I don't know if I have mentioned before how much Zion Hope LOVES Paco. Paco is who she goes to first thing in the morning. He is usually in his bouncy seat and she plops down beside him and gets right in his face. "Paco, Paco, Paco!" She kisses on him and squeezes a little too tight, and throughout the day she can be found doing this periodically. She has also been known to sneak into his room when he is supposed to be going to sleep to talk to him and pat his back. She loves him. It is so sweet to see how our life here impacts even our two year old. Don't get me wrong, sometimes we see how she struggles because of having to share us, but then we catch the glimpses of pure joy on her face as she talks to him and sings to him. Paco will not crawl or walk or feed himself while in our care. Someday he will have surgery and we don't know all of the implications of that, but we do know that he will have a special friend watching out for him even when he can't do things for himself.
We rarely let Zion hold Paco because she wants to do it all by herself and I am not comfortable with that yet. Yesterday she was spending some time with him and he was really loving it, so I let her hold him for a bit. They both enjoyed it! Hope you like the few shots I was able to get while keeping one arm available to rescue him if she got carried away with her snuggles! They were taken with my ipod, so aren't the best quality, but I think you can still appreciate the love!
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