Thursday, October 31, 2013


haul, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

someone had a blast trick or treating! Happy Halloween!

Sing a long lunch: my boy the ham

Gibson's favorite part of sing-a-long-lunch is playing with the pumpkins in the beer garden's back yard.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Donut of the day.

Donut of the day., originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Gibson gets a special treat after art class on fridays.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Monkey, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Upset that his brother's costume arrived by mail but his didn't yet, I dug out an old costume. Which clearly still fits. He would probably wear it all day every day if it weren't weirdly 80 degrees lately.

Monday, September 23, 2013

I love this place

I love this place, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Just hanging out in the local park/garden.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

End of summer getaway....

033, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Granie's 70th birthday surprise went off without a hitch. Thanks to Pops for organizing it and making it happen. We've all got some amazing memories that will last us a lifetime. Gibson referred to the Mohonk Mountain House as 'my new house'- and had a ball walking in the woods, exploring trails, swimming in the lake, digging in the sand, and swimming in the pool. He loved playing with his cousins and aunt and uncle and getting snuggles and tickles from Granie and Pop. And I think he loooooooved having a porch just outside our room.... having easy access to 'outside' is something apartment dwellers miss out on.

Monday, August 12, 2013

This is when I realized I had to stop taking pictures and stop him from charging straight into the water...

The last time we went to the beach he had NO INTEREST in going in the water... he even freaked out when I tried to carry him in with me. This time he cried 'take my shirt off! take my shirt off!" because I told him he couldn't go in because he didn't have a bathing suit on. In his 3 year old mind taking his shirt off equals a bathing suit.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Where's the Fire?

upload, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.
We went to Coney Island today. Gibson had a hoot riding the kiddie rides.

More photos from our afternoon at  Coney Island can be found here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer strolled

Summer strolled, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Our neighborhood has a festival during the summer months... It's called the Summer Stroll. It's kind of like a street fair- but not what we've come to accept as street fairs here in NYC... There is no zepolis and fried oreos, no corn dogs or lemonade. No meat on a stick, crappy djs blasting house music, no bouncey houses,, socks or knockoff makeup. Instead they close a main avenue to traffic for a few hours from dusk onwards and invite the local merchants, restaurants and artisans to set up outside on the streets while everyone can walk along and take advantage of the cooler temperatures and dine al fresco or catch a singer or children's dance performance.... It's actually rather nice, and I much prefer this to the standard street fair. It's a new tradition here in Bay Ridge, starting last year when I was unable to take advantage because I was so so pregnant and exhausted.

So this year I took a walk with Gibson, just he and I. He was impressed by the colored street lights hanging , and the commotion of the people all about. He enjoyed watching a local man sing and I treated him to a little ice cream. On the way home we stopped outside our building so I could catch a firefly and show him the magic that is a glowing bug....


roar, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Gibson makes a pretty good three year old. Don't get me wrong, two was definitely easier and more fun than three, but three is not bad at all.

His personality is really starting to shape up, he has very definite opinions and preferences. He loves building things, puzzles, chocolate donuts, popcorn, going to the playground, and making messes. He also loves to play with Oliver. I'll be a little more at ease with that once Oliver is a bit more steady and sturdy., but they're clearly each other's biggest fans.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Getting Big! fast!



3 yr checkup
2.5 yr checkup
2 yr checkup
21 month checkup
18 month checkup
15 month checkup
1 yr checkup
10 month checkup
8 month checkup
7 month -flu shot only
6 month checkup
5 month checkup
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3 month checkup

35 lb
33lb 13 oz
32lb 3oz
31.1 lbs
31 lb 4oz
28 lb 8 oz
27 lb 7 oz
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23 lb. 5 oz
20lb 13.2o
19 lb 2 oz
17 lb 1 oz
15 lb 4 oz

37.5 in
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35 in
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31.75 in
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49 cm
48.75 cm
48 cm
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44.75 cm
43.25 cm
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41 cm
8/23/20102 month checkup13 lb 3.0 oz24.25 in39.75 cm
7/23/20101 month checkup10 lb 4.6 oz22.50 in37.50 cm
7/1/2010Weight recheck (1 wk )8 lb 2.0 oz

6/28/2010Bili Check w Dr. Keith7 lb 13.0 oz

6/26/2010Discharge7 lb 11.0 oz

6/22/2010Birth8 lb 5.0 oz20.47 in34.50 cm

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I love you, ice cream.

From June 19th:   Every night before bed Gibson says this to me. ' Good night. I love you ice cream'. (Todd likes to think he means 'I love you more than ice cream', personally I am not so sure- he's a weird little kid) This evening he took it further and said, ' I love you meatball. I'm gunna eat you in half. I put a nice sauce on you '. 

It's little things like this that make my heart go pitter-pat and somehow miss it while it's happening because I know he's not going to say things like this forever. Every day he's becoming more like a big boy and losing the little boy-ness.  Like how he used to say bell-but instead of belly button. I'm proud of the boy he's becoming, but I miss that little baby he was.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

almost 3

upload, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.
I can hardly believe that next Saturday my little baby turns 3! That means it's time to repost his birthday wishlist for the family. It's over here on Gibson's birthday Wishlist!
He has almost everything a kid could want already, but he still loves to get stuff (just like everyone else). He's currently wearing clothes in 3T or 4T. He's not growing quite as fast and he's really thinned out since he's constantly on the go. I hope we'll see you soon so we can have a cupcake to celebrate my little boy.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Watermelon, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

We stopped into the supermarket this afternoon after mommy & me singalong lunch and while my back was turned picking out strawberries Gibson was busy picking this out. I turned around just in time to see him putting this watermelon into the bottom of our stroller.

You can see how excited he is by it.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Natureboy & Ladybug

Natureboy & Ladybug, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

I snapped this just as the ladybug was getting ready to fly away. He was telling me about how happy the ladybug was and how much it liked him.

Rough & Tumble

Gibson bath time, originally uploaded by Todd Roy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

dirty boy

dirty boy, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

It's a good thing that Gibson likes to take baths, because he LOVES digging in the dirt.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

stand up

Gibson's been into telling knock knock jokes lately

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Catching snowflakes

Catching snowflakes, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Things are good here. Gibson is doing well and getting bigger every day. We're all a little stir crazy and looking forward to a proper spring so we can get out and run around.

Gibson is a chatterbox and though he still uses made-up words sometimes when he doesn't know or can't say the real words, every day he's speaking in clearer more full sentences. He's also terribly helpful and wants to lend a hand to me and Todd whenever we're doing anything (cooking, cleaning, etc...).

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013


, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.
Did you know that Ollie has his own blog too? There's not much there as yet, but I'm working on it!