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I’ve said for a long time that I don’t really like New Year’s. I realized that I don’t especially like going out on New Year’s Eve but I LOVE the New Year. I love thinking of exciting and fresh goals for the year and so far this year I have particularly enjoyed looking back on 2018. It wasn’t necessarily a significant year for me “goal-wise” but I did grow and give birth to a third human, so there’s that. This year will definitely go down in the books as a big one for us. The year four suttons became five. Maggie learned to swim and spell her name. Jackson played basketball and had not one but two casts! We played in the snow, hiked in the mountains, swam in the ocean, played at the Y, went to parks, painted, read, went to the library, played with our neighbors. It was a year of baby prep and baby cuddles.
Can’t wait to see how these three grow and surprise us in 2019.
Our first glimpse of Baby #3.
We enjoyed some snow
Maggie and Jackson found out they were having a baby SISTER!
Jackson finished his first basketball season
We found out we were having a girl!
We went to the mountains for spring break with the Craigs and Cormiers. Our longest trip to the mountain house so far and we had a blast. We even went to Grandfather Mtn.
Jean’s birthday celebration at the Durham Bulls
Jackson got his cast taken off!
Father/son backyard Campout
Finished 2nd Grade!
I celebrated my 33rd birthday when I was 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby!
Baby girl kept growing
Summer fun with the cousins
We got some culture at the art museum
Jackson flew to Louisiana with Jean and the cousins!
Last (of many) pool days
Maggie became a ballerina for a day
And…..a broken arm
Baby Willa arrived at last!
Hurricane sleepover in Durham
Daddy’s birthday with all 3 kids!
Maggie Grace turned 4!
Jackson got his cast off and learned to change a diaper!
Willa’s Sip N See
Our boy turned 9!
Willa give us a scare
Thanksgiving in Goldsboro
Snow! (and lots of sleet and rain)
New Year’s Eve Charcuterie and Coloring (and bedtime by 9:30!)
We had a really nice Thanksgiving as a family of 5 (that’s still crazy!)
Christmas Tree Farm 2018
Jackson and Maggie were more interested in the s’mores and playing hide and seek amongst the rows of trees than picking out the tree, but we got our first tree as a family of 5 (!). It smells delightful and I have the perfect view from my favorite spot on the couch.
Oh, Jackson, you’re getting so old! I’m not even going to talk about how you’re halfway to 18…..not even going to talk about it.
We enjoyed our traditional birthday morning with you last week with nutella crepes and presents.
That night we celebrated with Dashi (your first time!) in Durham and a cookies and cream cake (as requested)at the Cormier house.
Right now Jackson…
loves video games
loves his sisters (and all of his family) even more
typically comes home from school reporting a great day!
loves to play outside after school
does not like homework
likes to play legos while listening to diary of a wimpy kid cds in his room (and leaves the room without turning them off!)
is enjoying his new room
does y guides with Dad
is still our enthusiastic, sensitive, playful, caring, supportive, happy, kind boy.