"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

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crazy week

We had a pretty crazy week last week, but its been good at the same time.

We had some great time to play with friends at the park and run around at home. Owen has recently become a shut-in. Just kidding. But we are realizing how much he is starting to be a home body like his momma and daddy. Part of us loves that, that he just likes being with the 5 of us...but sometimes we really need to get out of the house and we have to convince him that we'll have fun. I think he would LOVE to be home schooled...no lie. But then when he does go to school, he has a blast and is in the best mood. I am super nervous about next year though and how things turn out! I have a hard time thinking about him going to school everyday even if for only 2.5 hours. Yes, I am becoming that mom!

On Thursday we loaded up and headed to Tulsa for a couple of days. It was great to see some of our family and we got some great pictures of the kids playing with Grandy, Papa Max and dyeing eggs. Owen let me take some pictures of him and I was tickled to death! He is so camera shy that I ate it up!!!

Noonie got the kids these cool donuts. Sadie got a Hello Kitty donut but she destroyed it by the time I could get a picture!!!Touching creatures at the aquarium in Jenks. This just happens to be within a couple of miles of my parents house! Sadie LOVED the fish. Isn't this a sweet pic of her looking into the huge tank?
Cooper is at such a fun age. He is SO sensitive (I say that in a good way). He is just sweet, sweet, sweet. Even when he's being a crazy nut, he's absolutely adorable. Blake and I giggle so much at him because he's so stinking funny, but he HATES when anyone thinks he's funny because he thinks we are laughing at him and not with him. I so remember that feeling. My sisters used to think I was so cute and they laughed at me lots and I misunderstood it to be they were making fun of me. Remember that girls? He is very independent and wants to do everything himself, without any help. He'll about bite your head off if you ask if he needs help! Notice the shirt below...he's been dressing himself and I LOVE IT! He's got some serious basketball skills and neither of the boys can wait until it's warm enough to play golf. I love that they enjoy that so much with their daddy!!! Noonie and Cooper before eating the donuts! Everyone was so cool about his shirt being on backwards. No one really said anything and he was so proud of himself!!!
I love to watch kids color. I love their faces when they concentrate!

Little miss is into everything and it's quite hilarious. She's a hoot. She is talking so much more now and her voice is SO sweet. All we've heard is HIGH pitched screams for so long we had no idea what her talking would sound like...it's precious! She says Noonie, Papa, ball, no ma'am, dog, mommy, dada, Owen, Pooper, Bella and lots more. Yes, I realize this list is behind what's normal for her age but I am just so excited she is talking! I know she'll catch up in no time. Last week she found nail polish, opened the bottle and painted a nail before I caught her!

Here are some pics of her after playing in the sand box with the boys. Notice how she's not bothered at all by the sand? She cracks me up!

Blake and I are loving life. Even in the midst of this adoption process where things are so up in the air, we are trusting God to handle that and we are not wasting a minute worrying about what will happen. We will find out in a couple of weeks where we will go for fellowship and we are so excited about that! We also found out that we are going back to Aspen for 3 months again next year. To clarify, that is not for fellowship but just part of his elective rotation for residency...you may not care, but I know it's confusing. We are really excited about that because it was such a blessing for us in so many ways! Grandy took us for donuts before going to the aquarium. Seriously, how much fun is our life??? Then Papa Max met us at the park and brought the kids McDonalds happy meals. Life is great!!!
I adore this one. Papa took the kids out to walk the bridge and look at the water in the creek.


mom2many said...

You are truly And how amazing that God chose YOU for this adoption journey. No matter the outcome, God placed you in the life of C and Kennedy for a very important reason...one you may not figure out this side of Heaven, but important just the same. Thank you for being obedient to Him in all things, knowing that He has your plan in His hands!

danielle said...

what a precious family!

Nate, Abbey, Noah and Blaire said...

I love seeing your family on here. So cute of your dad!

Julie Shaw said...

Sadie is so BEAUTIFUL

Melodie said...

i love the picture of Sadie checking out the fish. she is so into it! she is really to die for!