Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 A Year in Reflection

Everyone seems to be doing these, so I'll add mine to the mix.
January 2008
December 2008
In 2008 Hannah did the following: had her first stomach virus (really!), started reading, had allergy testing (twice!), slept through a 5.4 earthquake, danced and sang in the school play "Baby Want Out!", grew hair long enough to braid and style, had her first not-so-glowing progress report from preschool, went to summer school and took swim lessons, met her great-grandparents, grew to be 44 inches tall and 44 lbs, started kindergarten, started enjoying the "harder" academic works at school, lived without electricity for 40 hours after Hurricane Ike blew through, learned to knit on a loom, learned to do needlepoint, grew her own pumpkins for Halloween, turned SIX years old and had a birthday bash at Chuck E Cheese, had TWO allergic reactions to beeswax lip balm and two bouts of impetigo, got a fantastic, glowing, AMAZING progress report from her kindergarten teacher, started writing stories, quit taking gymnastics, started art lessons, and was generally the world's best big sister (to Leah anyway!).



January 2008
December 2008
In 2008 Elijah did the following: earned the name Mr. Grumpy Pants, was sick too many times to count, had a non-family member babysitter for the first time, slept through an earthquake, said many funny "Elijah-isms", learned to use the potty!, had a "no-hair cut", entertained us with his silliness, amazed us with his intelligence, turned THREE years old and had a John Deere party, learned to drive his own little John Deere tractor, met his great-grandparents for the first time, got to ride on some REAL, antique John Deere tractors at the fair, started Montessori preschool, grew to be 36 inches tall and 30 lbs, started taking gymnastics, quit taking gymnastics (for now), learned to cut with scissors, went on his first field trip and bus ride, learned to dress himself, sat on Santa's lap for the first time, and was as amazingly sweet big brother (not nearly as sweet little brother!)



January 2008
December 2008
In 2008 Leah did the following: Learned to sit, started eating solid food (kind of), grew 12 teeth, learned to crawl, learned to talk (at least 100 words and even putting words together), grew a LOT of hair, became just as silly as her brother, earned the name "Destructo-baby", learned to stand, turned ONE year old, went swimming for the first time, learned to climb and descend the stairs, learned to walk, was sick more times than I can count including stomach viruses, an ear infection, and roseola, grew to be 30 inches tall and 20 lbs, and was the best little sister EVER!

1 comments:

Emily said...

I love this! I think this is a great idea to sum up 2008. You indeed had a busy and eventful year! Happy New Year!