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Gideon 13 Months

M(om): Gideon! What are you doing?

G(ideon): Just exploring, Mom. I love to explore everything. I love to climb and see what I can get into.

M: You certainly are good at getting into everything. I never quite know where I am going to find you.  And you seem quite pleased with yourself no matter what you are doing. What else do you like to do?

G: I like to be outside a lot too. There are so many fun things to see and do and feel. It is great!
M: You do love to be outside. And I like to let you just crawl all around in your coveralls. I have to watch to make sure that you don't eat anything you shouldn't, but overall, you are just full of wonder and joy. Any walking or talking?

G: Not too much. I can get anywhere I want to by crawling and climbing, so I am doing well. And talking...well I think that you understand me pretty much all of the time, even if I don't use actual words. But I can sign "more" and "all done" and I say something that sort of sounds…

Mother's Day 2017

Love my little people who made me a mother. 
And I love the wonderful homemade Mother's Day gifts from school.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!

Mataya's Birthday

We had a lovely day celebrating Mataya's birthday. Her request for her cake this year was Mimmy, Hello Kitty's sister. At first I forgot to put on the whiskers.  But I caught my mistake before it was cake time.
 Gideon really enjoyed eating cake.
I neglected to take pictures of Mataya with her gifts, but maybe I will get some another day.

Happy 4th Birthday Mataya!

Mataya 4 Year Interview

What is your favorite color? Pink What is your favorite toy? Squeaky Cow What is your favorite food? Macaroni What is your favorite tv show? Paw Patrol What is your favorite outfit? My "Family" shirt and leggins What is your favorite game? Spot It What is your favorite animal? bunny What is your favorite song? My Lighthouse What is your favorite book? Watch Me Hop Who is your best friend? Joash What is your favorite thing to do outside? Jump on the trampoline with Joash What is your favorite drink?Chocolate milk What do you like to take to bed with you at night? All of my animals What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Macaroni and cheese, pink jello and chocolate milk What do you want to be when you grow up? a calf farmer.

A Little Comparison

When my parents were here, we spent a lot of time trying to figure out who Gideon looks like. So, here is a little sibling comparison for you.
 And, just for fun, here is a picture of my dad.
What do you think?

A Little Haircut

With summer approaching, I thought it was time for Gideon's first haircut. His head always seems so warm and lots of food and other things end up in his hair, so I thought it would be a bit more manageable if it was cut.
He cleaned up nicely and of course looks older and his hair looks lighter, but I think it is a good. change.

Grandpa and Grandma Visit

My parents were out for a visit last week. Since Joash had school and the weather was a bit cool and rainy, we didn't do much. But they had a lot of fun playing with their grand kids and I got a few extra things done around the house too.


Thanks for coming for a visit Grandpa and Grandma. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Gideon's 1st Birthday

We had a great time celebrating Gideon's 1st. There was lots of present opening, present assembly and playing in boxes. Joash and Mataya were eager helpers.
 And there was cake. I did a pretty simple and basic cake for Gideon, but I am please with how it turned out.

 Gideon was very eager to get a taste.
 And while it is hard to see his expression, it is safe to say he was a big fan of birthday cake. He made sure someone shared with him anytime he saw someone with cake.