S: THE YEAR OF 2011
BC: THE END.
FC: THE YEAR OF 2011
1: Dear Mia and Trent, I made this book with love for you both to enjoy for years to come. I hope you cherish the memories made within and will always know in your heart how much Mommy & Daddy love you both! Love, Mommy
2: fling | JANUARY 2011
3: JANUARY 2011
4: Watching the historical last ever space shuttle launch of Discovery, Cape Canaveral, February 2011 | FEBRUARY 2011
5: FEBRUARY 2011 | Jim's 46th Birthday!
6: Trent's 6th Birthday Party...we had a Fishing Party and went to Walt Disney World!
7: FEBRUARY 2011
9: TRENT'S 6TH BIRTHDAY FISHING PARTY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2011
11: FEBRUARY 2011
12: March brings lots of school activities, baseball, a new backyard swing, neighborhood get togethers, Indian Princess campouts, fishing trips and the tooth fairy!
14: Another Birthday Party for Melody | Watching the "SuperMoon" - the largest full moon in 18 years! | Indian Princess Campout - Lake Wales | Disney On Ice | MARCH 2011
16: Trent drew this "self portrait" | Our new Kayak! taking it to dog beach | Weekends visiting Bill & Alicia | Mia and Trent love making boxes into TV's, complete with cardboard remotes! | The beginning of a wonderful tradition...that would last all summer long...boating to "dog beach", joining friends & having happy hour and BBQ fun times!
17: We met up with The Cuadrado's and made it a day on the ocean and then back to dog beach and then home for a BBQ.
18: Brownie Day Camp, Norcrest Bingo, Water Park, Beach trips, the last of the baby fence and fun with friends! | MAY 2011
19: Dad comes to visit, BBQ with Kenny, Leha, Scott & Sharon, seeing Matt Zink in his play, Kayak rides, Mia's first bee sting, playing on the new swing | MAY 2011
20: MAY 2011
21: Papa comes to visit for his 65th Birthday! We went on Jungle Queen cruise! | Happy Happy Birthday! | Thumb's up card - LOL | The 65 year old "hop" | Birthday Hat from Trent | Jay & Angie's party | Mia at Twister Gymnastics | Cheers! | Joe and Joann Bellontine | Bill's 60th BDay Bash | We kayaked to Bills! | MAY 2011
22: Out with May, In with June!
23: JUNE 2011 | The introduction of the "LaRuffa Fish Cam" | Mia and Daddy riding bikes to the beach!
24: Trent calls this "breakfast in bed day" for "the boys" or "the girls", depending on if it's Mothers Day or Fathers Day! | Fathers Day 2011, we made (from a kit) two wooden adirondack rocking chairs for the dock - totally surprised Daddy! | JUNE 2011
25: PENNSYLVANIA, JULY 2011 | JULY 2011 | WALKING STICK!!!
29: CHASING FIREFLIES
30: JULY 2011
31: J U L Y 2 0 1 1
32: Ahhh...Grandma's House...there is nothing better! We played parcheesi, ate rainbow bread, watered the plants (from recycled water!), strung buttons, visited with Richard & Lois, visited Grandpa's grave and helped Grandma sew a money pillow for Trent and a sundress for Mia! | JULY 2011
34: Having lunch, overlooking the Susquehanna River, between York & Lancaster Counties
36: JULY 2011
37: Grandma & Vivian
38: Long nature walks amidst the poison ivy, walking down to the lake, roasting marshmallows & making s'mores, play-milking cows, visits at Uncle Brad's house with cousin Abigail, taking Grandma to Turkey Hill Interactive Museum, ate at John Wright's overlooking the Susquehanna River, spent Fourth of July in Jacobus watching fireworks!
41: JULY 2011
42: AUGUST 2011
45: AUGUST 2011
46: The LaRuffa Fishing Expedition! We love to fish off of LARUFFA REEF! At home it's their "Pet Blowfish" that entertain Mia & Trent all the time! Trent loses his 3rd tooth. | SEPTEMBER 2011
47: SEPTEMBER 2011
48: SEPTEMBER 2011 | Grandma Carole turns 70, Mia and Daddy have their Cinderella Ball with Indian Princess and we celebrate 9 years of marriage...busy month!
49: The construction of Trent's Room by GC Uncle Scott and Daddy. Mommy & kids went to hotel when drywall dusting took over the house, but eventually it was finished and Trent finally had his OWN room!
50: MetroZoo with The Brown's, Mia's Cheerleading with FAU Coaches, Papa fixing the window Trent broke via a baseball, Daddy catching dolphin, (girl not liking the bloody fight), Papa shooting soda rockets with kids, playing in the flooded street at Darlene's house when we went to Boo them.
51: Mommy turns 45 and we celebrate at Benihana's, Aunt Sharon has a BBQ Birthday party at the park. | OCTOBER 2011
52: Jim flies to Hamburg, Germany for work on the A380 (biggest jet in the world!- just ask Orlando) while we did the Norcrest Halloween parade, Dan Witt Halloween and Trick or Treating in our neighborhood with friends! We missed Daddy! | OCTOBER 2011
53: Brown's over for a BBQ, We go to the Cranberry Jam where we met 10 years ago, and then we spent the night at Riverside Hotel, flew home in the morning to make Turkey Dinner and used our new dining room table. Met Cailani Brocato! | NOVEMBER 2011
54: Mia and Daddy head off for a weekend of camping with Indian Princess and Trent and Mommy dig for dinosaurs! | DECEMBER 2011
55: Mia is always "INVENTING" something & she loves to read to Bru in her 2nd grade class.
56: THE BIG "8" | BIRTHDAY ON THE BEACH...MANDATORY!
57: Mia turns 8 and has her first sleepover party, complete with playing with blowfish in dresses to opening her Barbie Doll-house gift to dinner at The Mai-Kai with her besties Carrie & Ryleigh to playing dress up and doing balloon crafts (opps, forgot to sleep!) | DECEMBER 2011
58: Ashley and Kevin Raccioppi's Wedding. Mia as Flower Girl and Trent as Ring Bearer. Awesome time! Great couple!
59: Meeting up with the OLE PLAYGROUP, polishing our terrazzo and planting the electric lines for the new boat lift. The famous "Diane" that bought SECOND CHANCE.
60: Since GoGo was in the hospital, we changed our Christmas plans and headed North. we missed GoGo when we opened our gifts but we still left food for the reindeers and Santa.
61: CHRISTMAS 2011
62: Playing around in Papa & GoGo's backyard
63: DECEMBER 2011 | Doing cartwheels with the "little" kids
64: So, the year comes to a close...we spend the last day with friends and ring in the NEW 2012 YEAR with our tradition of waking up the kids at a few minutes before midnight and counting down with Dick Clark.
65: The End. Amen.