Ohhhhh yeahhhhh! One of my favorite L-7's just spent a week here in Bolivia with us...y'all have no clue how excited I was to welcome my first UVA visitor to Casa de Amor. We had a countdown going on, that's for sure. I don't think a week has ever passed by so quickly, but I'm thankful for every second!
We did a little exploring...
...and a LOT of playing with kids!!
...this crazy 5-year-old could kind of say, "Roll Tide?"
For anyone that's been in my room here, you'll appreciate almost as much as I did that this crazy wonderful friend helped me get my room organized...and even took on La Cancha on her own to surprise us with these:
You brightened up the week for sure, girl.
Thank you so much for coming all the way down here to see us...make sure you get back here soon to use that little extra Aerosur credit! I LOVE YOU, BAMA!
Big week...one of my best friends from college, the one and only Elizabeth Alabama Mills, or Tia Bama, has made her way to Bolivia!! So pumped, you can't even imagine. I don't have pictures yet, mostly because she's worked her tail off since stepping off the plane, but I'll leave you with an idea of just how incredible it is having her here: Here is a picture of the small army she helped keep in line this Sunday at church!
I cannot believe that it has been a year since the "Trillizas de Oro" ("Golden Triplets?!") as they are known in Cochabamba, were born. What a year it has been! How lucky were we at Casa de Amor to have the privilege of taking care of these three sweethearts? Here are a bunch of pictures from maybe the most-photographed-babies ever.
Triplet #2, Alison
Triplet #3, Nataly
When I think of the triplets, I will always first picture them just like this!
1st month in the NICU
Leaving the hospital!
Welcome home, babies! Meeting the rest of the gang.
We. Hate. Feeding Tubes.
1 Month Birthday - (quite the party. they stayed up all night.)
They gave us quite the scare their first month in!
...apparently it was mutual.
Team Nightshift! Jen, Elena, and I got to take on nights with the 3 AND we each have our "own" triplet!
Jen & Nicole
Elena & Alison
Naty the fatty
Back when we thought they were beefing up. :)
Melissa's pics :)
One of their 1st babysitters?
...and today, too.
Outgrowing the crib they used to share!
Growing out that hair!
Pirate Baby, Alison, and her patch :)
and Alison with her namesake!
Mama CreeCree gets to sit!
Best Wisemen EVER.
It's very bittersweet to say that our triplets won't be at the Baby House much longer...very soon they will get to go home with their birth mom, who has learned to take care of them over the past several months. So happy for these girls!