Saturday, February 28, 2015

Minivan!!!...we wish

WE GOT A MINIVAN!!! Just kidding. We got to borrow one from Brian's work. Brian's car is having some major, major issues and while it's in the shop, we get this minivan. Now, think I'm weird if you like, but I LOVE minivans. Even though I only have one kid, I'd love one. So Brian is currently taking my car to work, and Gideon and I are loving cruising around in this brand new Toyota Sienna. The first two days we had it, Gideon played in it for almost an hour, each day. He begged us to keep it. It may have been the fact it had a t.v. in it or that he could stretch  his feet in it or run around in it. But who cares, I'd love to keep it too!

And now you can watch some minivan loving going on!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nice Mustache

Apparently he has moved from writing on the walls to writing on himself. This kid has completely accessible paper he can get at all times. I'm excited for this stage to end.

Gideon saw me posting this picture and he said, "Uh oh mom. I shouldn't of done that, right?" Hmm... maybe we are making some progress??

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Multiple Uses

Gideon got some new legos. He plays with them non stop. Which I totally love.

Lately though, the box has been much more entertaining. There aren't any legos in there.

Just a crazy kid trying to get in the box.

And he made it! Now what's he going to do...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This required a photo...

We were hanging out with our friend, Luke, today. Gideon came around the corner just like this. I had tears I laughed so hard. I don't know why it's so funny, but I'm dying just looking at the picture.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Today, when I picked Gideon up from preschool, he was wearing this hat. I said, “Did you make a captain hat?” “No mommy, it’s George Washington.” I was thinking, wow, this kid is so smart to remember that. Then he said, “George Washington is a monkey.”

Yesterday he asked me if Daddy was going to come to our house to visit. (And to stop any rumors, Brian lives with us. He goes to work everyday...hence the idea that he is visiting.)

And yesterday, after being sent to his room for time out, he was yelling at me under the door, “Mom, listen to my voice-ments. My voicements are important. I. Don’t. Like. You.”

He says inja for ninja.
I ceem for ice cream.
When people ask his name, he says, "Gideon Batman."
Lasterday for yesterday.
He can't say any words with an s blend, so when he says, I'm so smart, he actually says, "I'm so fart."
Instead of I'll sit next to you, he says, "I sit right next a you."
He is convinced he is a transformer and can change into anything he wants to.
He has an imaginary friend. His name is The Other Gideon.
He has several sounds he can't say, well really blends, like sh-sw-th, etc. I should do better at writing all of the hilarious words down.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Someone loves the Wii

Gideon is learning how to use the Wii. It's too bad the biggest challenge for him is learning that he has to point the controller at a certain location and not where ever he wants to around the room. He gets quite mad currently.

Then I threaten to turn it off FOREVER if he didn't listen and do what I told him. Oh, and the crying and whining needed to go too. And now, suddenly, he is finally figuring it out. And it's much more fun!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Loving on Phanta

Gideon wanted to have his picture taken with Phanta today. He looked so cute all dressed up for church and Phanta actually stayed still long enough for a photo. Don't mind the unmade bed. Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest so what's the point in making the bed?? Just saying.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!

For Valentine's today we had a regular dinner but had a fun drink that Stacey brought us. It's strawberry sherbet with Sprite in it. Then you mix it up and drink with with a piece of licorice. Very fun! Thanks, Stacey!!

And then he totally did not cooperate when it was time for a jammy photo. That's what I get for filling him with a sugary drink and waiting until bedtime to take the picture. Oh, I love these jammies!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oh Gideon!

I went to visit some friends at my old teaching grounds today. There was a Valentine's party going on and Gideon got a cupcake. He bent over and dug right into the icing. He stopped when he reached the cupcake. And this is the face I had to clean!! Man, did everyone in that entire classroom get a good laugh.

Then later at home, Gideon "grew a beard" using this toilet paper roll. I have no idea how it got it to stick, but as soon as it came off he would say, "Oh man. My beard fell off." Then he'd put it back on. This kid cracks me up.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine party at preschool

Today Gideon had a Valentine party at his school! He didn't know what to expect but he was excited!! He wore red, had his bag packed with Valentines for everyone, and treats for his teachers.

When I went to pick him up, all the kids lined up outside and sang this adorable song.

At home, he tore right into his valentine box to discover all his treasures. He ate four suckers in less than a minute and dripped sticky sucker spit all over while trying to talk to me about what kind of cards he got. It got me thinking...I'm not buying any candy, not even one piece, for Valentines this year. That box was already chock full. And like he (or I) need anymore. It seems like a lot of traditions and holidays are filled with food. Time to rethink.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


It's been awhile since I put the cats on the blog. And since they are part of our family, they need to be represented in this crazy blog life of ours. They don't always get along, and rarely are in the same room as each other.
I love coming home to find them snuggling together. I have to keep the heat lower more often!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Best Birthday Gift!!

Gideon spends every Wednesday night with our friend, Ketty, while Brian and I are at Young Men's and Young Women's. Tonight he came home with the best birthday present EVER!! Ketty got him a little canvas to paint on, placed an owl sticker on it, and let Gideon paint to his heart's content. And when she pulled the sticker, this is what it looked like. I love that she took the time to help him make a birthday present for me and even more that she remembered that owls are my favorite!! I totally cried when I saw it. Seriously one of the best presents I've ever gotten. Thanks, Gideon and Ketty!!

Underwear Ninja

Gideon is extra, extra crazy when it's time for bed. Like wild crazy! Tonight he wanted to be an underwear ninja.
I do have to agree that being an underwear ninja is much more fun than going to bed.

And it's a really good thing those underwear are clean!


We were having lunch with family today. Gideon entertained himself by taking a MILLION selfies. And I really do mean a million. They were of his chin, nose, eyes, hair, ears, shirt, half of his face, 3/4 of his face, but never his entire face. This one is my favorite! And I'm really happy that the camera on my phone entertained him for so long.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy birthday to me!

It's my birthday today! I celebrated by going to church with my little family. We went out to dinner last night so I wouldn't have to cook and do the dishes. My kind of gift. Gideon decided he needed to ride in the very back back of my car on the way home.

I think he knows that if he is extra extra cute I have a really hard time saying no!! Haha!So we drove around the parking lot for a minute. Church was followed by a regular day. Me making meals and doing dishes and tidying and cleaning. Just another day. It's great to be an adult!