Wow it has been busy. I know the holidays are all hustle and bustle for everyone, but to make things even more intense, we decided to take a road trip. It was a 9 hour drive to the DC area followed by another 5 hour drive south to North Carolina. The trip in total was a little over a week, and in that time we did so much!
|Did a LOT of sight-seeing|
|Spent time with some friends|
|Quality time with our cousins|
|Became Santa professionals|
We made it home 2 days before Christmas and spent our Christmas in the comfort of our own home. I am blown away by how many presents the kids got. We have much to be thankful for, including loving and generous family and friends.
|Opening some of the MANY gifts they received|
What a difference a year makes! Last Christmas, Connor was a mere 5 days old and we were scrambling around, sleepless, trying to figure out life with two. This year we were able to enjoy our kids and see the excitement on their (Riley's) faces, reflecting the magic of Christmas.
I was very emotional about my sweet baby boy turning 1. I just find it incredibly unbelievable. He is still such a baby (albeit a giant baby).
We happened to be in North Carolina visiting Eric's sister when it was Connor's birthday. She helped make his first birthday so memorable.
|Bday pancake from Auntie Andrea|
|Andrea and I put together this|
Connor was an unplanned baby and I often find myself marveling at how this surprise just fit so perfectly in our lives. He just completes our family. I am so excited to watch our buddy grow up and see what kind of man he will turn out to be. Happy first birthday to my baby boy Connor Dao. I love you buddy!