Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Some Fav's from 2010

In just a few hours a brand we will all be celebrating a brand New Year.  I really can not comprehend how quickly time marches on and as I gaze at my sweet toddler I can't help but realize how fast the past few years have gone by.

I remember how I couldn't wait for her to talk, though now I listen to her tiny voice chattering on and on and that is just within this past year.  She's so independent and refuses my help, in fact she told me to "go and sit down so I can make friends" this summer in the pool.  Gasp!  I didn't realize nosy Mom's could hinder toddler friendships this early.  She also informed me and everyone she meets that she has a "boyfriend, named B who likes dinasaurs" and proceeded to place his photo next to hers in the living room wall.  She greets people in the market by asking their name and admiring nail polish or jewelry and can easily carry on a decent phone conversation.  Yep, just couldn't wait to hear her putting words together and now she "pretend" reads and is starting to sound out words.  I have no clue if this is age appropriate for toddlers and can't take credit as I surely do not speak spanish in the house and Kira is often found counting and addressing her dolls in spanish!  Guess I owe Nick Jr. for that.  I now wonder what effect Looney Tunes had on me LOL (I shouldn't even answer that)!

Anyway, my thoughts are on the coming year as I now try not to rush through life.  This past year was my 35th High School Renunion and again I sighed, cried and laughed at the memories and wondered where did those years go.  I suppose we keep so busy, it's natural to not gage time in years.  Now I cuddle with Kira during bedtime, holding her ever so tightly and realize every day how she breathes fresh air into my world and how much I appreciate my daughter for the little girl she is becoming.

2010 has been an interesting year, in politics, world affairs and in our home!  Since I haven't written much during the past year I plan to keep this blog up to the best of my ability.

So to my Dear Family and Friends I wish you all the very best in 2011, mostly harmony, good health and the ability to continue to nurture and continue to create the happy memories we will eventually look back upon.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year!


a Tonggu Momma said...

I have a feeling you are going to be "sitting down so she can make friends" a lot this next year! *grin* I just love your spunky girl! Happy New Year!

Mary Ann said...

Happy New Year to you sweet Family! Love the cute card! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I hope you keep on blogging through 2011. Love to see your beautiful pictures and precious child!

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