Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Craig, Gillian and I went outside to clean the driveway and play in the snow. She really wanted to go sledding down the hill of snow in the picture above. I asked Craig if he wanted to take her down to fox hill to go sledding. We weren't sure what to expect but we had so much fun together. It was a fabulous evening.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I got up and went to both doors in hopes that she would be sitting there anxiously trying to get in but no such luck. Since I was up I figured I would go to the store and get the paper with all the Thanksgiving day specials and Black Friday specials. As I was walking out to my care I could hear Gracie crying. It was coming from our garage. Somehow she had gotten trapped in there for the night. We had checked there more than once and we had even been outside decorating and not seen her. I'm so thankful she is home.
Our Thanksgiving was nice and relaxed this year. My parents were having a brunch at 10am which was perfect timing because Craig had to be home to be ready for work at 3pm. We didn't expect to be the first to my parents but somehow we managed. We listened to Christmas Carols on the way which seemed to put all 3 of us in the best moods possible. We were even late because we were almost to my parents house and another song we wanted to listen to came on so we drove the long way. Brunch was AWESOME! The Norm breakfast was fabulous like always but more than that everyone seemed to be in a good mood. And there had been doubt that my niece would be able to make it but she was there too. It was so nice that we could all be together.
After breakfast we went home, Craig got ready for work:( Something we didn't want but we all have to do things we don't want to. Gillian and I got to enjoy an afternoon of cuddling and watching TV which was great!
At about 4pm Gillian and I headed over to Craig's parents for Thanksgiving dinner. I had heard that it wasn't going to be a big meal but we got there and Craig's Mom had made all the fixings. Turkey, homemade stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, beans, celery, peas, rolls, cranberry...I consider this meal big. It was GREAT! And apple pie for dessert. I was as stuffed as that turkey had been earlier in the day. After dinner Jody and I went through sales papers and we all chatted. Jody and I went to KMart to see if we could find any deals. It was such a nice and relaxing evening.
I'm so thankful for the family I have and the family I married into....I'm always surrounded by truly wonderful people!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
When I picked Gillian up today Mary had stories for me (I love stories). So they were working on a crow project today. So when they work on projects, Mary asks them questions to make them think and learn about the project.
She asked the class what color the crow was and Gillian answered Black.
Next she asked what a scare crow does and Gillian walked right over to Ms. Mary and said,"Boo!" Ms. Mary said she jumped and asked Gillian why she was scaring her. Gillian's response,"Because scare crows scare the crows!"
Apparently the kids were taking some time getting the project done and it was running into lunch time and Mary said to the kids,"You need to get your batteries charged and get these projects complete." Gillian started giggling and said,"We don't have batteries, we have bones inside us!"
Then at lunch Ms. Mary sits and eats with the kids and Gillian was sitting next to her and Gillian looked at Ms. Mary and said,"Thank you." Ms. Mary asked Gillian why she was thankful and Gillian went into being put on the spot mode and kept asking for a hug so Ms. Mary told Gillian,"Whatever you are thankful for, you are very welcome."
If this didn't make my day enough, Mary thanked me for Craig and I always sending in books and movies because apparently we are the only family doing it. I told Mary, she loves to bring stuff in and if we forget and or miss a day we hear about it so we stay on top of that for her. She said we are obviously parents that are on top of our game and involved with our child.....
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gillian had dance tonight. It was the first night I had to get Gillian there without Craig which meant I would be cutting it close with finishing work and getting Gillian and getting to dance on time.
Needless to say by the time we got there, we were about 4 minutes late and everyone was on the opposite side of the room warming up. In my head, I'm thinking, please don't have a melt down. I got her shoes on her, she looked at me and said,"Mommy could you get the door for me." I opened the door and she walked in and put her ballet shoes where they below and walked to the front of class (she didn't just join the class in the back!) and starting participating.
It is amazing how much she has grown in a year! I'm so thankful!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
My Little Pony - RC Rainbow Dash Plane
My Little Pony – Shopping Day with Mom
Zhu Zhu Grooming Salon
Barbie Baby Sitter
Strawberry Shortcake Sunrise Berry Market
Polly Pocket Sparlin Pets
Polly Pocket Carry Case
Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shop
Play – Doh Cake Making Station
Toy Story 3 Action Figures
Zhu Zhu Babies – Muffin and Pumpkin
Big Foot the Monster
Cars – Flos Café LEGO
Toy Spiral Speedway
Mermaid Pony Castle
Barbie Puppy School with Pool
Our Generation Palomino Horse
Outfit because doll needs horse riding outfit (lol!)
Kid Tough Camera
4 Lane Raceway
Buzz Light year
Phineas & Ferb Skateboard Launcher
Phineas & Ferb Rockin Stage
Phineas & Ferb Garble Heads
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Gillian got up probably an hour later and woke up her Dad. They came downstairs and Gillian wondered where I was.
She asked Craig,"Where is Mom?"
Craig not wanting to elaborate told Gillian,"She is gone to work."
Gillian immediately checked for my car,"But her car is here."
Craig not wanted to tell her that Grammie drove said,"Don't worry she is at work."
Gillian responded,"I think she took your motorcycle."
Oh, what a sweet girl! She is too funny though. So thankful she got Craig's sense of humor.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Gordie the Gourd came into Gillian's life on Friday November 5th and I warned her that he would eventually rot like the pumpkins. But that didn't stop her from falling in love with her and taking Gordie everywhere with her this past weekend. Hide the gourd was a huge game since Gillian brought her home.
Today when Gillian got home from daycare...Gordie the Gourd had rotted:( Gillian was devastated and there was sadness that her friend was gone. But like any child she eventually moved on.
I don't like to see her sad but we are blessed that she cares so deeply for the people and objects that surround her.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I’m thankful for the support system that Craig and I have as parents from our parents. Our parents are amazing at pitching in and helping us. They make it to Gillian’s activities to support her. They take her on overnight sleepovers and to special events. We love to tell them stories of our adventures as parents and they love to tell us stories about their adventures as grandparents. We can ask questions and get advice at being a parent. They are truly phenomenal and I’m so thankful for them.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Gillian trick or treating at Pine Harbour.