2 Months

Gabriel hits two months tomorrow, he seems to be leveling along nicely.  Only 10 more to go before his first level up.  Hes been working on raising his skills in rolling, standing, and coo’ing.  I hope soon he will start working on his nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, and computer hacking skills, so he can get a girl.  (Gwendolyn watched Napoleon Dynamite for the 453rd time the other day)

Some other stats on little Gabriel:

  • Height: 2 feet
  • Weight: 12lbz 13oz
  • Time crying after a shot: 10 secs!
  • Favorite sound: Farting; that’s my boy!

Now for some cute pictures….  I’ll have to get a video on here too soon.

Links of the Week

Haven’t done this in a while so thought I would throw up some links to keep you entertained.

Happy 1 Month

Happy 1 month Gabriel!  I can’t believe how fast time is flying.  You are growing up so fast.  You’ve already grown a few inches, and gained a few pounds!  So lets take a look back at the past month at some things your mom and I observed or had learned.

  • Poo goes through some awesome stages, and there’s lots of it
  • Mom got to watch you pee on your face, I laughed 🙂
  • Then of course you sharded on my hand, I still laughed
  • You makes the cutest sad face
  • You also make the cutest faces in general
  • Your crying can be funny, but that only last for only for 30-60 seconds
  • Staying up all night is not as much fun as it used to be
  • People say you look more like mommy than daddy
  • Due to your hairyness, your dad may actually be jonathan (jk :))
  • You can survive a drop or two (also kidding), but baby’s aren’t as fragile as you think them to be
  • You have more toys than I do already!
  • Being a Mother/Father has its hard times, but overall it is just awesome and I wouldn’t give you up for the world!

I thought I would let everyone know that you signed up for an gmail account today.  So if anyone wants to wish some birthday wishes they can email you at gabriel.x.johnson @ gmail.com.

I hope to get lots of pictures online soon!

Halloween Party 2008

halloween 2008 011That’s funny,  I thought I had written about this last year, but it doesn’t look like.  Anyhow.. this past weekend was our 2nd annual Halloween party.  Spooky Sarah and Ghostly Gwendolyn have put on a great party for two hears in a row now.  There were delectable treats to be had along with pumpkin pong.  This year I came as my WoW character Zuria, who is a Troll Shaman.  It just so happened at BlizzCon they were selling a mask that happened to look exactly like my character.  I just had to buy it.  They were also selling Blood Elf ears, which would go with Gwendolyn’s Elf costume, which turned out nice, thanks to her mothers help.

I’m glad the party was as successful as last year, so we can keep it an annual tradition!


BlizzCon 2008

blizzcon 2008 098Two weekends ago I went to Anaheim California, for Blizzard‘s annual BlizzCon.  BlizzCon celebrates all games developed by Blizzard.  Those games being Warcraft, Starcrat, Diablo, and World of Warcraft, which I know I’ve talked about before.  The convention shows off their latest games, and is host to numerous panels about game developing.  For two days its a geek heaven.

One of the two new games they were showing off, and letting us play, was Starcraft 2.  Starcraft is considered an RTS (real time strategy game).  Two or more players are put head to head, to create an army to destroy the other player.  I’ve always been a big fan of RTS games, starting with Warcraft.  When Warcraft 3 came out, I was actually volunteering to host tournaments for a Blizzard fan site.  We would have weekly tournaments and I would arrange the games, and track the players.  Starcraft 2 looks to be turning into a great game.  I just hope I’ll have enough time to play it. 🙂

The other game that we were excited to play was Diablo 3.  Diablo is more of an action/RPG (role playing game).  The diablo series was another game that hooked me in for a long time.  When Diablo 2 came out, I had actually taken days off work, so my friends and I could all play together for days on end.  Ahh those were the days.  We were the first to play Diablo 3, and what a pleasure that was.  With its improved graphics and game play, its a huge improvement over Diablo 2.  I can’t wait to play it again!

blizzcon 2008 091Other than waiting in lines, BlizzCon had some good entertainment.  I saw a few of the panels, which were always entertaining and informative.  Also there were plenty of eye candy, with dressed up characters from all their games.  One of the panels featured actors from an online web show called The Guild.  Its a comedy based around WoW.  Its star is Felicia Day, who recently also appeared in the tv show House, and I believe we will be seeing more and more of.  It was very entertaining seeing them, and hearing their stories about filming.  During the closing ceremony Saturday night, they had a few comics, L70ETC (blizzard employee rock band), and the always impressive Video Games Live.  Video Games Live is a group that gets a local orchestra together to play music from all genres of video games.  Gwendolyn and I were lucky enough to see them recently, and I was glad to have the opportunity to see them again playing Bizzard music.

Overall it was better than I imagined.  I’m sad I missed the first two years.  I hope I can go again at some point. 🙂


Future Child

This is a post I’ve been waiting a long time to write.  Gwendolyn and I are going to be parents!  It’s still such a strange thought, even after thinking about it for 5 months.  I know anyone reading this will have already known about the little guy, so I figured this post should be written to our future child to read in the future.  A digital time capsule, if you will.

Dear Future Alexis or Gabriel,

Well at the time of this writing those are our chosen names.  I hope you like it, your name that is.  You have no idea how hard it is to come up with a name.  Anyways your mom and I would just like you to know how much we already love you.  We can’t wait to hold you in our arms.  Actually next week will be the first time we get to see your precious face, as we are getting our first ultrasound.  We can’t wait for that appointment.

Right now we are just preparing for your arrival.  Today we actually hope to pick up your baby furniture.  ‘Uncle’ Cory and ‘Aunt’ Annie are going to help us pick it up.  We have a while to go on decorating though.  You are not due until Jan 16th.  Which is 7 days after my birthday!  I know for sure your mother would love for you to come early, maybe we could share a birthday!

I hope you are enjoying your life so far.  I hope we are giving you everything that you want.  Please be kind though, as money does not grow on trees.  I know you will probably already be spoiled though (probably from your grandparents), and I hope you appreciate it!

Mom & Dad & Future Mom & Dad

p.s. I know I’ve probably told you this a 100 times already; Don’t go so fast on the hover board, and don’t sit so close to the holographic TV!