Trick or Treat 2011!

Boo! This year’s Halloween was extra special for two reasons. First, there were two days of “trick-or-treating.” Second, the kids got to spend it with very good friends. The Costumes While hunting around for age-appropriate versions of “Spider-Man” for my Spider-Man-obsessed kids, we discovered a real gem from my own childhood — Spider-Man and His […]






Green Ticket and Tape Day!

Annalise’s school has a program where students are awarded with “green tickets” whenever they’re caught doing something good, such as following directions, assisting another student, etc. Unsurprisingly, Annalise has really taken to this program and works hard to earn these tickets every chance she gets. We promised we’d celebrate with an activity of her choice […]






Emma Turns One! (from the better-late-than-never dept.)

The excuses are wearing thin, true, but it really is a rather hectic time around here. However, it would be inexcusable to not post some pics of our littlest Jaromin’s first birthday celebration! Here’s our little princess on her first birthday…






Pictures With Santa Claus 2010

It took 4 years, but we finally got pictures of the kids sitting on Santa’s lap, smiling instead of crying. Well, almost all of the kids sat with Santa. Nate wasn’t having it! Thanks, Santa! And everyone in the group that organized this event!






Little Girl on the Move

For the past couple weeks, Emma’s been doing the “army crawl,” and getting prepped for a full-fledged crawl. She’s also pulling herself up and standing briefly on her own and walking some distance with help. We’re not sure she’ll beat Nathan’s walking by 8mos., but she’s giving it a strong effort! Go, Emma!






Family Picture

From a dozen or so shots, these were the best we could get. Here’s Emma at home with her family. (well, OK, so Emma’s a bit hard to see through all the bundling)






Welcome to the family, Emma Elizabeth Jaromin!

It’s been a long day and frankly I’m wiped — so I can only imagine how Suzy must feel! We had an appointment for induction at 6:00am and by 1:30pm, we were finally able to see and hold the latest member of the family, Emma Elizabeth Jaromin. She’s 8lbs 10oz, 21in. long and perfect in every […]