YEAH!!! I made it all.52.weeks. I really can't believe it, but I am SO glad I stuck with it. I remember deciding I was going to do this project, and subconsciously figured I'd probably quit doing it a few months in...or sooner. My blogging may have been sporadic and non-existent at times this past year, but I have to pat myself on the back for keeping going with this project, and catching up when I fell behind. But enough tooting my own horn...let's look at our final week of 2011! It was actually 8 days, so I changed the template a little so I could fit all the pictures into one collage.
December 25 - Manny absolutely loves my nephew Hayden and had a lot of fun hanging out with him Christmas day. Manny loves to play ball, and Hayden is always so sweet and patient to "play catch" with him.
December 26 - Hayden, Gabi, and Manny hanging out in the kitchen before we left my parent's house. I'm pretty sure Manny was plotting how to sneak a cookie here.
December 27 - Manny is climbing everything in site, and for some reason he just realized if he climbed up on his toy box, he could reach the light switch. He spent about 30 minutes that day turning the lights on and off. Awesome.
December 28 - We went to Incredible Pizza with my nieces, and they had way too much fun. Manny LOVED the little carousel.
December 29 - We did a little shopping at Target, and he used his cuteness to charm Gabi into getting him out of the cart for a shoulder ride. We absolutely loved having Gabi stay with us for the week, and miss her so much. Come back Gabbers!!
December 30 - I had a dr's appointment this day, so Gabi was awesome enough to baby-sit Manny for me so I didn't have to drag him along. She texted me this picture of him while I was gone...of course he'd found another little table to climb. I'm pretty sure he pushed it over to the TV so he could be closer. She said he was watching TV like this.
December 31 - And this is the last picture of my sweet baby boy in 2011. I took it right before midnight while he was sleeping soundly. I really wanted to pick him up and rock him but I resisted. :)
Believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to continuing this project in the coming year. Once I got in the habit of taking a picture every day, it was no big deal. Yes, 99% of the pictures are from my phone, but I don't care...plus it takes pretty good pictures. I know a picture a day can be overwhelming, but these have been good for me to document all of the things Manny does. So here's hoping 2012 is just as successful! :)