"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

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Boys will be boys!

Well, I've gotta be the luckiest momma on this earth. That's just too cute for words! We sure are blessed!

We heard the sweetest voice coming from our room the other night. It was Cooper saying, "And baby Jesus was sweeping, and baby Jesus was kwy-ing..." over and over. I got Blake's attention and then ran for my camera. I knew what he was doing and it just melted my heart. So here's our sweet Cooper "reading" the Bible!

We've had a fun week last week and had some great family time.

One really cool thing about having a daddy that puts in a lot of hours at work is that when we do get him home around 5, we are in heaven! We sure don't take that for granted!

If you know Blake and I, you know we love just hanging out and playing with the kids. This is when the funny things happen and you get to hear what they are really thinking.

Blake and I pray that most of what happens at home, only happens at home! They are great kiddos, but boy are they BOYS (of course I am just talking about Owen and Cooper)! They want to be naked at all times, or at least only partially dressed.

They enjoy and giggle at any and every bodily function.

They both have a fascination with buns, bare buns.

And our newest development is using a certain body part as a gun. That's right people, it's a gun now.

The first time we saw this being used as a gun, Blake and I had to hide our faces to not let him know how hilarious it really was!

Where do they get these ideas???

So, today in Sunday school the boys had a birthday party for Jesus. They even made little dolls that were their own little baby Jesus. It started out so cute and Cooper was showing everyone his Jesus and kissing him and loving on him.

It slowly turned into a bat, he was swinging poor "Jesus" at everybody and everything...

And then, on the way home Blake and I hear from the back..."I see His buns!"

We laughed and then realized he was talking about his sweet baby Jesus' buns! He giggled his sweet giggle and then showed Owen.
Then he told Owen to spank him. So Owen did! They laughed so hard and kept doing it.

I know that Jesus was laughing at this child's play too!

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of seeing Mommy G. It is always so good to see her. Of course we think about her daily, but to be with her and see the love she has for Sadie is unreal.

It's a constant and vivid reminder for me of the sacrifice in love she makes on a daily basis. It is so like what God did when He chose to send us Jesus knowing the pain in would bring in the end.

It's so incredible to see someone be so selfless and so wise. To choose Sadie's well being over her own. To know that her decision will cause her deep pain and grief, but that it was the right decision. I do hope Sadie learns these things from Mommy G and has a heart like her.

Again, reminds me so much of God's love and sacrifice during Christmas. He wrapped himself in flesh to give us something we could not give ourselves...to let us know Him more and BE with us and die for us. He sent us a sweet baby knowing what the future held for that child...

During this season we have had constant reminders of God's deep love for us as we look at our children. We've also had reminders of our call to truly live out our faith not only during the Christmas season, but also with all that's going on in this world to keep our focus on Him all year through!


Becki Francy said...

SO that is what I have to look forward to....a gun...huh....Well the gas is already significantly greater in my son than my daughter. I love the Cooper - Sadie kiss...it is too cute...counting the minutes til we see y'all!

Melodie said...

what a god reminder right now.
as for your Cooper story . . . laughed out loud that Owen spanked baby Jesus' buns at Coopers request. read it to the husband and he laughed out loud too! they are hilarious and i know you and Blake have tons of fun with your kids.

Al's World said...

After his bath Andrew runs out and has to do a "naked party" for me, every time he "toots" or burps he laughs...I want to know what school these boys go to to learn all of this! Boys!...Wouldn't have them any other way!

Noonie said...

Oh, I miss you, Blake and the kids!!! Owen's sweet face in front of the tree, Cooper reading the Bible and Sadie getting a kiss are just too much for me... Such a precious family... and they are MINE!! Love you all and can't wait to have you here for Christmas-SOON! Love, Noonie

Kristy said...

As always love your posts! I was thinking oh her children are so good, with the reading the bible and the baby Jesus, then started busting up with the how stories turned into just complete little boys they are precious!

kim said...

Okay the buns story was fabulous!!! You so know that God was even laughing at that!!

The close ups of the boys are amazing...and belong in frames!

The ornaments were sooo easy, I copied the idea from another blogger! Get clear (we used the plastic version) bulbs, fill them with the shredded filler that you put in gift bags (you could use red, green or white but they only had red when I was shopping). I bought three different colors of ribbon (red, green and black with mismatched patterns) and tied them on the ornament hook. Then I used scrapbooking stickers for the names. My kids all have short names so I spelled their full names, but the example I copied just did the first initial and it was super cute too! I bought all the supplies at hobby lobby, except for the ornaments...mom had those. I have had trouble finding the clear ones! It was super super easy and fast too! Ella and Ty both loved helping fill the bulbs!

Amanda said...

Your stories absolutely crack me up! I can't believe that particular part is now a gun, and I can't believe my boy didn't think of the very same thing. Also, the buns obsession is so funny. Baby Jesus buns -- what a special Christmas memory. :)

Chassidy said...

Guns....wow!! what I have to look forward to with Turner. That's hilarious...I read it out loud to John last night and we both died laughing. I'm certain Jesus has a sense of humor and was laughing too.

You're exactly right, its such a mirror image of Gods love for us and our sweet birthmoms love for our little ones. I thank God everyday for allowing us to experience the miracle and blessings of adoption.

Dee said...

Buns and guns! Love it! I miss you and your beautiful family. It makes my day to hear these great stories. Thank you for sharing your family with us!

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