Kanon was born in Beaumont, TX in 2001. He taught himself to read and write when he was 4 years old while we were in Portugal. As we rode the buses around the city, he would memorize the bus numbers and letters in the destination name on each bus we took. He is now a voracious reader. Kanon enjoys creating many things with Legos, drawing, and reading. He has brown eyes and brown hair and looks and acts just like his daddy. He is very good with babies and thrives at being a big brother. When he was smaller, he was a Texas tornado. Now, he spends most of his energy torturing his brothers (as all big brothers do). But when he wearies of that, he likes to play soccer. (Okay, he has corrected me by saying he prefers soccer over brother-torturing. I'll remind him of that next time he's in trouble!) His full name is Kanon Adonijah Salyer. Kanon is the Greek spelling that refers to the “canon” of Scripture. The meaning is “reed or measuring rod.” Adonijah is the Hebrew word that means, “the LORD is God.” There are several Adonijahs in the Bible, but one of them was one of the teachers who brought the Law of God back to the Israelites (during the time of Nehemiah). So his name means “the standard of all measure is the Lord God.” Kanon’s favorite book of the Bible is Proverbs.