"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, September 24, 2009

Random pictures of the week

We've all had a bit of a cold this week, so we've been laying low.
Just wanted to share some pictures and say thanks for all of the prayers and support with Cooper's Law.

We are making some great progress. If you know any senators or representatives, this would be a great time to contact them and explain Cooper's Law. If they can contact Representative Nelson or Senator Russell, that would be incredible help!
Owen and Josee on the rhino at the zoo! Today we had our monthy Kaleidoscope Kids playgroup! So much fun to hang out with families that match us!!!
The funny thing about this shirt...as much as I love it, I feel like I just labeled my child when he wears it. I hate when people introduce my children as adopted. I don't care if people know, or if it comes up in conversation...but it's completely different when someone says, "This is Molly and her adopted son Owen." Do you get my drift? They are my children, and they happen to be adopted. It does not identify them, it's just a part of their story. Anywho, the first time he wore this shirt out in public it hit me that many will not get the meaning behind Adopt(ed) and will assume I am announcing that I adopted my kids. Oops!
Sadie being sassy with her boots on! Man, I love having a daughter and all of the fun stuff that goes comes with girls!
Making malts with daddy! We actually haven't made malts in quite some time and thought we better before it gets too cold! The kids loved it!Think we need a bigger stroller? Or maybe we should suggest the big guy start carrying his own weight!
Notice Cooper handing out the goldfish...I love those little things you catch them doing. So cute! We took a family trip to the zoo on Sunday morning! Our church started Saturday night service, which is when Chosen (adoption ministry) meets, so Sundays are totally free now and we love it!
Sadie getting frustrated that she can't get the drawer open for a sippie cup. How can you resist that face? We were getting ready to go to church...I don't dress her like this for playtime, I swear!!!


sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Oh my goodness...so much cuteness!! I LOVE Sadie in her little boots...absolutely precious! :)

Melodie said...

so sad to miss the zoo today. and Pax already has a cold. ugh! love the dress and boots on miss Sadie. i need to show Holden that pic. she is way too cute. you're ok with her moving to Texas to be near her husbands family in 20+ years, right? i must get me a daughter or 2 one of these days so i can play dress up too. so cute!

Anonymous said...

I just love the pics, Molly!! How precious my grandchildren are... Yes, I'm a proud grandmother for sure!! Give everyone a hug and hurry to Tulsa... May be a little warm for the boots here this weekend but Sadie looks adorable in them! And it's all about "the look", right?? Love YOU daughter, Mom/Noonie

Chassidy said...

I want a Shockley family milk shake too!! YUMMY~ Was so fun seeing you all yesterday...your kiddos are precious!

Al's World said...

Love her! We have that stroller and K loves it so much! Miss you!