I've been looking through approximately one zillion photographs of 2015 and it's made me feel all smooshy inside.
Our little daughter grew from a chubby-cheeked tot ...
To the mad, funny, talkative, excitable, sweet, chubby-cheeked two year old she is now.
I was a stay at home Mum for another year and had lots of amazing adventures with Jellybean.
We did a lot of messy stuff.
And we played with a lot of toys.
I continued to accumulate toys, wetwipes, half-eaten biscuits and little tiny hairbands in my handbag.
I witnessed new levels of mischeviousness.
I did tidying
(And more tidying, and more tidying)
I drank a lot of coffee.
We made a few dens.
I did a lot of reading
And a bit of writing
We walked. A lot. In all weathers.
We had a few picnics.
And did quite a lot of chalk drawings
In fact we spent a lot of time in the garden. (Sometimes just laying on the grass staring up at the tree. And the washing).
One of my favourite mornings was the one where we sat outside in our pyjamas, eating breakfast and listening to the world wake up around us.
I facilitated a lot of naptimes.
And, at some point, I held her in my arms and gave her a bottle for the last time before she got too big for it. *sniffles*
We successfully took a one year old to Lanzarote.
And we had an AWESOME time.
And we went on an amazing holiday to Devon.
Where I spoke to a psychic telephone
And we saw a friendly robot band
And some not-so-friendly-looking mannequins
In fact it was a really, really, really good time.
We went to two very different events on the seafront.
CBeebies live ...
Chris got a new job, and we both felt inspired to push ourselves to try new things.
I turned 27.
Jellybean turned two. (TWO!!!)
And Chris turned 30.
(We played a lot of board games.)
I continue to be amazed by my husband.
For being a wonderful father
And for making me laugh
And for being effortlessly handsome ;)
I mean it's not been the easiest year ever. We've had ... illnesses, and issues, and you know. Stuff.
But we have amazing friends. And a wonderful family.
2015 was pretty great.
Thank you to everyone that made it so :)