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First the Giants win the second come-from-behind, Super Bowl in 5 years, and then the excitement of that dovetails right into this:
and then this:
and this (catch his teammate Landry Fields screaming at the :10 point):
and this (the dangling band-aid is a nice touch):
and now this: (notice the crowd reaction? That’s an away game. In Toronto. Not NY. Toronto. )
I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ll never see anything like it again. It’s the greatest part of sports. The out of nowhere, nobody believed in him, nobody saw it coming, humble team player takes a city, a franchise, a sport by storm. He personifies everything we love about sports and helps us forget all the things we hate about it. In a time where the business of athletics and the ego of athletes make it harder to relate, there are the Jeremy Lin stories that reconnect us with the simple joy of playing a game and entertaining the fans.
I wouldn’t say it’s getting any easier, but the idea of being parents of two kids is at least settling in as our new reality. This coming weekend we’ll have a 3-month old in Liam and a nearly 2.5 year-old in Eli. Really?! When did that happen? Our lives have become so full and focused on what we’re doing for the next two hours, that when we finally slow down and take a step back, it feels like we’re catching up on weeks of events. I guess that’s one of the reasons we’ll need to keep the blog, photos and albums going. Because when we finally take those breaks, it will be nice to have something to joggle our sleep-deprived memory.
Since my last posting, we’ve continued with the infant routine of 1-2 hours of sleep followed by 1-2 hours of wake. That’s pretty much infant life for 3 months. Add to that a 2.5 year old that gets more energy, language, wit and manipulation with every week, and you’ve got a picture of where we’re at today. I’m really not complaining, just describing the reality. Eli has never been more fun to be around. His vocabulary exploded a few weeks back and now we’re talking to an actual kid. He seems to remember just about everything he hears and sees. So if he doesn’t know a word, you tell him once and it’s locked into the toddler database. As for his big-brother role, he seems pretty into it. I’ve heard him talk to other people about his brother Liam, he’ll sometimes kiss or hug the guy and generally show interest. But then there are also those moments like this weekend when his grandpa dropped him off, and Eli said that Mommy, Daddy and Russ live here. But not Liam. ’No, Liam does not live here.’
A few highlights from the past couple weeks:
- Family vacation to Sarasota. Spending a eight days without the distraction of work, computers, house stuff, responsibilities etc.
- Visiting the cemetery of Eli and Liam’s great-grandparents in Sarasota. Two people that never knew our kids. Two amazing people I would have loved to see our kids interact with.
- Building the first sand castle and construction site at the beach with Eli. Do we have kids in part so we have an excuse to really play again?
- Visiting the orange grove my grandfather used to pick up fruit from every week. Making fresh squeezed orange juice and eating on the “lanai” just like my grandparents did every morning. Then taking the same 2.5 mile walk they took every evening before dinner. Life’s pleasures should always be so simple.
- Eli’s first swim lesson with Rachel.
- Liam’s first smile. Watching Rachel react to Liam’s first smile.
Eli in Florida: