Wednesday, August 12, 2009

18 Months Ago Tonight......

David and I landed at Phoenix Airport with Silas in our arms.
We were united as a family. All six of us. Forever. It was surreal watching my kids all together at last. I'll never forget it.
Silas day this year was a bit crazy so today we did Silas things. Baked his favorite muffins. Snacked. Swam. Watched movies. Just hung out. He loves when things are all about him. We celebrated HIM in our family. Love you little buddy.

I had fully planned to have Silas' one year video done however life events prevented that. I have FINALLY finished it. However....its not rendering properly and I'm tired so I'll post it in the morning.
I figure if I start now I MIGHT have his second year video done on the actual Silas day celebration!
Its hard to believe our little man has been home a year and a half. He's doing AMAZING! We did his "stats" the other night and he was showing us everything he can do. SO MUCH FUN!

Silas Stats:

Stands 40.5 inches tall

Weighs in at 35 lbs

Can do the splits (I've got some video I'll post soon)

A round off

Almost does a full cartwheel

Swims the length of the pool

Loves Injera and Doro Wat
Eats at least one PBJ a day

Best 4 year old Break Dancer in the house!
Unloads the dishwasher perfectly
He'll quiz you on your knowledge of Ethiopia (even if your a stranger)

I'll add the video to this post tomorrow.


Susanz Place said...

What a kid What a gift!!!

Heidi Klopfenstein said...

Happy Silas Day, Silas!! 18 months, that is awesome! Love the stats! :) Can't wait to see the video!

Erica...I still have those DVD's. You want me to send them to you now that you are settled??

emily said...

Love that sweet boy! Happy 18 months!!

Lauren said...

What a great kid! Glad that he's doing good!!!

drea said...

Ahh...I love it what a blessing. Enjoy your day Silas!!

Love you guys

Christy. said...

Yeah Silas!! He is such a cutie and rounds out your family perfectly!

Bethany said...

LOVE YOU BOY!!!!!!!! Miss you all like crazy. Congrats on 18months ago today. I can't believe it! I just can't believe it.

I can't imagine the Shubin gang without Mr. Silas


Mozi Esme said...

Way to go, Silas! Keep increasing in wisdom, stature, and favor...

Nicholas said...

Erica - I have so much to catch up w/you it's not even funny. This move, OMGosh! You're so strong and free and brave! I love it! Can't wait to watch the video. And I can't believe it's been so long since your return home w/Silas! Surreal!

xoxox Lori