"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, June 26, 2009

Summer fun

It's been so stinking hot that all we have really known to do around here is stay in the water.
Here Cooper is showing off his swimming skills.
I have yet to get a good video of it, but Owen is now swimming without his jacket and doing great. He can swim really well under water. We are so proud of you Owen! He told me yesterday, "Mom I really, really want to be 4. I am so frustrated that I am not 4 yet." It was so cute. As close as his birthday seems to me (6 weeks), to an almost 4 year old...that's an eternity!

Last week we had some end of the year stuff for Blake and it was nice to get to go out just the two of us, even if we weren't on a date! It was still free food, wine and fun people! Congrats honey for finishing yet another year of residency. Only 2 left!

On Saturday my family all went out for my 30th birthday. It was so much fun to just be with all 10 of the adults and to have some good uninterrupted conversation for once!
It looks as if we ate at some country place with the wood paneling behind us in the above picture. Seems as if they thought we were going to be a loud bunch and they kindly put us in a closed off room! Such a wonderful time guys! Thanks for making me feel so loved!

Last night we had our monthly Kaleidoscope Kids playgroup. This is our transracial playgroup that we have been loving being a part of. What a blessing to live in a place where there are so many families like ours. We met M last night, what a pumpkin she is!
Notice how I taught my daughter to sit like a lady? Real nice, huh? We'll work on it, but it is kind of funny how long those legs look!That's Sadie, M and Holden. We had so much fun at the spray grounds, the kids loved it and all of us parents were SO hot we wanted to lay down in the water with them!
Sadie and Holden loving on each other. So cute that Holden knows how to kiss and that Sadie wanted some lovin' from him!


Melodie said...

happy birthday!!! 30 - what a big year to celebrate! and we had a great time last night with you guys and the other families. i really am loving this. gonna still some pictures from your blog since i forgot my camera.

Al's World said...

Happy birthday sweet friend, welcome to the thirties!! Andrew is the same he asks me nearly every day when he is going to be five! Kids! Love you girl!

Kristy said...

Oh wish we could have made it last night looks like the kiddos had a great time but ew it was so hot yesterday! You and your sisters are so beautiful your mom must be so proud of all of you what a pretty family! Happy Birthday late too!I can't believe how big sadie is getting since the time I began reading your blog it is true we can measure time by our childrens growth, because you know we never get older our children just grow LOL!

Aubrey said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you guys had fun!! Thanks again for setting up the playdate last night! We had so much fun getting to know everybody! The pics of our little ones are so cute!!

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

I'm so sad we missed it last night :( We ended up having a visit from our social worker. I will make it one of these days! That pic of Holden and Sadie is the cutest!

Chassidy said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!!! Turner is going to be jealous of Holden getting kisses from Sadie... I love Sadie girls hot pink bandana...adorable :)

Happy belated Birthday. 30 is the new 21 :) Hope you guys are having a wonderful week