Some days you just know its gong to be one of those days.
Where do I begin? I chose this picture of my sweet Bella because I can't help but smile when I see it. The first time I discovered that this little girl had dimples, my heart just soared. I don't know if you can tell but she has several dimples. Love them. Love her. I just look at her and I want to just pinch her to make sure she is real. I think God does this on purpose. I remember this with the older kids. I still feel it with a teenager...where they can drive you crazy and then give you an "Aw shucks, mom" smile and you just melt. Have I mentioned that Bella is incredibly capable. Sometimes she forgets that she is 4. Sometimes I think she thinks that she could grab the keys to the car and run a quick errand for me....
Yesterday was a crummy, cold, and rain day. The day started off with a doggy accident on a white rug that thankfully was not too bad. I should have known that it was going to be that kind of day, a day of serving on my knees. By mid afternoon, I had all the kids home plus a couple of extras. I also was gearing up to go into work (at Williams Sonoma) that evening. It was a book reading, movie watching, and game playing kind of day. All the kids were spread out around the house, upstairs, downstairs, basement. Bella was playing off and on with all of them at some time. So about an hour before I have to leave for work, I discover my sweet baby had used a whole roll (one of those triple rolls) of toilet paper to wipe her bum...and let me just reiterate that bum is TINY. So I start to tackle that "problem." At some point I realize that Eliza must be showering (she worked a horse camp). And then I am thinking...wow, I need to talk to her about her 45 minute shower!!! So I started getting a little heated about how long of a shower she was taking and was going to go knock on her bathroom door. I must have been really stewing because I walked up the stairs not even noticing water on the floor. Once upstairs...I find that it is in fact Bella who has decided "to become Ariel of little mermaid" and in fact flooded the bathroom and had added a waterfall element to our first floor. So I spent the rest of the time before work...cleaning, drying, and cutting the ceiling open so that it will dry and we can fix it... It sounds like the house was chaotic. It actually wasn't. Chaos might have been better. All this to remind my cherub in that picture above...that she still needs mommy's help doing some things.
**** all our paperwork is out of our hands. Now we wait to hear that it is in fact in ET. And bring on that referral. What's one more sweet baby to clean up after? :)