10 January 2010

As Ryan was helping Oliver get dressed for church this morning Oliver asked eagerly, "Do you think I should wear a tie? And maybe a belt?"

That boy knows a special occasion when he sees one. And, he can make any occasion special.

He came running into my room minutes later sporting his handsome blue bow-tie and critter belt telling me all about the ensemble he and his Daddy had put together.


I didn't have the heart to tell him that the shirt he was wearing was really too small.
Honestly, so are the pants. I just can't keep up with those long arms and legs!

I love that we have such a happy, enthusiastic kid! He wears every emotion he feels on his sleeve (which means deep grief and drama if his banana breaks in half or his waffles are served to him too soon before his yogurt), but I love it. It's who he is and I know God is going to use him and all his enthusiasm for His glory.

Praising the Lord on this Sabbath morning for my precious little boy who finds delight in so many parts of life, who loves to snuggle his Mama and chat lovingly with his baby sister in my belly, and who makes me laugh out loud over and over and over. What a precious gift!

15 comments:

Whitney said...

Oliver is the cutest little boy. I love the outfit!

Hansen Family said...

Little boys have great minds and do wear all of their emotions on their sleeves. My three year old does as well. He just loves to wear batman or spiderman instead of a tie. Oliver is so cute. Enjoy your sunday.

Chelsa said...

sooo cute! what a little ray of sunshine :)

Brittanie said...

Oh that shirt is adorable, even if it is a little too small. lol My Erin loves church too.

Oliver has the most beautiful eyes. I'm sure you get told that a lot.

The Morrisons said...

I loved that outfit today! Good choice, Oliver.

you can call me "Jen" said...

That's a perfect ensemble for Sunday morning to me! Tiny shirt and all. ;)

Kelli said...

Oliver, You are PRECIOUS!! And so is your outfit choice!

House of Collinsworth said...

So cute!!! Ethan tends to wear his heart on his sleeve as well. Too funny about the banana...Ethan does the EXACT SAME THING!

Susan said...

I love him so much I feel pain in my heart this very moment. You're a good mama! Love, Mom

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a sweetheart!
My little man loves to dress up!

Groovy said...

Oliver is TRULY a gift to all of us!! What delight he brought to our house over the Christmas holiday!! Can't get enough of him!!

Claire said...

LOL! I thought my 3 year old son was the only kid in the world who cries when his banana breaks!

Anonymous said...

He is SO stinking cute!! I pray my kids are at least half as adorable! :)

Della said...

I love the bow tie...it's the little things isn't it?

Calin said...

cute... :)