Monday, March 24, 2008

Birthday Party at Daycare & Playing In the Park

He's 3

Today, little Ian turned 3. Can he really be 3 already? Wow...that was fast. It seems like yesterday when I was planning his 1st birthday. Now my baby is 3. Before you know it he'll be graduating high school. Yikes! Charlie and I took cupcakes and balloons to his class today. Then we went to a local park to play. He's such a sweet little guy. We just love, love, love, love him. I'll post pictures tonight after he goes to bed.

Happy Birthday Ian!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008

Happy Easter everyone!!! Today, like last year, was not the day we had planned. was still fine. Ian has been sick all weekend. Friday evening he threw up while we were at Target and then again after we got home. He started running a fever and coughing quite a bit. Saturday he was pretty miserable. Fever all day and evening, lots of coughing and then throwing up again (all over mommy this time). His fever broke about midnight last night, but we were a little afraid to take him to church this morning. He probably would have been fine, but we were worried that he might be contagious. So, we stayed home. Last year, I was so sick and we didn't get to go to church on Easter Sunday morning. This year, we did get to go to our Service of Darkness on Thursday evening. Ian did pretty well for about half an hour. As we were getting ready to go forward for Communion, it was really, really quite in the church. Ian says "can I take my fruit snacks daddy"? Those around us chuckled a bit. He was pretty much done after that. So, Charlie spent the rest of the time in going up and down the stairs in the lobby.

This morning, Ian found his Easter basket and had a great time. He had M & M's for breakfast. At least he was eating something and keeping it down. Brad came over this evening for dinner. Ian loves his uncle Brad.

Tomorrow is the big day. Our little man turns 3 tomorrow!!! Yay!!! He's such a big boy...or at least he thinks he is (until he wants mommy to hold him like a baby). We are so blessed to have this amazing little man in our lives.

As we celebrate Easter today, let us not forget the reason for the celebration. Our Savior, died on the cross and rose again!! HE IS RISEN....RISEN INDEED!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Everything To Me

As we get closer to Ian's birthday, my thoughts always go to Ian's birth mother. This song by Mark Schultz just touches my heart. I know half way around the world there is a women who is thinking abouot the child she gave birth to. We are so grateful to her. She gave everything to Ian...and she gave Everything To Me.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Beautiful Day For An Easter Egg Hunt

Our church, First Baptist Church of Tulsa, held it's annual Easter Egg hunt on Monday. This was Ian's first time to participate. It was a beautiful, sunny but chilly evening. That didn't stop Ian. He had a great time and came home with way too much candy.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Car Conversation

The conversation in the car last night went something like this, according to Charlie.....

Ian: Where'd mmommy go?

Charlie: She's at the ladies retreat at church?

Ian: What mommy doing?

Charlie: Learning about Jesus.

Ian: I like Jesus.

Charlie: I like Jesus too.

Ian: I proud of you Daddy.

Out of the mouth of babes....God speaks to us.