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Friday, December 16, 2011

Looking back: A year ago

Tonight we're flying to California to visit Alex's family, and my dad and brother are coming, too. Looking back at last year's vacation photos (above), I cannot believe how teeny Toby looks. He was such a baby! This year he's officially a toddler. And who knows, next year maybe he will even be a little boy.

He's always had a tendency to grow up too quickly.

I remember feeling so nervous last year about traveling with a baby. We still felt like brand new parents, and we didn't know which end was up. (Remember our walking nap?:) Thankfully over the past year, we've gotten much more confident, and now it feels like we're just taking a regular trip with a mini sidekick.

xoxoxo A weekend post coming right up, and kisses to all of you.

53 comments:

O Blog da Mafaldinha said...

fast fast fast, so fast <3

Robyn said...

safe flight and happyhappy holidays!

Anonymous said...

It has been so much fun following Toby's growth on your blog. What a little cutie! Have a great time in California and a wonderful holiday.

Elizabeth said...

Love this post Joanna. Specifically Toby's eyebrows because they remind me so much of my Everett's. He got them straight from me, and Toby got his straight from you. Isn't it nice to have a little lookalike running around?

LeeLee said...

Aww, he's just so cute and a toddler! Time flies!

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...he is such a sweet little guy and those photos melt my heart. Have a jolly good time in California. xo

Sarah said...

So sweet! This is like when I accidentally select the "last 12 months" option in iphoto - I tear up every time!

Merry Christmas Toby!
-Sarah

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Haley Rogers said...

aw he has gotten so big! safe travels!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, I lOVE Toby's face in that second picture!!! Hope you all have a wonderful time in California!!

Joanna Goddard said...

Elizabeth, aw, yes, baby eyebrows just kill me:) and sarah, i know what you mean!!!

gemma said...

he is adorable!

Mal said...

Great pics, such a cutie!

Have a wonderful trip!

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Jackie {York Avenue} said...

God Toby is just SO cute! How can you even stand it? I would just stare at him all day long if I had a baby that adorable!

Christina Marie said...

Next thing you know... he's in High School, driving a car, and meeting girls! Crazy how kids grow up so fast!

Nicole said...

He is the absolute cutest baby! I love his red cheeks and somehow adult-looking eyebrows. Have a great time in California!

Gyda, Einar og Gríslingarnir ÞRÍR. SURVIVING RESIDENCY said...

awwww he is so cute and alert. Big beautiful eyes.
Have a lovely trip to visit family.

vanessa (the gal) said...

that is one cute kid!!! he so little then! very sweet. have a nice weekend!

xo! vanessa (the gal)

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Briana said...

Adorable photos. I can say that right now, time is NOT going fast for me. I'm entering my 3rd trimester and I can't wait to meet this little bean growing inside of me. But to think that this time next year I will have a 9 month old? Wow. Seems crazy.

Enjoy CA!

Anonymous said...

Such cute pictures! Have a safe trip and enjoy the sunshine.

Kristin H said...

Such sweet photos. Have a fab Cali trip!

Girlie Blogger said...

It's amazing how fast they grow. I look at my Jo's photos (my daughter. I also call her "Jo." That's why I am came to your blog at first.) from a year ago, and she was just teeny.

Your son is so cute. His cheeks are like apples.

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Hillary said...

you guys make me so excited to start my own family!

thistle handmade said...

So cute! The second picture is definitely my favorite - his smile is adorable!

Yes, it's amazing how quickly little ones grow. Makes you want to never leave their side, so that you never miss a precious moment.

Happy weekend to you and yours!

Katherine @ thistle handmade

Designs Good said...

He is such a sweetie--I love his rosy little cheeks! Safe travels to you all!

brooke said...

that second photo made my day!! safe and happy travels.

Allison said...

Toby has the best surprised face -- I can't stop laughing at that third photo! Definitely frame-worthy.

Em said...

This may sound strange, but Toby has the best eyebrows ever. So expressive! XD

Miss Bibliophile said...

Ha! I can't get over his little face in that third picture! I wonder what was going through his mind....

Glenda said...

He's adorable!!!!
So handsome!!!
Safe travels and Happy Holidays!!!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

Toby has the best eyebrows!! Good luck on your flight today :)

Lindsay R said...

i love the first chunky pic.

have fun!

Lindsay

happygirlgo said...

These are lovely pictures. I found your blog when my baby boy was just a couple of months old and it has been great to follow you over the last year or so, picking up tips and having something cheery to read during those difficult early days of motherhood. My wee boy is 15 months old now and he is a wee munchkin, just like adorable Toby. It's a shame you're the other side of the Atlantic, as i'm sure they'd love getting up to mischief together! Have a lovely trip x

Casey said...

those cheeks, those eyes, and that soft baby-skin...how fun to see how much he's grown, Toby is just precious!

v. s. & t. said...

I enjoy reading your posts about Toby because my son, Townes, is the same age (18 months). Toby is super cute. Congrats to him on the walking!

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-v

Jenni Austria Germany said...

well, doesn't he have the most expressive eyes ever. especially that 3rd photo :)

Moonlight said...

i can not believe how time has flown!
i remember the day you posted about giving birth like it was yesterday!
i hope you are all well!

Nina Leung said...

Toby is SOOOO cute and fat! I love the pool shot! Nothing better than all those fat folds! It's amazing how fast they grow!

Have fun in CA!

Aya said...

Oh he is SO cute. I love that first one--such a serious face!
I was admiring his little eyebrows when I read all the other comments on his brows--they're a popular feature.
Time really does fly! I look forward to watching him grow.

Anonymous said...

he is so cute in the third picture

The Egg said...

toby is such a ham!

xoxo the egg out west.

megan said...

My son is a year older than Toby. He will no doubt be a little boy next year at this time! Enjoy LA! That's where we live! It's supposed to be pretty nice this weekend!

Rachel said...

Have so much fun! We are LA-ers by way of NY (moved a year and a half ago) and my baby is just a few weeks younger than Toby. We are on the east coast for the holidays, but I'm looking forward to reading about your LA. Travel safe. x

princess butterfly said...

Indeed. You have such a beautiful family.

carola said...

sooo cute!!
and your blog too!! :)

T e ponto final said...

The third picture cracks me up. He looks sooooo funny. lol

Chessa! said...

I can't wrap my head around how quickly the year has gone. The dress Lucia wore at Christmas last year looks like it is fit for a doll! She turned 6 months on Christmas Eve and now she will be a whopping 18 months! sigh. Still, it's so amazing to think of how much has happened in the last year with her and with us as parents, no? it's pretty surreal when you start to measure your own life through someone else's...
have a great time! and Merry Christmas xoxo

This Time Now said...

Awww! You're son's eyebrows are the most!

Jennifer said...

Time flys! He is such a cutie! :)

JBeaudetStudios said...

He is so adorable! Such beautiful eyes! My daughter is 19 now in her second year of college. Oh how I wish I could relive those days again! Jenniferxx

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thecubiclerebel said...

That baby is so cute I almost can't stand it. Cute-ti-tude.

lovelypassion said...

I love your blog, you are such an authentic person and it reflects in your blog. Thanks for sharing your life with us, is inspiring!

Happy Holidays from Mexico!

jenny said...

Oh my goodness, he's grown up SO fast! Such a sweetheart, his eyes are unlike any I've ever seen!

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