2017 is here now, which is weird (it’s been 17 years since y2k and it feels like I’m old), and I’ve been wanting to post my favorite pictures of 2016. You may not recognize a lot of these photos because I haven’t gotten around to posting them on my blog yet – don’t worry. I’ll give a little background story at the bottom of each photo so you’re not lost! 😉
Fletcher was barely 7 months old (above) and she never stopped smiling. I’m glad I was able to have some action shots of me shooting my sweet little gal.
Fletcher was about 7 1/2 months old here.
It was March and actually warm outside, so Marlowe and I took some photos on our front porch.
This photo is probably the most accurate of them all. My obsession: Starbucks Strawberry Acaii refresher, Trenta, sub the water for Cool Lime Refresher and no ice. Try it.
This was taken at the end of May, right after I found this $3 denim hat from Baby Gap!
Our Ragdoll cat, Edward, does this all the time. He’s such a curious fellow.
This picture was taken at the beginning of May while I was visiting my parents in North Caroline. Fletcher was still at the stage where she didn’t immediately pull off the adorable headbands I put on her.
Self portrait – June.
This was taken just before Marlowe turned 3 years old!
June 23rd – Fletcher turned one!!
July – Marlowe’s 3rd birthday party!
I’ve tried to post pictures in chronological order, but this one managed to sneak past me. My FIL, Tom, took this at Shawn’s brother’s wedding in March. Easter weekend, as a matter of fact!
This was taken in July. It is miserably trying to get a picture where both girls are smiling at the same time haha.
Self portrait – August.
This was taken during my visit to Canada. On my right (your left) is my cousin Kasia. On my left is my cousin Bronte. That was the week that my parents took the girls so I was completely on my own… and LOVING it!! I adore my children, but having a week off while visiting cousins in Toronto was amaaaazing.
September – when I realized that I wouldn’t be teaching Marlowe how to play the piano any time soon. The kid was all over the place and impossible to teach!!
My MIL and FIL came to visit in September for a long weekend. Marlowe was a lucky girl what with having a second birthday party!
October – Marlowe wanted me to take a picture with her and Charlie in her new puffer vest.
October – Shawn and I posed for a few pictures together.
November – Marlowe and Fletcher were in relatively good moods and the lighting outside was beautiful. What better time to take a couple thousand pictures, only to get ONE that was decent?
November – It’s been two years since Marlowe fell asleep in the high chair, so I had to snap this.
Fletcher was in a kissy mood, and she wouldn’t let go of Shawn’s face!
My family came to visit during Christmas, and wouldn’t you know it – I barely took any pictures. I think this was the one afternoon that my camera made it out of the bag (Mom took the picture below while Marlowe and I were dancing to some good beats).
Fletcher loves Eddie. What more can I say?
Marlowe looks so old to me in this one. She is getting better and better at following my instructions during our rare photo shoots, which is seriously awesome. I wanted more of a somber picture of her to hang on our wall, and I just love the one above.