S: Jaidyn's 1st year 2009
FC: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes...
1: This book is dedicated to Jaidyn Catherine Groff Born February 14th 2009 at 9:35pm at Crouse Hospital 7lbs 14 oz You were such a wonderful Valentine's Day surprise... You are such a blessing & truly give our lives meaning. You touch our lives with sunshine everyday & fill our hearts with love. Your 1st year flew by... You were such a perfect baby; you were very laid back, rarely cried & were just very happy; you brought a smile to everyone's face. Mommy stayed home with you for your first seven months & Daddy was home with us for most of the summer, so we are always on the go. When mommy went back to work Gee & Nana watched you during the week. We were very lucky. We couldn't love you any more!
2: Proud Parents! | Even prouder Grandparents!! | Gee & Bobba | Nana
3: Michaela | Ricky | Nicole | Stephie | Aunt Cathy | Aunt Shelly
5: When we brought you home, everyone couldn't wait to meet you! Aunt Mary, Danielle and Great Gee came from Ogdensburg to greet you and our house was full of family and friends for a week!
6: The many faces of Baby J! | It didn't take Guiness long to start protecting his girl!
7: Everyone loved Baby Jaidyn right from the start. She had visitors all the time & she was NEVER out of someone's arms!
8: Daddy's Girl! Jaidyn was the apple of Daddy's eye....he took her everywhere!
9: Jaidyn's first play date!
10: You're first Easter! We celebrated at Gee and Nana's house, so you had plenty of Easter baskets!!
11: You just loved Uncle Paul! | You had Bobba wrapped around your little finger right away!
12: Christening 5-30-09 | Great Gee | Great-great Uncle Eddie | Grandma Julie | Nana | Mommy's side of the family
13: Proud Godparents Aunt Shelly & Uncle Dave | Always crying with Uncle Rick! | Aunt Kris, Aunt Mary, Mia, & Danielle | Uncle Dave, Aunt Trish & Eric | Aunt Cathy & Uncle Rick
14: Great Gee McGrath
17: Mommy | Emma & Nicole | Nana | Mommy | Michaela & Bobba | Uncle Dave
18: Some of my first outings...the Father's Day Car Show at Owasco Lake, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and Strong Museum of Play in Rochester.
21: Bathing Beauty! | You loved taking boat rides and we made a couple trips to Sandy Island Beach.
22: Mommy broke her ankle when you were only few months old and daddy was out of work after a hernia and gallbladder operation. We didn't let that stop us though...we got in the truck with the camper and headed to Maine, stopping whenever you wanted a break. We saw a lot-stopping in New Hampshire and Vermont. We went to the top of Mt. Washington, had ice cream @ Ben & Jerry's and camped on the ocean in Freeport, Maine. You even took your first ferry ride.
25: Fun at Camp and at the Seaway Parade!
26: Momma & Daddy were always in Jaidyn's face with that camera....it's no wonder she could smile on cue!
27: Jaidyn's first trip apple picking was to Beak and Skiff Orchards in LaFayette. She tried like crazy to get a bite of that apple, but all she could do was gum it!
29: Fall was full of Pumpkin picking and Trick or Treating! You were the cutest Lion we ever saw!
30: You experienced your first Rogala family tradition...a big Polish dinner at Aunt Lisa's...yummy!
31: We woke up super early and went to Aunt Shelly's to open gifts with Michaela & David. We had breakfast with them & then it was off to Nana's for dinner & MORE presents.