"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, October 11, 2010

Lots of pics!

We had an incredible picnic with Mama Mandy and her precious family...our precious family. We feel beyond blessed that we had the honor of meeting Mandy's daddy for the first time at this picnic. Mandy and I were like goons on cloud 9. We couldn't stop talking and smiling and well, it was just plain fantastic.

The kids had so much fun together. It was like a dream, seriously. Owen and the girls played chase and at one point I saw them holding hands. I never want to forget these moments and am so glad I at least caught some of these pictures. I didn't get near enough...I was busy talking...shocker!
Owen and Justice. I can't tell you how priceless this photo is now and I know will be for years to come.

Mandy picked up a cookie cake to celebrate and someone really liked it. That is, after she spread it over her hands, she finally ate it! Sadie Skielar...you keep me laughing and seeing life from a whole different angle. You have so taught me to relax and I thank God for that gift in your life.

Our kiddos eating lunch together. No one really ate much cuz we were chatting it up so much, well they ate the sweets of course!

Emery had tummy time and the kids all joined in! Soo cute!

She is getting so big! Not really, she is still in the 25% for her weight and 50% for her height. She just feels big in comparison to that tiny baby doll we brought home.

Look how big she looks. I love how Coop and O were down there with her. They said they were trying to get her to crawl. Looks like they are just having a conversation!
Oh my word! Could this be any cuter? Owen woke up from naps first and I was feeding Emery. He LOVES his baby sister...can you tell?

Emery is full of smiles and talks a ton (wonder where she got that from). She is SO super easy, in fact perhaps the easiest we've had. She's not too sure about sleeping through the night, but I think it has more to do with her mama not letting her fuss much. Shoosh.

Again, Sadie helping me to see the fun in life. Why wouldn't I have ever thought of smashing an egg on the floor and playing in it? I love you stinkerpot!

My lil supermodel. Daddy better get a gun now and start fighting off the boys.

Oh mercy! I love this one!!!! This is Sadie. This picture shows her personality SO well. Unless she is giving me a sassy hairy eye ball look.

Working on sitting up!
Doing a little ditty at the zoo. This girl lives with rhythm in her blood. I LOVE it.
Owen took this on movie nite...not bad!

They all wanted to hold her...she was a little freaked out by it, poor thing.
Her face says, "Mom, please save me!" and his face says, "I love her so much and can't quit squeezing her!"

My cup overflows. That's all I can say. Thank you JESUS for each and every one of these blessings and for their families that we can call ours too.

Cooper helping Sadie water...he's such a good big brother.

Lots of smiles!
She likes her exersaucer, but so do the bigs...so she has a hard time playing with her toys in it because they are messing with them. She seems to care less, she just likes having them around.
At the playground before dropping off Sadie and Coop for preschool.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like the pics!


norma murphy said...

Oh,Molly, I needed those pics!!! Miss you all so much and so glad to see the pics of Mandy, her dad and kids!! Know the boys loved it especially.... Keep taking those pics and keep up the blogging!!! Love you...

SassyIfLady said...

I LOVE those photos! You have such a beautiful family - Love it! Looks like a lot of fun and smiles! :-)

Eve said...

Great! Lovely to see you guys again, missed ya! Hope all is going great.

Chassidy said...

these pictures give me goose bumps!! I love seeing all of Mandy's older kiddos..how special for everyone. Nothing makes me smile bigger than Turner loving on his big brother Jordan~what a special bond these two have :) Thanks for posting lots and lots of pics..i was having withdraws. And little Sadie's hair-it's adorable!!!

Lori said...

So glad I randomly dropped in on your blog! Oh how vie missed your pictures and cute comments!!! The pus are adorable, fun, and full of love!!

Lori said...

Sorry. I didn't check my message before publishing:
I've missed your pictures and comments. Your pics are adorable, fun, and full of love!!

Betty S. said...

thank you for posting. love the pictures.

Al's World said...

First, I have missed you!!!! Second, I love the pics of little Miss with her eyes so big...she is so adorable!!!! Third, what a unique blessing your children have to know their birth mom in this special way and knowing her family, Molly you amaze me in so many ways, but that you constantly show graditude for Mandy's ultimate sacrifice is something to be in awe of. Love you girl!!!