Wow, I took quite the blogging break here! Our internet went down on Friday morning and — after a million phone calls and several no-shows from the Telecom technician — I learned it was because a neighborhood fire took out the line. The whole neighborhood has been without internet for almost a week. Welcome to Sicily… or just welcome to life?! I’m sitting in the library on base now enjoying a sleeping baby as I type.
To catch us all up on life, here are some photos I took with Instagram since Gil came home. You can find me on Instagram for regular updates around our home. Thanks to my iPhone, I still have some internet access over 3G even when our wireless is kaput!
Gil in his car seat on the way home from the hospital
& Lena sees Gil at home for the first time. Snuggling with my baby after we brought him home
& family story time begins… for the rest of their childhoods! Elliott got called into work for several hours when Gil was 3 days old and I was on my own with two kids. Yikes! We survived… with a few tears and a bloody lip.
& reading a story to her brother. “Hi, Geeel,” Lena says excitedly every morning
& those tiny, precious little hands! Greeting him after she woke up from a nap
& “Hold it?” she asks and puts out her arms to cradle him. Dance party in the kitchen to Fun’s “We Are Young”
& giving Gil his pacifier while I change his diaper. Father and son
& wide awake at 3am! New family normal: holding a baby, playing games with a toddler, and folding laundry
& Gil’s first ride in the swing (ie. the lifesaver). Kiss!
& I enjoyed reading Wild by Cheryl Strayedwhile nursing Gil that first week.
I’ve missed you all! What have you been up to this past week?
I already knew Lena was big, but seeing her next to Gil makes her seem even more so!
Great to catch snatches of your life. Looks like everyone is getting used to being a family of 4! ….and the skinny jeans!
Lena is such a big sister!!!
What cute little kiddos you have!
Sister’s poem for Brother:
I protect sweet Gil from harms,
I love him like no other;
Wrapping both my little arms
Around my baby brother.
We are up to much of the same lately :) In addition to lots of walks and trips to the nearby park. That’s how we stay sane while Brandon’s at work.
The sweetest. Love these little glimpses into your family life :)
Oh, these pictures are precious!! Gil is just too cute!!