Friday, September 23, 2011


There has been a backlog of videos on our camera. Uploading videos takes longer than uploading pictures. When I was procrastinating from work stuff, I uploaded these videos.

The first video is Gideon playing with his birthday card that plays music. Thanks Kym and Yosh. We can sing all the words to the song. =) The inspiration for the video comes from the movie, Easy A.

It's not the best video of him walking, but it's the first video that we caught Gideon walking. I am sure it will be the first of many videos. He's trying his best to walk but he just wants to show off his strong arm skills too. Enjoy!

Week 59

This is the week that Gideon started to walk a couple of steps. He has been standing on his own and cruising along the couches, but he is now ready to move forward in open areas. We are so proud. Our praise and applause seem to catch him off guard that he falls down.

Gideon is also talking a lot and repeating what we say. He is still an early bird and he loves to eat. He prefers to feed himself and only eats food that he likes. He can drop cheerios and puffs when he wants "real" food. He comes over to us when we have our dinner plates/bowl in our hands. He believes that anything we are eating is better than what's on his plate even if it's the same thing.

Thanks to Auntie Ginger for his weekly outfit. She bought it when he was a wee little one. I just found it and I think it's already too small. Enjoy!




Saturday, September 17, 2011

Father-son moment

I caught this on video. It was close to Gideon's nap time and I was getting his milk ready. Garrett didn't notice that I was recording this cute moment. Enjoy!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from Gar on Vimeo.

Week 58

This past week marked the first full week of school for Garrett and me. I was exhausted by the end of the week. I am trying to get back into the working routine. Plus I feel like I am always thinking about what to make for dinner and for lunches the following week.

Gideon is so happy when we pick him up. He is still taking two naps and sleeping for 11 hours in the night. We are so grateful for Gideon. He makes us happy too. The little time that we see him from after school to his 630pm bedtime is precious and priceless.

We believe that Gideon is getting more teeth. He's drooling more. He is more cranky than usual. He is also having bad diaper rash lately. These were signs before he got his first teeth, so maybe the molars might be coming.

The weekly pictures tell a story. He is holding his wrench again. I also velcro-ed the rattle to his wrist. It helps me know where he is finding trouble. Enjoy!









Saturday, September 10, 2011

Week 57

The school has kicked off and the Chan family has been trying to get back into the groove. We were grateful for Labor Day holiday so that we could spend a day together. We had a picnic at Alki. It was a beautiful day.

Labor Day picnic

We have an empty bucket that we bought from Home Depot for the new mailbox. We didn't need it so Garrett plays basketball with Gideon. The basket is the bucket and Gideon stands in the bucket. It's quite funny. I don't have a video but it's a cute father-son moment.

In the bucket

In the bucket

Thanks to Auntie Kristie for Gideon's outfit for this week. I tried to take a picture to highlight the shirt that says "Year of the Tiger", but Gideon was super squirmy that morning. (He's a morning bird like his mama.) He also had residue raspberry yogurt around his mouth. Enjoy!

Week 57

Week 57

Week 57

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another video

I didn't know that Garrett liked this video. I thought I had to get his permission before posting it. He said that it would have a made it on America's Funniest home videos. It's hilarious! Enjoy! =)

Dual Wield Tools 2 from Gar on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just video post

We love playing with Gideon because he has been so responsive. He loves to repeat what you say and copy what you did. He also loves to hold his tools, one in each hand. Garrett said that he saw Gideon cruising on the couch while holding onto the tools. He used his stomach for balance. We didn't catch that on video, but we hope you like them.

The second video... Garrett is laughing in the background. Just watch it. Gideon was itchy.

Dual Wield Tools from Gar on Vimeo.

Gideon's Break Dance from Gar on Vimeo.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Week 56

School has started and the Chan family is trying to stay on top of everything. Gideon is learning to sleep earlier so that he wakes up earlier. Gar and Shiv are trying to balance work and family now that our schedules are full during the weekdays. So, that means that weekly posts may be later or may be shorter than usual. I haven't even blogged about Gideon's birthday parties yet. I will soon.

My school has become an AVID elementary school. It focuses on helping students be organized and prepared for college. As a staff, we wore college shirts to one of our staff meetings. I dressed Gideon in his UW gear and Garrett decided to wear his shirt too. So what should we do now? Take a family photo with the tripod. Enjoy the multiple shots.




Gideon's weekly picture is dedicated to Auntie Maria who loves lobsters. If you look carefully, the lobster has googly eyes. =)