Monday, January 3, 2011

2010: Year in Review

Last Tuesday my boss enexpectedly said lets close down shop and come back on Monday. I said no sir. I will never abandon my post. I would rather work even if there is nothign to do.

If you believe that then you must be new here.

I got a surprise 5 day vacation and spent it all with my family. I didn't do any blogging related things. I thought I would go ahead and put that out there just for the insanely small chance that someone actually missed me.

Now that I am back I have a 2010 wrap up post to do. It is a little bit of Braden in pictures. I did one for 2009 if you want to get an idea of what you are in for. With that bring on 2011 as I look back fondly at 2010.

We started the year with something that looks like this, and man did we learn a lot.

We leaned water safety.

We fine tuned our baseball skills.

We learned to properly operate an ATV.

We even studied a little geology.

It wasn't all fun and games. Braden got banished to live with the dogs a time or two.

It was mostly fun and games though like this first trip to a ballgame in Springfield.

Mommy taught Braden the joys of snow cones.

Braden taught himself the joys of stickers.

Braden was a shrimpin boat captain on one day.

And caught some guinea pigs for his buddies in Peru on another.

Of course I couldn't leave out the fact that he even learned some skills with the ladies.

Braden actually did learn about Charlie Brown or "Cha Bown" after I joked about his Snoopy picture.

Only that dang gravity kept us from learning to fly.

We were ready to greet the aliens, but couldn't master the flying as noted above. 

Braden turned 2 this year and he celebrated by spitting on a cake shaped like Mickey Mouse.

2010 was tiring.

And now it's time to go.

When it was all said and done we ended up with this

Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2011!


James (SeattleDad) said...

Looks like a perfect year. This age is so much fun, isn't it? I like your idea for a wrap up. Well done.

Brandy@YDK said...

they grow so much between 1-2 it's amazing. super cute pictures.

Portland Dad said...

Great pictures and a great post, looks like a full year

seashore subjects said...

Great pics. Is he learning his lady skills at the Bass Pro Store? That place is the Disney World of stores!

Katherine said...

Brandy is right...they do grow a lot between 1 and 2 and even more right after they turn 2.

Great year in review and I'm glad you got a little extra time to spend with the family over the holidays.

Melisa with one S said...

I think Braden did more in 2010 that most people do in five years! :)

Old School/New School Mom said...

What an awesome year in review! Love it! I always forget how cute guinea pigs are. Also, I love snow cones!

SurprisedMom said...

Braden is a very active boy and it looks like he crammed in as many activities as he possibly could in 2010. It looks like he had a lot of fun doing it, too. The year between 1 and 2 is such an interesting year. Braden looks more like a little boy than a baby. He's going to be such a terrific big brother!

Thanks for sharing the photos!