S: 2011 - part 2
BC: Heart Love Everyone Because Amen
FC: 2011 part 2
1: "Dear God, thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for our whole lives. We all have hearts in our stomachs because God loves everyone. God is dead. Amen." "There's no laughing in my house! This is my house!" "Mama, Mama, Mama! Someone left the bathroom light on for me! It must have been Santa! Santa turned on the light in the bathroom just for me! He so wonderful!" "Yasya, what do you want from Santa?" "The starship Enterprise and all the planets. I am not a bad guy; I am a good girl. Santa should be nice to me. I really want to fly on the Enterprise." "St Nicholas put a dead woman in my shoe!" | YASYA | SOFI | Tonight's movie is "Sweetpea Beauty". They were saying the beauty of our hearts is more important than how we look on the outside. My little scientist Sofi, though, didn't like that. "Mama, the hearts that are really inside our bodies are all lumpy. *sigh*" Jeez, that girl is too literal for her own good. Watching "Muppet Christmas Carol" with Sofi. It is really bugging her. "Ugh, why would he hire a frog and a bunch of rats? This doesn't make sense." "Mom, when I grow up I want to work for Lia at Stemgent. I will figure out how to mix a white blood cell with a red blood cell to make PINK blood cells. I have a lot of plans for my future." "Also paleontologists have to wrap things and their hands get dirty, so I'll just work at Stemgent so I don't have dirty hands. Me and Lia can work together."
3: End of the Year Family Picnic at Thunderbird Yasya's first year at Thunderbird Preschool flew by! The end of the year picnic was a blast and it was neat to see how much Yasya had come out of her shell as she ran around pointing out her friends and even holding one little boy's hand while they waited for the swings. She still wasn't ready to sing with the group, but maybe next year. | Yasya as drawn by Tato
5: Backyard Bonfire and the girls' first smores experience. YUM!!!
8: "This is a tool and I am making it like the ancient ancestors did....I think I need to show this to Burpee."
10: Dick Tracy Park - Woodstock, IL
12: Fourth of July Camping Trip White Water Lake, Wisconsin (With "Tato's Friends - the Russians") Armed with bug spray, sunscreen, and nail polish, we hit the woods and had the best 4th of July ever.
14: The Secret Field
15: Whitewater Lake
17: Going Home
18: "It C3PO! He so cute!" | Yasya is Four!
19: Our four year old Yaroslava keeps us laughing. She is her own person and like no other. She happily tells everyone, "I love Star Trek and Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean and princesses."
20: Party Party Party! guests: Kinga, Livie, Morgan, Paul, Morgan, Matthias, Gabriel, Paulie, Cia-cia, Marta & Dido
21: Yasya's pirate/Star Trek themed party was a roaring success! Yasya-safe cookies topped with dancing Star Trek action figures, pirate flags galore, lots of loud friends, hot po-Tribble and musical Cpt's chairs in the backyard, pin the flag on the pirate map, and piles of fantastic presents.
22: Before Sofi had even left, Yasya was missing her. She wouldn't let go of Sofi's arm while she ate her breakfast, then burst into tears when Sofi left us to get in line with the rest of the students. | Sofi's First Day as a First Grader at Husmann Elementary School
23: Yasya's First Day as a Senior at Thunderbird
25: Happy Halloween from Ladybug Girl & Yasya-Tribble
26: science rules
30: Ready for Church
31: Our little Vulcan had a bit of an outburst of human emotion.
32: Our Beautiful Girl! At seven, Sofi says she has two loves: hockey and science. Even though she is taking a year off of hockey, she is still rollerblading almost every day on her way home from school, staying in shape by exercising whenever possible, and is very strict with herself about what she eats. Her teacher loves her passion for science and learning in general, and raves about what a wonderful, enthusiastic student Sofi is. We are so proud of our beautiful, intelligent, hard working, self-rescuing Princess.
33: Sofi turned SEVEN
34: We love our Tato/ Oh yes we do/ We love our Tato/ And it be true/ When he's not with us/ We're blue/ Oh, Tato, we love you!
36: During dinner, Aunt Peggy asked Sofi what she wanted for Christmas. Sofi shocked everyone by announcing the one thing she wanted was a real nutcracker doll. Aunt Peggy smiled and later during the dirty Santa game presented Sofi with her own, real nutcracker from Germany.
38: Joy to the World! | The girls with their new dolls and dresses. | Even C3PO had Christmas spirit.
39: The Best Christmas The girls came downstairs to find two big piles. Yasya got Addy and Sofi got Marie-Grace - the two American Girl dolls they had been asking for! They also found new clothes for their dolls, plus all the other things they wanted: a Spock costume for Yasya, HappyNapper for Sofi, art supplies, dino-dig set, giant Darth Vader doll, and so much more.