Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pne Harbour

Gillian and I had been invited to go trick or treating at an assisted living center. I wasn't sure how Gillian would do with it but I really wanted her to go. I know she probably would not know the difference now but I knew it was something that would mean a lot to the people living there. At first it went how I expected, I had to go in every room with her although we were with a group of kids and adults. But after the first couple stops she was running with the kids in the group. She would always wait her turn, say trick or treat and say thank you. It was very sweet to stop and meet the people. You could tell by their smiles they were glad to have visitors. After we got in the car I asked her if she had fun and she thanked me for taking her. I thanked her for being such a wonderfully sweet child to all those people.
Took this picture of Craig right before Gillian and I left to go trick or treating at Pine Harbour.

Gillian trick or treating at Pine Harbour.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo Friday

I took this picture last weekend when we went to the pumpkin patch...I got a lot of good shots that day but this was my favorite.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Hair Do

Gillian wanted layers in her hair like Mommy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Growing up

Gillian and I were getting ready to leave the house and we went in her room so she could put her book away and she looked at a picture on her wall. It's one of my all time favorites.

She asked me,"Who is holding me in that picture?"

I told her,"Grammie Brooks."

She asked me,"Where was the picture was taken?"

I told her,"At my wedding."

She said,"Your wedding?"

I responded,"The day I married your Dad."

She said,"Married Dad?"

I asked her,"Do you know what marriage is?"

Gillian responded,"No."

I said,"Its the day I promised to love and live with Daddy forever."

What happened next was not what I expected. Gillian started crying and I asked why she was so upset.

Gillian told me,"Why do you and Daddy get to live together forever and I have to move out when I grow up?" (My poor baby)

I explained,"Gillian we will never ask you to leave but one day you will meet a wonderful boy and want to live with him. Mommy and Daddy didn't move out until we were older, older than most people but the time came where we wanted a home of our own not with Grammie and Grampie. Now we visit them...they aren't far away."

Gillian still crying told me,"I'm never living with a boy"

I thought this was a prime time to ask,"Will you sign a contract that you will not live with a boy?"

Ironically she responded,"I'm not signing anything."

I laughed which made her laugh. She is so smart and she doesn't even know it yet:)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo Friday

Yes, our fashion diva was at it again!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Wednesday

We took Gillian and Pooh Bear to a Photo Fun Day...get it out!

I thought I had picked out the one I liked the most....the longer I look at them the more I can't decide....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo Friday

Sneak peak of Gillian in her fairy costume!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend was crazy...really no other way to describe it. Gillian started dance Friday evening. Saturday morning she had gymnastics followed by soccer practice. Plus we had errands and a birthday party. It was go go go.

Sunday we had planned to decorate the outside for Halloween and pick the pumpkins from our pumpkin patch. I was excited that the weather cooperated and it didn't rain and it even warmed up by the time we did it. We ended up with 5 pumpkins from 2 plants which we were happy with for the first year.

After we were done decorating, Gillian and I stayed outside. Gillian painted in the driveway and decided she wanted to ride around the driveway. She got her bike for Easter this year and it was rocky at first but then she got good at riding her bike around the development. It's been a bit since she went for a ride so today we told her she could practice in the driveway. I sat in amazement as I watched her get on and off her bike and get herself started and stopping and then started again. All these activities are definintely helping her get stronger.
Craig and Gillian taking our pumpkins off the vines.
Gillian riding her bike...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo Friday

I didn't take any of these pictures and I'm stating that because I don't want to take credit for other people's awesome pictures.

Ground Zero

Picture taking on the bike on the way into the city.

This was the last year that they are having the beams of light. I'm happy I was able to see it.

The building pictured is a financial building that is on the opposite block from Ground Zero.

Kristina took this picture of Craig looking at the NYPD Memorial Wall down near Ground Zero.

This photo was taken from the vans that followed the bikes down into NY City on September 11th.