A Busy Weekend

Gideon is on the mend! He has a bit of a runny nose and residual cough, but he is out of the woods. We had such a busy, fun-filled weekend that started with a visit to the Children’s Museum with Daniel’s mom. Gideon is finally of age to appreciate and interact with all the activities they have set up in the toddler area. There are animals, train tables, and all sorts of areas for little ones to climb, and slide, and work on all that motor planning and strengthening that’s so important at this stage of life.

He is obsessed with trucks and chickens, so this ride was perfect for him.

He is obsessed with trucks and chickens, so this ride was perfect for him.

First time playing with sand. About 20 minutes were spent here.

First time playing with sand. About 20 minutes were spent here.

Gideon must be going through a growth spurt. He falls asleep the second the car starts going, and he’s been taking 2-4 hour naps! I don’t mind the down time, but I’m noticing he’s getting harder and harder to carry. My growing boy is  outgrowing his mom’s short arms.

My little sleepy nerd.

My little, growing,  sleepy, nerd.

Hanging out with daddy, legs crossed, and hands tapping to the beat.

Hanging out with daddy, legs crossed, and hands tapping to the beat.

Daniel and I are already noticing little traits that make Gideon who he is. One very distinctive piece of his personality, is the need for order. He is very particular about how things are done, and wants them done correctly. One of our challenges as parents will be to cultivate these wonderful traits he is already exhibiting, while giving him tools so he can find balance in his life. I always want him to have order if that is what he needs to be happy and successful in life. But I also want him to be flexible and appreciate his peer’s priorities. One thing is for sure already. We are not raising a follower. He is definitely a leader in the making!

My child is a neat freak. He lines up all his toys, and even these window stickies.

He lines up all his toys, and even these window stickies.

See? Exhibit B.

Exhibit B. Silly boy.

I think it’s noteworthy to mention that Gideon is already bombarding us with the “wh” question that all parents come to dread. That’s right. He has learned to ask “why?”. Here we go!

Here’s a video of Gideon’ contagious laughter to make you smile.

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