Friday, July 16, 2010

3 Fs Friday ---Flashback and Five Question Friday

Flashback Friday

Little Gilly in the tub
She's dirt free from her head to her toes
Our Gillian Grace is the cleanest baby I know!

{July 20, 2009}

Nothing says "Welcome to the world," quite like a quick rinse under a hospital sink spigot.

{August, 2009}

Hey there's a baby in that bucket! Hard to believe GG was small enough to bathe in the kitchen sink!

{September, 2009}

Still bathing in the sink, but no more buckets for our Little Bean. Only DELUXE accommodations will do! With a taste of the good life I'm pretty sure there will be no turning back now. Do I see spa bills in the future?


{January, 2010}

Rubber Ducky, you're the one! GG loved this inflated tub to pieces. It made the transition from sink to tub so much easier.



{June, 2010}

Such a big girl!


Let's hope Gillian Grace's affinity for cleanliness continues. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a tidy and organized teenager!


Five Question Friday

Yay for 5QF fun hosted by Mama M.! If you'd like to participate head on over to My Little Life and link up.

1. Do you collect anything?

Sadly, the only thing collecting around here is dust. Well, dust and diapers...

2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.

Hmm, only 3 huh? Okay, in no particular order...

{1} Matt Bomer from USA's White Collar


{2} Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries


And, this last one should come as no surprise...

{3} The one, the only, Mr. Jon Bon Jovi


3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?

I have a few scars on my forearms from minor run-ins with the oven and iron, but it's the scar that no one ever sees that I'm most proud of, my c-section scar. This scar is a small reminder of my biggest accomplishment.

4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?

I am a hot pickle fanatic! The hotter and spicier the better!

5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?

I have seen water spouts but, thankfully, I have never seen a tornado that originated on land. I have seen the destruction they leave in their wake, as it is not unusual for hurricanes to spawn tornadoes once they are ashore. Several years ago, Hurricane Ivan produced many localized tornadoes around my parents' home. One in particular ripped down their street entangling two pine trees in the neighbor's yard like a bread twist tie.

{September, 2004- Pensacola, Florida}

And you thought I was exaggerating! Mother Nature's no joke!

Even though Gillian Grace's birthday is not until next week, tomorrow we will celebrate with family and friends. It's go time! Preparations are in full swing! I'm looking forward sharing all the party details next week.

In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend, y'all!


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Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Loving the pics of GG in the tub! Yes, I see spa bills in the future,for her and Lallie! Lallie loves to get a massage with lotion after her bath, loves the smell of shampoo (we're using a chlorine one right now and it actually smells SO good!) AND, she loves to lay in my lap and get foot rubs. Lallie and GG better have some suitors that are up to the task in the future!! LOL! Have a great weekend Shannon!! (PS - I got your email...still working on getting some new stuff into the shop including FOOTBALL DRESSES!!!)

Anonymous said...

GG is just so cute! I love the one of the wash cloth on her head! I don't collect anything either. We collect dust too!

Bethany said...

Ivan hit us pretty bad in Mobile, too, but not as bad as you guys! Our babies are 6 days apart!

The Simple Life said...

Is it bad that I have no clue who the first two on your list is?

But I do know Bon Jovi! My 11 year old loves his music!

Happy Birthday GG!

Reynie @ Southern Girl Rambling said...

Seriously, what is not to love about Bon Jovi?

I hope GG has a wonderful party! I can't wait to hear all about it!

The Little Blonde Girl said...

New follower and fellow Floridian! :)


Jenna said...

Oh my your little girl is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

There is nobody, nobody on god's green earth hotter that JBJ!!! And if you can tell me what album cover notes that is in reference too I'll be your pal for life!! Been a card carrying member of the fan club since I was 13 and well, let's just say that was a little while ago!!!

New Friday follower in the house. Hope you'll come return the favor!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh and not that the pics of GG aren't adorable or anything...I just got distracted by Jon!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Melissa said...

Of course, you know she is adorable!!

Keep hoping - I wouldn't make any plans around the idea of a neat and tidy teenager. ;)

I went and saw Bon Jovi in concert when I was very, very pregnant with my oldest daughter. I was amazed at how many pregnant women were there.

I adore White Collar and MB!!

mama k said...

Love the tub pictures!! We are still putting Baby W in a bath seat...but I bought the Rubber Ducky...just concerned about inflating and deflating. But I guess we could just keep it inflated all the time :) When she's in the tub now, is there anything to keep her from sliding?

We have had a few bad tornadoes here in SC causing damage like the one in your picture...not fun!

We 2 Bees said...

Oh how I love White Collar! And Matt Bomer! I totally hear you! He is on my list too!

Cute pictures! Have fun celebrating!

Annie said... all of GG's bath pics :)

Spicy there really such a thing?!?!?

liz said...

Bon Jovi? Really? :)

I hope your mom is reading this and I can tell her myself that I was totally teasing about naked street walking!

I love your kitchen! And we had the same ducky tub for kate!

Mama Hen said...

I always love that picture in the header! So cute! These pictures are adorable in your post and Bon Jovi is such a hunk! Have a great Friday!

Mama Hen

Jennifer said...

GG is too much...I can't even take how cute she is on the 'big' tub. No one can be too are starting good habits early! I am a Jon Bon Jovi fan too...think I told you that before. I am so mad, he was just playing here with Kid Rock and I wasn't able to go. Heard it was a great concert! Have a great time celebrating GG's birthday. Can't wait to see pics.

LeeAnn said...

I love all the bathtub pics! So cute!

I hope GG has a great time at her party tomorrow! I can't wait to see all of the pictures!

Anonymous said...

It was a little plastic triangular looking thing. I've been looking for a picture and cant find one. Maybe it wasn't called a wiggle wagon and my parents just named it that themselves haha

Anonymous said...

I found it!

Rana said...

Your baby is adorable!

Tornadoes are no joke. Have a great weekend!

Meant to be a mom said...

She is so absolutely adorable. What a happy little girl.
I hope she has a great b-day next week.

Sorry to hear about your bad weather. So dangerous!

Hannah said...

Ok, the pictures are too pickin cute! Your daughter is so cute! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Shannon- Gillian Grace is absolutely just beautiful! Looks like you are doing such a wonderful job with her! Happy early B-day to a precious little girl! Love ya