm with you, my new year began yesterday with the first full week of 2019. Little Tommy is growing up so fast. Blessings abundant for 2019!

  3. Aww what a lovely trip you must have had. That wedding is getting closer!

  4. Your family is just beautiful. It looks like you all had a wonderful visit!

  5. Just nothing like it for a mom/grandmom than to spend time with her kids. It sounds like you took full advantage of that togetherness. Blessings to all of you in 2019.

  6. Always love to see your time in my state to see your little guy. Happy New Year to you and yours and what a great year it will be with a wedding!

  7. I just can't get over how quickly your little mancub actually looks like a little man!! Oh my goodness, but he is so adorable! It is great that D2 got to go with you and hubs to spend some of the holiday time with D1, her hubby and that little cutie pie!! Happy new year!

  8. That is the best way to ring in the New Year! I'm so glad you got to visit with your grandson and went on adventures each day. Happy New Year!