So it official, Sofia and I (Chris) are coming back to Grand Rapids for a visit. We are arriving via a Twin Cities connection on Tuesday May 13th shortly after lunch and will be returning west Sunday night. I haven't been back to our mitten shaped state since Christ's birthday celebration of 2006. Meg is still in school at this time and my elementary school remodel/addition is in between phases. I am excited to see everyone and show off all of Sofia's expressions, moods, sounds and yes, vocabulary. She has learned the sounds of a dog and is in a phase where every response is "ya!!!" She is also quite the climber. Whether it is a the couch, the ottoman, playground equipment, or even her high chair! I can't express how much I am in love with this girl. To share this love, is a deep part of what I adore about being a father.