Monday, June 22, 2015

Time Flies

Gibson is FIVE! FIVE! Can you believe it? The last time I updated this blog it was the first day of pre-K school. Tomorrow is the last! Today my favorite goon turns FIVE!!! I can't believe it!

Monday, September 8, 2014

older pics

The slideshow over on the right shows photos taken from Gibson's 4th birthday in June on.... If you're looking for older pics you can check these links out:
Newborn through 1st birthday
Second year
Third year
and his fourth

First Day of Pre K

excited for school
Gibson is now officially in school. He is SO excited. For the past few weeks I've been bringing up the idea of going to school, reading him books about school, and just getting him used to the idea. He's been ready for a while, I could have enrolled him in some sort of nursery school before and he'd have thrived, but I've held out till universal pre-k. Whenever I would tell him about it tho, he'd always mention how he worried about missing his stuffed animals, and all the fun we'd have without him at home. But, every day he would come to me and tell me about how he wanted more friends and was bored and wanted to go somewhere and wanted to play- ya know, just after we have gotten back from the playground.... That's how I knew he was really ready. Well, he was SO excited this morning. He was dressed, he ate his breakfast, and had his shoes and backpack on well over a half an hour before we had to leave. We left with plenty of time to walk slowly to the school and still got there very early. So we had to wait outside for a little bit and the entire time he kept worrying that he was going to miss all the fun in the school! Let me in! Let me in!
With all of that prep getting Gibson ready for school, I forgot about Oliver. He too was VERY excited to go in and see all the new toys and books and other kids. But then we had to leave. And oh! How he cried. Soon his cries turned to, 'brobro!' (which is what he calls Gibson). He cried for blocks on the way home because he wanted his brother and for the first time in his short life he didn't have him.... Parenting fail on my part! That's Gibson's friend Finn looking adorable at the school this morning, and Oliver who has made himself completely at home behind him.
I go back to pick up Gibson in about an hour. It's not a long day! But exciting none the less! And totally worth revisiting this blog thing, which yes, I know I've been woefully negligent of.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Coney Island


Today I jokingly told Gibson that he stinks at doing something. He looked very confused, tried to turn around and check out his own heiny, and then said, 'I stink? I need a changing? Nooooo!'  Then he walked around the living room shaking his tush saying he is putting stinky cheese perfume on his butt and making fart noises.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Coming Home

Museum of natural history, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

We had a long mostly napless day yesterday, spent running around the Museum of Natural History with friends. He did manage to catch a few minutes of nap on the way home. Despite the lack of nap, Gibson had a great time exploring the museum. We saw dinosaur bones and big rocks, and all kinds of animals. When asked what his favorite thing in the museum was, he said the 'food machine'. I guess he was very impressed by the mostly empty vending machine by the parking garage. Kids.... what are you going to do with 'em?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monster mouth.

Monster mouth., originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

It's been a while since I last updated. I hope everyone's holidays were warm, safe, and filled with loved ones.

We flew out to visit Todd's mom in Kentucky the day after Christmas. Gibson was great on the planes and during the long day traveling.

Yesterday at the breakfast table he looked at me and in a very serious little voice he said, 'Mommy. I want to whistle'. He made a bit of a blowing noise with his mouth and then said, 'I think my mouth is wrong.' because he can't figure out how to whistle. It was adorable and endearing in that way that earnest young children can be.