Friday, July 30, 2010

My apologies

I have finally caught up on my blog. I knew what I had wanted to put up but I was so busy at work and home plus I had injured my back so I was actually not on the computer all week. It is now caught up...sorry for the delay.

Photo Friday

It was our last busy week for a while. It was Gillian's final week of t-ball. She had games Tuesday and Thursday and her Fun Run on Wednesday. It is surprising how exhausting keeping this schedule for the last 8 weeks has been. I don't know how my parents did it with 3 active children. The idea of it makes me cringe.

These 3 picture make me laugh...oh what was she

What is this extra piece on my glove?

It's really bugging me, why is it there?

Maybe I can chew it off.

Hitting home plate....

Gillian enjoys running bases...yes, she looks like a bobble head because her t-ball size helmet is too big.

3rd base coach.

Woohoo! Gillian stopped the ball!!!!

Craig as a spectator.

Gillian at the fun run.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

I took Gillian to get a sub and I told her we were getting our subs to go and we would just eat at home.

First she tells me,"No tomatoes Mom....I'm not a FAN of tomatoes." (Okay when did she become a FAN of anything?)

We get in the car to head home, Gillian asks for her sub. I explain again that we will eat when we get home. She says,"I'm not a FAN of waiting." I reply,"Neither am I but we have to learn to be patient."

Seriously where did she learn to say she is a fan of something......I try not to laugh but I feel like I'm talking to an adult in a very body.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Long Weekend!

I took Friday off so that we could have a family day. Craig and I decided to take Gillian to the fair. It was probably our last time going for a while. We had fun which I think when the 3 of us are together is impossible not to have fun. The cost of the fair and the quality of what one gets just isn't worth it. I would rather spend the same amount and go somewhere that has the quality. We saw horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks, roosters, bunnies and white trash...oops did I write that? Lol

We went through all the buildings and looked at all the exhibits and we sat through some shows and rode some rides. We had fair food which I have to say was probably the best part of the trip.
Gillian got a free balloon from a children's show (Thanks Price Chopper).

Craig and Gillian while we were waiting for the show to start.

Craig and Gillian petting a goat.

The things we do for our kids. I'm terrified of heights and Craig hates the Ferris wheel. That would be Gillian and I at the top where we stopped for what felt like quite the extended period of time. I had a nice few of the Adirondacks and the local land fill (YUCK!) that I got to enjoy once I convinced myself that we wouldn't die up there.

Craig and Gillian on the tilta-whirl...Gillian's second ride as I had gone on it early and got too whirled....not as young as I use to be....

We ended up running into some kids from Gillian's daycare which was nice because she wanted to go on all the rides with them.

Gillian went on some rides herself.

And some rides Gillian went on with strangers.

At the end of the day...she was completely exhausted.

After the fair and a nap we headed out to dinner with my parents to celebrate Craig's birthday.

Then my parents took Gillian for the weekend because we were going to the Ride for Cian early Saturday and we had originally had plans for Saturday night that fell through so Craig and I got some quality alone time. YEAH!

Sunday Gillian came home around noon and we made plans to go blueberry picking with my Dad. Gillian was more entertained by throwing the non ripe blueberries. She did pick half a quart prior to decided that throwing them was more fun.

By Sunday night I was struggling to move. It started in my left hip on Friday night spread to my right hip on Saturday night and by the time I was done blueberry picking I was having a hard time to move. It was both hips and my entire lower back. If it doesn't get better I'll be heading to the doctor for some meds to try to help my tense muscles relax.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hard to believe...

It is hard to believe that 3 years ago at this time, Gillian wasn't walking. She had just started to really get crawling down and learned how fun it was to go up the stairs, over and over and over again she went up the stairs.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little this and a little of that....

Yesterday morning I felt bad for Gillian. She wet the bed the night before...she was mortified. This is only the second time she has wet the bed and I'm sure she doesn't remember the last time. Both happened when she was sick. Although she is feeling better she still has been drinking a lot. Poor peanut, I told her it was an accident but she was so upset.

We have had some excitement in the garden. 3 baby pumpkins and Gillian whispers around the baby pumpkins like they are live babies, it is very cute.

During the crazy thunderstorms Pooh took refuge in the 1/2 bath. She wouldn't come out until it was over. She hates thunderstorms, they are the rare times that she will try to get on furniture just to be close to someone. I was content with her wanting to be in the bathroom rather than following me so closely that if I stop she runs me over.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

I found this extremely funny....

Gillian and I were swimming in the pool. She was doing her own thing working on her confidence getting in and out of her floaty. She started screaming so I swam over to see what was going on.

When Gillian was going to get into her floaty she unplugged the air hole so air was coming out and she was"Going down like the titanic" as she told me. Seriously? I explained that she wasn't quite going down like the titanic just yet and to remain

I had said this to her at the beginning of summer when she first got floaties and was skeptical about it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Still sickly...

I picked Gillian up from daycare and got her home. Could tell just looking at her that she wasn't herself. She felt warm when I touched her and I knew it wasn't the weather. By the time I got her to the car, she had let me know that her nose her. We got in the car and she told me her head hurt. By the time we were home, her nose, head and tummy hurt and she could tell she was warm and was letting me know. I took her temp, 101.7:( YUCK!

She wanted strawberry milk so we made her strawberry milk. She asked for a bagel for dinner so that is what I made her....she ate maybe 3 nibbles and was done. She had a popsicle. She repeatedly told me her belly hurt so I asked exactly where to rule out spleen and appendix. I offered her an ice pack which she jumped at and said it made her tummy feel better. It actually made her feel good enough that she started playing with the ice back and wrapped it around her head. I told her she was silly and she told me her "noggin" hurt and needed ice. She cracks me up even when she is sick.

A little bit later I was coming out of the bathroom and I heard her coming so I figured she needed another show. She looks at me and says,"So that is where you ran off to." Where does she get this stuff?

By the time I got her to be her fever was up to 102.3, gave her some medicine to try to reduce it and of course she needed an ice pack for her belly to go to bed. Whatever she needs to be comfortable I'm all for giving it to her....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Daddy (Craig)!
Your girls hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Recap

Friday night we celebrated Craig's birthday with Craig's family. Gillian spent the night at Grammie & Grampie Miner's. I was smart and had asked ahead because I knew she would ask. And of course on our way over she asked us if she could stay so we told her she would have to ask Grammie which she did during dinner.

Saturday, I walked in the am and cleaned the house. It is now was exhausting but glad it's done. Gillian got home and of course the first thing out of her mouth is that she wants to go in the pool. So I got us ready and out we went. The water wasn't as warm as it normally is. There was such a breeze that once we were in it was very cold to try to get out. Gillian is getting very brave in the water. She is getting stronger at swimmer with her floaty too.
Climbing around the pool while holding on the side like spider man.

Treading water while holding on with one hand.

After I got Gillian to where near close to her normal bed time I went out and took pictures of the sky. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was.

Sunday, Gillian and I went to breakfast with Grammie and Grampie Brooks. After I took Gillian for a walk because Craig was sleeping after working a double so I figured if I could keep her busy Craig could get some sleep. After our walk we went to get some cards and a cake for Craig's b-day. I thought it was cute that I had to read all the Daddy's from daughter cards to Gillian so she could pick one. Then we went over to the cake section. I didn't want a huge cake because it was just the three of us so I pointed some cakes out to Gillian and she picks one that is decorated with pink. So I ask her why she picked the pink....and her response,"Daddy likes vanilla frosting." All the other cakes had chocolate frosting. She is extremely thoughtful.

We went home and filled out our cards, Gillian went upstairs to wake up Craig and I lit the candles. We sang Happy Birthday and Craig had this smile on his face...not sure how to describe it...he enjoyed it:) Then we had cake. And of course it was off to the pool we went.

About half way through our swim Gillian seemed to become very exhausted and asked to go inside. Once inside she asked to take a nap (Gillian doesn't nap). Craig promised her that I would wake her up for the movie which was in over an hour. She slept the whole time.
We try to not wake her while getting her in the car to go to the movies but she wakes and she isn't grouchy. We watched the movie which was good (I cried). Then headed home. She must have got her last wind because she wanted to go for a bike ride so I took her for two laps and then she was just wiped out. She took a bath, had some mac and cheese and asked to go to bed. So I took her temp while I was brushing her teeth...102.4:( And she keeps telling me her belly hurts...poor little one:( Hope this goes by fast....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Photo Friday

This is where Gillian use to spend her time in the pool...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Gillian has been cracking me up whenever Craig whistles, Gillian says,"You can whistle that again." Which then Craig does. This started at 4th of July and seems to be continuing on.
We were driving Gillian to the ice cream factory as she calls it when she burped. She then told us she burped and I asked,"What do you say?" She said,"Excuse me. That is also what you say when you want someone out of your way." Thank you Ms. Dictionary.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Weekend Recap

The weekends are flying by too quick and reminding me that I really need a vacation.

Saturday we took our lives in our hands and went grocery shopping. We normally go during the week but between t-ball and fun runs, grocery shopping fell off the priority list. While at the grocery store we had to purchase a birthday gift for a party we were going to on Sunday. When we were looking for a check out lane, we ran into Jenna and Jared - a couple we met while in the NICU. We got to see Celton and Quinlan (their newest addition) which is always nice to see them and how everyone is doing. Craig and I plan to do the Ride for Cian this year which raises money in memory of Jenna and Jared's son Cian that passed away at 8 months old, the money is donated to the Vermont Children's hospital which is a very good cause. After shopping we headed home and hopped into the pool for the 8th day in a row. So glad we are finally get use out of the pool. That evening Gillian went over to her Grammie and Grampie Brooks's for a sleepover with her grandparents and cousins. This gave Mommy and Daddy an opportunity to catch up with old friends.

Sunday was a busy day. Gillian got home around 11 so it was lunch then a bit of down time then off to a birthday party. The party was suppose to be 3-7 which turned into 3-8 but Gillian had a blast and she saw some of the friends that she had just met last weekend. It is so nice to watch her interact with other kids her age and slowly get over her shyness with new people. She definitely warms up quicker than before. I got to meet some new people and hang out with ones that I already had met but it was nice for us to get out. Gillian is too cute because she now constantly asks when we are having more people over and gets so excited when she hears someone else is having a birthday party. She is growing up way too fast.
Gillian getting ready to try to pin the tail on Max. This little stinker got spun around and they lifted her mask prior to putting the tail on...I do believe that is considered

Friday, July 9, 2010

Photo Friday!

Four years ago today.....

I love Gillian's age now. I don't miss the sleepless nights or guessing why she was crying but I do miss nap time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another hot day...

Today was day #5 in the pool. Gillian is getting braver as the days go by. Today she brought her goggles out to the pool just in case she went under water. About 45 minutes into our relaxing pool time she asked me to get them for her because she was going under. She found being able to see under water so exciting that I had to keep taking her under. We did this about 20 times, it was kind of like when she started learning to talk and "again" was her favorite word. Every time we came up she would say, "Again!" I eventually told her I needed a We spent another hour and 15 minutes in the pool and it was a lovely 86 degrees again. This heat needs to stop!

On another note, I was getting Gillian changed into her pjs and I took the hair tie out of her hair and she looked up and softly said,"Daddy tried to wing it this morning. He does try." What a sweetie, I agreed with her.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

I know it's hot outside when they reschedule a t-ball game. Gillian's coach mentioned having a short practice which I had intentions of taking her to until I went and picked her up from daycare and by the time I got home I was drenched with sweat. YUCK! I gave Gillian the choice...t-ball practice or the pool. So love this girl...we ended up in the pool for an hour and a half. It was 86 was like taking a bath....fabulous.
Gillian relaxing.

I showed Gillian how she could float in the the tube.

Gillian is really catching on to moving around the pool with her floaties.

Enjoying the cool off.

My Happy Wednesday humor would be the fact that Gillian is getting around the pool so good these days that she wants to race. We started on one wall and were racing to the other side. So it was close all the way across so in the home stretch my child sticks her arm out and pushes me out of the way so she can touch the wall first. She wanted to win that bad. I explained to her that this isn't correct and she needed to stay in her own space but how can I not be proud. She is just like her Obviously competitiveness must be an inherited gene.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Long Weekend!

Aah, a nice long weekend. They are never long enough.

Gillian was off from daycare Friday to spend the day with her Grammie and Grampie Miner at the beach and spend the night with them. This gave me time to get ready for the Shamrock BBQ on Saturday. I made Michigan sauce and potato salad for the first time.
Saturday was very hectic. Gillian bugged her grandparents to bring her home early because she was scared she would miss Jonathon. The Shamrocks were going for a ride and meeting our house and I was expecting everyone at about 3pm. So that gave me time to do all the last minute details. And it was 90 degrees so the heat was not helping. The BBQ went really good and no one got sick so I'm guessing the Michigan sauce and potato salad were okay:) Gillian made new friends and asks for them to come back repeatedly.
Gillian and a new friend.

Sunday Craig, Gillian and I spent together. It was a wonderful day. Craig took Gillian to the beach for his family's 4th of July celebration while I stayed home and out of the sun. I needed to relax after the stress of getting ready for the Shamrock BBQ and the sun is killing me this year:( They came back to me taking a nap. We got in the pool and cooled off. Another 90 degree day. Our parents came over for a bbq to celebrate the 4th which was nice and relaxed. Craig and I asked Gillian if she wanted to go to the fireworks. Figured we might as well give her the option since she would be able to sleep in. She said she wanted to and we were sure she would make it to 9:30 but we would try. Craig wanted to get their early so we would have a good view. So Craig entertained Gillian picking me flowers until it started. We got eaten alive by bugs until we moved the car so we could sit in it and watch them from their.

Gillian is such a big girl swimming only with her water wings.

Craig and Gillian waiting for fireworks to start.

Flowers that Gillian and Craig picked for me.

Monday was nice. Gillian and I got to spend the morning with Craig and the rest of the day together. We went in the pool, watched Toy Story 2 and cleaned up. It was a nice 3 days and I'm not looking forward to going back to work...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fun Run Results!

Gillian did the fun run again on Wednesday June 30th and had another AWESOME performance. Beating her last time by 1 second. Click the link to see the results.

Photo Friday!

Pictures from the Fun Run Gillian ran on 6/23/10

Gillian at the starting line.

And she is off!

She is coming to the finish line.

Everything she accomplishes truly amazes me. You did AWESOME Gillian!