Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 Review Part 1 [Family]

My reviews of the year are getting longer... I've split this years into 3! So part one is all about family. Whilst 2016 has been dubbed the year of the celebrity death, and has been the year of some pretty dubious political decisions on both sides of the Atlantic, in our little bubble, 2016 was a good year.

Mia turned two in February, and in April, Jessica joined the family after a very, very long nine months!

Most of the rest of this post is just photos of the girls!

Mia's Second Birthday Party

Showing off her new jumper from Gran

Loving her new room

Mia and her cousin, Ellie-Jo - these girls are going to run rings round us as they grow up!

Christmas morning

Mia is nearly 3 now: she doesn't stop talking, she's very bright and her imaginative play is fabulous. Just watching her being busy is enough to wear me out! She moved into her new bedroom and big-girl bed in October and is turning into a little girl, rather than a toddler. Sometimes I forget she's still only 2!

Jessica is 8 months old. She is crawling, and loves to stand up and walk with support. While Mia didn't walk until she was 14 months old, I think Jessica will be much quicker. Jessica has also found her voice and joins in all our conversations. Her sleeping is pretty good, despite having had a cold for the last 6 weeks, and she loves her food. She is definitely not our baby any more, but an independent, beautiful little person in her own right.

2017 will see me start a new, full-time job, for the first time since having Mia. This will mean less time with the girls for me, which is sad, but I'm looking forward to new challenges. Speaking of challenges, we have potty training to look forward to, and the end of the dummy! Mia will also start nursery later in the year - something she's already looking forward to.

Quilty coverage will resume soon with my revew of the year parts 2 and 3!

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