"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

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happenings (and other random stuff)

We had a miracle happen in our house this morning. Well, not really miracle status worthy, but still! Cooper tinkled in the potty! If you know me, you know well that I am not a potty training girl. I just wait until they are ready and then go with it. No training involved (yes, I am a wus).

Even though Owen has been dying for Cooper to use the potty, Cooper's had no interest, until today. So, we've spent half the day with our pants down (really just his-I've been fully dressed all day thank you). The boys had too much fun comparing themselves. I will let you decide what they were comparing, but it was pretty hilarious especially since it was taking place in the back yard as Owen was teaching Cooper the technique of peeing on the fence. I LOVE BOYS, they are so gross, but so much fun!

So glad we had nothing going on today! Yea Cooper! I am sure this is not the end of size 6 diapers (did you know they made them that big?), but I am thinking it is a good start!
THANKFUL (and sappy)
Little Miss...I have cried several times since her Gotcha Day just thinking about this time last year. It was such a hard time because my heart was so heavy and ready to have another baby. I had dreamed of a brown baby girl for a long time. And now, she's in my arms and she's ours forever! I look at her and the boys and I think of how much my God loves me. I truly cannot believe that he has chosen me to be their mommy. I think back to this time last year and now know that God was dancing over me and I just totally missed Him. They are my ever present reminder of his love for me, and that is simply amazing to me!

A precious moment when Owen told me he wanted to read Sadie the Bible. It was adorable and Cooper followed suit. I love my job! Owen is such a wonderful big brother. I look at him and wonder how he is only 3 1/2 with the things that he says and remembers. He still loves "family days" where we do nothing but just be together. He adores his baby sister and knows just how to push his brother's buttons (sounds right on track for 3, right?). He got a train to the noggin for just that this morning! He's as tender as he is tough. I love watching him grow into a little boy.

I talked about Life Boxes in the last post and several of you asked where I found this one. It was from Things Remembered in the baby section. I have looked several places and couldn't find anything I liked near as much. I love that you can engrave it because I like to put their Gotcha Day there with their new name! I am sure you could find something that would work just as well. I just love the idea of a Life Box and as small as the boys are, they seem to like having it already. In the picture above Cooper is showing you how it opens.

Trying on our bathing suit! Thanks Savannah for letting us borrow yours! Doesn't she look like she's posing? I am hoping that her cuteness will distract from the fact that I am also wearing a swimsuit! I mean, come on, with these 3 cuties, what do I have to worry about anyone noticing me and my pasty skin! We are headed to Great Wolfe Lodge for our first family vacation of 5! Yahoo!


Becki Francy said...

All I can say is have fun with that...the five people living in one room....I am just jealous that you are going on vacation. I am too much of a wimp to do that!

Melodie said...

yay for Cooper! love that swimsuit model in the last picture. have fun on vacation. we are still trying to talk the daddy into one at our house.

Terra said...

Go Cooper, Go Cooper!! So proud of you!! Owen, what a great big brother teaching Coop the potty training ropes and "perks" of being a boy! Sadie Cakes....love the suit! You are scrumptious! Have fun on your vacation!!

mom2many said...

You know, pasty white is the new "cool" color for the summer! I'm just sayin...

I have been told that tan cellulite is much cuter than white cellulite. Unfortunately, I will never know.

Laura said...

Love all of the pics! I hope you all have a blast on your trip! I wondered why I hadn't heard from you....that's why! I really am going to get it on our calendar for us to go too...I have heard so many great things about it!

Love you! So proud of Cooper too!

Julie Reid said...

Hey Molly,

I love the idea of the life box. I've never seen that before. I was trying think of something like that for Brittany to keep all her graduation stuff and other precious things in. I went to Things Remembered this weekend and got to see one. I really liked it. Just wondering how much stuff you can get in it. I might have to rethink what I was going to put in there.

Anyhow thanks for the info. Can't believe that Brittany will graduate next year. Boy the years go by fast! Have a great vacation!!

Yaya said...

Yay potty!!!!

Your children are beautiful!