52-52  There it is.  The last photo.  I kept thinking I would try and capture some epic christmas moment for the last photo; perhaps a big reaction or an exciting scene.  What ended up happening though was that after a very busy Christmas season with rehearsals, concerts, parties and family events I got ridiculously sick the DAY that it all slowed down (…Christmas Eve).  I ended up being so out of it I only really picked up my camera twice–Christmas eve (to quickly get a picture of her in her dress) and Christmas morning (for about 5 minutes).

Lucy loved Christmas.  She loved spending time with her cousins and as a bonus, she did really well with eating (we learned that stuffing is a new favourite).

For gift giving, we follow the mantra “Something you want, Something you need, Something to wear, Something to read” for her.  It helps to keep the budget small and hopefully once she’s a little older and understands more, her expectations for gifts won’t be of something grand.

Just as an example for the presents we did:

Want: Duplo!  Lucy has been obsessed with Lego lately and since Dave and I have also always been Lego people, we were really excited to add a new set to her little collection.

Need: A Melissa & Doug mop and broom set.  She loves to help clean and I wanted her to have something in her size so that she could learn about helping out around the house.

Wear: A new pair of pants and a cute shirt for winter/spring transition.  For the first time ever, Lucy has grown out of her pants not in height but in width.  Wow!

Read: Mickey Mouse 5 Minute Fairy Tales.  A new interest of Lucy’s is Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.  I liked that this book had very classic style Disney illustrations with a bunch of classic fairy tales.

I say it every year, but it’s hard to believe that this year is over.  So much happened!  We are looking forward to 2016 and all that it holds.  I don’t plan on doing the 52 project anymore.  It’s been a great tool to capture the first 2 years of Lucy’s life in a way that I never would have without the project.  I’m hoping to be a bit more relaxed in my photo taking in the next year though.  With a new baby and about a bajillion home renovation projects (yup, we’re at it again in January) I think the camera and the blog need to take a bit of a rest.


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