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Gideon's 2nd Birthday

We had a great time celebrating Gideon's birthday last week. He was able to blow out his candles by himself. I made him a cake with a turtle on it because he really likes turtles.  Gideon (and the animals he got for his birthday) really like his cake!
 He also like the digger and truck puzzle he received from Grandpa and Grandma.
 And in the nice weather last week, Joash showed Gideon how to use his bubble mower.
Gideon also got a new swimsuit and beach toys from Opa and Oma that we are saving for the beach this summer!

Gideon - 2 Years Old

M(om): Gideon! You are 2 years old today! How are you doing?

G(ideon): I am good. But everyone keeps singing all of the time and asking my how old I am and then getting really excited when I say 2. I really don't quite know what is going on, but so far, I like it.

M: It is a big day! What has been new in you life?

G: Well, I still love tractors and playing with them. I also really like all of my vehicles and my animals. They are fun to play with. And books are starting to become interesting.
M: I am enjoying the fact that you sometimes want to read and look at books now. What things are you looking forward to this year?

G: Now that it is not so cold, I love being outside. It is so fun to walk around, play in the sandbox and even bounce a bit on the trampoline.
M: I am enjoying the warmer weather, too. How is eating a sleeping going?

G: I do still like to eat, but sometimes I just don't want to eat everything you have given me, even if I like it the last time we at. I think I…

The Wounded Shadow by Patrick W. Carr

In the third book of The Dark Water Saga by Patrick Carr, the kings and queens of the northern continent lay siege to the Darkwater Forest, frantic to contain its evil. But rumors of gold and aurium have lured deserters and the reckless into its shadow, creating a growing army that can see in the dark and fight like the gifted. Desperate after the death and dissolution of their greatest ally, Willet and the rest of the Vigil seek the truth of what lies at the heart of the evil they face. They delve the mind of an ancient enemy and find an answer far worse and more unimaginable than they had feared.  But while they seek to understand their past and peril, danger stalks the cities of the north striking at the rulers of the kingdoms. As Willet and the rest of the Vigil search for answers, the Vigil is scattered with an ever-growing darkness around them. They must discover a path to keep their land safe or risk losing the world.
Having read the first two books in this series, I was eager t…