December 31, 2010

2010: A Recap

We rang in the new year with family & friends in Chicago! January brought a fresh start to the SPH, and in particular for Miss Sassy. She began a new preschool and a new dance class, both of which we adore today! Yeah for moves in the right direction! We experienced a crazy weather phenomenon here in KS called hoarfrost, and the girls enjoyed checking that out immensely. I began to plan a baby shower for Kelli!

February brought Tink's 18 month "birthday"! She also refined her singing skills, and practiced daily. Sassy took the hair-cut plunge and went a bit shorter. I flew to Chicago for a long weekend to help throw Kelli's baby shower. As soon as I returned to Kansas, it was time for a family road trip to Colorado Springs! Just gorgeous... we can't wait to go back!

Tyler and I began the month of March by attending an awesome concert at the new Intrust Bank Arena: Elton John & billy Joel! What a treat! I said hello to 28 and promptly contracted a terrible stomach virus. No fun! We did celebrate St. Patty's Day in style, and also enjoyed some beautiful KS weather with frequent trips to the park and the zoo!

April started off with a bang... TUCKER was welcomed into the world. Sassy & Tink immediately began to take their role as "cousin" very seriously. We spent a great Easter with family & friends. April brought a few low points- Tink injured her eye, and also underwent hearing & speech evaluations. My Mom fell ill with ischemic colitis on Easter Sunday, had major surgery, and was in and out of the hospital for a 2+ week span. Some of the high points included Sassy and I seeing Pinkalicious at the Crown Uptown, taking the girls to see Dinosaur Live at the new arena, and celebrating Sassy's 4th birthday a week early with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

May always starts out fabulously in the SPH, and this year was no different. We spent a wonderful day with Sassy celebrating her four years of life, and she began learning to ride a two-wheeler with training wheels! Sassy had her first Field Day and field trip at preschool, and her very first dance recital. We spent Mother's Day together at Botanica, and we manages to squeeze in some strawberry picking later in the month. School let out for the summer, and we celebrated at Great Plains Nature Center. We also celebrated Ty's birthday, the girls attended their first outdoor wedding, and Sassy went through some medical testing and was diagnosed with VUR. We took an impromptu family trip to Kansas City for Memorial Day weekend, where we took the girls tot he T-Rex restaurant, visited Uncle Cory & Jami, and went to Deanna Rose Children's Farm.

We spent lots of time outdoors! Great Plains Nature Center, the pool, Tanganyika, backyard BBQ's with Tom & Lynzee, town festivals, and the fountains were all things on our agenda. We traveled to Chicago for the last part of June and into July.

July was possibly my favorite month of 2010! We spent the first part in Chicago, taking in the sights of downtown, celebrating the 4th in style as we do every year, and taking in all that we could of that sweet little Tucker. Later int he month, Sassy and I took an amazing trip to Cape Cod with Auntie Ashley- we rented a cabin for the week, attended Dawn & Keith's wedding, and had a fabulous time!

We spent the early part of August visiting Ty's family in Minnesota. We spent an amazing weekend at the lake, and we had a wonderful time. Miss Tink turned TWO, and we had a great time celebrating that, as well. She had a watermelon themed birthday at My Gym, and we spent her actual birthday as a family down in Winfield. Sassy started her second year of preschool, and Tink honed her skills int he area of animal sounds! Both Sassy and Tink got their hair chopped, and Tink began to own the pixie look... and attitude.

We spent a good deal of time in September rooting for our Chicago Bears and watching football! We walked the Komen 5K, went camping at a family tent party, spent labor Day at Botanica, and took our first trip to Walter's Pumpkin Patch for the season. We also traveled to Kansas City to see the pediatric urologist at Children's Mercy and get on the best laid plan for Miss Sassy. No trip to KC is complete without a visit with Uncle Cory and a trip to Deanna Rose Children's Farm- at least when we can help it!

We visited just about every pumpkin patch in the area, some multiple times over. We participated in the Buddy Walk {awesome!} and we traveled to Topeka & KC for the Parent leadership Conference, apple picking, and the Ren Fest. We celebrated a wonderful report card with Sassy after her first term of preschool. We participated in countless Halloween activities- Sassy was a purple unicorn and Tink was a cupcake fairy!

Uncle Bastian returned to the States from Germany, and promptly made a visit to KS, which we are so grateful for! We took the girls to a production of The Wizard of Oz and the Wichita Children's Theater and Dance Co, as well as a few trips to My Gym. Tyler's parents and Grandma made the long drive down for Thanksgiving, and we had a wonderful holiday weekend. We took the girls to the Gingerbread Village, and began our holiday decorating and shopping, too!

We kept busy in December attending all sorts of holiday functions, cookie swaps, gift swaps, and the like. Sassy met a real American Girl author! We spent a beautiful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home, and as I write this recap {to be published 12/31}, we are about 4 hours from leaving for Chicago... praying for safe travels and an opportunity for new memories to add to this wonderful list of 2010: SPH edition!

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rzittritsch said...

Enjoy reading your family updates! Take care and have a great 2011!