Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Outing with a few

Yesterday, my outing to HDA II, pick up Emma, then go next door to our favorite clinic was well accompanied, with a 3 year old, 2 year old, and 3 month old. (You see, that's one for each hand and another to keep me balanced in the middle....or so I told myself.)

My daily stop at Clinica Los Olivos, once voted the best in Bolivia (the odd conditions and tragic and/or unknown backgrounds of our kids demand only the best, believe me! and we're blessed with discounted prices). Emma, my 9-nearly-10-year-old sister took this picture in front of the clinic. She didn't want to be in it, and thus spotted helping with babies, heavens no.

And earlier, picking up Emma from horse back riding lessons. I already love the mountains, but add in afternoon/early evening light and throw in rain clouds for a shadow effect, and pictures don't even do it justice!

Emma didn't know I took this picture, with the "sunset" setting of my camera. There are horses in the distance. These little ones had never been so close to a horse and decididly preferred viewing from AFAR. Still they chattered away about them and also got to pet baby kittens...what joy!

A cute moment from the 2 year old: I had picked him up to carry him across the field since he was tripping on the rough terrain. He suddenly looked at me and gasped with little hands upturned "Tia Jenny, where is the baby?!" I held back the edge of my sling to show him we had not forgotten the baby in the car and he breathed a sigh of relief. It's not like I've done that sort of thing so not sure why he panicked, but it's always sweet to see them watching out for each other, even in such a big family.

(Happy International Babywearing Week, by the way! It's an invaluable technique when caring for multiples and keeping your baby close and happy. Especially a cuddly, sleepy baby like Baby J. Um...pure bliss!)


Gallo Pinto2 said...

is the 2 year old boy J???

Jennifer Thompson said...

Yep. =) And BTW, by the end of the year he could be back with his dad! J will still stay with us Monday through Saturday (days), but we think it's a move in the right direction for their family.

RejoicingComet said...

Great pictures, Jennifer, and I love the story about the 2-year-old! That's so precious! :D