Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Getting Big! Fast!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

i can do it...

happy reading face, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

He's making giant strides towards independence lately. It's like he has NO IDEA that he's only a year and a half old and can't do some things on his own yet. Just this week he's shown great interest in books with real paper pages (rather than sturdy board books I keep encouraging him to read so as not to destroy the others) and he can turn the pages rather than just maul them. Last week he decided that he was going to climb into regular chairs (like dining or desk) and sit in them like a big boy all on his own. The photo accompanying this post is him in his rocking chair, with his Monster Mash book- perfectly illustrates his milestones because he climbed up into the chair himself with his book and flipped through it on his own. He's getting really good at saying 'hat' and 'hot' and waves 'bye bye' at things appropriately.

His next checkup (18 month!) is next week and I'll update this with the requisite stats. Also, Christmas is coming up and Hanukah is here.... We're hoping you're all happy and healthy and with the ones you love.

Friday, December 16, 2011


santa, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

We went to see Santa at Macy's Santaland in Herald Square today. Gibson napped on the train, was patient throughout the 45 minute line, and thoroughly enjoyed the winter wonderland of animatronic things and toy trains. He was however, less impressed with Santa. To tell the truth he was actually pretty close to a cry by the time he got on the big man's lap but settled on a pout.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

swing swing swing to sleep

time for the debate, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

This has been happening more frequently lately, he's lulled to sleep by the relaxing motion of the swing.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tis the season

Happy baby play time, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

With the holidays coming up some people have asked after a wishlist for Gibson. I have one over on amazon.com that I keep up to date with toys he doesn't have that I think he'll enjoy based on his development level and current interests. Nothing is needed. He is warm, safe, and well fed. He has toys enough to play with and would probably still find the banging of 2 toys together to be more fun than playing with them in their intended way. But if you truly want to get him things you can check the list and buy them right off the list online, or if you're not comfortable shopping online you can always shop locally using the list as a guide. Also, he still loves books and sturdy board books are always often played with. (All of the links in this paragraph lead to the same amazon.com wishlist)

If you're interested in picking out clothing (and who can resist the adorable stuff that comes in small sizes?) he is currently wearing size 24 months and/or 2T. Some 2T pants are a little long still, but surprisingly not by much and otherwise fit well usually. He can still squeeze into some 18-24 month clothing if it's got a lot of give especially if it's from a Children's Place (who's sizes run a little large) and he's currently wearing size 7 shoes. When in doubt, buy bigger! He doesn't particularly need anything, so if you want to pick out clothing, feel free to go crazy.