Goodbye '09.....

As 2009 comes to an end, I thought I'd look back over the past 12 months and try to figure out what we all did that kept us so busy.....

Basketball - practice and games. Early games. We're talking every Saturday. At 8am. In January. When it's FREEZING! Colton continued with swimming lessons.
Brett transitioned into his big boy bed.

We celebrated Mike's Grandma's 80th birthday.

We spent a day at the Children's Museum. Next time we're going to shoot for a weekday.

We spent some time down in Missouri visiting Mike's Grandpa and Grandma and attended his cousin's wedding.

Colton turned 7 years old!

Fishing season began.
The baseball season was in full swing. Go #4!

Mike turned 33. I have no pictures to prove this as he was on a fishing trip. ;)
Grandma Sue came down for a couple days.

Brett started swimming lessons. Parent/Tot. The water was so cold!

Hit up Maple Grove days with some friends.

Spent the 4th of July up at the lake with Mike's parents.

Brett turned 3 years old!

The Ward's had a family reunion.
We took a family trip to Wisconsin Dells. I took all of two pictures as my goal was to enjoy the time with the kids and not worry about where my camera was and if it was getting wet. We had a great time!
We headed back down to Missouri sans children to celebrate Ambry (Mike's cousin) & Dave's wedding.
I headed up north to pick up the boys who had spent a week at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Colton started 2nd grade and became a fan of purple #4.
Halloween! Darth Vader and a "firefighter man."
Colton "got to" hang out with me and some college girlfriends as we took our annual trip to the apple orchard.
Took the boys to Underwater World.
Caught the boys actually sleeping like this:
We built forts. Honestly, this picture creeps me out! He's got a evil grin and a plastic gun like he knows what he's doing!

Made Christmas cookies with Great Grandma (using the word made quite loosely here. Brett was mainly the taste tester).
We got a new puppy - welcome to the family Stella!
We celebrated multiple Christmases.....
With my dad and step-mom:
With just the four of us:
With my mom and step-dad:
With Mike's side of the family:

2009 was a great year for us. I'm looking forward to 2010 to see what challenges it will bring!


Sheena said...

your kids are sooo cute! Happy New Year Leah- hope 2010 is even more amazing than you could hope for

Swanson Family said...

great post. great new family picture! Happy New Year!