S: 2011 Fernandes Family in Northern Virginia / D.C.
FC: REVIEW | 2011 a year in
1: are like quilts: Lives pieced together, stitched with memories, and bound by love.
2: James adamantly demanded a Choo-Choo cake, so mom acquiesced | James turns two & has a date, sadly they move fast nowadays. | Thankfully, he still likes playing with mom...
3: ... and dad ... | but is afraid of fireworks. We really thought it would be a fun surprise, we were wrong.
4: 5th Move in 2 years... sigh ... hopefully the last for awhile. | Little man is excited to help. Young lady is taking a nap.
5: A request for one load of dirt to fill in the water feature, turns into a delivery of three, after Becky leaves... | ...on the plus side playing in the dirt is tiring, of course so is moving it with the neighbors wheel barrow
6: Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away.
7: It's the little moments that make life big. | Kylie Caley and Sophia sliding together.
8: LIVE | L A U G H | Playing together nicely, so nice... | ...well that didn't last long
9: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein | High heels and a hockey stick, guess she's trying to take a little from dad and a little from mom. | February 2011
10: EGG | hunt
12: Sophia's 4th Birthday.
13: Sophia was ecstatic that she got her lemon cake and a "sparkling candle."
14: James and Sophia playing with the "petting zoo" . | Turcotte B-Day Party.
15: Emma's 4th Birthday Party
16: Parental bliss, shopping with sleeping children. Of course, they woke up about 5 minutes after the photo and wanted the firehouse/castle....
17: day | "Flowers look up to the sun: Children look up to their Mothers." - Jamie Bertucci | Getting eaten at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. "Mommy everything will be ok," says James
19: is a little world created by love. | "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | Sophia & James happily abusing their Uncle Von
20: A father is his daughter's first love and his son's first hero. | Like Father, Like Son
21: day | happy | Ben tries to learn to surf immediately after getting off a plane from DC to Hawaii, his only 2 hours off on a 4-day trip (arriving at 1400 Tue, departing 2300 Fri). Ben blames jet lag for his performance, Becky thinks it's age.
23: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
24: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. | Julie, Carrie, & Becky (Rack Pack Mommas) walk a marathon Saturday and a half-marathon Sunday, 39.3 miles, raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer.
25: summer time
26: One last wrestle & dance before Sophia's first day of pre-school and her first bus ride.
27: School | back to
28: costume | party | Too cute to spook, but not to sweet to trick or treat at the National Zoo, while dad sits on a broken plane in Tampa, FL. | Becky and Sophie successfully cross the harvest festival's orange moat. James decides to see what's in it.
30: HAPPY | Madacasgar on Ice! | Sophia dancing in front of the big pink chair. She really wants to sit in it, I keep telling her it will make her cold. | Its like being back in Alaska!
31: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest. | Making Abuelita's special cranberry sauce
32: merry | Being together is the best gift of all. | Beginning a new tradition, s'mores on Christmas | Tractor ride before getting the Christmas tree.
34: let's count down to the | new year | James demands to ride any choo-choo he can find.
35: Dad takes James to his first Football Game, on 28 Dec. The Military Bowl, Toledo 42, Air Force 41. Though James enjoyed running down the ramp more than anything else...