S: Seasons of Change
BC: tect from nastya wishes for my bday | Mimi's wishes | daddy's wishes
FC: 2011 | 2011 AT A GLANCE
1: A Year in Review
2: of change | 2011 started by welcoming Lenochka and baby Anechka to Miami on January 6. Valentina, Lenochka's Mom, came in February to help out. The following 5 month were unforgettable. We were one big happy family.
3: We had lots of dinners together, went to the beach, did some shopping, explored local play grounds, had pick nicks, ate at lots of restaurants, spent time by the pool, and were overjoyed having baby Anechka with us.
4: Anechka helping out to pick a cell phone plan for Lenochka. | We went to the Circus.
5: At the Coral Gables play ground with Sophie. | We hung out with Sophie. | Sophie showing Anechka her many horse ridding trophies.
6: One month later we went looking for an apartment. After lots of searching and Hectico's irreplaceable help, we finally found the perfect one-the Mark on Brickell. It had a fantastic view of the downtown Miami and the bay. "Crazy about you" was the name of the restaurant on the first floor of the building facing the ocean. This is where we celebrated finding this great apartment and had many dinners since looking over the bay and meeting the sunsets.
7: Baby Anechka knew every kitty and puppy in her building and would play with every one of them when she would go ridding her bike on the board walk in the afternoons.
10: We celebrated Papa's birthday! | introducing Anechkalechon (pork) | Left to right: Valentina, Lenochka, Roxana (Hector's ex girlfriend, Hectico, Papa, Aleida, Jason (Nena's ex boyfriend, Nena, Abuelo Aleido, and Grace (Jason's mom)
11: there was some dancing | and music playing
12: the Pinecrest House
13: Valentine's day | We celebrated with a delicious dinner in the Brickell apartment. Hectico brought everyone flowers.
14: "Go to sleep, wake up" game
15: We, even Alisa, went to a Russian store one night spontaneously after I got home from work. We bought outr favorite Russian foods: like doctorskaya kalbaska (cold cuts) Kvas (a a drink), cured fish, black bread, pickled mushrooms and tomatoes. Delicious!!!!! | Our Russian deliciousness night!
16: the best times were the the times we spent together at home...there is nothing more enjoyable than to wake up to little feet running outside our door, have breakfast together, have your Daddy read you a bed time story, sit by the pool with nothing to do, roll around in bed hugging your sestrenka, jump into grandma's arms receiving unconditional love. .
17: the lobby at the Mark | Anechka loved talking to her Daddy on the phone and would always ask when how soon he can come visit,,,this is why they were inseparable when he finally came in March and then in May. | running into Daddy's arms at the airport..finally reunited!
18: we had lots of dinners together at home..and everyone helped cooking
19: Mishekna made his delicious lamb. he likes doing all the preparations himself.
22: Spring is Here & so with Spring Arrived our Alisa on March 10th
23: on the way to the hospital | first bath | first pediatrician visit | Dr Miranda | everyone meets Alisa | I got to hold her first because I was there to cut the umbilical cord...unforgettable!
26: is in the air... | Our Sunshines
27: The more you laugh the longer you live
28: Mamochka meets Alisa
30: its pool time
32: we played hide and seek | we experimented with our hair | Bay Side | Dadeland Mall | a salon | at home | we took Alisa on her first walk on Brickell
33: Coconut Grove Park
36: it's time to get together
40: it's dinner time
42: its beach
50: it's cruise time
58: its boat time
78: Anechka's birthday May 14
85: May 8
90: it's always easier saying hello then good bye
95: May 30
98: We went to Tennessee with Rob, Paul, and Mayoral (Paul's girlfriend). We stayed in the city called Pigeon Forge in a community of Shagbark.
99: "Time for new experiences: we went hiking and white water rafting for the first time. "
100: At night we took turns making making dinner. Some days we very lazy and stayed in watching movies and playing the Wii.
101: Day at the Beach
105: WE SAW BEAR, DEER, HORSES, AND WILD SNAKES
106: Rob went bungee jumping
107: in the afternoon and after dinner we played domino, listened to music. Mayoral told us all to"'pay attenshion'
108: hiking to the top
113: we went mountain sledding for the first time--FUN | why?
114: Cirque Eloize was amazing | We met Grace, Jason's mom . | Playing bongos in Bongo's night club.
115: We celebrated Paul's Birthday in Chicago | hanging out with kevin pollak
116: you gotta love midnight..pizza
117: Paul's back yard
118: JLO butt saving a bee | Erik-'Purple Feet'
125: Priceless moments! This is why it was all worse it....
131: In September we took a Carnival Cruise out of Orlando with Rob ans Paul...and we had best time ever on a cruise. | This is how you attend the muster drill, but we call it the mustard drill. | The Cove
132: We did a little in-room dancing and met some people | Uncle Tony
133: We had a party in our room..invited the security guard.
135: they can't get enough of scratchers
136: We spent one weekend at Fisher Island with Hector Sr, Dayleene, her daughter Kaitlin, Nena and Jason. We had lunch and played Mentirosa.
137: FISHER ISLAND
138: We celebrated Betty and Jose's 30th Wedding Anniversary and then they left on a cruise to Canada out of New York. | October 11
140: We went on a cruise to Atlantis | We went to Atlantis to celebrate Rob's birthday on October 30th. The weather was cloudy but we had so much fun... | Would you like? | we were prepared..
141: Hectico lost his glasses on a water ride... so we went to the Marina to buy him new ones.
142: Hector wore his new glasses...at night.. Rob was AICM (always in cruise mode). | We did a little shopping | We went out at night...in Nassau we went to the Bambu room. | Gotta role the sleeves the right way..
143: We played domino, assaulter a fountain, went to eat at Graycliff. | We also had dinner at Luciano's of Chicago
145: We went away to the beach for a weekend and stayed at the Westin Diplomat Recking in???? Hard Rock night????
146: Alisa had two teeth by 6 month and was crawling at 8 month. She took her first two unassisted steps on December 29 while I was talking to Mamochka on the phone.
147: Meanwhile in Moscow, everyone was pregnant: Nastia, Elena Federova, and Kate. | We opened the stone crab season at home on October 16. | I got my first official stamp for work.
149: Eddie was in town to work a car show. He stayed with us for a few days and we had some friends over for dinner Eddie and I cooked together.
150: We had a BBQ at our house in November.
151: Elis and Ricky celebrated their first year anniversary on a cruise and we had a little get together at our house. | Ricky bought Abuelo Papi season tickets for the Marlins at the new Marlins stadium,
155: Playing in the leaves! | On September 1 Anechka and Taya Started Kindergarten. Since no one knew how Anuta was going to like being around so many kids, Lenochka came before lunch to pick her up. However, Anechka wanted to eat lunch with all the kinds instead of going home. After lunch, came nap time, and Anechka was offered to go home. | Again, she refused, saying that that she will nap with the rest of the kids. At the end, she spent the entire first day of kindergarten with her new friends. What a social little bee!!!
156: These Are The Moments We Live For
157: 2011 | Sad: rob's aunt passed away, Alec and spouse separted. nena and jason separated. | Hector Sr moved into a new house in coral gables. | Sue and Mark decided to be together permanently. | hector sr's add | Everyone wa pregnant. Elena with a girl, Nasty with a girl, Kate with a boy. Hectico and I still contemplating children.
158: A year was almost coming to a close, and as always my birthday came and went—but with it all the great memories I get to carry and keep in my heart forever. Hectico took me on a wonderful cruise to Mexico. We are alone, but all of our friends and family were with us in my thoughts. Especially it was nice to know that Mamochka was able to see the same places and enjoy the cruise with me just earlier this year. We also planned a trip with Poopik, when he comes in 2012. When we got home, everyone’s wishes were waiting for meas always making me feel so special. Talking to everyone in Moscow was so much a treat and the best present! All the wishes and kind things that everyone had said, makes you really want to live up to the expectations. The truly special wish came from baby Anuta, who asked to speak with me on the phone. She was not shy. She sais “ Ya tebia pozdravliayu! (congratulations on your birthday).” I said, “thank you so very much!” To which she answered, “pozhaluyista! (you are welcome)!” It was the first she had wished me a happy birthday---it does not get better than this! I cannot wait for baby Alisa to start talking. After the cruise we lunch at Smith and Wollensky, sitting by the water and watching the sun set. When we got home we had champagne from the glasses that Mamochka gave us. It was the first time we had used them
162: the apple is for the skinny kid
163: After the cruise we had lunch at Smith & Wollensky