Friday, August 29, 2008

First Day of School

Today was Jillian's first day at Northland Cooperative Learning program. Her pre-school will be meeting 2 days a week, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-12:30. The copperative program requires that all parents volunteer once every five weeks (there are 10 kids in her class) to be the parent helper for that day. It's a great system for getting the parents involved in the school.
Jillian was beyond excited this morning, she wanted to get dressed all by herself.
Jillian with her tote bag all packed and ready...this picture was taken oohhh about 8:15 this morning. She did not understand why we could not leave as soon as she got dressed and that school did not start until 9:30. Tennis anyone.... LOL
Getting into the car.... Jillian could not run fast enough to the front door. She says her new school shoes make her run VERY fast. Thanks Nanny and Poppa for Jillian's new school shoes.
This is Jillian with one of her new friends, Isabella. What big girls...Again running as fast as she could into the classroom, with her lunch box. Mrs. Hale the 2 1/2 year old teacher. After greeting Mrs. Hale with a big hug, she went straight to the table for some play-doh fun. Time for Mommy to leave now....BYE BYE!
When I arrived to pick her up, this was what she was doing.

When Jillian saw me at the door, she ran up to me and said "Mommy, I LOVE school". She had a great first day, in fact she asked to go back tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

XXIX Summer Olympics

I think we may have an Olympic winner (or two) on our hands. We have really been enjoying watching the 2008 Summer Olymics together as a family, we even go as far as to DVR them so that we don't miss anything. However While watching rhythmic gymnastics portion yesterday Jillian started dancing all around our living room floor trying to keep up with the rhythmic dancers on the television. So we made her, her very own ribbon on a stick (for lack of the correct name) and had to rewind the television ohhhhh only about 20 times because Jillian was just having so much fun...and as you will see Jillian was not the only one enjoying the ribbon on a stick rhythmic gymnastics.

Daddy's turn...he's such a kid at heart! What a good daddy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FAY...please go away!

Tropical Storm "Fay" is moving at a very slow rate of only 2 mph, and dropping lots of rain all over Central Florida. With this constant and steady rain (3 days now) that Fay is dropping, she is begining to ware out her welcome, we are ready to see her move along! We are getting a bit stir crazy around here...enough is enough all ready Fay...please go away!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1st. hair cut and more....

Saturday August 16, 2008 Glen and I took Jillian to see Ms. Margarita for her very first hair cut. Margarita has been my hair dresser for over 10 years so I would not or could not trust anyone else to cut Jillians' hair.

I have to admit, It was Glen's idea to get Jillians' hair cut, everyone (including myself) was questioning why, he wanted her hair cut. However as you can see from the pictures below the end result was exactly what he wanted. I am going on record now stating....Glen was right, because it looks great!

It came as no suprise that Jillian had no fear and or hesitation. She jumped right into the chair ready for her new look.

The first cut...and NO I did not cry.
Jillian cracken Margarita up....she's a funny funny kid! Glen says we should start a whole new blog of just the funny things Jillian come up with.
Jillian requested to get her hair dryed. She's becoming such a big girl! I am so glad we have this blog and these pics to help us remember these GREAT GREAT moments.

Here it is.....the new cut. Thanks Margarita, we love it!Ice cream celebration....

The following pics were taken before Jillian's hair cut. I just wanted to blog them because I just LOVE these pictures of our little princess. These pictures were taken on our way to Birthday World to meet up with Gavin and his mommy Katy (Guest blogger, Thanks Katy)Birthday World with Gavin.

Jillian and Gavin on the flying banana.
Rollor Coaster... My Mom took us shopping to get Jillian some new school clothes, and this was what we came home with. Thanks Mom!

Jillian winking....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Guest Blogger :)

You might have heard that Gerry's computer had to be put into the shop and the Gause family will be without the internet for (GASP!) 1-2 weeks!! Gerry asked me to post some pictures of our get together from today.

Our friends Jen and Preston hosted a super fun playgroup today... the kiddies had a blast and the mommies got to visit and enjoy the company!

Jamming Jillian
Wyatt, Preston, Macy & Jillian enjoying the YUMMY ice cream cupcakes Mrs. Jen made!
Isn't this is BEST desert ever?
Here comes the parade!!! Ava, Macy & Jillian (Mrs. Jen cheering on)
Bringing up the rear of the parade... Preston!
Jillian and Ava on the swing-set!
Gavin, the king of ROCK!
The HOST with the MOST!
Thanks Preston for a super fun day!!!!

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