McHenry Playhouse opens!!

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Hangin’ with Grandpa at the Senior center!

Of course that is Grandpa in the red GiGi's Playhouse shirt!!   Grandpa and his friend Murad (in the bottom picture) are some of GiGi's biggest fans!  If she was born when they were her life would have been much different than it is today!    

literacy

I just have to share what I saw at the Playhouse today!  This little guy was a reading machine during his literacy session!  I remember when he started in the GGP program in January and he wasn't even talking that much!  He is only 3 1/2 and it is obvious...

t-ball

OK... I do not have pictures because I am the coach of the team and it is a little busy!  Last weekend was baseballs opening day and between all the kids we had 8 games over the weekend!   Anyway, there are 160 kids in this t-ball league (luckily only 12...
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Bike riding

Ok ...seriously!  I always say she won't surprise me and there she goes!   About a month ago GiGi's Playhouse had an awesome class facilitated by a PT named Robin and it was called "trikes".  It was all about riding a tricycle.  She had an obstacle course and even a...
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MY POINT?

OK, this blog isn't about bragging rights but about having the life I never thought I would have.   I remember when GiGi was born... I remember being petrified but thought we were going to be OK but then everyone in the hospital started to treat me different.  They said...
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lost at the beach

Here is GiGi at the restaurant with the ipod on.   Anyway, that day we were at the beach and it was PACKED!  All the kids and Paul were in the water and GiGi and I were with friends on the beach burying each others feet.  Next thing I know...
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Florida or bust!

OK...You know how every couple of years you need to take a road trip just to remember why you don't take road trips??  Well this was our year!We drove to Florida for spring break.  It was such an awesome trip!  I was shocked how well the kids did.  Especially GiGi....
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Top O the mornin’ to ya!!

Happy St. Patricks Day!  Here are the McGianni kids celebrating St. Patrick's day!  Of course since this picture was taken GiGi has added a purse and every other accessory she can think of!  6 months ago I joined a boot camp and never thought I would make it through the...
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GiGi skiing

OK seriously...I have no clue what I am doing!  Only one picture per post!  Anyone who knows me knows that is impossible!   
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Goin’ skiing!

Well, the others kids tried skiing at age 5 so it was her turn!  She was awesome!!  I thought for sure she would complain about the boots but she just stood up and asked for her ski's!
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A New Era

Hi Everyone, Jen here. I'm the webmaster for GiGi's and am excitied to tell you about this new feature...a GiGi's blog!We all know how you can't get enough of how much awareness GiGi's is providing for the Down syndrome community and this is going to be a brand new tool...