You might have noticed a theme this week. I’m all about lists. Because that’s what everyone seems to do when the year is coming to an end.
I actually like lists. They’re fun to do and easy to read. However, this list was a little bit of work and not too much for you to read. I compiled my favorite photos from the past year.
Why are they my favorites? They make me laugh. They tell a story. They are beautiful.
1. Ringing in the new year than with a pacifier (or two) and a glass of champagne. Or sparkling grape juice.
2. This is how I feel after playing in the snow.
3. My brother and son share the same birthday. But not the same sensibility when it comes to touching fire.
4. Ah, the magic of Disney. And the wonder and confusion of big Goofy and baby Goofy.
5. Speaking of magic, isn’t this magical?
6. Little lost boy, sad that he found no Easter eggs.
7. Natural, beautiful colors and light.
8. Evan, of many faces, and his Granddad
9. Evan and Daddy in a setting that looks right out of a screensaver.
10. Me making faces at the camera after Evan dumped my cup of tea all over my white pants.
11. Mother’s Day outing to the chapel where we got married. Evan looks like a total hooligan here.
12. On the same day, my husband took this shot that I think is timeless.
13. The most classic kid face I know.
14. Sitting on a bridge over the Hudson River on a sunny day when Evan confiscated my sunglasses.
15. First time visiting cousins and learning the joy of a swingset in your own backyard.
16. Boy in a baseball cap. Precious.
17. Just a couple of kids taking the convertible for a spin in the backyard.
18. Mom: serious. Evan: not so serious.
19. An angel on Earth.
20. Turtles eat cactus. Did you know?
21. Amy at Type-A Mom Conference. She thought it was funny to pose with seven tasting glasses instead of four. She thought right.
22. A monarch butterfly and an iPhone and somehow I captured this beautiful shot.
23. It’s not Thanksgiving until a cat climbs out of the dishwasher. In this case, it’s my sister’s cat, Charlie. He’s nuts.
24. The first snowfall of the season. It looks like a snowglobe come to life.
25. “Mommy, how did our Christmas tree get so big?” Perspective, son.
Thanks for indulging me and far too many pictures of my son. But he is, after all, my favorite subject and probably will be for many years to come.