S: Groff Family 2011
FC: GROFF FAMILY 2011
1: This book is dedicated to our little JJ with lots of love! What a year! We had a lot going on & had a ton of fun. Jaidyn turned 2 this year, we started building our new house in May so we spent a lot of time working (or at least daddy did)...& boy was he doing a great job...it was turning out beautiful! You had your first swim lessons, then quickly learned you preferred a vest & no one holding onto you. We went to Disney, which was also your first airplane ride. We went to Sesame Street in PA, STRONG museum & you discovered a love for soccer. You had lessons on Saturdays with Addy. Nana & Gee continued to watch you during the week & Aunt Shelly watched you on Wednesdays during the summer so you had a ton of fun swimming with all the kids. You continued to be a little chatterbox & cracked us up with all the sayings & things you came out with. You even started speaking a little Polish b/c Nana continued to teach you. You loved music...you were always singing & dancing. All you wanted for Christmas was a drumset...to our surprise you were a natural! You have a great little personality & are a joy to be around! We love watching you explore everything around you & grow into an amazing little person. You bring a smile to all of our faces! We love you more than words can say...nothing could have prepared us for the love we have for you!
2: Keeping busy in the Winter months... | Playing in the snow w/ mom, dad, Kayla, Nicole, David & Guinness
3: Playin' Dress-up with Nicole & some silly faces
4: Look who's 2!!! | February
5: Mommy was worried that you weren't talking enough, but shortly after your birthday you started and never stopped! You were so excited to tell everyone "I two!" You had a great birthday party...everyone was there!
6: We had a girls weekend with Nicole & Kayla...they loved dressing you up!
7: We had a slumber party at Aunt Shelly's & the kids had a blast making play-doh faces on everyone! You kids even got mommy & Aunt Shelly!
8: Fun @ Camp | J & Addy @ swim lessons | Chillin' w/ Ty & Baby Dylan
9: Fun @ the Zoo with Gee & Kayla
10: Great Gee finally got a picture of her whole family for her birthday (we had to crop in Danielle & Jacob later)
11: Fun @ Camp
13: Jaidyn had her 1st plane trip for 4th of July...the whole Rogala gang rented a house in Disney for a week...we had so much fun, but it was HOT! We started the trip w/ Bobba, Paul & all 3 kids getting lost for hours trying to find the house...we finally found it and started our vaca! Mommy thought it would be a good idea to go back to Magic Kingdom after some dinner & nap on the 4th, but about a million other people had the same idea. We got into the park with no problem, but couldn't get anywhere near the castle. Since Jaidyn & mommy got separated from everyone...we just plopped a squat in the middle of the road leading to the castle & we watched fireworks from there. Then...it took us about 3 hours trying to leave the park at 1am...we had a lot of laughs as we all sat on the grass just waiting for a miracle to get us out of there...mommy realized that's why daddy's come to Disney...we sure did miss daddy that night! By the time we made it to the parking lot, Uncle Paul had to push David & J in a wheelchair we had found. Overall the trip was a blast & JJ loved meeting all the princesses & had to teach them the proper princess wave! We made so many memories & definitely made the most of every minute...
14: Seaworld was a hit & we got to sit in the Splash zone so we got wet! We also got stuck in the rain at Animal Kingdom...but we made the most of it...mommy sang & danced & Bobba took his shoes off & walked through every puddle possible! | You followed Uncle Paul on a ride like the Pirate Ship...when you got off & mommy told you to say Thank You. You said, "no...that was NOT fun!" You were not impressed!
15: Aunt Shelly waited in line for shows several times for over an hour just to try to get JJ on stage with Elmo...unfortunately you were too young. | SESAME STREET PLACE
16: STRONG MUSEUM
17: Daddy's Girl | Helping Daddy with the house & makin Bobba proud in his Hot Rod
19: We went Pumpkin Pickin', to ZOO BOO w/ Addy & went to the Girl Scouts Halloween Bash!
20: Trick Or Treatin' at Aunt Cathy's | Carvin Pumpkin's with Kayla & David
21: You had a lot of fun at Koto's for Aunt Shelly's birthday...you loved using chopsticks & even almost caught a piece of chicken the cook threw in your mouth...it popped in & popped right back up!
22: Santa always makes an appearance @ our Christmas party!
23: We started a new tradition of baking cookies all together...as if we don't see each other enough!
24: Christmas as always was a lot of celebrating...Polish tradition @ Aunt's Lisa's, spent the night @ Aunt's Shelly's (except this year Jaidyn was so excited for Santa...she did not want to sleep). Wake up @ Shelly's for TONS of gifts, brunch and then off to Nana's for MORE gifts!