"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, May 25, 2009

Reality hits

We so enjoyed Blake's week of vacation and wish it could last just a bit longer.

We seemed to have packed just enough fun to leave us tired, but still had lots of down time to watch a couple movies just the two of us. So here's what we've been up to and why I have not been blogging as much!

1. We went to the Touch a Truck show last Saturday. I don't know how to describe it besides that there were 50 trucks all of which the kids could get in and honk the horns. It was a boy's dream. They met firefighters, police men, truck drivers, EMT's, and on and on. I think perhaps the boys' favorite was that right after we got there a helicopter landed right in front of us! I about peed my pants because I was so excited for them. You know that feeling as a parent when your child's wildest dream comes true. Yep, we were there.

Owen climbing the rock wall at the truck show!
2. Blake took the boys golfing again, and they got to ride in a cart this time. Man how that changes the game up completely! They are still talking about it.
3. The boys went to a Redhawks game (our local baseball team) with Blake and Papa Joe. Cooper refers to them as the Redhops and I just can't correct him. It's too cute!

4. We made a trip to the zoo. The boys are still talking about the cat that we saw eating poop. Oh the mind of a boy! The cat was NOT eating poop, it was meat but it did resemble waste and they thought it was AWESOME!
5. We went to Great Wolf Lodge for 3 days (see post below).
6. We spent the day in Norman on Saturday with Blake's parents. It was such a nice treat and of course our kids didn't want to come home with us...they love being at Gigi and Papa's house! And big bonus here...Blake and I got away for lunch BY OURSELVES! Oh the many joys of having family close!

7. On Sunday after church Blake and I had the privilege of sharing with a lifelong friend about starting the adoption process. If you want to hear more about this follow the Promote OK Adoption blog on the right (shameless plug). You know this just thrills me to pieces to know more families feeling God lead them to adoption. {{insert big cheesy grin}}

And with all of this Blake still found time to paint the trim on the house, do the yard work and get in a round of golf!
But today reality hit and Blake had to show up for work today. BUMMER! The boys woke up wondering where their daddy was. We've all been spoiled this week and we've just soaked it up. Owen kept telling me today that he wanted his daddy because he was nice. I am assuming that means that I am the mean one? I just responded that I wanted his daddy too and tried to shrug off what he said reminding myself he's three and that I am pretty stinking cool to hang out with.

Thank goodness today the pool was open and I could distract the kids from the fact that Blake was gone. I think we spent 5 hours there today! Of course, they all got chocolaty dark and I burned to a crisp! I used sunscreen, but a SAHM should not attempt to put her own sunscreen on or have a 3 year old help! I have a nice red design on my back now!


Melodie said...

what a fun week for the whole family! so glad y'all got to enjoy some quality time with Blake. yes, we DO need to have a pool day soon.

Ursula said...

Touch-a-truck looks like the coolest thing ever! I'm so jealous. Owen is too cute climbing the rock wall.

Chassidy said...

What a fun filled week! I am so happy you were able to have some serious family time! It was so great catching up with you today. You did an awesome job by the way!

Becki Francy said...

I sat there for five minutes trying to figure out what SAHM meant. Then it his me STAY AT HOME MOM....YEAH! I is so smart! Love the sunburn story....look into spray!!!! Love you sissy - miss you - Sadie is getting dark...Mom and I bought Sadie and Grey lobsters for the pool....all we need now is Sadie!

Jamila said...

When are you going to post pics of the red design? Edmond Moms club had a similar truck thing, but it was raining, so I we didn't go. We'll have to check it out next year. Sadie looks sooo cute in the wagon with her big brother! Cooper looks like he's really riding that bike. He's going to have to give Keely Beth some lessons.