The Kids

Old - The 2014 collection of Bressler Kids photos (being only a year behind is actually an improvement for me since Fianna was born). I think all our family travel was in state, as we spent most of Julia's first year close to home base. We made the Annual Easter trip to Yosemite, spent some time in Monterey, and made the usual SoCal trip for Christmas. Fianna and I also went to Camp Sacramento, where we met our good friends the Wilsons.

The 2013 collection of Bressler kids photos. No longer strictly a Fianna affair, but mostly. Julia was born on December 15, just in time for some Christmas photos. Other than that, Fianna had her fourth birthday, hung out with the Wilsons at the annual Highland Games (she's never missed one), made two trips to Southern California (one to see the Baers and one to see Disneyland/SeaWorld). She was Snow White for Halloween, and we spent our first Christmas as a family in Fair Oaks (because of Julia's birth we did not make the usual trip to Southern California for the Holidays.)

I'm writing this almost a year later, but my second daughter was born on December 15, 2013. It was an eventful birth. At two points, her heart stopped beating. The first time they rushed Jennifer into the operating room for a possible emergency c-section. By the time she made it in there, everything seemed to be OK. The surgery was called off, but as they were getting ready to move Jennifer back to her room, her heart stopped again. They decided not to take any chances and conducted the emergency surgery. She spent a day or so in the ICU after that, but all was well and we soon got everyone home.

I did a little reorganizing of Fianna's gallery the other weekend, after noticing that I had not added any new photos for quite some time. Now she has two galleries, one for 2009-2010 and one for 2011-2012. Maybe they should be called the 'Baby Days' and the 'Toddler Days'?

Fianna had another busy Christmas, except this time she was old enough to enjoy it a little more. She travelled to Southern California for the holiday, and went to three different family events on Christmas Day (Hatch Grandparents' house, Grandma Day's house, and the Runner house), and another event the next day. Two days after Christmas we were back in Sacramento for dinner at the Bressler Grandparents.