Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in Review


I was very pregnant with Orin. We were counting down the days until we would get to meet our little one.


On February 21, we had Orin Dale. He was the most precious little boy. Life has never been the same since. We have been completely in awe of our baby boy. We love him so much and feel so blessed to be his parents.


We had family pictures taken with Orin only three weeks old.

Orin turned one month old.


Orin and I went to Molly’s Junior Prom.

We celebrated Easter with both families.

Ryan and I announced our decision to move back to OC and that I planned to resign as a teacher and instead stay home with Orin.
Orin celebrated his baptism.


Orin slept through the night at 9 weeks just in time for me to go back to work.
I went back to teaching after 9 weeks of maternity leave. Daddy stayed home with Orin for that month.
I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I never imagined how wonderful it would be.

We took Orin to his first Tulip Festival.

I celebrated my first birthday as a mom. It was so special to have my little man there with me!


The big moving day happened.
Ryan turned 25 on the 14th.

Ryan’s first Father’s Day with Orin.

Cousin Tucker was born just over 4 months after Orin.

Orin spent a lot of time with his friend, Hazel.


Orin’s first vacation to the cabin for the 4th of July.

Orin spent time digging a basement with Grandpa.


Orin’s first vacation to Minnesota with all of my family.

Orin turned 6 months old!


First trip to the park happened in September.

We went to watch Molly on the Homecoming Court.


I had my first photo shoot.

Orin was a skunk for his first Halloween.

I started subbing one or two days a week.
We took family pictures for our Christmas cards.


We paid off the car.
Orin’s feeding battles got tremendously worse!
Orin turned 9 months old.

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my family.


Orin learned to crawl and get himself to a standing position.

We gave Orin his first haircut.

We spent a lot of time visiting family for Christmas.


Corinne Doughan said...

What a great idea for a post Katie ... I may have to blog-lift it! :)

AKat said...

I was just telling Megan at His and Hers blog that I'm ready to get on a schedule again! Argh. The holidays wore me out! Sorry I've been MIA, I've still been reading! LOVED this recap post. Orin's just darling, as usual. I just checked your dotted duck site and, yay, it's up! I'll make a post about the towel bibs soon. I got some cute pics of the Mister giving them some use. :) I wanted to wait until your site was up and running...