A look at the last two weeks

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    When big brother tries to fit in your toy car. 😉

    Kierstyn is obsessed with makeup … she somehow found my mascara and went to town with it!

    She LOVES Play-Doh too!

    I was asked to do a few videos and interviews with Focus on the Family on love-centered parenting.

    Since I was still breastfeeding Kierstyn and I had to fly to Colorado Springs and stay the night, Jesse and I decided to go together and bring Kierstyn and Baby D with us.

    It was our first flight with two babies on our laps and we learned a lot from that experience (such as that you can’t sit in a row if there is no space – because there is only one additional oxygen mask per row. This resulted in a lot of last minute crowds and less than ideal seats on the flights going there.)

    But we did it and it was a memory, definitely!

    Overall, she did well in the 8 hours of flight (4 different flights) on two days of SO well. This pop-it book was one of her favorite airplane toys.

    I loved recording a radio interview + several different video interviews in several studios in the three hours I was on Focus on the Family. I am happy to be able to pass on the message of love-centered parenting and how God has changed my life and our family in the last 4 years.

    Every time we came to Colorado Springs I am always impressed by how beautiful it is!

    We also spend a few hours with Jesse’s sister and family while we were in Colorado Springs (they live there).

    Kierstyn loved hanging out with her cousins.

    We loved showing Kierstyn and Baby D the mountains for the first time!

    And then it went back on the plane to fly home!

    Try to get as much energy out of it as you can before boarding the plane.

    I tried to document that we got a row with an empty seat so we could sit next to each other – but that was the best picture I took of two shaky little ones!

    Baby D had an appointment at the Complex Care Clinic and everything looks SO good! It increases, takes many development steps and brings so much joy into our home! I can’t believe we’ve had it for almost 4 1/2 months!

    On Saturday and Sunday, Silas had another baseball tournament. So we spent a lot of time sitting on the sidelines and cheering him on.

    It rained heavily for part of the tournament and we were so grateful that we had pitched the tent!

    We celebrated Baby D’s birthday and tried to pick up as many traditions from his culture as possible. We had a lot of fun making a pinata.

    And he was excited to be sitting in the candy – even if he couldn’t eat it! We also got tamales and tres leches cakes from a local restaurant.

    He was able to eat a little of the cake and whipped cream (he works hard in nutritional therapy to learn to swallow … feeding tube. But he’s making slow progress and we’re so encouraged!)

    We also baked a chocolate cake and had it smashed – which was so much fun for him. Got some of the best pictures, but all of them showed his face and we don’t share his face online for privacy reasons. But I wish I could show you

    The past week has been spent in really unexpected ways – including a trip to the emergency room, doctor’s office and hospital for Kierstyn. For most of my week, I just held her, tried to comfort her, and nursed her. She was so sick for a few days, but we are incredibly grateful that she is almost back to normal!

    (You can read more here and here for details. Thank you to those of you who heard about your illness on Instagram and prayed for it. It’s such a reminder to cherish every day.)



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