I decided to just blog and worry about posting pics later. I know, it's the best part. I'll get to it. I have read tons of others blogs and find that everyone is posting straight from their heart, so I will do the same.
Today we were at Max's birthday party. Can you all imagine the beautiful sound of nine kids having an amazing time? I can't really blame Grey this time - sweet boy was sound asleep! Sadie really is in the same boat - she was held the whole time! It was wonderful! I adore my sisters' children! They each have so much personality, and that came through today in so many ways!
The wonderful things that I saw were:
1) Owen colored a picture for his mom. However, when he went to give it to her, he found more people he loved! Then, he decided that it was for Teddy (me), Noonie and his mommy! YAY! We get to share! Thankfully, his mommy graciously said that Noonie and I could share. As Noonie and I were discussing "custody" of the new drawing, I offered my refrigerator as a new home for this amazing work of art! Well, Owen, it has a new home! Thank you!!
2) I loved Sean being there. With different jobs he hasn't been able to come to more family events. I think there was more to it than that, but for now...he's there and he enjoyed being with the family! I asked for an hour and a half, and we stayed for almost 3 hours! Sorry, Grunewalds - we were having fun!!!
3) Greyson slept the whole time he was there, but just his presence was a blessing! He's here and he's ours!!! I got to hold Sadie a lot, too. You know, when new ones come in your life it is nothing short of a miracle the way they fold into our family to make a new normal. They become part of our lives to the point that you don't remember the family before they were a part of it!
4)...and, the best part. It still amazes me how 9 children (but, 2 are too young)...so, really seven children of different ages, from 10 to 2 can play so well together. As a matter of fact, they prefer it that way...they love each other so much! What a blessing...
Well, how was that? Be patient with me as I catch up with pictures that are crowded in my camera...