Friday, August 22, 2008

In A Tight Spot

Last summer when my Mom was here we did a LOT of shopping. The biggest task was to get Hattie's new big girl room ready so that her old room could be used for the nursery for the new baby. We were just beginning to feel confident that we were going to get to adopt Kim's baby, whom we knew was a girl. A girl we named Sophie Lee. So we set out to give Hattie a room to fit her personality and celebrate all she is!!!

One day, while we were shopping Hattie spotted a little something in Babies-R-Us that she wanted. And I do mean a LITTLE something. And my mom, being the overindulging Grandma that we all know and love, bought it for her.

That "little something" was a kangaroo Halloween costume.

We looked for it in her size, but the biggest we could find was a 6 month size. SIX MONTHS!!! Sophie - under EXTREME protest from Hattie, wore it for all of 10 minutes on Halloween. Just long enough to take the picture above. Since then (and even before then) Hattie has taken full ownership of the stinking thing.

And then today we were hanging out having a "pajama day" - one of those days when we go nowhere and do nothing ALL DAY LONG! It is one of our favorite things to do!!! (The only thing better than PJ Friday, is PJ Saturday - when Daddy can join us!!) Sophie was down for a nap and Hattie was amusing herself and I was working on a project for church (ps - writing a short version of your own testimony is H.A.R.D!!). Suddenly, Hattie came up to me and asked for help. She was trying to put the kangaroo costume on! She had her feet in it and wanted help getting her arms in.

I giggled and tried to explain that it was too small for her, that it was for a baby and she was a big girl. I told her I could not help her because there was no way she was gonna get the costume on.

A few minutes later she came up asking for help again. This time her arms were in (creating a wedgie to be reckoned with!!!) and she wanted help putting her head in. Again I told her it was too small and I could not help her. Undaunted, she just kept trying, and eventually got her head stuck half in and half out. As I was trying to get her head OUT, she found an opportunity to put it all the way IN. She was so proud that she started dancing around and I fell on the floor laughing. Here is what I saw ...

And THIS is how proud of herself she was ...

Then I asked her to show me her tail ...

I think my favorite part - other than the fact that she is sticking her little hiney straight up in the air - is the nightie sticking out of the back.

On a side note, Steve called in the middle of all of this and I was laughing so hard it took about ten minutes to explain - in a language that he could understand - what was happening!!

I am still CRYING from laughing so hard!

Aaaaaaaahhhhhh, I LOVE this girl!

3 of ya left some love:

Kate said...

Cute pics.


Get out here NOW!!!

I'm miserable! This stinks 'cause I'm pretty much all by myself.

Jenn said...

Way too funny! She looks adorable in it though.

Sue Cramer said...

Those are hysterical! The one in the air made me laugh out loud!