Well, the big news in January was that we FINALLY went from one to two. Bode James Gay arrived sometime around 7pm on January 7, 2011 and he was NINE freaking pounds, one ounce. Still have vague intentions to write up his birth story.
Bode developed an angry case of baby acne, which still plagues him as eczema. G-Mum came to visit and we got to see the awesome Carnegie Science Center.
I gave up on growing my hair out. Dagny got the worst cold she had ever had and we had Saint Patrick’s Day dinner at my in-law’s.
The big news in April was that we moved into our new house! Bode started rolling over and we spent Easter in Denver.
James’s cousin and her twin boys came to visit. Dagny adores them! I hope they all grow up to be buds. We also made friends with a sweet little boy who lives up the street. We discovered Veteran’s Park, a lovely local park with a great playground. I went to visit Dan in Florida before his latest deployment which is to Afghanistan. It was a last minute trip and I flew down there with both kids BY MYSELF. I’m still waiting for my gold medal, and believe me, I earned one. Right after I got home from Florida we celebrated Memorial Day at an aunt’s house. Dagny was just not her usual pool-crazed self and we later discovered it’s because she had a raging fever. Obviously things turned out OK
I turned another year older on the first, just like I do every year. We celebrated at Mad Mex with the kids in tow. Playing in the kitchen sink became a thing. I gave homemade pizza dough another go, successfully. We attended New Kensington Community Days, where I found some awesome new brand name one piece bathing suits for super cheap! Dagny had her face painted for the first time and we had a generally fabulous time. Bode started rolling around, and became quite proficient at rolling under the couch.
This post was starting to overwhelm me because I have so much I want to share. Hopefully if you’re here, you’re liking that I have lots to share. I decided to split the year in review into two posts because I wanted to put lots of pictures in there and the whole project was taking me too long. So, I have whole second post that I need to finish to complete this thing. It will probably take me a week or so to get that taken care of. Hopefully I don’t disappear forever in the rabbit hole that is our pictures
Anyway, point being…more to come soon…