I began teaching Gianna the tradional Catholic Grace before meals when she was a baby. Occasionally I'd video her attempts. I'm so glad I did.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
...and this one...
Gianna's little cousin, Maddie, was 18 months when we went. Maddie is almost as polar opposite as you can get from Gianna in almost every way. I think Gianna may have rocked her world for a few days, but they got along very well and I think were both amused with each other. They are the only two female cousins, so we certainly want to keep them close.
Monday, July 09, 2012
My Little Swimmerwater baby. Last year we tried swimming lessons for the first time. We LOVED Gianna's instructor and he got quite a kick out of her. She was a good sport, but I spent a lot of money on gummy treats trying to bribe her to put her face/head in the water.
This year, we were packing and moving at the start of summer so there was no time for lessons. We moved in with my parents (temporarily) and they happen to have a pool. After 2 and a half weeks of swimming every day, this is what we got....
I am still impressed. She does more and better every day. I'm thinking we may forego traditional swimming lessons this year. Maybe we will do like my friend who has her kids take lessons in the winter/early spring. And maybe not. Her PePaw bought her an olympic swimmer shirt.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Wow. Gianna turned four today. No more baby here!
Just had a small family dinner and a simple little box cake.
She didn't mind. She was super excited.
She's been into mermaids lately, so she nearly blew out our eardrums when she opened her mermaid outfit and "Ariel wig" which is really a Merida wig from Brave.
We couldn't stop laughing.
Happy Birthday, Gianna.