Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I put Silas down for his morning nap. Sometimes we rock all the way to sleep and sometimes he puts himself to sleep after watching the mobile. We did the latter this morning. He never fussed or anything. About 5 minutes after the mobile music stopped I went in to see if he was sleeping or needed me. This is what I found:

Totally zonked out. It's hard to see in the dark photos, but he was using the bumper as a pillow and was quite content. He makes me smile every day. Sometimes before the sun comes up.


jammie said...

how cute...i think its funny they never wake up the way u put them down for their naps...kenny is usually on the opposite side from his bed all curled up with his butt in the air. i see you are settled in so far hu? maybe we can visit soon too?!

Christy A. Whitaker Harris said...

I can almost feel that dark, quiet room with little sweet Silas sleeping in it! OH!! I miss babies!

Apryl said...

It's good to have you back :) Josiah has started getting mad at me when he even thinks it's time for bed. That put an end to the endless rocking that we enjoyED. Now I have to 'plop and go'. He fusses for about 30 seconds then passes out. I'm SO thankful, because I didn't know what to do the first few times that he wouldn't let me PUT HIM to sleep.

So sweet while they are sleeping...

Amy & Amelia AiChun said...

Hello, Coens! I cannot for the life of me figure out how to email you privately from here, so I am going to leave a message, and maybe you can figure it out on your end and figure out a way to email me back! I was reading another blog about Ethiopian adoption and "randomly" (if you belive in random - NOT!) clicked on the link to your blog. Imagine my shock when I recognized the faces staring back at me! I had no idea you had adopted from Ethiopia. That Silas is a major cutie-pie! What a blessing! The Lord also touched my heart about adoption about 5 years ago. It took me awhile to get on board since I am still single and thought, "gee, I must be hearing your wrong - you want me to WHAT?!" Anyhow, long story short, the Lord led me to China, where I adopted my beautiful treasure of a daughter, Amelia, in Nov 2006. She was 2 years old at adoption. Wow, nothing makes you see the Father in a whole new way than adoption! I feel so blessed to have been able to do missions travel as a teenager (actually, Marshall and I were both on the trip to Russia), and I know those trips were the building blocks of my love for the poeple of the world, and my love for travel that eventually led me to several other places and ultimately to China three times. I love to talk about adoption and about the Lord's mercy and goodness, and it sounds like you have the same heart, Jill. I would love to be in contact with you guys. I have been reading lots of Ethiopia blogs because I recently finshed "There is No Me Without You" and a couple of China families that I adopted with have gone on to adopt their next children from Ethiopia. No, I am not looking to adopt again, but I am learning that the Lord's plans are often different than mine and are infinitely better.

Amy B.