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Addie’s Big Year in 12 Photos

Easily the biggest change in 2011 is that she became quite possibly the world’s greatest big sister and best help I could have ever asked for after I had a new baby in May. There are no words on Earth adequate enough to describe what it’s like to see your babies play with each other and as the littler one has gotten bigger nothing is more spectacular than watching the big one make the little one fall over in fits of hearty giggles.

2011 also included her first concert, her first full day of school, her first loose and lost tooth and her first appearance in a wedding.

She started the year still looking like my little girl, and ended it looking far bigger and way closer to the grown up she’s going to become.

Here’s Addie’s year in 12 photos.

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  • January 1 of 12
    January
    Since we moved to Indiana I've tried to take a photo of her on New Year's Day, my first view of her in the new year. This was 2011.
  • February 2 of 12
    February
    I gave Addie the camera remote and let her run this impromptu photo shoot. This one is hanging in Vivi's nursery.
  • March 3 of 12
    March
    She had no idea what was involved in being a big sister but she was totally excited for it.
  • April 4 of 12
    April
    She helped me blow up balloons for my birthday, six days before I had her baby sister. What you can't see in this photo is the tooth she lost later the next day, her first.
  • May 5 of 12
    May
    This was a common sight in my bed every morning in May. Oh how she was of her baby sister.
  • June 6 of 12
    June
    In June we went to a wedding in Utah where she was the flower girl, we took off on a lady date to the amusement park that I always went to as a kid. It was her first (and last, for now) big rollercoaster.
  • July 7 of 12
    July
    July was her her first big concert with her dad, Taylor Swift. This is just before they left for dinner and the show.
  • August 8 of 12
    August
    In August Addie went back to school and when she came home nothing else mattered until she was able to see and play with her sister.
  • September 9 of 12
    September
    One month in first grade and the little kid had mastered the monkey bars, she had callouses from them.
  • October 10 of 12
    October
    Fancy Nancy costume and big outdoor Halloween bonfire and chili cook off at a big country house. Perfect.
  • November 11 of 12
    November
    She can barely hold Vivi on her own anymore. Addie's growth in comparison to Vivi's was nothing.
  • December 12 of 12
    December
    I end the year with a seven year old. I big, giant, wonderful seven year old.

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also babbled….

Addie starring as the best big sister ever.

The unlisted bonus features of having Addie around with the new baby.

Here’s Vivi’s 2011 in review as well.

 

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