Family Traditions

One of the things I look forward to most in having a child in our lives is making our own traditions. In early November last year, we went to a farm and took some adorable pictures of Gideon amongst the gourds and pumpkins. We visited all the animals, and watched a few planes land in the neighboring airport. It was so fun to observe Gideon in the same setting, a year later.

GIdeon and Gourds

FALL 2013

Last year Gideon was not standing yet. This year he was picking up large gourds and carrying them around. He took a special liking to this gourd, and it now sits on our porch.

Last year Gideon was not standing yet. This year he was picking up large gourds and carrying them around.

FALL 2014

I love Gideon's thumbs up.

Gideon gives old, vintage tractors a thumbs up.

Gideon signing "chickens". He LOVES chickens.

Gideon signing “chickens”. He LOVES chickens.

Gideon and the rooster were immediate buddies.

Gideon and the rooster were immediate buddies.

Watching a plane land overhead.

Watching a plane land overhead.

Plan Landing

Halloween night was cold and wet. Immediately after dinner, Gideon got his bath and I put his PJ’s on under his monkey costume. We spent most of the evening at the church building with friends and family. It was so much fun to see Gideon running around with all the other children all dressed up. He enjoyed his raisins and dried fruit, and did not even notice that I tossed the candy in his bucket right back into the church stash. I’m sure next year he will be a little more aware of what he is getting vs. the other kids, and we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, the less processed sugar the better!

For Halloween Gideon was a monkey. After Trunk or Treat and knocking on doors for candy, we stopped by to see Daniel's grandmother.  He was able to join us and see Gideon in his costume.

Daniel was able to join us for a few minutes at his grandmother’s house to celebrate our little monkey and get some quick pictures.

This November has been completely jam packed. I don’t think we’ve had a busier month since Gideon was born. This coming week is a bit of the same. I’m excited about it all, and I’ll be sure to write another update when I get another free hour in the evening next week. Life is busy, life is fun. Here we go!

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