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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hello everyone, we are back!

It has been way to long. I feel a bit rusty doing this blog stuff. We left MN last Thursday, and I am excited to get back to my blog and catching up reading the blogs that I follow. Minnesota was a social whirlwind of family, friends, and lots of events. I was actually somewhat anxious about blogging because I have so much to write about, so I am just going to start with what ever pops into my head. Sylas has grown so much in many ways since June:

  • He is nearly 4 months old!

  • He is smiling, occasionally laughs, and is incredibly social.

  • In order to be social all of the time, he insists on being held or played with.

  • He loves to nurse A LOT, I imagine that he wants to blurt out "hungry, hungry!" which is Sophie's favorite saying.

  • He rolls over once in awhile, usually unexpectedly.

  • Makes cooing noises. Early one morning, Brett and I both woke up to what sounded like a concise and clear "No!" coming from his crib. I was not sure if I was hearing correctly, and then he said it again!

  • His hair, not as spiky as it used to be, is now falling over to the side.

Soon after arriving in Minnesota, Sylas had a bout with pneumonia. He was sick for three weeks, but he recovered with the strength that he has shown from day one.

We decided to bring Sylas and Sophie together to the clinic for their immunizations (2mth and kindergarten). Two kiddos crying, in fun. Sam "the experienced older brother" was also present, and he offered his wisdom on the situation. Honestly, I think the nurse should have offered us, the parents, a prize from the bucket too.

Sylas was baptized in the lake at the cabin July 18th. It was a chilly day, but all was well when we gathered around the campfire near the lake's edge. Our wonderful pastor created a special ceremony just for Sylas, as this was the first lake baptism she had ever done. No worries, he was not dunked, just a bit of water scooped up onto his head. I will say more later when I post pictures of that memorable day.

Sylas did fantastic on both long plane rides. He slept most of the time during the first flight, however, on the return trip, he was Mr. Social and was ready to chat with whoever was available. As we were boarding the plane, Brett took the older kids to their seats, while I held Sylas and multi-tasked collapsing the stroller. As I struggled, a sweet flight attendant came to my rescue and asked if he could hold Sylas. It took about five minutes to get that !?## (oops, I mean darn) stroller collapsed. After I composed myself, I held out my arms for Sylas and the flight attendant humorously denied me. He finally gave Sylas back after he realized that closing the airplane door while holding an infant would be just as challenging as collapsing a stroller. After Sylas and I were settled, another flight attendant came over and asked to hold Sylas. She then took him to the galley where he made friends with the rest of the attendants. Needless to say, he enjoyed the flight.

Thank you all for reading my blog, you inspire and encourage me.


  1. I think I need a Sy-Sy fix! I'm off on Mondays, would love to meet you in town for coffee sometime soon. Welcome home Friend!! XO

  2. Glad you're back! Sylas has grown so much- he's so cute!! I love the pictures of him.

  3. Good to see you blogging again:) I love all the new pictures, super cute! It was great to see you guys this summer, we sure will miss you. I'm sure Tyler will definitely miss Sophie and Sam's puppet shows, hehehe. Hope your enjoying Maui.

  4. I want to hold him too! He is so beautiful! Can't wait to hear more stories and see more pictures!

  5. Oh my gosh!!! Those smiles are precious!!! I can't believe how much he has changed. I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't seen any new posts from you in a I know why. Love the story about the flight attendants wanting to hold him. I am telling you, there is something about these kids that draws people's attention. Ella is constantly having people stop and talk to her in the stores...then she proceeds to give them all kids of funny faces. Glad you guys are home safely. Looking forward to more pics.

  6. Glad you guys made it home safely. Love the new pics, beautiful!


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