Happy New Year! Yes, I realize it’s 3 days into the new year and I’m late. As you get older, this will not surprise you at all.
2010 was a good year for us! Our extended family weathered some health scares, but everyone is still here in 2011. Our immediate family had 3 fun bouts with a stomach bug (I blame you, Scorch, and your germy classmates for that) but that was the worst of it.
There were a lot of first this year. Scorch going to school 5 days a week. Our amazing trip to the OBX. Renting a camper for our trip to Lake Ontario. Scorch’s first trip the ER. Bean’s first conversations. T-ball. Your first new baby cousin- Beaner isn’t the youngest any more! Your first Yankee’s game and show at Madison Square Garden. Looking back on it, we had a lot of fun in 2010!
Moving forward, I have a lot of high hopes for 2011. There will most likely be a lot of changes this year. One way or another, The Hubs is getting a new job. One of the job possibilities- the one we’re praying for- will keep us here. The other will love us 350 miles away. Either way, I’m ready to be out of this limbo. A move would be really, really hard on all of us- but I have a feeling it would turn out just fine.
You’ll turn 5 this year, Scorch. Do you know what that means? The whole wide world of sports- everything you’ve wanted to play- is now open up to you. Football, lacrosse, basketball, martial arts and golf. You have interest in them all, so I have no idea how we’re going to narrow this down. That’s a good problem to have! In the fall, you’ll also start kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN!!!! You may be ready for that, but I promise you I won’t be. I look at you now and I see a boy- not a baby, not even a toddler. A tall, skinny boy with more imagination in one pinkie then I have in my whole body.
Beaner- you’ll turn 3 this year! You’ll also start school full time in the fall- a wonderful Pre-K program that we eased Scorch into bit by bit. But you, sweetpea, you don’t need to be eased into anything. You’ll be jumping in with both feet come September and I have a feeling you’ll love every stinking minute of it. You’re also going to start gymnastics as we try to figure out what you like to do. Right now it’s simply whatever Scorch does sports-wise, but I have a feeling that will change!
As for me, well- come September I’ll have an empty house for the first time since Scorch was born. Your father and I may have to start having serious discussions on getting you guys a sibling just to make me feel better.
There will be lots of changes this year- some little, some seismic. But all of them- all of them– will be made in the hopes of making your life better. We love you two so much and would give you the moon if we could. For now though you’ll have to settle for a more stable job for your Dad, maybe a new house and the one thing that will never change no matter what the date- love, and lots of it.
Happy new years, kiddos! Can’t wait to see what’s coming!