Chocolate Pecan Pie | 2nd Birthday | A Busy New Year

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Oh, hi there.

I’m afraid I have to apologize yet again. Time escapes me over and over. I can’t really complain about much, however. I am busy with work, which is just wonderful. Kirk is busy with his work, which is fantastic too. And, Maeve is lovely. She’s a sick little red fox, but she’s learning tons, speaking tons, and is an official 2 year old. Where does the time go? I thought you might enjoy a few pictures from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and some fun escapades.

Let’s go back to Thanksgiving. We were in San Francisco with family. I made this incredible pie, which was the biggest hit with Maeve.

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It was sunny there in San Francisco– at least for that week. We soaked it in and visited the zoo where Maeve made friends with a monkey. I was thankful for the glass partition.

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We also made it to the park a number of times. Of course, there was a tantrum on at least one occasion.

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Maeve played well with her cousins. She is finally old enough to partake in the fun.

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We bought Maeve this sweet tent so she has something to look forward to when we visit San Francisco.

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When we returned to Seattle, I was eager to start getting ready for Christmas. I was even more excited to see Santa. Maeve seemed excited too until she actually got near him. At that point, she was no longer excited. She was terrified. It didn’t go any better than last year.

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The nippy temperatures often forced us indoors. We played with homemade playdough. We also read tons of books. This book is Maeve’s current favorite.

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There were many art projects.

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A kind person took a family photo for us when we went to pick up a Christmas tree. We were so thankful!

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snow

We took Maeve to Winterfest at the Seattle Center and to the snow for a fun sledding adventure. As it turns out, she is a snowbird.

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Of course, we went to Twede’s after sledding. Are you familiar? It was the setting for many famous scenes on the best T.V. show of all time.

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Maeve turned 2!!!!!  It was the highlight of our whole season and Maeve loved playing with her cousins best of all. This child is loved.

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Happy New Year!

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29 Comments

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    I’m happy to see your return, and even more so that little girls still read Madeleine! Does she like Babar? Classics… Happy New Year!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Heather,
      Maeve loves Madeleine and Babar. She also really digs the Berenstain Bears– best of all, maybe? How are you and your sweet husband doing? I love the pics you post on FB. Happy New Year! xo

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    Best wishes for 2013!

    Maeve is such a cute little girl! Happy Birthday to her.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Thanks, Rosa. Happy New Year!

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    It’s so great to see another post from you here Robin! Even if they are few and far between, I look forward to them every time. Looks as though you’ve had a fun couple of months with the little one. Happy New Year!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Amanda,
      Those are sweet words. I pledge to blog more in 2013– among other things. How about you? Any resolutions? xo

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    Great words and great photos! My favorite is the snowbird getting her boots on. She is TOO CUTE!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Thanks, Cameron for the lovely comment and the lovely card! Happy New Year!

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    Man, those kiddos…they really don’t like Santa! So many lovely photos! Happy New Year!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Kasey,
      Thanks for the sweet note! How are you feeling these days? It is such a special time– waiting for baby. I’m thrilled for you! xo

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    Happy new Year to you too.
    Maeve is lovely and the pictures are awesome.
    I wish you and your family the best, for this year the the new ones to come
    HEALTH to everyone!!!!
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Thank you for the sweet message. Happy New Year from Seattle!

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    adore the photos, especially the tantrum and the wee crown…adorable!
    so glad to see your post

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Hi Ann,
      Thanks for your sweet comments. I wish I could say those tantrums were infrequent, but the terrible 2s are here. Oh dear! I hope you’re well. Happy New Year!

  • January 4, 2013 - | Permalink

    Aw, happy 2nd birthday Maeve! I absolutely can’t get over how adorable her crown is! I am definitely going to have to try out this pie recipe (I think my husband will just love it).

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Thanks for the birthday wishes for Maeve, Jade. How are you? How is 2013 looking for your business. I feel good things are coming! xo

  • January 5, 2013 - | Permalink

    Maeve is so beautiful, you can tell how much she is loved by the way she shines. Happy birthday to her!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Dana,
      So great to hear from you! Thanks for the birthday wishes for Maeve. She got ‘em. How are you? Happy New Year!

  • January 6, 2013 - | Permalink

    oh robin! your baby red is such a big girl now. the photos are beautiful. happy new year to you and to her. no apologies for time away from this space. i know you’re creating + living + playing….it only makes your next creation so much more. take care + happy new year!

  • January 6, 2013 - | Permalink

    Busy lady! So glad 2012 was a good year for you. Have missed you in this space but just grateful when you do post. Hope to see you in the Bay Area on your next visit!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Hi Dana,
      Thanks so much. Happy New Year! I’ve been following along with your dinner adventures and happy hours on the porch on FB. Jealous! xo Robin

  • Ilke
    January 8, 2013 - | Permalink

    Oh the cherry pie:))
    Looks like you guys have had lots of fun with the family! Happy birthday to the cute red head:)) hope you are busy with your new work.

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Happy New Year, Ilke! I hope you’re doing well. Would love to catch up! I must get to reading/ emailing! xo

  • January 10, 2013 - | Permalink

    Such lovely pics! I especially love the one with Maeve and the monkey!!

    • redmenace
      January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      Thank you, Mindy! Happy New Year! xo

  • January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

    My little guy had the exact same reaction to Santa. One day, I’m sure that will change!

    • January 14, 2013 - | Permalink

      I know it. Santa is SCARY! Hope you had a great holiday. Happy New Year, Lisa!

  • Blair Destro
    January 24, 2013 - | Permalink

    She is just so cute!!! Happy 2nd~a wonderful age.

  • July 24, 2013 - | Permalink

    Aw Maeve is beautiful! happy birthday to her, I wish her a wonderful birthday!

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