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posted Aug 20, 2011, 12:35 PM by Manny Wilke   [ updated Aug 24, 2011, 10:18 PM ]
We said our tearful goodbyes to Uncle D and Aunt Ashley on Wednesday morning and departed for home. The worst part is waiting at O'hare for the 18 minute flight to Milwaukee. No, literally, they announced that it was 18 minutes but we had to wait 1 hr 45 minutes for the flight. When the flight landed in Milwaukee it was rather rocky and turbulent, and at the end of a long travel day,
Manny almost jumped out of his seat yelling "Woo-hoo, that was AWESOME!! Now that was a rocketship landing..." - it gave the other passengers a good laugh. We saw Eli and Nate at the baggage claim and Eli says "Sorry were late, mom, we had to go to Walmart to buy you flowers."  Love it. When we got home it was around midnight and Manny wanted to play with every toy he had - he missed them! I stayed up for a couple of hours unpacking my suitcase and throwing out some things that I could not stand to see again - like my fake Coach purse that did not hold up for the 3 weeks and broke in every which way! I did not wake Abe up since it was so late and he was getting a cold, but I did get to get him out of his crib in the morning as he was so excited. He did not sleep well the next night, screaming "I want mommy" until 11:30pm. When we woke up Friday morning, 4 of us were in bed together. I'm sure it will be an adjustment.
 
It is so great to be home. The grass, the trees, my backyard, my bed, my remote, my family, my dog. To smile at strangers on a run and have them say, hello, and not think you are crazy! We even went to the Beaver football game yesterday and from afar I could see a TMHTM shirt before we walked in (thank you, Tal jr) and it was so great to see friends.
 
I have uploaded some final Cali pictures at Photos-Surgery 8-1-11, including a diagram of the ear. PS - I just got an email titled "Hi from the woman on the plane" .... Thank you, Natalie, for contacting me and not being mad at me for ditching you for Oakland :)
 

"Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that your son is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that if you're lucky, he just might be the one who turns you into the person you are supposed to be."  

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