Monday, February 25, 2013


One way that Gideon lets me know he is hungry is by lining up his star wars characters on his placemat on the table.  He rewards them for their help by sharing his food.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Two years in a row Mac and I have managed to go overboard for Valentine's day.  We are nuts.  For our Valentine's Day present to each other Mac and I got tickets to a dinner at the zoo where we get to meet penguins and drink cocktails.  Pretty much the best thing ever.  Part of the package is the adoption of two penguins at the zoo and part of the adoption is getting two stuffed penguins which we gave to Gideon.  He was a big fan.

I love how excited he gets about stuff

That guy is definitely his favorite.  We named him Sergio after the penguin in Giddy's favorite books

Going for a walk with his penguin

New tv watching buddies

Later Giddy and I put on our new matching shirts (more presents!) and had a tea party.  It was interesting.

Situation normal

A dinosaur joins us at the table

All great parties involve buckets on heads, right?

After daddy got home Gideon got his last present, a new boat for the bathtub!

So our child is officially spoiled rotten.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cousin Liyah

Auntie Bethany found herself abruptly between babysitters so Cousin Liyah came to play with us for a few days.  It was crazy, hectic, chaotic, toddler fun (with just a little bit of me)

Watch for flying blocks

I can't stop laughing at this

Gates are so frustrating for toddlers

Open  Open  Open

Now she likes having blocks on her head

Spending some quality time with their babies

little cutie pies


Liyah is taking her baby and getting out of this mad house

Giddy offers some assistance

Just hanging out in the pop up fort

Surveying the crayons and stickers

Pipe cleaners are amazing

Modeling the latest in pipe cleaner fashions

hanging out in a box

Surprise they were both in there
And of course there are videos:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Magic Mud

Magic Mud Recipe

  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
Pour some cornstarch in a bowl, add water slowly until mixture is stirrable.  Add cornstarch and water until you get an amorphous solid (flows but has cleavage).  Add a few drops of food coloring and see what happens.

Yep it's that easy.

We have made it a few times, today he seemed to be more into it than before.  Maybe it was all the dinosaurs.

King of the duck face.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rawr is Dinosaur for Birthday Party

If there is one thing Gideon loves it is dinosaurs so of course we had to have a dinosaur themed birthday party.  And of course I went overboard; this is who I am and what I do.

Birthday boy getting some pre party rest

Follow the dino tracks...

puffy dinos

dino coloring table

party favors (temp tattoos, dino rubber ducks, tiny dinos) and safari hats

birthday banner to tape colored dinos to


Yep. I sewed party hats for dinosaurs

Dino cakes, thank you Nordicware

His all time favorite thing is having happy birthday sung to him

Present opening was a nut house

contemplating life with CC and JJ

Being a party animal with Grampa, Gramma, and Auntie Ashley

Getting loved on with GG, Grampa Rock, and Uncle Jeremy

Birthdaysaurus Rex hopes you enjoyed the party

Thank you everyone!