2012 was an awesome year for us – Emma and Isaac have grown and changed a lot in a year!

That’s pretty typical for kids, I know.  They don’t say “Don’t blink” for nothing.  :)

Here’s a quick overview of what happened as well as some of the best preschool and crafty posts here at Kindred Spirit Mommy:

I was pretty crafty in 2012, though I never seem to be able to sew or craft as much as I want to!
My favorite projects were this turtleneck dress I made using a turtleneck and fabric

and the stenciled tees I made for both kids (with tutorial)!

I also used this tutorial to convert some of Emma’s t-shirts to tank tops:

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Isaac went from crawling to walking full-time:

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I continued Emma’s preschool education (she loved doing it!).  We started using workboxes to make things easier for her (and me), and she began her journey to learning to read!

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Our Favorite Preschool-Related Posts:

Melted Crayon Sensory Alphabet & Number Poster
Emma Imagines: Stellaluna, Her Little Bat Friend
7 Cool Things You Can Do With Broken Crayons

Making Edible Baking Dough For Kids
7 Creative Outdoors Activities for Kids
The Post in Which I Talk About My Independent 4-Year-Old and Encourage Child Labor ;-)

Learning About Sea Turtles – Free Printable Fact Sheet
Sidewalk Chalk Activity – Tracing Your Shadow
Indoor Water Play With Colored Water
Moon Sand – Easy Peasy and Fun!

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  I also took the plunge and put both kids in one room.  It was scary, but we survived it.  :)

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Birthdays!  Isaac turned 1 and Emma turned 4.  ♥

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 We worked on getting more organized:

Getting Your Child More Involved in Toy Organization

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I managed to keep both kids in bed until a decent time in the morning thanks to the KidSleep Clock:

AND Emma moved to a big-girl bed:

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Isaac was finally weaned from nursing (but not the paci yet):

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Emma went on her first pony ride and LOVED it.  :)

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Isaac had his hair cut for the first time (by me!  And it turned out pretty cute!).

This is the before pic:

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Emma began to write words and spell (love those dry erase practice books!):

And she wrote me my first “I love you, mommy” note.  ♥

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We started having daily “quiet time” and it has saved all of our sanity!  ;-)
(Follow that link for the how-to)

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I got a new AWESOME camera that makes my pictures look good:

Already I’m looking forward to 2013 and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us!

The things I’m hoping will happen are:

We will move to a bigger house (hey, I can dream)
Isaac will be weaned from the pacifier (buck up, mommy)
Isaac will be potty trained (another dream?)
Emma will start Kindergarten (okay that’s gonna happen no matter what)
I will get better at scheduling and planning meals
I will get LOTS of sewing done and make cute summer dresses for Emma

What are you hoping will happen in 2013?


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