Gideon James Decker has been crawling and pulling up on things for about a solid month now and he is a WILD man! He is learning to transfer to different places (like coffee table to couch), he somehow pulls on on the cabinets and then balances there, loves to yell into the empty washer when I leave it open (don't worry I put the control lock on), and is generally into everything.
As much energy as it takes to keep up with him and as much as I ADORE his naps, there is nothing like watching him crawl down the hall at top speed to his train or wooden barn toy. Or see him pull out measuring cups with such enthusiasm and finding the greatest glee in his cabinet discoveries.
Crawling is a whole new world!
So here are just a few more pictures of our July so far. We won't be sad when it cools down a bit so we can get back to our evening walks and eating out on the back porch more.
These three are TROUBLE! Gideon and Poppy are really two peas in a pod and Grumps tolerates their shenanigans. We are teaching Gideon respect and gentleness with the doodles now. He must give them space as they eat/drink/sleep and he can never ever pull on their eyes or ears. He chases them, they lick him, and they all three end up in the same pile all over the house.
My sweet nephew Jay. We stole him from my sister and bro-in-law's car when we pulled up to Bonefish Grill for lunch on the 4th of July. This sweet boy is full of giggles, LOVES to eat, and was up for his mini adventure to Auntie & Uncle's car
This pretty much sums up our life...Gideon standing and holding onto anything that he can. And then being thrilled with himself over it.
Exhibit C. This was in the waiting room while Ry was at University for his eye. We were there late into the evening so he had the whole room to himself. FREEDOM!
There two love each other. If Ryan is doing it, Gideon wants to do it too
Now this is going to need its own post very soon. We are in the process of having Ryan go off Remicade--WOW!! We are working with his doctor but apart from the medicine, controlling his Crohn's will fall mainly to his diet. We have always eaten healthfully but through recommendation and research we have started Ryan on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) which is tailored to people with Crohn's or IBD. He eats real, whole foods based around meat, veggies, eggs, nuts, nut butters, and fruits. No dairy, gluten, soy. Lots of healthy fats. There is too much to go into now, but we want to share the VERY positive results we are seeing off Remicade and on this new regime.
We have a laid back week ahead of us filled with friends, family, library trips, reading, crawling, and summer-ing. You have a great week too!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.