Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba) [similar]

{¡ay caramba!} ▪️Wife of one ▪️Mom of four ▪️American Ninja Warrior ▪️Down syndrome ▪️Adoption ▪️Inclusion >>> lisaeicher@gmail.com

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Book✅ Audiobook✅ Movie✅ // CHOOSE KIND. #wonderthemovie #OGdate #aceandarchie

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Who cares about a little speech delay when he randomly says things like: “i like you neck, mommy. So much. And i like you nose so much too. i like you face, mommy.” #wreckitrad #speech #onhisowntime #inhisownway

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Really thought i was killin it as we arrived at our destination and everyone was wearing shoes. Then the last kid climbed out of the car with no pants on. i knew it was too good to be true. This jacket skirt will do. #eichertribe #thegreenshorts

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

On the blog {link in profile} : “Loving her hasn’t always been easy. But it has always been an honor. There will always be a depth to our love that could never exist with another soul. It was born in tragedy and heartache. In a shadow of loss and pain and trauma. It is redemptive and rare. It has felt heavy, it has left me weary and broken. It doesn’t look like a storybook. But still, in its own dark and beautiful way, it is magic.” #adoption #downsyndrome

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

say cheetah || #eichertribe #fieldtrip (he’s just holding onto the cheetah’s tail, people. Minds outta the gutter. Kidding, i love gutter minds.)

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

// archie + radko, September 2014 // I’ve been spending a little time every night going through and attempting to organize my photos. It’s a much more emotional process than i expected. These throwbacks of my boys are gutting me. I’m crazy about these two. #archieandradko #brothers #adoptionrocks #downsyndromerocks #tbt

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Overheard: •ACE: Archie, say ten nice things about me and I’ll let you play on my phone. •ARCH: Oh ok, i love you so much. Love you all my heart.....
•ACE: No, no... i mean that’s good, but say things ABOUT me, like what am i like?
•ARCHIE: you’re cute, pretty, best sister ever....
•ACE: good, that’s three... seven more..
•ARCHIE: oh ok, you’re brave and kind and i love you all my heart. •ACE: ok. That counts for two. So now you’re at five.....


#shitacesays #aceandarchie #theluckyfew

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Ace had her first performance with her hip hop crew today. She slayed. This squad of hers was so proud. And that’s just the face Archie makes when Wreck It puts him in a chokehug. #eichertribe

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

ON THE BLOG // link in profile: “She has not made it easy for me to love her. But let me be very clear- I love her. Fiercely and madly and in a way that I can’t fully comprehend. I would cross oceans over and over and over again every single day to get to her. She’s my daughter. But it’s also okay that my love for her has been hard work.” #adoptionawarenessmonth #sevymarie #adoptionrocks #adoptionishard #downsyndrome #bonding

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Archie had a big Skype interview last night for a really cool opportunity. It was late and he was asked some super tough questions but he handled it like a champ. In the past he would have gotten flustered, and frustrated, and just shut down. But he stayed calm and answered every question as best he could. Even if his answer was something completely unrelated to the question. Like “i want s’mores”. He’s become quite the pro at these things. #lifewitharchie

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

{o n e • y e a r • a g o} // SWIPE// Some #timehop gems forcing me to feel more than I planned to today. 🙄 // Signing lessons with The Hooligans + The Hooligans discover Smarties. #asl #adoptionrocks #madeforeachother #thehooligans

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

I love this guy so much. I even like him so much, which hasn’t always been the case. He takes ridiculously good care of me. I’ve been down for the count with strep throat and haven’t been able to eat much. Tonight all I wanted was Cheerios. He poured me a bowl and brought it to me on the couch where I was snuggled up watching Modern Family reruns. I was about halfway finished when I brought a bite up to my mouth, looked down at the spoon and noticed a couple of little black spots. When I looked more closely I saw that they were moving, struggling to stay alive as they slowly drown in my milk. This mah fogger served me Cheerios with ants. I ate ants. ••• He’s at Jack in the Box now picking me up some curly fries and an egg roll. So I should be okay. Just need to document this event so that a year from now when it pops up on Timehop I can laugh and/or punch him. #marriage #forbetterorworse

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

So glad my mom and brother went to the Astrodome to get a pair of these chairs when they were being removed. Also glad that they haggled for the orange ones. My brothers and I grew up at the Astrodome. These chairs are a piece of history and now my kids get to experience Astros history. So. Much. Fun. And such perfect timing for Houston. #earnedhistory

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

“Don’t call me Archie. Call me Harry.” // Dude. This kid is freaking amazing and I’m obsessed with him but holy crap this teenage stuff and all the changes that come along with it is no joke. ••• I run the gamut of emotions with him daily. Frustration with his bad attitude, pride in watching him be so helpful and mature, and deep sadness in his struggle socially. ••• His in-your-face-ness is not always received well by other kids. When he was younger, he didn’t notice when he was making someone uncomfortable, or when someone was being not so kind to him. Back then those moments were only upsetting to me, Joey, and Ace. But he sure as heck notices now. And he asks me why kids don’t like him. “Why they scared of me?” He asked me the other day at a playground. ••• He’s such a tricky one. He understands too much, and not quite enough. It makes me so happy that he is so aware. And it makes me so sad, too. #lifewitharchie #theluckyfew #downsyndrome

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Not too many people can say they have a nonprofit named after them. Our Archie Bear can! My friends @whitrunyon and @nackolas traveled with Joey to Bulgaria six years ago to document Archie's adoption. And because of his adoption and the beautiful images they captured, another family was led to adopt their son. Nick and Whitney saw the power of storytelling and started @thearchibaldproject! ••• To kick off National Adoption Month, I’m chatting with Nick and Whitney on TAP’s podcast. Hop on over to @thearchibaldproject and click the link in bio to check it out! #adoptionrocks #storytellingchangestheworld

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

When the people at the drive thru don’t understand the urgency of your after school snack. #wreckitrad

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

The strangest gourd for the strangest girl. // Everything’s better with Sevy. #sevymarie #blacklipstickbouttobeeverywhere

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

Been spending a lot of intentional, quality one-on-one time with this girl. It’s not easy being the easiest kid of four. Her siblings demand so much more than she does. And I’ll be the first to admit I can be hard on her at times. It’s her fault though for being so damn mature. I forget that she’s only nine. Just a kid. My first baby. #ace #secondmom

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

He’s been begging to make a “shave my mustache video”. Started off strong. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #lifewitharchie #hesfine #justadramaqueen #youcanlaugh

Lisa Eicher (@eicherumba)

I don’t know how I ended up all alone on this couch island but I’m sure as hell not gonna ask them. #eichertribe #gostros #family #theluckyfew
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