This past year has been a busy one – there’s no denying that!
We grew from being “a couple with a kid” to a “family of four”, which was our biggest highlight of the year. We made many memories and are excited for the next year of milestones, memories and fun!
Always smiling and full of laughter ❤
Jason and I went to his works Christmas Party (they hold it in January)
Dean transitioned to his big boy bed – all by himself!
First dentist check for this little man
In late February we travelled up to Whitehorse, Yukon to visit my parents – It was cold but a great visit as I got to tell my mom the news, in person, about….
Baby 2.0 – After two months of trying, we were pregnant with our second baby. We found out at the end of January (putting a halt to my Weigh In Wednesdays) and had our dating ultrasound in March, which put our due date on October 2nd 2014!
I got back into running to train for the 2014 Sun Run back in December. My goal was to hit 500KM before the Sun Run in April – I reached my goal in March!
A friend and I completed the Sun Run in April – I was 4 months pregnant and managed to run about 5/10km! Next year, I want to run even more of it!
With a backyard, how could we NOT have a garden! Dean loved watering the garden every day – and especially loved pulling the tomatoes off the plants and eating them!
We loved spending time in the backyard in the pools this summer! It was a great way to escape the heat – and it was a scorcher of a summer!
We went up to the Yukon (just Dean and I) for my mom’s 50th birthday. It was a great trip and I got to see lots of other family members that made it up for the party too!
Dean got a Strider bike for his second birthday – he’s still learning how to glide on it but he’s definitely got the speed down pat!
With baby coming, we all switched bedrooms – Dean took over the master bedroom to have room for his toys, we took over the smallest room (which can barely contain our bed and two dressers!) and then we kept Dean’s old room as the nursery for baby.
Happy second birthday Dean!
In September, I had major SI joint pain from the way baby was positioned. I could barely walk and I was on medical leave – with a toddler at home! YIKES! We watched movies almost every afternoon as I was on husband-appointed bed rest.
When Dean went to the doctors and she listened to his chest, she noticed a murmur. We went for tests but they came back that his heart was perfectly healthy!
Jason surprised us with a weekend getaway to Victoria – our last “family of three” getaway!
What did you do on your due date? Well, we went to Science World!
Finally, ten days late, Sammy arrived! It was a whirlwind of a labour and delivery – four hours from start to finish!
We did our first year of door to door trick or treating with Dean – He quickly became a pro at knocking on doors to ask for chocolate.
Dean jumped right into the big brother role. He loves helping with his baby brother – holding him, getting toys to keep him happy and turning on his swing.
Sammy grew like a weed in the weeks leading up to the end of the year. He went from newborn clothes to six month clothes in just 11 short weeks.
We did our annual tradition of going to Bright Nights – this time we went on the Christmas train, which was a big hit!
Dean was much more interested in Christmas this year. Sammy was completely oblivious to the holiday. We went to lots of events around town.
Another annual event : Breakfast with Santa on top of Grouse Mountain. Dean enjoyed playing in the snow, eating breakfast, seeing the reindeer and throwing snowballs at Daddy.
We were struck down with a virus shortly before Christmas, which lingered for weeks. Amoxicillin for everyone and lots of rest! Dean is well on his way to training to be a doctor with the number of times we had to check his temperature!
It was our second year of attempting a “realistic” Christmas… “Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read.” We failed for a second time, but at least were a bit better with our purchasing – there was a few more presents than we meant to buy but it wasn’t as overwhelming as it was last year.
I hope everyone had a great 2014!
Tomorrow, I talk about 2015 and my goals.
Until then, stay safe out there tonight! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!