Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our trip to see, Austin Thomas Wiley.

After weeks of scheduling conflicts we finally managed to go see Jillian's God Mother Amanda and her baby boy, Austin Thomas.

Showing some love! Big helper... Jillian and Amanda

Brevard Zoo / Science Center

Sunday we took Jillian to the Brevard Zoo. The Giraffes were not out, but we still managed to have fun and be silly.

The rhinoceros were very active, walking and playing in the water. Jillian got a big kick out of watching them interact with each other. There were three of them, so Jillian picked one as the Momma, one as the daddy and the smaller of the three as herself Jillian Grace, she kept saying "there a family, just like us." VERY CUTE!
Jillian loved watching the river Otters, this is where we spent most of our time...we could not get her to move along. SILLY...SILLY...SILLY Love this much personality!
Jillian's new trick...she loves to wink!

In order to beat the heat here in Florida, we spend most of our days either in the pool or inside where it is nice an air conditioned. So yesterday we took the Crofton girls (Katy and Rachel) to the Orlando Science Center, for 5 long (but fun filled) hours.

picnic lunch in the shade.
Jillian with her buddy, Gavin. Winking at Momma...what a cutie pie. making bugs... Hey Gavin, fancy meeting you here.
After the science center the girls still had plenty of energy....three little monkeys jumping (dancing) on the bed.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wekiva Springs State Park.

Yesterday we spent the day at Wekiva Springs State Park. Wekiva Springs is home to an incredible variety of wildlife including Alligators, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Limpkins, Little Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons, Woodpeckers, Swallow-tailed Kites, Florida Black Bears, White-tailed Deer, River Otters, Fox, and numerous subtropical birds. After swimming in the cold spring water, we thought it would be fun to rent a canoe and check our some of the wildlife.

Jillian was so excited....can you tell?

Right after Glen pushed me in....thanks honey! Burrr it stays 72 degrees year around. Glen and I are trying to teach Jillian some Spanish, she kept saying "mucho frio."
Crystal clear natural spring water.
Thanks, daddy for doing most of the work, while Jillian and I enjoyed the awesome scenery.
Say "Cheese"!
Gotta love the breathtaking views.12.6 miles from our front door...hard to believe isn't it?
After our 2 hour canoe ride, Jillian needed to get out to stretch her legs.
Lovin every minute of our "Family Fun Day."

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today we went to Monkey Joes, for Jaxons' 1st birthday celebration. However Jaxon is not the only one having a birthday today. Glen, Jillian and I would also like to wish "EE" also known as Annabel Neri-Gause a very Happy Birthday! We love and adore you both and hope you have a wonderful day.
The Gause Family

Happy 1st Birthday little buddy.
Jillian on the move, watch out Jaxon.
Jaxon and Susie heading down the slide. Bye Bye Tavin
After Monkey Joes' we thought we would go suprise Daddy at work!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy 60th Birthday Poppa!

This past Friday we headed out to New Smyrna Beach for a weekend filled with fun, family, friends, and food…lots of good food. It was really great seeing everyone and having so many people come out to help us celebrate this milestone/special ocasion. I know it really meant a lot to the family to be able to spend quality time with one another. We could all go on for hours with all the great stories and fun actives we did, however I will once again let the picture speak for themselves.

This one's for you Poppa! Happy Birthday

Josh and Jillian jumping on the bed.
Jillian with her Poppa (Birthday boy).
Jillian with her buddies, Macy and Tavin.
Glen and Ann (Isn't she so pretty!)
We love you guys!Jillian's solo, Happy Birthday song...priceless!

Poppa having some cake with the kids.
Uncle Joe-Joe teaching Jillian some new tricks with Josh.
Group shots...

Sorry had to throw this one in....
This one's for you Uncle Joe-Joe
Thanks for a great weekend...we love you guys!

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