Saturday, January 3, 2009

Top 12 of 2008....

Ok, I am totally admitting this. KRISSY ( had the BEST idea on her blog...and I am TOTALLY stealing it from her. (Krissy, I hope you see it as sharing!) I just absolutely loved this. She took one picture for each month of the year for 2008 and posted a picture that was a favorite. I had so much fun (and so many memories came back at me) that I decided to post something for each month that shows the progress that Reid has made over 2008. I will then go back and post my top 12 of Ellie, too...because I have to be fair, naturally! I am thankful for so much as I look back over our year of many adventures. Below each picture, I will note something from that month that I am so thankful for. It's been a journey.....and I have a feeling that the ride is just beginning! Hang on to your hats folks...and thanks for being there each step of the way. Here's to a new start...a new year....Happy 2009!

January 2008 - I'm thankful that Reid could actually hold his Reflux to a minimum for me to get a picture of his shirt with no bib in the way! You won't see too many "bare" shirt pics from our house!
February 2008 - I'm thankful for steri-strip tape...much better than what the hospital gave us to tape the NAM with. Just ask Brian!
March 2008 - I'm so thankful the NAM did its job. What a great progression Reid's lip made from so early on by using the NAM.
April 2008 - I'm thankful for absorbant bibs. Trust me, you have no idea!
May 2008 - I'm thankful for an amazing surgery team that won our hearts from the very start. They gave us a miracle.
June 2008 - I'm SOOO thankful that those horrible stents are done with. But, I admit...they did their job well. I just didn't know if I would make it through that process.
July 2008 - I'm thankful for friends who stuck by us every step along the way. We were enjoying great company on this day and some pool time with some friends. It was Reid's first experience with a pool.
August 2008 - I'm so thankful for my family. I can't tell you how blessed I am to be married to Brian. He was amazing and was my backbone during this whole ordeal. Ellie was a champ and grew up very quickly (I felt) because she had to be the "big girl" so often when we weren't around. I am so blessed to have my parents and in laws close by. They were our rock. Love you all so much!
September 2008 - I'm thankful for little moments like these...where I could just watch my little guy not be so little!
October 2008 - I am thankful to watch Reid experience life for the first time. He was amazed at the wind in this picture.
November 2008 - I am thankful for those Baby Blues.
December 2008 - I am thankful for the daily blessings I am given by being Reid's mom. Love you, little big man! Here's to a brand new year!


John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

what a great idea...once I get caught up from Christmas, I too, may have to "borrow" it. Isn't that was teachers are notorious for doing?

Krissy said...

Your post is great! I love how you added a caption for each picture! I really love that picture from April -- still has that "baby look" to him in it :)

Heather said...

Ooh, I'm a teacher too... can I borrow this? Even if I did a Top 8 list? Ok, thanks!! :)

Love the pictures! It's so amazing to see the early pictures of Reid. All that hard work with the NAM and the nose stents paid off!!!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?