"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







Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day Sadie!


We had such a fun time celebrating Sadie's Gotcha Day!

We try and make as big of a deal as possible and spend as little as we can. Every Gotcha Day we do donuts because it's just fun for kids to get donuts. And breakfast out for 3 for $2.64 is a great deal!

We took Owen to school and then Sadie, Coop and I went to the park until we got rained on.


Then we headed to the library. Cooper chose this for his sister! Hee hee.


For dinner we made Sadie's favorite (which also happens to be her daddy's fav) spaghetti!

We sang to her and had some small gifts and brownies.

She LOVED her Princess Tiana Barbie. It was so cute! This is her first Barbie! Then she tried to rip her head off!

She LOVED the singing!


Happy Gotcha Day sweet girl. I will never forget standing in court with you with tears streaming down my face listening to the judge. I wish there was some way to describe to you the emotions that we feel that day. We want to be the best parents that we can for you; loving you intensely and leading you to love Jesus and love others. But we also want to balance that with your need (and our need) for deep connection with Momma G. We want your Gotcha day to be celebrating your officialness as a Shockley, without taking away from the gift and love for your first mommy.

8 comments:

A Growing Family said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sadie! Such a sweet celebration friend! By the way, I am not sure how you get out of the donut shop for so cheap. Every time we go it hurts my wallet. But my kids eat at TON- of everything!

Jamila said...

Yea!!! What song do you sing on Gotcha Day? I love how sweet the boys are to their sis. We should meet @ the library for story time this summer.

Eve said...

Oh how wonderful!! Gotcha Day looks like a really blessed day of celebrating. I'm tickled at how Sadie played with her beautiful Tiana doll :D And the boys sure do love their little sis, that's so sweet. All the best!

Kara said...

You guys rock!

Ursula said...

I remember that day so well. Thank you so much for letting me be there. The memory of that is something I think about all the time as we wade through this finalization process.
Happy Gotcha Day family!

Just Believing said...

Yeah what a beautiful day and way to ceebrate!!!

Kristy said...

I Love it!!! But what I laughed so hard at is your boys pj's look just like Aaron every night bottoms and tees, my mom always gives me a hard time, saying doesn't he have any matching sets, LOL who cares as long as he is comfy! Sadie is just a doll so beautiful!

RobandKathy said...

Precious, just precious...