Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This is my darling baby girl...

Like any parents, we think she's the cutest little girlie ever. I love her chubby little cheeks and how squeezable she is. And even though I complain that she's not growing any hair on top of her head (just a sweet little mullet down the back), I secretly love it because I can fix her hair the same way every day...I'm not that creative.

So, with such a long blogging hiatus (I haven't posted since October), you're probably wondering...why are you posting again? The purpose of this post is to document today's happenings while I'm in a good mood and able to laugh about it all. It helps too that I've read similar stories on everyone else's blogs, so I know we're not alone.

I was determined to have a lovely, stress-free mother's day, so yesterday I made Eric give Jack a haircut and I set out his Sunday clothes so that he would look super handsome on Sunday when the Primary kids sang to their moms (he did so great, by the way. he was beaming and looking so proud, and he actually knew the words to the songs!). Then I chose my favorite dress of Addie's because she looks so cute in it with her chubby little legs and bouncy little pig tails. I even went shopping and bought a frozen dinner so Eric could cook ;)! This morning, I had the kids all dressed and I was just fixing my hair when Eric got home from his meetings. He gets home just in time to pick us up and go back to church. Usually, I'm running a little behind and we are a little late for church, but today I made sure we were all set. I heard Eric ask Jack...Where's Addie? Jack says she's downstairs, and something in me just didn't believe it. I told Eric he better look in our room (which is usually locked, but I didn't lock it again the last time I left because Addie hadn't gone near it all morning). He walked in and I hear a pause and then a calm...Addie, you are in so much trouble. Little missy had emptied a bottle of black paint (non washable) all over the carpet, her dress, shoes, our clean sheets, some other clothes, the wall, the baseboard, and the craft boxes...


Eric managed to get a lot of the paint out of the carpet (which really amazed me...thank you resolve!), and it came out of her shoes too, thank goodness because they are her favorites. But the dress, clothes, and sheets are ruined.

The really frustrating thing is that while we were cleaning up her mess she got into my makeup, then climbed on the kitchen table, then ate my receipts, and on and on. I had to put her in her crib so we could finish cleaning up, and hopefully stay sane. Thank goodness that girl is so dang cute, it makes it easy to love her just as much as we always have.

11 comments:

taryn said...

Oh no! I never would have guessed that Addie would turn out to be such a mischievous girl. Like you said, its a good thing she's so cute!

Shelley said...

Well, I guess Addie made this Mother's Day memorable! You will always be able to say, "Do you remember that one Mother's Day when..." :)

diana said...

Oh bless your heart!!!
I'm right there with you, our little ones are hitting the terrible twos a little early...

caroline said...

Addie-bean?! really?
ok- I'm being totally sarcastic...my girls are just as busy body- mess makers as my boys are. Who would've guessed that sugar and spice could make things not nice:) I guess they are just kids after all and it's just a phase. I applaud you Sare for taking pics- one day we will look back and see the humor in it all :)
happy mother's day!

Becky said...

how funny! Miss Addie is sure a busy little girl! I am glad that you can laugh about it! Hope the rest of your Mothers Day wasn't as eventful!

kjirsten said...

Oh my. Little stinker bean! I'm so sorry Sarie -- I feel your pain. I hate when the messes cost money.

p.s. do you have any Melaleuca sol-u-mel? It might take the paint out of her dress. (Of course it's best when you do it right away, but it's only been a day, so it's worth a shot!)

p.s.s. Cute dress!! Claire has the same one -- but I got it for her to wear next year!

danielle aanerud said...

hahaha, i know it's not funny but she sounds just like amber when she was growing up...mom said she was a tornado! i can't believe she is such a stinker!

blogginscoggins said...

Oh, Addie-bean! Danielle's right - I think my mom has some stories of me ruining lots of things when I was her age - since that was the dress I got Addie, maybe this is my payback! Haha...don't worry - i'm SURE we will be able to reploace the dress somehow ; )

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Oh man!! That's one rough mothers day morning! I love that you can laugh about it. It makes me think of Carrie's story of Griff and the red lipstick all over her room. I hope the rest of your mothers day was more fun :)

Kristi said...

I'm glad to read this post because it sounds very similar to my everyday life! Will is a monster! Disaster after another, day in and day out. Climbing, standing, jumping on everything. The messes are endless. So I feel your pain. And it is a very good thing that they are cute because I'd probably go crazy! Glad that the paint mostly came out. I have hot pink stains from cupcake icing strung a good 2 feet across the living room floor where Will ate 2 cupcakes on Mother's Day when I was not paying attention. They WILL NOT come out. Oy...

Good luck to you! And me! And all the other stressed moms out there! :)

Carrie said...

oh my gosh! i don't know if i could have been as calm as you guys were. good job! that is so sad. i hope the rest of your day went well. i think god made kids SO cute to make it a little easier for the parents to stay calm in these situations.