By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 9/24/2018
Occurred: 9/9/2014
Topics/Keywords: #Grandchildren #Gianna Page Views: 1388
All about my precious granddaugther, Gianna.
Who:Gianna Rose Rizzo
Date and time:September 9, 2016 08:00 AM
Father:Jimmy Rizzo
Mother:Jennifer Ann Cilwa

Considering that her big brother was 14 when she was born, you might be able to imagine my delight when my daughter and Zach's mom, Jenny, decided to have another baby. That was Gianna, who stole our hearts from moment one.

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Gianna's 4th Birthday

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/9/2018
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 381
All the photos from my granddaughter Gianna's 4th birthday party. Unicorns and princesses!

Last year, Gianna's party was such a success that her mother decided to hold this year's in the same venue, Charming Pony Parties. In attendance were Gianna's friends from school and the children of Jenny's mommy friends, as well as family.

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Papa And Gianna Have A Visit

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/28/2018
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 351
Pictures and art from a visit with my younger granddaugher.

I missed visiting my grandbabies last week but wasn't about to miss a second week! So today I got to visit with them, although little Dominic had to take a nap shortly after I arrived. But that's okay; it allowed me to spend more time with Gianna. And take pics, of course; but in most cases I used the photos as a starting point for digital art. See what you think.

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Gianna's First Music Recital

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/22/2017
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 419
My granddaughter is following the beat of a different drummer.

Gianna's pre-school had a music recital for Thanksgiving. The main song appears to be derived from "The Hokey Pokey".

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Gianna On The Run

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/4/2017
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 472
My 3-year-old granddaughter sure gets around!

I got to spend a few hours with Gianna. At 3, she's gotten to be quite the conversationalist. She also loves to run and jump and was eager to show me what she could do, followed closely by "Baby Bubba". We went outside the front door so she could race around the new fountain.

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Gianna's 3rd Birthday Party

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/9/2017
Topics: #Gianna #Family Page Views: 657
All the photos from the party for my granddaughter Gianna Rose Rizzo's 3rd birthday.

My daughter and Gianna's mother, Jenny, has becoming such an amazing party planner that I think she should take it up professionally. For example, she managed to create a party that was… Near her home No cleanup or cooking Absolutely perfect for a new 3-year-old The place is called Charming Pony Parties, and I think it is just about the cleverest idea for a business ever. More to the point, however, is how much fun the birthday girl, her friends, and the adults all had. (Granted, the adults' fun was mostly watching the kids be adorable; but that totally works for me!)

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Gianna in Key West

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/10/2017
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 640
Pictures and paintings of my granddaughter taken during my recent trip to Key West.

My daughter, Jenny, has moved to Key West, taking my grandbabies with her. But that's okay, because I've been able to visit almost monthly to see them. The below digital paintings of Gianna were made from photos taken on my most recent trip in March/April.

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Gianna's Playground

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/13/2016
Topics: #Gianna Page Views: 761
An hour spent in Gianna's back yard 'go gown'.

My granddaughter, Gianna, lives in a home with a generous back yard and lots of kid-gym equipment. Plus, she has attended many Gymboree sessions. So, she's pretty fearless and very determined. Which can scare the adults to death.

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Gianna Visits South Mountain

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/3/2016
Topics: #Gianna #SouthMountain #Arizona Page Views: 433
We take little Gianna for her first mountain hike.

We took her older brother Zach on hikes from before he could walk; but this was Gianna's first foray into the wilderness. Okay, it was just a few yards from the Box Canyon parking lot at South Mountain Preserve. But look how isolated it appears, and when one is two, appearances are all one needs.

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Gianna Visits the Big Kid Playground

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/5/2016
Topics: #Gianna Page Views: 811
My littlest granddaughter gets to play.

There are three playgrounds in Gianna's neighborhood, not including the one in her back yard. Today, Gianna, Uncle John, Ella, and myself took her to the "big kid" playground.

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Gianna Visits South Mountain

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/3/2016
Topics: #Gianna #SouthMountain #Arizona Page Views: 789
We take little Gianna for her first mountain hike.

We took her older brother Zach on hikes from before he could walk; but this was Gianna's first foray into the wilderness. Okay, it was just a few yards from the Box Canyon parking lot at South Mountain Preserve. But look how isolated it appears, and when one is two, appearances are all one needs.

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Her First Easter Egg Hunt

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/27/2016
Topics: #Grandchildren #Gianna Page Views: 1256
All the photos from Gianna's very first Easter egg hunt.

My daughter, Jenny, and her husband Jimmy invited us to Easter breakfast, followed by Gianna's very first Easter egg hunt! Of course, she is not yet clear on the concept—she calls eggs "balls"—but she quickly got into the swing of things.

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Gianna's Astrological Chart

By: Paul S. Cilwa Topics: #Astrology Page Views: 754
Gianna's stars!

You are known for being open, frank, outgoing and honest. At times, though, you are also blunt and quite indiscreet. Others have to learn not to take everything you say personally, because you usually do not mean any harm. You appreciate living your life in a straightforward and simple manner—you dislike social niceties and consider them to be hindrances to real communication. You have lots and lots of energy and tend to become quite restless if you feel confined. You demand the freedom to do as you choose—you must be self-directed or you feel trapped and anxious. With your abundant energy, you enjoy being outdoors, and you should be attracted to physical exercise or to those forms of sport which can help you burn off some of that excess energy. Very gregarious, you love to socialize—your innate enthusiasm livens up any gathering.

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Gianna Is Born

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/8/2001
Topics: #Gianna
Milestone: #Birth
Page Views: 1147
My second granddaughter.
Milestone: Birth
Who: Gianna Rose Rizzo
Date and time: September 9, 2016 08:00 AM
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Father: Jimmy Rizzo
Mother: Jennifer Ann Cilwa

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