Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week 64 (almost 15 months old!)

It has been a busy week. Garrett and I had student-led conferences this week. Many families needed an early morning or late afternoon time slot. Thank you to Grandma Chan for watching Gideon on Thursday. We really appreciated it.

This week marked the first week without Auntie Ginger in Seattle. We printed a few pictures that we thought she would like on her work space.



Gideon received a package from Auntie Jaime. She was visiting friends in the Southwest, L.A. and of course Arizona. She wanted to make sure that Gideon had gear for tonight's Huskies game. =)



Because Gideon loves to walk, weekly pictures seem to be a two-person job. I had to distract Gideon and take the picture all at the same time. I think these are the lamest photos except for the awesome shirt with "headphones." Sorry, Gideon. I will do better next week. It's your fifteenth month birthday next week!



Have a great Halloween! Pictures of Gideon's outfit will be coming soon.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gideon Discovers Gravity

Gideon was putting crayons up on the couch just to watch them fall back in the bin and amke noise. It was really fun seeing his brain work.


Week 63

Ok, I know that this is a late post, but it's been crazy this past week. Meetings, preparing for student led conferences and life in general. We have been trying to stay on top of the daily chores and blog posting isn't on the top of the list. Also, Gideon didn't want to take a weekly picture this week. You will see the non-photos at the end.

Gideon was fussy last week and we found out why. He was not getting a cold but his molars were coming in. They broke through the gum and now slowly coming out. I totally understand why he was cranky and why he kept waking up in the night. We thought he was cold. He is back to his usual sleeping self. Woohoo for 630pm to 530am sleep!

We went to a pot luck on Sunday evening to welcome back our friend, Doug, who has been living the high life in Wyoming. I haven't seen him in five years and of course, he has not seen Gideon in person. Thank you, Jim and Yae, for hosting. We loved the beautiful and fun play area. Gideon loved going down the slide and exploring all the toys. I think Noa did not like having a boy his size walking around his territory. Gideon would play with a toy and Noa would want to take it away from Gideon. He had no idea what was happening. He would move on to another toy. Gideon loved watching the adults play "Just Dance" on the Wii. Gideon would "talk" and "dance around" the adults. He stayed up way past his bedtime. He was so wired on the car ride home. I wish we caught it on video. Until next time.

So here are the poor weekly photos. I don't think Gideon was ready.





Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week 62

Our baby has now become a full-grown toddler. He has not crawled once this week. He is only walking and without asking for help. He wants to do it on his own. Does that sound like one of his parents? =) Also, Gideon is learning about the feelings of frustration. When something doesn't go right, he goes into a "hulk"-like rage. Hmm... Garrett and I will have to read up on how to support his emotional growth. More on that in a future post.

Gideon has mastered the high squeak greeting. When he sees someone that he recognizes, he squeals. I think this is a little bit of me and a little bit of cousin Norah. It is quite adorable. We haven't caught it on video just yet, but his shoulders go up in a shrug and his face scrunches up.

Last Saturday, we went to Aaron's first birthday at MyGym. It was an indoor play area with everything a kid would want to play with: trampoline, swings, ball pit, slide, balance beam, and climbing areas. Gideon was overwhelmed because there were many children and I woke up him from his afternoon nap. He did well considering all the stimulation and noise.

Watching Aaron take a ball


Crazy kids group photo try


I just zoomed in on the boys with their boys.


Weekly pictures! (Thank you to Auntie Ginger for the monsters shirt!)




Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 61

This week's post is on time since we don't have company visiting from out-of-town. It was an amazing weekend and week. Ryan, Alison and Norah came to hang out at the Chan household. Many fun food outings, Monopoly Deal and Saboteur 2.

We took them to the Swinery on Saturday for some yummy pork belly, pulled pork and ham sandwiches. Gideon and Norah liked the BBQ pulled pork.



We went to the Seattle Mobile Chowdown on Sunday. We had yummy treats. I think Alison has more pictures of that day. We also made a second stop to Bakery Nouveau. Love the twice baked almond and chocolate croissants!

A picture of Auntie Ginger and Norah.


Weekly pictures!!!



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Week 60

Okay, this is a late post, but we have family visiting this past weekend. Alison, Ryan and Norah made a Seattle appearance to hang out and visit friends. Gideon loved playing with Norah. He also learned some noise-making skills. He is a strong, silent type. He just kept staring at her while they would eat or play. He has the furrowed-brow look down. We will post more about the fun weekend but until then, here are two not-so-good pictures of Gideon. He has become more squirrely and mobile lately.