At 26 gestational weeks, after an amniocentesis and genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism.

Now 8 years old, our son Kai is happy, healthy, and enjoying life.

The purpose of this blog is to lend support and encouragement to others in similar situations and to share the tremendous experiences we've had and will continue to have as we raise our little, little boy.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

I just found this video on youtube and thought I'd share.  It's short (and an advertisement) but it's still worthwhile.

our entire roadtrip summed up in 100 words and 3 pictures

We loooove our family.  Good food, lots of laughing, hugging, talking, card playing, more laughing--what's not to love?  

We got together last week to celebrate my baby brother Christian's graduation from high school.  The kids and I  drove 650 miles (well, mostly I drove) to get to my parents' house in tiny Driggs, Idaho.

And that's when the fun began.  Unfortunately for you, this is the extent of my photographic proof of our good time:

 Kai sportin' Christian's glasses.  

Kai, waiting to hug his favorite Auntie Aubry.

As my mom so aptly said it, "This is TRUE rapture!"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Boy and His Helmet

Kai loves his "Hemmitt".  He used to love his bike, too, but for some reason has completely lost interest in it.  I had to bribe him with chocolate chips to get him to stay on the bike long enough for me to snap a few photos.
Me: Kai, smile!
Do you see the chocolate chips?  

Is a smile too much to ask for?

I guess so. What a ham.  LOVE this kid...and his dad, of course!