Monday, May 18, 2009

2 year old photos

We brought Scarlett to have her 2 year old photos taken this afternoon. Check out this ham! I couldn't believe how good she was. Her behavior recently has been - [ahem] - questionable at times. She absolutely loved the attention she was getting from the photographers. And how cute does she look?! This outfit was a birthday present from Scarlett's Great Grandparents in Burlington, Ontario and Scarlett loves it! Why wouldn't she? It's as pink as it can be!Unfortunately...I'm not quite prepared for Scarlett to look as old as she does in these photos. When did she turn into a kid?! What happened to my baby?! (Whew...I'm okay. I'm going to be okay. Sigh.)
Going to have these photos taken was our first family outing as a family of four and not three. Here we are with two car seats in the back seat. Let's just say it will take some getting used to.We had sent Scarlett to daycare with cupcakes for her birthday, not realizing that they wouldn't have devoured them by 2:45 when we picked her up. Joe ran into the center to get her, and while he was gone Holden started crying - most likely because the car had stopped moving. Scarlett came out of the center being carried by Joe and she was understandably upset that they hadn't eaten her birthday "cupcapes" yet. She kept saying "cupcapes...cupcapes" in the saddest little voice you could ever possibly imagine. She started crying even harder when she heard Holden crying because she doesn't quite understand yet that sometimes babies just cry for no apparent reason. Then, and I'm embarassed to admit, I started crying because I was overwhelmed with guilt that we had sent Bubsy to school with special birthday "cupcapes" and then picked her up before she even got to share them. (I still feel guilty...but rest assured, they're going to have them tomorrow instead.) So...off to a great start. Three out of the four of us are crying and we're not even out of the parking lot yet.
The picture taking itself obviously went really well, but then I had to go to Target to get some new sleepers for Holden. (Why does it seem like you can be perfectly prepared with what seems like hundreds of outfits for a newborn and all it takes is one horrific pooping incident to wipe out an entire wardrobe in a matter of 3 hours?!) Joe and Scarlett went to look at toys and Holden and I went to look at baby stuff. We're all good. We can do this 2 kid thing, right? About 7 minutes later Joe came to find me at the exact second I went looking for him. We met right smack in the middle and both said exactly the same thing "Holden/Scarlett pooped and I really have to pee." A family of four that have all just immediately gone or immediately have to go to the bathroom.
Can I just say that the person who invented the family bathroom is a true GENIUS.
Oh...we've used it before and have always enjoyed the spacious and convenient family bathroom, but man, yesterday that bathroom got so much use I honestly felt like we lived there for a good 28.5 minutes. 2 toilet uses, 5 handwashes, and 2...no - make that 3 diapers changes later - we left for home.
So there it is folks. Our first family outing accurately documented for your enjoyment. We're all going to be just fine. As long as the car never stops moving, Bubsy's dressed in pink, and no one gets poop on their hands.

4 comments:

Kate said...

hey, they always say the first major family outing is the most exhausting, right? it will get easier/calmer/less poopy, i swear. really. the fact that you did all that at all amazes me.

ps-the puppy farm (not to be confused with a puppy mill) idea? i'm IN. let's do it (and then our children can all run around together-poopy or not, who cares?!-and be friends! yes, please.)

Pokolodi said...

I feel like a terrible friend for admitting this, but I laughed from start to finish with this one. (Said the woman with one child). I used to get so grossed out by poop stories before I had a kid, but now it's my absolute favorite topic.

Scarlett looks SO cute and SOOO big in those pictures! I can't believe how still and cooperative she was! Amazing!

simpleyetcomplicated said...

Hi there, fun reading this post.. reminds me of my first family outing of 4 too.. Chaotic like urs.. but i am glad we did it... I have 2 boys which about the same age as ur little Scarlett and Holden. Fun to read blogs of mother who writes bout the journey of their motherhood.. it reminds me at real low times that other mommies are doing it.. so i can do it too...

simpleyetcomplicated said...

Hi there, fun reading this post.. reminds me of my first family outing of 4 too.. Chaotic like urs.. but i am glad we did it... I have 2 boys which about the same age as ur little Scarlett and Holden. Fun to read blogs of mother who writes bout the journey of their motherhood.. it reminds me at real low times that other mommies are doing it.. so i can do it too...