Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bowling Gideon style!

We went a birthday party today. At one end of the gym a bowling game was set up. Gideon ran right to it and played his little heart out. He loved knocking over the pins and figuring out his own rules. I'm just glad he entertained himself and didn't cause trouble!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I haven't mentioned anything about my broken foot since I broke it. Well, I was lazy enough for the first two weeks that I did NOT have to have surgery! Hallejuah!! I then took it easy and wore my boot whenever I walked for a longer time, like running errands. Sadly, my commitment to the gym every morning is a thing of the past. I have become quite fond of sitting on the couch. That's going to be a fun habit to break! Lame broken foot!

Today is the first day I've worn shoes in 20ish days!! No more sexy black boot! I have tried several times before, but my foot was still too swollen for shoes to fit. At home, I wear slippers or just socks. And the foot doctor told me I had better be able to fit into shoes by next week or he would reconsider surgery. Bah! Can't have that!But today, I can finally wear real shoes again! It is lovely to feel normal again. I was a happy girl until I had a follow up with my doctor today. And he told me it takes an entire year for a foot to really heal. That's a LONG time! However, he did tell me I could go back to the gym as long as I don't run or don't lift weights that require me to arch my foot. Happy day for that! Now if only I could celebrate by buying new shoes!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Marker Trouble!

Remember ALL that red marker on the wall not too long ago? Well, today we now have some green marker! Boo! Although, it is FAR less and I'm grateful I did get rid of the red before the green joined.

This time, however, the marker was on the hardwood floor as well.

And all over Gideon's body. Man, this kid and markers. You may be thinking right now, "Well, don't let him get the markers. Problem solved." Today I learned that Gideon knows to pull a chair over to the drawers, get on the chair, and get whatever he wants out of the drawers!! Time for some reorganizing...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Be prepared for adorableness!

Gideon drew his first family picture today!!! Oh, my heart just melted. He asked me to draw him three circles and told me right where to put them.

This member of the family is Daddy! Gideon made sure he had a beard.

These two pictures are how Gideon is currently writing his name! We have started working on letters at home, which Gideon is loving. He hasn't seemed interested in writing them yet, but now it looks like it's time to start!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Someone LOVES tape!

Gideon has a new addiction. Tape. He loves all kinds of tape. Today he used an entire roll of painters tape that I used to make stripes in his room. At least it's not super sticky and came off easily. In fact, that was Gideon's job.

This was my favorite item that he taped up today. I seriously do supervise him. I also don't mind letting him experiment away with a $2.00 roll of tape.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vent Heater Boy

Gideon thinks he is freezing,. All the time. But he also insists on wearing shorts, so go figure! Every single morning he gets on the heat vent and doesn't move.

He eats there, plays games, reads books. Until it turns off. Then he's good to go! It's a silly little morning ritual.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Preschool Birthday

Since Gideon didn't join preschool until a few months after his birthday, his teacher wanted to celebrate today. I was fine with no birthday celebration, and Gideon didn't understand because it wasn't his birthday. Which just made it funny! We filled this basket with items that are Gideon's favorites. It's looks gigantic and lots of stuff but it really isn't. It spilled and I threw it all, boxes of treats included, back in there. His favorite part was getting to wear a birthday hat. He wore it all day long in fact.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Little Singer

When Gideon isn't chattering all day long, he is singing. About everything. And narrating what he is doing. It's pretty much completely adorable. Go ahead and see for yourself!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Morning

Every Saturday morning, this is where you will find this kid. Playing the Ipad, hanging out in the basket of clean laundry. Guess it's time to put the laundry away Friday night. Or help Gideon find a new habit!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Day of Preschool and sawing legos

Gideon's pediatrician recommended I enroll him in preschool. No one would take him because his birthday missed the cut off date. But I finally found a place that was willing to take him. He missed the first week of preschool thanks to sickness, but the first day for him finally came! He was nervous being dropped off but so happy when I picked him up.

Gideon currently loves to use his saw to "cut" apart the marble race pieces. The saw even makes sound effects!
It's cute he thinks he is sawing them apart. When really he is just pulling them apart. Watch and see what I mean!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Gideon earned some Ipad time today. He wanted to use it directly after church. No changing of clothes! He loves to play with headphones on.

And he wanted spikey hair for church. Really though, he needs a hair cut. But I thought he looked extra cute and needed to share.

Friday, January 9, 2015


With Gideon's adavirus (incorrect spelling I'm sure) he has just wanted to be lazy. He will lay between my legs like this all day. He even naps like this. Honestly, this is perfect timing with my broken foot!

And we headed back to the doctor due to a horrible, never ending cough for this kiddo. Turns out it's from a draining sinus infection. At least this one will improve quickly with medication.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


With Gideon's sickness and his not breathing all that well, I have gotten about 10 hours of sleep over the last four days. I'm beyond exhausted. So, last night I got up to settle Gideon back to sleep. I didn't realize how often he would wake up because breathing was difficult. I mean, I get it, but experiencing it is not what I expected! I was thirsty and headed downstairs for a drink. The darkness of the night, mixed with my exhaustion, combined against me and I fell down the stairs.

It's hard to see in this picture but the bruise starts at my pinky toe and moves across my foot to the second toe and about half way down my foot. The doctor said it was broken, broken, broken. And it actually isn't my pinky toe that's broken. It's right underneath it. However, 70% of these breaks require surgery. My x-ray doesn't show that surgery is required but if I don't stay off of it, it may need it. Extreme laziness will commence immediately!

I now get to wear this sexy boot 24 hours a day until my next doctor visit. Even when I sleep. This is gonna be fun! The nurse that put the boot on told me I should be happy. These boots used to come in a horrible blue color that didn't match anything!! Totally made me laugh!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sick, sick, sick...

Seriously, I think all germs have moved into our house and are staying forever. I open my windows every day to air things out. I keep wiping things down with clorox wipes. And a million other things. But nothing is working. This week we were at the doctor's office THREE times. Gideon has some sort of virus that sounds like adavirus. But I have no clue how to spell it. His oxygen has been right on the border line of needing to be hospitalized. That means we have to check in with the doctor every other day until his oxygen goes up. Now, I'm all for getting this kid whatever help he needs to get better, but because he was border line, the hospital wouldn't have admitted us anyway. The stats had to drop lower. I'm glad they improved as the week went on and we totally avoided the hospital. This is the sickest I've ever seen this kid be. He just lays and moans, and sleeps a TON. And there is nothing I can really do for him because it's a virus. So we just snuggle and I get control of the t.v.!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

We Have a SUNBEAM!!!

Gideon started Sunbeams today. My heart is a little broken and I'm honestly worried he just isn't ready to sit for Primary. He has a great teacher, so things will be great, I'm sure. Anyways, because of sickness in our house, we didn't make it to church the Sunday after Christmas. We didn't get to dress Gideon in his Christmas outfit! I'm totally LOVING the bow tie!! And all this kid's faces.

And the first picture he colored at a Sunbeam. He was so proud of it!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

French Fries and Kitty Cats

Gideon was DYING for french fries today. I got him some. But now I'm thinking he really just thinks he is hungry when his body wants to fall asleep. Because every time I get him food when he is acting like he was today, he always falls asleep while eating. His eyes aren't closed for fun, he really is in the middle of falling asleep!

After his french fry nap, Gideon wanted me to take a picture of him with Phanta. Who, after 3 years of Gideon's presence in our house, is finally letting him touch her. Sometimes.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Crazy Swinging

We started off the New Year by being our crazy selves! I heard lots of laughter and came downstairs to find this...