Thursday, September 24, 2009
Then I say "no, say UP".
And we both laugh and I hope that he doesn't learn to say "up" the right way for a long time because it's just too cute.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Gideon in one of the cutest pictures of him ever. Look at those cheeks! He's a total walker these days. I think I may have mentioned this but before he was just "mostly" walking, now he's "totally" walking. All over. And he's mischievous. Not a good combo. He loves to get in trouble. He laughs his head of when I say "No!" no matter how stern I say it.
My MOPS group started back up again on the 15th. I am lucky to be a table leader again this year and have the added joy of being the Publicity gal too. At the start of the year I like to give the ladies at my table a little welcome gift. This year I made little scripture blocks. I started with plain wood blocks picked up at the craft store, some paint, Mod Podge (like watered down Elmer's glue), and some cute papers. First paint.
Then Mod Podge on the papers.
Then Mod Podge on the scriptures that you picked out and printed onto regular paper. While things are drying in between steps also Mod Podge a cut pencil box for your daughter who is suddenly into doing homework. Just like big brother. Big brother who is the "Kinderstar VIP" next week! Way to go, Gabe!
A second ago there was a little bird there. No. Seriously. It was so cute. It's probably been eaten by a cat by now. OK, maybe not (but maybe still) but Maisy is a whacko after those birds. Poor birdies. I'm luring them to their deaths.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Zion: You wanna be a dog?
Gabe: I am. *pause* I'm just a dog who likes to watch movies.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
He is walking quite well these days. Often times, while he walks he says "wa', wa', wa'..." (walk, walk, walk). I think I could learn a thing or two from him about keeping on task. "Making breakfast, making breakfast, making breakfast... or driving the car, driving the car, driving the car...". I betcha I'd stop walking into a room only to realize I couldn't remember why I went in there in the first place. "Getting a pencil, getting a pencil, getting a pencil..."
"Going to bed, going to bed, going to bed..."
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Rob's camera takes short videos. Here's a couple from our vacation. (Scroll down to the bottom and hit "pause" on the music player if you want to hear the videos. If you don't, no worries, you aren't missing much.)
We thought we'd just put our feet in. We thought we'd just go to lunch afterward. Then Gideon plopped right down. Since I knew there was no way to make him not wet I just let him play. We ended up having to strip him to rinse his clothes and get the sand off of him so we took him to lunch naked but for a diaper. Only a few people in the restaurant looked at us strangely.
We could hardly keep the kids out of the pool while we were there, visited it every day. Gideon was especially funny. He loves to stick his face in the water. Over and over. Sometimes he didn't seem to realize he needs to come up for air.
Gabe and Zion had their fun, too. With water wings they were pretty much independent (with us keeping close by of course). By the end of the week they were jumping into the pool. I stopped cutting at a weird spot, don't know why, but no matter, they didn't do the "big jump" anyway.
All ready to go. Back pack. Check. New shirt. Check. New jeans. Check. Old shoes that barely fit because he's been wearing sandals all summer and we didn't realize he'd outgrown all of his shoes nice shoes. um ... check?
I think I'm hearing y'all yell that. Where have I been anyway? Well, shortly after my last post we all went on vacation. I didn't blog while we were away. Shameful, I know. Then when we got back we were preparing for Gabe to start school. AHHHHH! My baby. It's too soon. For Gabe though it's not soon enough. He's been talking about going to school - or more specifically, riding the school bus, since he was two.
So Tuesday we saw him to the bus and we've been trying out our new routine for the last few days. This means a new nap time for Gideon and Zion so that they will be awake in time to meet Gabe at the bus stop.
I have a ton of pictures to post though so I promise to be back soon. For now I'll leave you with the fact that Gideon is pretty much walking all over the place now. His mimicking the tones and cadences of our speaking has cranked up a few notches as well. While he can actually say a few things and sign a few things, he'll mimic an entire sentence nearly perfectly just with sounds. Right now he's walking around with a stuffed Big Bird under his arm. Experiencing an extreme cuddle need at the moment I guess.
Well, ta ta for now. Back soon armed with many photos.