It's official: Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth are on the cusp of the terrible twos. Although some tantrums are likely on the way, the Counting On stars' little guy, who turned 2 years old on Sunday, Feb. 23, is a cutie, let's have a look back at some adorable of photos of Joy-Anna Duggar's son Gideon that will make you immediately say "awww."
Loyal Counting On viewers have been there for Joy-Anna and Austin's journey to finding love and becoming parents. Fans watched Joy-Anna start her courtship with Austin in 2016, saw them get married in May 2017 in front of cameras, and were there when she announced her pregnancy around three months later, in August. The following year, the couple welcomed Gideon Martyn Forsyth, on Feb. 23.
Fans even followed along with Joy-Anna during difficult labor and delivery with Gideon during an episode of Counting On. They've been there for all of the couple's highs and lows, watch Gideon grow up from a little baby to a rambunctious toddler. And they've been there when the couple experienced devastating loss in 2019, when Joy-Anna suffered a miscarriage at five months of pregnancy.
Over that time, Gideon has always made his parents and Counting On fans smile. So in honor of his second birthday, let's have a look through some of his cutest moments from the past year.
He Loves Animals
Big or small, furry or not, Gideon loves animals — including his family's new pet dog. Joy-Anna took to Instagram earlier this month to share that they got a black lab puppy named Brielle.
He's A Typical Toddler
Gideon is a typical toddler, especially when it comes to loving messes and spending time outside. Joy-Anna revealed in the caption of the photo that her son loves saying "wow" and leaving his pants unbuttoned.
He's A Mama's Boy
But He Is Daddy's Twin
But that doesn't take away from the fact that he looks almost exactly like his dad. The couple's Instagram account is filled with comments comparing Gideon to his dad. People think that they're practically twins, just 20 or so years apart.
He's An Artist In The Making
He Already Has A Favorite Time Of Day
He may be small, but he's smart enough to already have a favorite time of day — when his dad comes home. In a video posted to the couple's Instagram account, Gideon can be seen giggling for joy as soon as his dad walks into the family home.
He Loves Reading
He Knows How To Pose For A Family Photo
Road Trips Are His Thing
He Can Dress Himself
And Dinnertime, Too
Although he may look like his dad, Joy-Anna wrote on Instagram that Gideon "got his love of food" from her. His clean plate of salad proves this.
He Loves Brushing His Teeth
And Getting His Hands Dirty
Like father, like son. Joy-Anna shared on Instagram that Gideon is obsessed with touching everything and getting his hands dirty. "It is so cute to watch him copy everything Austin does and try to 'help' him work!" she wrote.
He's His Daddy's Best Friend
He Hangs With His Cousins
With a lot of aunts and uncles comes a lot of cousins that are his age. Gideon and his cousin Garrett were born just a few months apart, but they are practically twins.
Gideon has also spent some time with his older and younger cousins, too.
Joy-Anna wrote in the caption of the photo that Gideon loves hanging out with his uncles, especially his Uncle Jackson, who "always makes him laugh." Awwww!
And Farm Animals
He really loves his animals, and he knows his animal sounds, too! In a video posted to their Instagram account, Gideon can be heard trying to replicate the same sounds that a horse makes.
And Dogs, Too
He's A Little Adventurer
When it comes to exploring, Gideon is a pro. He isn't afraid to "climb everything," even if it's not necessarily the best idea.
He Loves His "Coffee"
OK, so he might not be old enough to drink coffee, but he's certainly young enough to play pretend. Joy-Anna shared this adorable photo of Gideon "drinking" from her cup of iced coffee, but it's not like he needs it. "He already has more energy than I can keep up with," Joy-Anna wrote in the caption.
And Helping His Mom With Chores
And "Driving" His Truck
Some little kids just can't wait to grow up — Gideon included. The little boy clearly loves playing pretend, which includes pretending to drive a real car. "Just 12.5 years 'til he'll be driving this truck," Joy-Anna wrote in the caption. "Time is flying way too fast!"