Wednesday, September 29, 2010

While the Cats are Away, Gianna will Play.

While we were in Rome, Gianna was in Roseto degli Abruzzi with my mom, dad, and baby sister at my Aunt and Uncle's home.  I was worried how Gianna would handle the 8 hour time change, sleeping in a new home in a new crib, hanging out with my aunt and uncle that she never met, and to top it all with her parents no where in sight.  My mom said that she was a complete angel and adjusted to the time change and took to the crib with no problems. Hubs and I were both so SO relieved.  

For September the weather was still pretty warm so my family took Gianna to the beach for the first time.  I was told that she at first was very hesitant and unsure what to do when she first felt the sand, but after giving her some sand toys she took to the beach like she was born there.  My sister said she was a social butterfly because she would crawl up to other children playing in the sand and would join them.  I so wish I could have been there for her first time at the beach and tried not to be bummed about it.  I figured we were not there for her first time but we will make it a point on this trip to have many more opportunities with her.  

The beach at Roseto.
Gianna's first trip to the beach.  
First time in the sand.
My Holly Hobbie baby.
My dad and my sister.
My mom. 

For those of you who do not know Gianna you may not know that she really dislikes older men.  AKA hates them.  She refuses to allow older men hold her, and if they attempt to do so she will scream and cry until they put her down.  If she really does not like a particular man, like my father in law, she will scream and tremor just at the sight of them until they leave the room.  So of course knowing this I was worried about how she would react to my Uncle especially since she has never met him.  I was told at first she was not a fan of the big grizzly bear, but he somehow managed to find a way into my little girls comfort zone and they became fast friends.
Gianna hanging out with my Uncle Carmine.
Stay tuned.  More pics to come.


  1. Love the beach pics. G's bathing suit and hat are adorable!

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