Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Look Out for Her Cuteness . . .

. . . because I think she's a bit ornery, too.

Ahhh, I have not completely fallen off the face of the earth, but I have been victim to some sleep deprivation & a nasty cold. Yuck! I actually have a few blog posts rolling around in my head, but I need a few moments that I can make something coherent come out in words.

In the meantime, thought you might enjoy a little chuckle at my expense.

You see this sweet little pumpkin? We had her one month post-placement visit with a social worker yesterday.

But don't let all of that baby cuteness fool you.

This little one has tricks. And timing.

Yesterday was wacky b/c the social worker needed to see EVERYBODY. Yikes. Not an easy thing to pull off, so I decided the best time to accomplish such a feat would be right after school. Yes, the wildest time of the day. So, there was lots of chaos activity, but we were all taking it in stride. But Kendi decided she needed to eat, so being the efficient mama that I am, I plopped down to make sure she had dry pants before partaking of her bottle.

I put her down on a blanket so that I could keep talking to the SW while changing her. In the midst of it, Kami is in & out looking for everything for her team pictures, a friend is over, Joe is just walking in the door...you get the picture. A bit of hustle & bustle. As I open up her diaper, life took a turn to complete insanity.

The child projectile pooped like someone stomping on a mustard bottle. I had poo up my sleeve, splattered on my pants, & even on my tennis shoes. Seriously. And did I mention that Kaya & K'Tyo were laying there on their stomachs with hands under chins to witness the whole thing?

They never even flinched. They thought it was completely awesome & hysterical all at the same time, & I'm sure it's the subject of sharing time at preschool today.

Maybe with the eighth child, I was getting a little over-confident. I thought I'd seen everything, but I am humbled yet again. It's these cute ones you gotta watch out for.


Robinsons said...

She is sooo cute!! It almost makes me miss the baby stage until I read about sleep deprivation:)

Eileen Truesdell said...

Your sweet baby may have caught an illness too? The thing going around town is not pretty. Seems to involve everything...head and chest cold, cough, sore throat, fever, pain, and tummy troubles too. Hope you are feeling better soon! (I'm just getting over round two of it...hoping that's the end of it.)

one + one said...

Dardi, she is beyond precious!

Shonni said...

Funny post...her cuteness sure comes across on the computer...she is ADORABLE!

Christie said...

Lol, love it! Sorry my laugh for the day had to be at your expense!

She's beautiful, by the way!!!

Love you!

Sharon said...

Oh, my goodness...she is SO cute!!!

Amy said...

The word cuteness doesn't even BEGIN to describe it. ;0) Love you and miss you and so getting that sleep deprived thing with you- even at a year old! LOL

Karen said...

She's beautiful! My son managed to hit a wall that way one time... :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...like Christie, I'm soooo sorry my first laugh for the day has to come at your expense! She is so beautiful!

Have fun! Love, Nancy

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

She is soooo yummy!!! :) he he he

Sharla said...

That's too funny! She's already got a sense of humour! I'm sure that the Social Worker took it as an example of how you react under pressure and that you impressed her completely!!!

P.S. What a cute girl she is!

Kimmie said...

Congratulation...she is a tiny little bundle of perfect beauty.

Projectile ppop...this is a new one to me too! lol.

Hope you are feeling better Dardi. Praying for healing and strength for you!

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted