"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, October 13, 2008

I love to slow down!

It amazes me how good it feels to just slow down. To say "no" to everyone and just be home and be family feels oh so good to me.

Sounds like I am not very social, maybe I'm not. But, I think it's good for our kids to get our undivided attention sometimes. We sure needed to do that seeing how we've added another adorable member to our clan.

So, that's what this weekend was about. We went to the park 3 times I believe. We all smelled like 3rd grade boys. You know, that dirt smell that's not quite B.O., but just windblown and a little sweat??? It was great!

We made sugar cookies and iced them and then ate them up before they even cooled. We searched for leaves and nuts and rocks, dug in the dirt and played catch with some fruit nut from a tree. Then we had a picnic, or attempted to do so...you know how Cooper is about sitting down to eat!
This next one is of Cooper losing it when I told the boys we had to head home. If you haven't seen how well Cooper can fake cry, you've gotta check it out. A woman near by watched me take a picture of him and then said, "He's hurt isn't he?" I assured her he wasn't but was just putting on a show for us all!
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of seeing Mommy G again. It was so good to see her as we missed her terribly. We went to a park and let the boys play so that she could love on Sadie Skielar. We got some really great pictures, but you'll be glad to know I only took about 30 this time! The boys did great and were not hesitant at all about sharing their sister with Mommy G. I was a little concerned they might not understand or be afraid. They have no idea that she cannot change her mind. They made me so proud. When we had to pack up and leave Owen wanted to know if Mommy G could come with us. He wanted to know where she lived. He is so sensitive and wants to make sure everyone is okay. He made me melt!

Can you see what her onesie says? Isn't that adorable?!?! Thanks Aunt Jamie and Uncle Brent! The boys love showing off their baby sister! Notice Owen giving her a kiss? Too cute!

Blake took our family of 5 out to dinner afterwards. We had not attempted this yet with Sadie. It was so much fun. The boys had root beer floats for the first time and loved them!
We are getting into such a busy time of year and that's the only thing I dread about fall. So, please know that if I say no to you, it's not because I don't love you or want to be with you...it's because I have prayed all my life to be where I am today, I don't want to get so busy that I don't enjoy what God has blessed me with!


katie said...

What a sweet post, Molly! I love reading your blog! You're such an inspiration and testimony to me. How fun to spend the weekend with your family. (And I TOTALLY know the smell of 3rd grade boys you're talking about! ha!)

The Love Family said...

YAY!! The Love's enjoy those times as well! We love to watch movies or play the Wii upstairs...snuggle up on the couch and watch cartoons...all kinds of fun things! The girls have found a new game in math cards! Who knew? I can easily say that I would prefer spending time with my husband and Love bugs over just about anything...unless the WHOLE clan is getting together!

Love you and yours,

Melodie said...

we have always wanted a large family. and though we are having so much fun with just the 3 of us, seeing your fam always makes me excited for the years ahead when our family grows bigger and bigger. (by the way, love coopers fake cry!)

Anonymous said...

I totally understand and couldn't agree with you more. I always say that our babies are only babies or a short period of time and I don't want to miss it. Great choices!!

Your babies are precious!!

Becki Francy said...

You said it all.....no regrets....B

Anonymous said...

OK... I must have the pic of all 3 and the second one of Sadie!! Know you had a great weekend-thanks so much for letting us in on it! Give everyone our love and kisses!! Love, Noonie

Ashley said...

Blake & Molly,
The Connellys have shared with us sweet stories of your growing family and I just happened across your blog tonight. What a beautiful family! It was fun to see pictures of you all...
Chris & Ashley Campbell (OBU 98)

Stephanie said...

SO sweet Molly. It made me teary. I LOVE your face in the one with the boys drinking the float. Made me giggle. You all are precious!

Chassidy said...

I love the rootbeer float picture...priceless!

Are you all going to the hay ride? We were up in the air about it but if you guys will be there, we're in!