Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wrapping paper for Gideon...Yay!
Too much fun! Gideon working up a sweat.
"X" is for Xylophone.... a gift from his Tia Andrea.
Oh...and a random pic of one of the many recent father and son days Gideon and I have enjoyed together. Please note that Gideon plays guitar as well as as I do.
Friday, December 28, 2007
First Shameless Plug: Our blog has a Google ad at the end of each post. Plus, there is a line of ads at the bottom of the page. Feel free to click on any of the ads. By doing so, you help to generate a little income for running this blog. We are close to getting our first payment, so we ask for your help. Won't you please click on an ad or two.
Second Shameless Plug: So I've been sort of looking around for job opportunities the past week or so. I know that I said that I would remain a stay-at-home dad a bit longer just about 2 months ago. And believe me, being a part-time stay-at-home dad is the most rewarding job in the world ... but it doesn't pay the bills.
Does Alexa pay all the bills working hard at the Library, while I play and teach Gideon all day long? No. In fact, I have Gideon just a few times during the workweek because I've been getting consistent writing projects since about mid-June. So I've been very busy. Thank God for grandmothers!
As many of you know, I'm a miracle-believing, everything-is-going-to-be-all-right type of guy, even in the most painful of situations (i.e. Gideon's surgery in the beginning of 2007). But as of late the projects have languished significantly.
So, if you know of anyone who can use my services (writer, marketing strategist and just overall pretty smart guy) please let me know. In case you wanted to see my resume, I have posted an ad on Craigslist.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Merry Christmas Mayhem
Hey, did you know that a 14 month old can stay up until 1:30 am? Well, believe it, mister, because it can happen and it did. My in-laws celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way, by opening gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve. I, frankly, was very worried about this. I was very sure Gideon would either be: a.very sleepy and grumpy and crying or b. fast asleep the whole time and miss out on the gift opening. Boy, was I wrong. Not only did he outlast his cousins, but he was running all over the place and entertaining the whole family. He was making funny faces, and telling his 14 year old cousin Joel what to do (and Joel would do it).
Gideon LOVED opening presents. Once he realized that it was perfectly ok to tear paper and make a big mess, he was all over it.
And the cutest part was, that since we have trained him to hand us any garbage he ever finds on the floor, he just kept handing me all the torn paper.
Needless to say, this year it was all about watching Gideon. Everyone just sat there and waited to see what he would do. He was slightly manic; suddenly bursting into tears because he was so tired. But God forbid I would pick him up and try to soothe him to sleep. He would give me this very suspicious look, as if to say "I know what you are doing, and it's not going to work."
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Merry Christmas from the Soto Family
Just a quick post to wish all of you a very merry Christmas. I am sorry, but there are no adorable posts of Gideon wearing a santa hat, or standing in front of our Christmas tree. But, hopefully after tomorrow night, there might be. So stay tuned. Until then, enjoy your Christmas dinner, and the opening of presents. We will be going to my inlaw's tomorrow night for midnight Christmas eve, and then to my parents for Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Savior.