"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, September 11, 2009

A Little Joy in our Day

We've had a visitor...looking at Sadie's face you can tell what she thought about this little pumpkin!

Oh my, she was SO excited!!!! I gotta kick out of watching her LOVE on this baby! This is her gasping!

We had the pleasure of playing with Joy on Thursday while the boys were at school.

Sadie is beyond excited about her new friend. Seriously, she was gasping with JOY for an hour yesterday! She could not believe this new baby could move and it tickled her pink everytime Joy squirmed!

Her mommy is just as excited about Joy! We've been praying for her for a year now. Our precious friends Michael and Ursula just adopted her and we could not be more ecstatic for their family!

I couldn't quit kissing her. Sadie loved kissing her head and touching her soft STRAIGHT hair. Sadie was very into that straight hair of hers!!!

What a wonderful treat! She is SO tiny. It's amazing how quickly you forget how small they are!

She was such a snuggle bug and I simply couldn't put her down! So we napped together on the couch.

I mean, come on. How often do you get a chance to snuggle your friends babies for hours on end?

I loaded up Joy and Sadie to go pick the boys up from school and didn't know what the boys would say about her (of if they would think she was ours!). I wish you could have seen Sadie's surprised face in the car when she realized this baby could cry too! She was shocked someone would steal her glory in the car. Sister hates the car, and it seems she met her match. It was priceless!

The boys were smitten when they laid eyes on her. They both asked if they could touch her and hold her immediately. Owen got out his blanket from school and started covering her up (even though it was 85 degrees out). Then they fought over who should make her a bottle. It was adorable!

Sadie stood by her carrier and rocked her, no lie. I was laughing because it looked like she knew what she was doing. Granny rocking her new baby. I think we are all in love!
(Side note: For those of you that don't know, we call Sadie "Granny" lots because of the sweet way she walks like an 80 year old lady. It's even funnier when she pushes her stroller because it looks like Granny with a walker. She's gonna kill me one day for calling her that!)

Needless to say, we had a blast and I realized that I can do 4 kids and have fun doing it! Blake's sweating bullets now!

Thank you to her mommy and daddy for trusting her to us for a couple of hours! Welcome home sweet Joy! We praise God for creating you especially for your family and bringing you into their lives in such a miraculous way. We are so glad you are finally home!!!!


Melodie said...

oh my! how sweet! maybe sadie's ready to be a big sis! you post really made me more anxious to get ours home. ahhhhhh!

Ursula said...

I feel like a celebrity that we made the blog! Thanks for loving and encouraging our family. We adore you.

Terra said...

Her sweet face makes me want to load up in my car and come have some Sadie Cake time! Miss you!!

Kristy said...

Love your hair, Fun times and ps keep baby overnight before you think you got it with 4 LOL, but I have heard after 3 it makes no difference it's already crazzzy fun fun!

Jamila said...

Did you video any of it? I wish I could hear Sadie's squeals as she played with Beautiful Joy. I can't wait to snuggle her too.