"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

Thursday, March 26, 2009


For those of you that don't know Noonie...she is my mother.
She has a tradition that she knits every grandchild a blanket when they are born.

My kids usually come into our world with little warning, so she never is able to finish their blankies before they are born.

She just finished her 8th blankie, this one for Sadie-cakes. I fear we pushed cousin Greyson's out of the picture! Sorry buddy.

So here is Sadie enjoying her new lovie.

As soon as Cooper laid eye's on it, he was in love. If you haven't heard, my little guy LOVES the color pink. He had quite a hard time understanding that this blanket was for Sadie and not him. He is a bit attached to his red one that Noonie made and he thought this was just a fresh one for him.

Thanks Noonie...we love these blankets and will keep them forever!


The Love Family said...

Oh, my stars - I LOVE those pictures! Yes, these blankies are very loved in our home, too! Our children are very blessed by their grandparents! Love you and thank you for reminding me of these precious tokens of Noonie's love!!

Becki Francy said...

Why does greyson always look homeless??? Love the pics and i LOVE The outfit!

Amanda said...

That Noonie is super duper special I know! What a great tradition and heirloom! Laura made my Kealyn a blanket when she was born and she carried it everywhere with her until she (we) lost it at Wal-Mart. I was there until 1:30 am trying to find it! It broke my heart. So, we know about special blankies for sure!

Precious post as always. Your kids are...well...indescribeably cute! Is that a word?

Al's World said...

David's grandma (gma to my kids) makes everyone in the family (kids, gradkids and grandkid-in-laws, and great grandkids) a blanket. She has rhemotoid arthritis, an eye disease where she can't see well and yet she made two baby blankets (one yellow when we did not know it was a girl, and one pink when we did know) and now a bigger blanket for Kaitlyn. How we are blessed by these, so I know how you feel. Oh, btw, I LOVE SADIE'S FEET! I love the pics where she is holding Norma's face too, adorable!

Anonymous said...

Now Sadie can be wrapped in Noonie's love all the time. How sweet. I really love the way they are holding each other in the last picture. I also can't believe that little Miss is crawling!

Kristy said...

Can I tell you the funniest thing, Aarons seems to love pink too! Everytime it is the only color he is on the money everytime if it's pink he knows it's PINK, pretty funny love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how precious!! I love crocheting the blankets and am so thrilled when the kids (& moms) love them! LOVE the pics with Sadie and me!! Should I make Cooper a pink one??? He just has to get in line behind Greyson and Luke!! I've gotta get busy!! Love, Noonie

Julie Reid said...

I love the picture of Sadie's hands on Noonie's face!! That is so sweet. Such love even at any early age. I'm impressed I didn't know that Noonie knitted!! I have blankets that my mother in law did and I pray that the kids will cherish them for years to come. Love ya!!

Samantha said...

Glad to know that my little guy isn't the only one who loves pink things too! :) And blankets made by Noonies {Nana, in Noah's case} are SO very special!

Justin and Jessica said...

Hi-I just came across your blog - that last picture is the sweetest thing!

Adorable kids!