Monday, May 16, 2011

Big Day for this "Big Boy!"

Well Gideon's day started with a victory. He used the toilet so we got to fill in the last remaining spot on his "Potty Chart." It has taken literally WEEKS to fill this thing because, well, he's still figuring it out.

Anyway, he was pretty excited and danced around with it for a while and then he got his prize. Months ago he had seen this Handy Manny Tool Bench on sale and when I found it 75% off on clearance, we decided this would be the perfect "potty" motivation. So we kept it in the storage room and every time we fill another space on the chart Gideon would talk about his "Handy Manny Prize."

And it's been a big hit! He absolutely loves it. And it does way more than I ever expected. Manny talks and gives directions and all the little pieces actually fit together to "build" different items there are blueprints for. It's pretty cool.

After playing with his tools all day he went with me to the grocery store, then helped daddy mow the lawn. And this evening we went to my parents' house for dinner. (Yes, they're finally home!) Their cat had kittens about a week ago so Gideon got to "help" grandma with the "baby kittys," so that was really fun for him. And we all know how much Gideon hates getting his hair cut, but I was tired of it being so shaggy. So with Jesse and Grandma to help, he got a hair cut.

The funny thing is, he hates hair cuts, but he loves cleaning up the mess. What a goofy kid.

But of course, the best part about getting hair cuts at grandma's house is taking a bath in her "special" tub. He loves it because he uses the jets and makes TONS of bubbles.

It was a very successful, albeit busy day for him. But he really is becoming such a big boy!


Jacob and Cami said...

Yay Gideon! I have a couple kids who can't wait to come and play with you.

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

Love the Handy Manny!