Family portrait: Parents and kids gather in Cambodia in November. "As a mom, I just want more kids – I'm having a great time," says Jolie.
When she became a mother for the third time in May, Angelina Jolie felt her world shift yet again. "Your first child changes you and makes you a parent, and then every other child is special in different ways," Jolie tells PEOPLE. Among the Jolie-Pitt children – Maddox, 5, Zahara, who turns 2 on Jan. 8, and Shiloh, 7 months – those differences are becoming clear. As the oldest, does Mad rule the roost? "I bet if you asked Brad, he'd say Zahara," says Jolie. "Mad is very smart, but he's got a certain sense of calm. Zahara is possibly the funniest person I've ever met in my life. So dramatic and creative and loud and charming. She's definitely the biggest personality in the house."
That's saying something in a family that grabs attention wherever it goes. And this past year, the passport-stamping clan went everywhere: After announcing Jolie's pregnancy last January, they hopped everywhere from Paris to Namibia to India to Cambodia to New Orleans. Along the way, Mom and Dad welcomed baby Shiloh, squeezed in movie roles and pursued an ambitious humanitarian agenda. Looking back, "I feel very, very blessed," says Jolie, 31, whose new film The Good Shepherd
opens this month.