"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

Monday, July 26, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Sadie washing daddy's hair with a wipe! Then she grabs him for kisses!

I asked her to wash his hair again, and this is what she does! She's a ham!

Just wrestling! Below she thinks she is something because she knows she is not supposed to be standing!

I cannot believe that Emery is one month old.

And yet, it seems like she's been a part of our family a lot longer than that. She is doing well and chunking up fast. I take her into the doctor tomorrow and can't wait to see how much she weighs. We started her on some reflux meds over the weekend and I can tell a difference in her already! Bless her little heart, she was wanting to eat constantly because her tummy wasn't feeling so hot.
**please note in the above picture the miracle that has taken place...all kids have their clothes on!!**
We've started planning Sadie and Owen's birthday party and I am so excited! Owen turns FIVE in a little over 2 weeks and Sadie is going to be TWO early September! I cannot believe it! Owen is so excited about starting pre-k, but more of the talk around here is about Aspen and Atlanta. Boy is this year going to be packed full of fun for our family!
I know I should be more nervous about all of the changes coming up, but I am just not. I realized when we went on this Aspen adventure last year, that God's got great purpose for us there. And...He has a ton of blessings waiting for us if we'll just trust Him with the details.

We love our Gigi! She has come up several days to just hang out with the kids so that I can get stuff done like grocery shopping! What would I do without my mom and MIL? I am SO blessed!

In case you're wondering...this is pretty much all we do. We sit and feed and cuddle lil miss. Sadie is still having a hard time sharing her, but she is getting better. It cracks me up. Tonight before bed Owen said, "When can I hold my sister? Just for a little biddy bit" as he held his fingers up in a pinch! We are all madly in love with her and I love seeing how quickly it happens with kids. She is the first thing they ask about when the get up and if she is not with me, they all ask where she is.

At the pool on Friday Cooper asked me what Emery's mom looked like. I giggled inside. I wanted to say, "Just like your mom, dude." Or "You're lookin at her kid." But I didn't want to correct him like I might anyone else. I love that he knows he has two moms and it's natural for him to talk about first mamas. And I love that he wanted to ask ME about her and knew it was safe and easy to talk about this stuff. I pray he always knows this. I also love how he wants to know her.


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Kristin said...

I just love reading your blog. I don't always post on everything you write, but I get something out of every single post. You clearly have a mission here and you are taking on that task with purpose. I just want to say thank you. You make me yearn for the child God has planned for us even more! I love seeing pictures of the older ones with the little ones. I have 2 kids ages 6 and almost 5 and I can't wait to see them with a new sibling. Thanks again!! (And I check your blog first everyday, is that bad?;)

Amanda said...


Emery is getting so big! And it's amazing how much bigger Sadie looks because there is a tiny one now.

We will definitely have to hook up when you are in Aspen this time.

And, it's not weird at all that we are already friends without ever having met! That's just the way it is when you have Jesus in common. :)


Betty S. said...

Love the pictures !