Sunday, February 26, 2012

18 months and 3 weeks

Gideon went to the Wildwood 3rd grade concert on Thursday evening. He was a big hit with all the kids and adults. He saw all the students blowing into their recorders to make music or just an annoying sound sometimes. Gideon wanted to join in the fun, so he picked up a marker and started to blow onto the cap. He was having so much fun playing along.

Gideon and I went to the Read across America story time at Target on Saturday morning. We left the house so that Garrett can have some peace and quiet to work on his Boards. Gideon was more interested in the other kids who were at the story time. He walked up to them and would wave his hand. During the story, Gideon sat on my lap and ate some cheesy crackers. He was well behaved and very interested in the reading of The Lorax.

Gideon's wardrobe: Thank you to Auntie Coralie for the awesome T-shirt. Garrett is very proud that Gideon's T-shirt collection is also growing.



A couple of fun videos

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

18 months and 2 weeks

Belated post again. I just can't find enough time to do everything that I need to do during Gideon's one nap. We have been trying to enjoy every moment with Gideon, playing with cars, pretending to drink something from a cup, reading many many books, and laughing at his jokes. Yes, Gideon makes jokes. He loves to laugh after he makes some sort of babbling noise. He is working on making words, but he has his own way of trying to communicate with us.

He already has a pretend smile. It's like he is saying cheese. When I copy his face, he laughs really hard. I don't know where he picked up this smile, but it is funny. Also he has learned that when you are laughing really hard you should cover up your mouth with both hands. We haven't taken videos in a while. I need to remember to bring the camera with us at all times.

On President's day, I took Gideon to Lil Diggers, a sand volleyball court turned into a large sandbox for kids. Gideon did not like the cold damp sand on his feet at first. He looked at me shaking his head saying no. After a while, he found a shovel and a cup to play with. He didn't talk much or run around, but he did dig a lot of sand that ended up in his shirt or on my pants. There was parallel play with Gideon and a little girl. Gideon noticed her and tried to ask for a fist bump. The little girl had no idea what to do so she crawled away. Note to self: drooling toddler and sand do not mix. We found a lot of sand on his clothes and in the car later that day.

18 months and 1 week


18 months and 2 weeks

Thank you to Auntie Ginger for Gideon's first Jcrew button up shirt. Thank you to Auntie Shannon for Gideon's first Goorin Bros. Hat.



Today we went to the ultrasound clinic. We were given a beautiful profile picture of our baby girl. =) We are truly happy and blessed to have a girl. Now we just need a name. Hmm.. name bracket part two? My friend, Shannon, is already pushing for an Irish name since Siobhan and Garrett are both Irish names. I will also need to coordinate with my bro and sis in law who are also having a little girl this summer.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

18 months today!

Happy 18th month birthday Gideon! I apologize for the delay. We were all sick last weekend. We took a family nap on Saturday and Sunday for a few hours. I think we are better now. We had to use the snot sucker to clear out Gideon's nose. Oh, he hated that!

I cannot believe that he is a year and a half old. The time has truly gone by so quickly. He is becoming more independent. He knows routines and how to use his fingers to communicate. He can put his milk cup and snack trap on the dining room table when there is no room on his tray. He brings us book that he wants to read. He tells us when he wants a new book to be read to him even if it is in the middle of the previous book.

Currently, the car ride home from work has been challenging since we are moving Gideon to one nap a day. He gets more cranky at the end of the day. So Garrett has been reading him books to keep him distracted. Thank you to his friend, Braden, Gideon likes the Little Einstein books about art, languages and animals.

Yesterday was a pooptastic day. Gideon pooped four times. He was plugged up. He began with a poop in the morning bath, followed by a mini poop, then a large poop after his nap and a cleansing poop right before bed. I hope that he will become more regular some day. He loves fruit and vegetables.

This morning, I gave Gideon a bath. He played with his toys. He loves to fill his transformer cup with water and pour the water out towards him. He likes to watch the water come out. Sometimes, he pours the cup too close to his mouth and gets some into his mouth. The next time he adjusted how far to hold the cup away from his mouth. He surprised me with something. Usually at the end of his bath, I remove all the toys before or after his bath. Gideon tossed all the toys out of his little bath tub and made the sign for all done. What a smart boy!

We went to the dentist on Saturday, for Garrett and me. Gideon showed us his new skill. He can open doors that have a handle, not the round doorknobs. So I better be on the look out.

Protein alert! Gideon ate fried pork gyoza yesterday. Yes, it was fried, but it also had pork. I guess he likes his protein deep fried.

17 months and 3 weeks. Happy New Year!


17 months and 4 weeks.


Gideon was walking around with a container of snacks. He learned how to open it and look what happened! Guess what he did next.


Gideon went to Makayla's 2nd birthday party. He had a lot of fun popping the bubbles!