S: Jablonski Family | 2011
BC: The End
FC: 2011 | Jablonski Family
1: 2011 was a little more fun than most of our others! We took a few more trips and reached a few more goals, while we played a little harder. Andrew is such a smart boy who is reading chapter books now, Naomi is VERY charming and helpful, and Fiona has mastered her walking and has moved on to trotting and talking. Joe has been busy publishing and getting published and Martha graduated from college, finally. Just another thing to check off her To-Do List. 2012 should be even busier!
3: Andrew | Andrew has started 2nd grade at a new school closer to our house, Waxhaw Elementary, and has fit in so well! Every report card has a note for his special aptitude for mathematics and problem solving. He is still an active and fun big brother and teaches his sisters all sorts of smart things. At 7 years old, he is the responsible "partier" of the three.
5: Andrew has been active this year! Between karate, a ropes course, star-gazing, going to the pool, swimming lessons, and Hip Hop lessons he's done more fun activities than ever. It's been Go-Go-Go and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon.
7: Naomi, ever the Belle, still dances and now sings too! She also graduated from her 3 year old class and is learning so much in her 4 year old class. She loves art projects and looks up to Andrew all the time. She also is sympathetic and nurturing to her baby sister. She is True Beauty.
8: 2011 | 2008
9: Most interesting sleeper! | Silly shopping sisters | Looking for the moon
11: Fiona Rose can talk up a storm now. She also loves to make other people laugh and is always down for a joke or tease. For Fiff, it's run here, run there, run everywhere! Keeping up with her is next to impossible.
12: Our silly beautiful Fiffer Feffer Feff who laughs at and loves all that is around her. She is as crazy in the mornings as she is at bedtime.
15: Joe, the family guy, has been able to spend a little more time at home with the family than in previous years. Everyone has loved having him around for all the vacations and other family time away from work. He's also seemed to have found his niche. with over 60 publications.. This does not include the SciFi magazine he started this year or the three SciFi anthologies he edited and published.
16: In 2011, Martha has honed in her time-management skills while achieving some of her small-ish personal goals. She started painting again, has received a promotion at her job, and finished her degree, all while raising 3 of the cutest little kids there ever were!
18: Happy Birthday to Andrew!!! | Grandmom took Andrew to a funny and interactive play adapted from a book he's read, "How I Became A Pirate." Martha went too and a good friend of hers was actually in the play! He took Andrew back stage and he got to see the amazing props, including the giant moving pirate ship deck that turns into barracks. This was a memorable and unique birthday!
20: San Diego
21: We had a beautiful and busy trip to Southern California in April. We stayed in a beach condo and in 5 days, played in the water, visited the San Diego Zoo, Disney World, Sea World, and the Wild Animal Park. We all had a blast and the kids experienced some great new adventures.
22: Easter Brunch and traditional egg hunt at Grandmom and PopPop's house. | Spring is Here!
24: Mom and I spent the day together shopping, dining, and getting pampered which was all wonderful, but I'd have to say my favorite part of the day was when we just sat and talked for hours about past memories and dreams for the future. This was the best Mothers Day gift I could have received. I will always remember that day and hope we will get to share many more together in the years to come. | Happy Birthday Naomi!
25: the | We started Naomi's 5th birthday celebration with a manicure and pedicure, which made her feel extra special. Then we went to Grandmom and PopPop's house for some cake and backyard games with Aunt Sara and Uncle Michael.
27: Around here, summer starts in early Spring. We love to get out in our little blow-up pool and relax. We also have a water park we go to with PopPop every few days.
32: Myrtle Beach Weekend Trip
35: When she forgets to be shy, Naomi sure does know how to entertain!
37: Bride getting ready photos
38: Snow White | Spanish/Mexican ChaCha/Flamenco Dancers
39: June 15th 2012 | Belle | Spiderman
40: A Fiffer Feffer Feff turns 2! We had our Dr. Seuss themed party at Grandmom and Pop Pop's with some family and friends. The kids had a blast playing, reading Seuss, and eating Fiff's Cat in the Hat cake.
41: A Fiffer Feffer Feff turns 2! We had our Dr. Seuss themed party at Grandmom and PopPop's with some family and friends. The kids had a blast playing, reading Seuss, and eating Fiff's Cat in the Hat cake. | Fiona got a look-alike doll for her birthday and held her until the next morning. Aunt Sara read some books to the kids and Uncle Michael horsed around (a lot!) with them to work all that sugar out of their system.
42: Thanksgiving was at Susan and Roger's house (Martha's mom and step-dad) with Sara and Michael. Andrew was out of town with his dad, so we missed him a lot but got to talk on the phone so that was nice. Martha, Susan, and Sara cooked dinner all day long while the guys watched football and played with the kids. Dinner turned out great and it's safe to say we ate to our heart's content!
45: Naomi was old enough to dress up in her Aunt Liz's old dance costumes this year! Fiona dressed up too, though they were still a little too big.
46: Grandma Madeline, Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Sue, Maddie, Josh, Liz, Peter, and Issak all drove down to be with us, making for a full house at Grandmom and PopPop's for Christmas. Look at that Tree!! Merry Jablonski Family Christmas!
49: Mis | The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
50: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"