Well now that we are home I thought I would finally get this blog written and posted. I have had most of the pictures on here but never got the chance or had enough Internet power while we where in Arizona to finish it. The kids and I fell in love with the Arizona. It is so cold! We got used to 65*F weather and that was cold for them. Anyway we are freezing here and wishing we where still in Arizona with Ryan. Jack is having a really hard time being home. He misses Daddy SO much. Even though it is great to see everyone here and we missed you all! I will do a post of our trip later. But right know I wanted to finish and catch up where I left off. I hope your ready its going to be a long blog.
Here we go.....
November 17, 2007
Today the kids and I worked on crafts. Our Thanksgiving craft. It was so much fun. Ryan left for the mountains during the day to get his deer. Beth my really good friend since we were babies, her husband Scott and Beth's Brother Adam and Beth's Sister Carrie stopped by for a little while. It was so great to see them! They live in Tennesse now.
Gillian playing! What a happy Girl!
AHH! Jack Jack what a handsome boy!
I traced Jack's foot for our craft. Jack working on our craft.
Finished Product! The one on the right was Jack's hands and feet that I traced and the left one is Gillian's hand and feet! So cute! Gillian having a blast in her walker!
November 18, 2007
Today Mom, Dad, James and Holly picked the kids and I up and went down to Casa Bonita and met Beth, Scott, Carrie and Adam. And Beth and My Friend Rachel who has been our friend since we where little. I hadn't seen Beth in over a year and it had been about 6 or more years since I had seen Rachel. Afterwards we went to Mom and Dad's to celebrate Danny's birthday. Mom and Dad took us home right after we met Ryan at Slidders to jump my car. Then Beth and Carrie came over to visit until 1:30am. It was so much fun catching up!
Gillian so cute in her jean out fit. (Sittin gon Daddy's lap)
Jack laying on the couch.
Jack and Gillian playing together.Jack watching the cliff divers at Casa Bonita. Me, Beth and Rachel outside Casa Bonita. And NO we didn't plan the BLUE shirts! Beth, Me, Holly, Rachel, Carrie (Holly didn't get the blue shirt Memo! lol)Beth, James, Me, Holly, Rachel, Adam and Carrie.Adam, Beth, Me, Holly, Rachel, Carrie, Jack, Mom, James, Dad, Gillian (Missing Scott he was taking all the pictures!) Jack holding his light swored Uncle James bought him at Casa Bonita. November 19, 2007
Today we went to Uncle Freddies Restaurant for lunch that was good. Then went over to Aunt Jo's so Ryan could cut up his deer.
The kids playing with Daddy on the couch.
Fun times!Group HUG!Gillian our drooling Baby Girl! She has been teething for over 2 months! Bath Time!!!!! November 20, 2007
Busy day and a lot of 1st for Gillian! We took the kids to the pool. This was Gillian's 1st time swimming! She always watched Jack during his swimming lessons and was so interested. And now she got to get in. She loved it!!! We had dinner with Mom and Iain. Gillian ate Baby Rice Cereal for the 1st time!!! She loved it and thought she was a BIG Girl! It also snowed!
Gillian in her walker!EPICDaddy and Gillian swimming in the warm pool!Daddy, Jack and Gillian swimming.
Jack and Daddy swimming in the kids pool!
Mommy and Gillian in the Warm pool!She loved floating on her back! Mommy, Jack and Gillian. Gillian in her port-a-crib
Jack was so tired after swimming he fell asleep in the car and we woke him up right before dinner.
Daddy giving Gillian her 1st bit of Baby Rice Cereal. GaGa holding her. Then I took over holding Gillian and GaGa took pictures!
2nd bit she wasn't so sure about the whole thing. BUT she did like it even if the pictures don't really show it!
MMMMMMM........ Messy girl! I wasn't really planning on feeding her rice that night, that's why she doesn't have on a bib or anything. But it was still fun feeding her. Later that evening I sat down with her at the table and feed her a little more and she really went after it then.
Mommy, Gillian and Daddy
Jack on the couch sleeping with Rihbinn all cozy by him.
Happy Baby! All cleaned up and in her jammies.
Jack all cozy on the couch. Gillian all bundled in her new winter snow suit.
November 21, 2007
MMMMM! Rice Cereal!
Here comes another bite!
Gillian in her walker!
Daddy and Jack playing Nintendo.
Grandpa Bob, Jack and Gillian.
Jack holding Gillian. What a proud Brother he is!
Kisses!Daddy, Gillian, Jack and Grandpa Bob
Gillian all dressed up for Thanksgiving!Jack and Gillian all dressed up for Thanksgiving!Jack, GG and Gillian
Gillian getting ready to eat her 1st Thanksgiving meal!Jack and Gillian getting ready to eat!Jack's 4th Thanksgiving! Jack and Gillian holding hands. (Jack's eye aren't really closed he went through a phase were he squinted his eye for a picture.)
Gillian eating Thanksgiving Baby Rice!
November 23, 2007
This was the 1st time Jack actually went through the whole tunnel/slide at Chuck-E-Cheese. Before he would get up as high as the tunnels and want to come down. Once he did it he kept going through again and again. He had a blast.
In the tunnel. He looks sad but he wasn't!
In the Bubble tunnel.
Daddy and Jack on a roller coaster ride.
Having so much fun! Racing game.
Gillian getting ready to go home!
She loves to be all cozy warm!
November 24, 2007
Here you go Gillian!Jack playing Nintendo 64 on our new tv! (Before Mom and Dad took out old entertainment center home!)
Gillian, Shayla, Braydon and Amanda
Jack, Shayla, Braydon, Gillian and Amanda
Gillian look at herself in the mirror at Grandma GG's house. (With Auntie Holly!)
Auntie Holly, Gillian and Uncle James playing at GG's house.
November 26, 2007
Gillian in her bouncer right before bed time!
Jack eating dinner.
November 27, 2007
"Look Mom I'm feeding Gillian! She likes it when I feed her!"Gillian in her bouncer! Jack playing his Mario game! Jack and Gillian on my bed! Jack telling Gillian a "Secret"!
Gillian in her port-a-crib at GaGa's
Gillian Taylor McConnell 5 months old!Jack showing off his BIG Musles.
Gillian playing on the floor.
Wow you made it! And yes you got it, there will be a few more long blogs to catch up! BUT next time I might try to put a slide show together. SO we will see!