Monday, May 20, 2013

Brothers And Best-Buds

 It has been so much fun watching Sylas and Titus grow into such great friends and brothers. When Titus was born Sylas was a bit upset that little babies were not born ready to wrestle, although Titus was a little wiggle worm, Sylas said, "I can't wait until he can play with me!" We'll that time is starting to come. Titus is crawling like a pro and starting to pull up and cruise, it won't be long before he is walking. We know now that walking does not impede playing. These two brothers will play everything together, cars ball and race. Even in the tub, it's just twice the splash and twice the fun. Sylas is such a great brother, he always makes sure to watch out and be gentle enough for Titus not to get hurt and he makes sure that Ti has something to play with. We are so blessed to have such two wonderful boys, and look forward to many years of play to come.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Family Update

Our Family at Carter Lake, CO - April 2013
Wow, it has definitely been a long while since we last updated this page, and for that we apologize. We have been incredibly buys with our growing and active family.

Sylas & Daddy Ready To Zip
Eddie is currently still a Youth and Family Minister at the Mount Dora Church of Christ. He stays busy studying and writing lessons as well as building relationships and helping the youth of our congregation grow spiritually. He also volunteers a lot at our school as a substitute, a chapel speaker, a bus driver, and a softball coach. Along with these, Eddie also works with the Central Florida Bible Camp as a camp coordinator and challenge course facilitator, he has a lot of fun working with groups on the ropes coarse and zip line.

Annika is teaching elementary PE and LOVING it. She enjoys her students and being able to be home early every day and having holidays off with our kids. Her artistic creativity has led her to enjoy scrapbooking, card making, and mural painting. However, above everything, she just loves being a mom and raising our boys to be God's young men.

Sylas at VBS Construction Zone
Sylas has just celebrated his fourth birthday in January. He is full of energy and surprises us everyday with the things he is learning at school and in Bible class.  Sylas loves playing outside with neighbors, picnics at the park or at Chik-fil-A,  and playing with his cars (his favorites are  "Mr. The King" and "Mator"). He also loves being a big brother, and is a great one. He loves entertaining Titus when mommy and daddy need help, especially when he gets to feed him a bottle. However he really can't wait until Sylas is old enough to play football with him in the back yard.

Speaking of Titus, he will be celebrating his first birthday in July. Titus is growing into a personality all of his own, and his smile and laughter can light up any room.

Enjoy the rest of the pictures, and we promise to try and update this page more often.

Sylas loves the slip-n-slide

Every Florida kid needs a pair of Mickey Ears

Sylas and Santa Titus

Walking on Water at the neighborhood lake

Carter Lake, CO

a quick picture before bedtime prayers

Fun at the beach - April 2013

snoozing during his first monthly picture

at the pumpkin patch

Buzz, Woody, Little Bo Peep, and her sheep

4 months and loving life


little man can't sit still

Titus and Daddy hanging out

9 months and growing

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

We recently had a wonderfull time in Pagosa Springs Colorado with Annika's family. The weather was great, and the company was even better. follow the link bellow to see some of the family pictures in our Picasa album.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Pictures

After several tries at putting the camera on timer and having friends spend the evening taking our pictures we finally bit the bullet and had our first professional pictures taken. Ofcoarse we ended up spending a whole lot more than we intended and getting way more prints than we need, but the pictures turned out great and it was a lot less stress.

Sylas is such a ham, it was easy to get pictures full of smiles.

Tell me which ones you like the best, Annika and I have a little side bet going on.

Whishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

God Bless!

Friday, December 10, 2010

here are some more pictures for grandma. The first is our family picture from Easter, it was after lunch and Sylas is way past nap time. The next two are at Daytona beach, we had lots of fun in the sun this summer. The next two are just some random pictures before church, it is rare that we are ready early enough to take pictures and have some fun before heading to church in the morning. Following those is a picture of Sylas and his favorite food, Cheerios, spread all over the floor so he can share with the doggies. The pool was a big hit this summer, even mommy and daddy got in to splash around. The last two are just some big smiles and lots of fun, especially on the airplane from Grandma.

Here are a few pictures just for grandma, seeing as how she is probably the only person who reads this blog. The first one is just a couple days old, we were trying to make our own Christmas pictures for a Christmas card, this is the best we could come up with so far which means we will probably be trying again this weekend. The others are from our church's family camping retreat at salt springs national park. The water was freezing so Sylas never wanted to let go of mommy. Our little man is quite the camper, he is so easy going, as long as he has a sippy cup and a stroller to push around he is as happy as a hound dog at a coon hunt.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Gouhls Ghosts and One Happy Horse (or Cow)

This past weekend was a very happy Halloween, even though it was almost missed because someone was too excited and didn't want to take a nap until it was too late. Eventually, Sylas awoke and we dressed up in our new horse costume and headed out to trick or treat. Sylas sat in the stroller still as a mouse as mommy took him from door to door and he soaked everything in. And since he only has two front teeth and can't eat candy, Sylas totally hooked mommy and daddy up with a sugar high that will last at least till thanksgiving. All tuckered out, we headed home at the late hour of 8:30 and nestled in under a full moon.

On another note, we are considering why we buy toys for Sylas. Of all the things people have given us for him to play with, he chooses to play with the dogs food bowl (see exhibit A in the video bellow). Actually Sylas plays with anything and everything he can get his hands on, he is pretty good at entertaining himself, so everything real important has been moved at least 4 feet off the floor.

Now at nine months we are learning to use sign language to communicate, trying to stand on our own, and trying to put sounds together. Our little sponge is absorbing everything around him and developing his own personality. We just love this little man.