Thursday, February 28, 2013

Johnny Jumper

The Johnny Jumper was the one baby shower item Brian was most excited about. I took a video when Gideon first tried it out so I could see the beginning to the end. Only problem is, Gideon is not a fan of it. Not at all. He really hates anything that confines him. We have shown him how to jump and moved it for him. He just looks at us like, "Seriously?" On random days he will pull it out and ask to use it. This video shows what he likes to do. Silly, silly boy.

Monday, February 25, 2013

New cup and eating batter off the spoon

Grandma Donna got Gideon this new cup. It's a Toy Story cup. Gideon loves to pull the straw out and then dump the water. Classic little boy.

Now don't mind all my pictures of virtually the exact same thing. He is just so cute I had to share them all!

Gideon has really become interested in helping in the kitchen while I make dinner. Today we made blueberry muffins and scrambled eggs.

I let Gideon clean the spoon. He thought that was pretty awesome!

Though I'm not sure he got much in his mouth!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Daddy's friend, Lewis, came to visit today. He let Gideon play with his cell phone. That made Gideon instantly love him.

Gideon has had quite a run with sickness lately. He got the barf-o-rama flu real bad. Five million teeth have also been growing in. And he got a yucky cold. On a side note, I now change my clothes as soon as I get home. I wash my hands before leaving work, but obviously that wasn't enough.

While it was awful and horrible to watch Gideon be sick (and clean up all the bodily fluids) he has now discovered that snuggling isn't so bad. In fact, he will often crawl up to us and snuggle for a minute or two before heading off on his next adventure.

Brian put his hand on Gideon's shoulder in this picture. Then Gideon slide his little hand underneath. Melt a momma's heart!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Just Chillin'

Gideon was playing with his blocks today before bedtime. After dumping them all out of the basket, he crawled into the cupboard of the entertainment center. He was so proud of himself. He stayed in there forever.
And a close up just so you can enjoy his cuteness!


This kid, like most kids, loves bath time. I was getting bored of our bathtub toys, so I got Gideon some bubble bath. Also, I have been waiting, his entire life, for him to go crazy splashing in the tub. Well, my dream is beginning to come true. Don't mind the small glimpses of baby bum in these videos. Hopefully, Gideon won't hate me for these when he's older! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Funny Boy

 Today Gideon kept insisting I take his picture. Here are a few of my favorites:

Gideon has days when he absolutely, positively refuses to nap. No matter what. On those days his nap time is still enforced while I try to ignore his screaming. Most days I come upstairs to find this:
Everything in his crib on the floor. Note the look of pure distress on his face. Also note that look is fake.

 He is now yelling "out" to me.

I really took these pictures to have proof for making him feel guilty when he is older. Guilty that he tortured his mother by not sleeping.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Little Man

 I might be slightly bias, but is he not one of the cutest kids ever!?!? I love those bright blue eyes.

Gideon reminds me of the cats. They like to climb into everything. So does Gideon. This is my special Christmas cookie tupperware and I have no idea why it's out. However, Gideon climbed in and played in it for hours. Happy as could be.

This boy LOVES blankies. I was doing laundry today. He had brought two of his blankets downstairs after his nap. When I brought up the basket of his clean clothes, he screamed with delight, pulled the two clean blankets out and snuggled all four of them. Simply adorable.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This is how we roll at our house...

Remember how I spoiled myself and bought a bag of Cheetos from Costco a while back? Well, we got home from church today and fed Gideon some lunch. Brian was snacking on some Cheetos and then came in to help me finish up lunch for him and me. When we walked back in the living room, this is what we found. A cute little boy covered in Cheetos cheese just munching away.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

An Adventurous Day

Today was a busy, busy day full of fun adventures. First, cousin Shane came to visit. He was hauling a trailer for his boss and something went wrong with the tires. He stayed over night and went to the tire store in the morning. Gideon had fun playing in the back of his truck.

Then Daddy let Gideon go "driving," which he loves.

And when driving got boring, Gideon showed off his dance moves in the passenger seat.

Then Gideon decided to check out what was under his crib. He got stuck. Mommy got a picture and then rescued him. Can you see his little legs??

We unloaded a new box of diapers and played in the now empty box. Gideon would laugh and laugh and laugh when I peeked through this hole.

Then we reorganized the living room and rehung the pictures. When Daddy climbed up the step stool, Gideon had to try it out too. I LOVE how I captured the two of them looking at each other. Love these boys!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chocolate? Why thank you!

As usual, I got a TON of candy from my students for Valentine's Day. Gideon got a hold of one while I was doing dishes and this is what I found.

I was trying to figure out how he got the chocolate out of the wrapper. He obviously didn't unwrap it.

And then he showed me how. He just sucked on the wrapper, getting all the chocolate out. He didn't even make a mess. What a little smarty.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! This is the picture we sent Daddy on his phone. We can't get enough of his cute new posed grins.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Video Moments

Yes, it is the day before Valentine's day and Gideon is still wearing his Halloween pyjamas. However, aside from that, Gideon LOVES to play his piano and sing. Normally, he always stops when I bring out the camera, but today he didn't!! Yeah! He is so dang cute.

This video is Gideon trying to the camera away from me and some cute faces.

Gideon is playing with a pop-up toy in this video. I love when he accidently hits a button and one of the doors pop up. His reaction is priceless.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Gideon is starting to smile whenever he sees a camera! I just love all those teeth. And that adorable face. And all his new cheesy grins. I just can't get enough of him.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Daddy Time

Brian thought Gideon looked extra cute today so he took a picture of him eating lunch.

And then they went "driving." Gideon LOVES to turn the wheel, turn the stereo on and off, dance to the music, try out all the knobs and scream bloody murder when you take him back inside. It's a new daily ritual these two boys have together.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


This is what happens when you ask Gideon to get in his chair to eat. He turns into a monkey, hangs over the side, tries to tip it over and rocks it back and forth. Thank goodness it comes with a tray that locks him in place.


While at Costco today, I gave in. I bought myself a HUGE bag of Cheetos. I've been wanting to forever but always had the willpower not to. Well, not today. Gideon has never had Cheetos before yet he knew he wanted some. He begged and cried and pleaded and hugged the bag.

As we left the store we dug into them. Gideon loved him. It's what finally got him signing the word "more" for me. Yeah for Cheetos!!