"Ladies and Jigglemens! Please, start your engines!"
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
You can watch divers feed the sharks..but we didn't time it well so I didn't get pictures of that.
She saw pengiuns and got to feed a Lorikeet. Mommy and Daddy got to pet some sharks (maybe two feet long) but Kerry opted out of that
And an evening swim in the hotel's indoor pool. See the adorable little stuffed baby penguin she's holding? She fell in love with it at the aquarium gift shop, so it came home with her =)
She looks very serious here, but she loved the pool.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Did you know that even a three year old girl can posess such strength of will and sphincter?
Did you know that it's pretty much impossible to force this same three year old girl to sit on a potty chair when she's scared to have a BM?
Did you know that, while "night time absorbency" pull-ups work fine for containing pee, they are not absorbent enough to contain Magnesium Citrate induced poo?
(This photo was taken on Mother's Day at Church..they rolled out the red carpet for the Moms.)
She was sooo miserable..it just broke my heart. Thankfully she finally got relief and feels soooo much better today.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
My dogwood tree was in full bloom recently and was so pretty that I couldn't resist taking a photo. Have I mentioned that I'm loving the new lens I got for Christmas?
And we all know that I also can't resist taking a few photos of my girl....especially when she's having fun.
Isn't it wonderful how a child can completely change your life, in ways big and small. I love that! For Doug and myself, I think it's brought out things in us that we didn't even know existed, and even, I hope, helped lessen some of the more selfish and trivial aspects of ourselves. We're still far from perfect, Lord knows we'll never be. And children quickly learn how to "push our buttons" and show us just how much we often lack in patience, but I really think that having children just grows us in ways that might not be possible without having them...I hope that makes sense. Just another example of what blessings they are.
I've also been thinking of all of the fun, and even not so pretty, things that I've gotten to do since becoming a Mommy. Things like:
Falling in love with a precious baby girl on the other side of the planet.
Spending 30 some-odd hours traveling to China to meet this baby girl, fall even more in love with her, and officially become her Mommy.
Watch my husband take "like a fish to water" to his role as Daddy and fall in love with him all over again.
Try foods like squid, roast duck, and a few things I didn't really recognize , while in China.
Attend a service with other believers, in a C*mmunist country.
Buy multiple pairs of noisy shoes for MY child, something one usually does only for children that don't live with them, ha ha.
Change a "blow out" diaper about 5 hours into a 13 hour nonstop flight at 30,000 feet on a table the size of a shoe-box lid in a restroom the size of a small broom closet.
Worried more about another human being's poo than I ever imagined I would.
Given up control, for the most part, of the television and car CD player to a person smaller than myself...and found myself perfectly okay with that.
Used my childs "Disney Princess" lip gloss when I couldn't find a chap-stick or lip gloss of my own.
Had "I love you" mean something more beautiful than I ever imagined.
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