Sunday, February 28, 2010


Normally the only TV that the kids are allowed to watch is PBS and the occasional America's Funniest Home Videos. However, with the Olympics on we have let them watch some of it and they've loved it! Gibson has proclaimed that he now wants to be a snowboarder or a ski jumper. In other ways I'm ready for it to be over because those folks in advertising? Yeah, they're good at their jobs. Just an hour ago Gibson told me that we should get DirectTV. After I nicely told him that's not gonna happen he told me that when he grows up he's buying DirectTV because if a movie comes on and he misses the beginning he can just record it and then watch it whenever he wants. About 5 minutes later I saw the commercial and it was practically word for word! After he got done with his pitch Maya came over and told me that she can't wait to grow up because she's going to buy some of that stuff to clean her sink drains. Hilarious, but I'm ready for them to be back to PBS!
Here is a funny conversation that happened between the two of them during lunch today.
G: When I grow up and get married I'm going to have 5 kids! Their names are gonna be John, Mikey, Elliot, Johnny (not to be confused with his brother John apparently), and Lily.
M: Well my kids are gonna be Lily and Jessica!
G: I'm going to live somewhere where it snows all the time so I can be a snowboarder.
M: But Gibson you'll be so cold there!
G: No I won't, I'll wear a special suit to protect me from the wind. But I'm not gonna wear that helmet! (what does he have against cranial safety?)
M: But you can't live far away, I wanted to live with you!
G: OK, where are you gonna live?
M: Ummmmm, California. (maybe they've inherited my love of the ocean and, well...warmth)
G: Actually I changed my mind and I'm gonna be a race car driver and live in Florida because they have race tracks there.
M: (practically in tears) But you said you'd be my neighbor!!!
G: OK, I guess they maybe have race tracks in California too. I'll live there.
M: Then you can come see me all the time whenever you want to!
G: OK. I'll bring a movie.

Oh these two crack me up and I love it. They are either best friends or hitting and screaming. Just as a brother and sister should be, right?

Monday, February 22, 2010


Silas has a best friend. His name is Papaw. He seriously has such an attachment to my Dad! If he is around, he wants no one else. It is so cute to see them interact together. Papaw and Silas, BFF.

A little table drumming...
bike riding...
happiness. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

say what?

Well our baby boy (who is now 15 months old!!!) is on another antibiotic once again. Can I just say it's definitely getting old?! I also get really concerned about the fact that he has been on an antibiotic of some kind for almost 6 months straight, with only a few days of break in between each cycle. Most of all I just can't wait for him to feel completely healthy. I'm not sure he knows what that feels like at all and that makes me sad! I'm praying this one kicks it for good!
The other thing that gets really crazy with all of this medical stuff is the fact that his name is not legally changed yet. So even though he goes by Silas, all of his medical things need to be done under Yigermal for insurance purposes. I had to spell his name about 10 different times today for doctors, nurses, or pharmacies. You should see the looks I get from people when I say his name. "Um, WHAT did you say?!" Listen, I know it sounds strange and very un-American, but I'm so proud of his heritage and his name that it makes me a little angry after awhile. Once we get our acts together and do our re-adoption here in Ohio his name will officially be Silas Yigermal Wing. Yigermal will always and forever be a part of his name and who he is, and that makes me very happy. :)
I wish I had a photo of him to post with this but I have been severely lacking in taking pics of my children lately! I have had some other photo shoots recently that I've been working on so that always makes me a little lazy with my camera here at home. Pics will be coming soon though, promise! :)