Friday, May 17, 2013

Seona weekly photos!

It has been a while since I last posted Seona's weekly pictures. I have taken them and even put them in our flickr account but it is hard to find the time to blog. I cannot wait for the end of the school year to come. Then I can use going out on play dates as an excuse for not blogging. =)

Week 38

Thanks to Grandma Wong for giving this shirt to Gideon. He wore it when he was little too. Yes, Seona loves Campbell!



Week 39

I bought this dragon button up shirt for Gideon last year. It was too small so now Seona can wear it. You can't see the dragon but I will take a better picture later. 



Week 40

Thank you to Auntie Valene, Uncle Dustin and Ellie for this amazing outfit: Striped baby legs and pink tutu. 


Week 41

"Don't I look cute?" says Seona. 


Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Hello fellow readers,

I thought I would make a post only about Gideon. It has been a while since I wrote about him but it is so hard to capture the moments on camera. Also, I just love to play with him by myself when there is time.

He has grown up so much over the past 9 months, since Seona has been born. He is more independent in his play. He can use speak with more than 3 words in a sentence. He loves to sing Veggie Tales songs all the time, especially the theme song. 

My favorite story happened right after Seona was born. I was nursing Seona and Gideon wanted me to play with his Lego animals, elephant, giraffe and bear. So he decided to play next to our bed and Seona's bassinet. Gideon wanted his animals to go to sleep so he put them in the bassinet. He was able to get bear and elephant out but giraffe was in the middle. His arms were too short to reach it. At this time, all he could say was help. I couldn't help so I told him to find papa for help. Gideon said help but he didn't know any other words to communicate why he needed help. So he attempted to push the bassinet out of the bedroom. The door frame was not wide enough for the bassinet. Then Gideon ran to bring papa to the bedroom while shouting help. So funny.

He has learned to climb out of his crib in the middle of the night. One night Gideon was staring at me while I was sleeping in my bed around midnight. He startled me. I brought him back to his room and put him back into his crib. I found out the next morning that he was playing with toys and stamping his hand with stamps. Now I am always listening for Gideon in the night. He can open doorknobs now.

I think he is telling us he is ready for a big boy bed. We have been reading him stories about big boy beds and praying that he will transition well. He likes to jump on the bed. He can recite "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed" while he is jumping.

Playing with trains


Playing with stamps or just the stamp pad


Playing with pipecleaners (This reminds me of MacKenzie's toes!)


Tons of toys on his table


Stacking stamps


He loves cold pasta!


Playing outside with sticks and rocks


Playing with a container of lentils



Sibling fun already


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Week 37

I cannot believe how quickly Seona is growing up. She will be a year old in four months!!!!

She is crawling like a zombie, aka army crawl. She can crawl on her knees but it is too slow for her. When she wants something, she is really fast. Seona likes to practice standing up. She would pull herself up on the step stool.

I love her smile!


Thanks to Auntie Jaime, Auntie Becky and Uncle David for this awesome onesie that they gave Gideon!


Gideon at 31 weeks

Week 31

I love this picture but it is blurry. Gideon wanted to give Seona a hug.


Soon we will start planning her first birthday!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Easter!

Easter came right at the start of our spring break. We loved spending time together, just hanging out.



Week  35


Father son moment


Week  36




Asleep on top of his stuffed animals


Monday, March 25, 2013

Family time!

Garrett and her little girl


Even though she is a mama's girl right now, she will soon be a papa's girl. Look at her smile!


Making Seona laugh


Gideon watched Garrett tickle Seona's tummy with his head. So Gideon did the same!


Fun with glasses



Gideon and mama


Seona weekly pictures!

Week 32

This week marked the week that Seona became fully mobile. She was scooting slowly to the items that she wanted, but now she is darting for the toys, usually Gideon's toys. She loves trains and dinosaurs.


Week 33

Thanks to Auntie Shannon for the amazing neon dress that has a pleated skirt. 


Week 34

She's 8 months old. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. I bought this hat at Old Navy. She has a hat head like her brother.  I love how Sully and Seona are looking down in this picture.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gideon a mini b-boy!


In the International District, a dance studio opened, The Beacon. On Saturday, January 11th, there was a free class for mini b-boys and b-girls. We quickly made the decision to wake up Gideon early from his nap to attend the class. Gideon loves to dance. I would like Gideon to have a variety of experiences.

Here is Gideon deep in slumber surrounded by his favorite stuffed animals.


45 minutes later....Here is Gideon ready to dance!


There were so many mini b-boys and b-girls in the class. This class is for kids from ages 2-5. Gideon was mostly excited to be around other kids. He was one of the younger kids there. They had to sit on the blue masking tape on the floor that made a rectangle. Gideon does not know shapes, line or masking tape, but Gideon was able to follow what the other kids did next to him for better or worse.

At the beginning and end of the class, each kid was able to dance in the middle of the rectangle/circle. Gideon really liked this part but he had a hard time waiting for his turn. He wanted to dance with every kid who went in the middle.

  P1111259 from Gar on Vimeo.

Gideon learned how to dance and freeze. Just watch!

  P1111269 from Gar on Vimeo.

Weekly Seona pictures

Seona has been growing up so fast. I can't believe she is already 7 months old. Her face has changed. She is smiling and laughing more. She is already starting to practice the crawling motion. Since her stature is less bulky than Gideon was at 7 months, she has less weight to move around. She has a long and lean look.

Week 29

Thank you Auntie Bao, Uncle Chin, Camille and Marcus for the amazing sweater hoodie. We love it!


Week 30

Thank you Grandma Wong for the brown floral sweater! The matching sweater pants are now shorts.


Week 31

Thank you Auntie Jaime for the awesome Dragon onesie!


brother sister moments



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Gideon's Imagination

Lil G has become quite the imaginative young man... here's a video of him pretending to be a cook, making "pancakes and sausages" for his friends, the Transformers:

Feeding the Transformers from Gar on Vimeo.

Eating play-doh is the right of all sentient beings.


Monday, February 11, 2013

More weekly pictures!

Week 21

Thanks Auntie Ginger for the awesome outfit!


Week 22

Return of the monchichis!


Week 23

What a smile!


Week 24

I love my uncle Dust!


Week 25

Gideon wanted to be in the picture too!


Week 26

Wearing a Tea collection dress!


Week 27

Thank you Auntie Maria and Uncle Raymond for another awesome outfit!


Week 28

Deer in headlights look!