When Sadie started walking at 9 months old, she had all of the determination in the world. Everywhere she walked, she strutted with purpose and she tried her very best to keep up with her big sister. We snapped these photos back in October just before Sadie’s first birthday. If you scroll down to the first photo below, it’s one of my favorite photos of Sadie ever. It perfectly captures her spirit and confidence and it melts my heart. I hope she walks like this into her first day of school, into the college of her dreams and even her first job interview someday. Rounding up a number of shots today from this particularly warm day in October when Sadie was running around in the most beautiful park in Pasadena, California with all the gusto in the world.
Our fam is walking out of 2020 with the same determination that Sadie has in this photo. The biggest mazels to everyone for making it to the end of this unbelievable year. It stopped us all in our tracks and took our breath away. It taught us to slow down and savor the little things. It was scary, uncertain, uncomfortable and transformative. Millions of people suffered–both outwardly and silently. And perhaps the craziest part? The entire world was in it together. 2020 reminded us that our health is truly everything. Somehow, despite all of its countless hardships, 2020 flew by.
Last weekend, I took Naiya on a special date to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Since it’s the first year she is completely enamored by the holidays, I wanted her to see the beautiful holiday lights and decor. As I recently shared here, we haven’t left our little bubble in what seems like forever so an hour or so out felt like a mini vacation. After all, it’s the little things in 2020 that make us light up; what a year it’s been!