Sunday, April 27, 2008

Elephant Encounter.

Today we went to the Central Florida Zoo for Jillian’s Mom-Mom (my Mom’s) 55th birthday. Mom-Mom loves elephants so we thought we would invite her to come with us to experience the elephant encounter that they offer at the zoo. It was such an awesome experience; we all had a blast and really enjoyed ourselves. As always it came as no surprise that Jillian had absolutely no hesitation about going right up to Mauld and Mary (the elephants) to feed and touch them.

Happy 55th Birthday Mom…we love you!

This is a sign Jillian made for Mom-Mom's Birthday party last night.

Happy Birthday Mom-Mom!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Big Girl Bed

Well we have gone and done it! Today we have transformed Jillian's crib into a big girl bed. AND...yes for anyone who knows me well, I did get a little (who are we kidding here A LOT) teary eyed. Jillian did not take it very well, it took two hours of her getting in and out of her bed for her to finally fall asleep. She cried, played in her room and finally crawed up into her bed and went nite-nite.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Okay, I could go on for hours telling you all about all the wonderful experience we had this week-end at Disney. However I will let the pictures speak for themselves. We took 165 pictures, so if your interested in seeing more than I post than please feel free to e-mail me.

Love to all!

Gerry, Glen and Jillian Grace

Monday, April 7, 2008

Jillian's 1st time to the movies.

Sunday was a rainy day so my incredibly smart husband came up with a GREAT idea. Let's take Jillian to the movies. So that's exactly what we did, we went to see Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, which I highly recommend by the way. Glen and I were both extremely impressed with not only the movie but with how well Jillian did. It was a neat experience for our whole family.

Good Job baby-girl! As always Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you.


Amanda's Baby shower

Saturday was Amanda’s (who is Jillian’s God-Mother) baby shower. I would like to report that Jillian was on her best behavior but unfortunately that was not the case. It’s hard to ask as well as expect a 2 ½ year old to sit still and relax while she is watching someone else open presents. So regrettably we had to leave the shower a little early because Jillian was starting to act out. On the way home, Jillian asked if we could call Amanda to apologize, my heart just broke I truly felt as if Jillian really and truly understood that her actions caused a reaction that was not what she necessary wanted. As a parent, I have to follow through with my words or my words will mean nothing…empty promises. It was definitely tough to be hard on her and leave the baby shower because Jillian is a sweet, tender, affectionate toddler, but unfortunately a lesson had to be learned.

Sorry Amanda…we love you!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sunday we went to Island of Adventure and Universal Studios

On Sunday the DeLair family had to head back home to Maryland (sniff…sniff). They were however in our thoughts when we used their unused tickets to get into Universal Studios and Island of Adventure. Its always neat to see Jillians’ face light up when she sees characters (even character that she is not familiar with). Check out the pictures to see just what I am talking about.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

Do you like green eggs and ham...Sam-I-Am?

YES! Jillian did go on the Jaws ride AND....LOVED IT!

As you can image with a big week-end like this past week-end, Jillian has started taken naps again. We are all still recovering. As always stay tuned because in a few weeks we are staying out at Disney and taken Jillian to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

Saturday we went to...MGM Studios and Animal Kingdom

This past week-end was filled with FUN! On Saturday we met up with my friend Jenny and her family for a fun filled day of Animal Kingdom and MGM studios. Glen and I always said that we would wait a few more years before taken Jillian to theme parks, however when presented with some FREE tickets we thought why not lets go and have some fun. What a great experience it was not only to be able to spend more time with the DeLair family but to see Jillian run around these theme parks having an absolute blast with the DeLair girls.

Me and my best friend...I love you Jen!
Jenny and Jillian :-)

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