Monday, April 10, 2006
To squeak or not to squeak, that is the question!
! Snuggle Bug's favorite pair of shoes are his Mickey Mouse sandals. It's not Mickey Mouse that makes them so alluring, he could care less about that. What he loves is the fact that they squeak when he walks!

These sandals were a gift. The first time I put them on him and then stood him up on his feet, they squeaked and he was amazed. He stomped one foot and they squeaked again! Then, he did a little happy dance and got so excited with all the squeaking he produced! He spent the rest of the day contently toddling around the house, squeaking as he went. At least we knew where to find him, right? Thankfully by the time these sandals become too annoying, he'll have outgrown them. Right now, they're just darned cute! The joy that he gets from wearing them is adorable.

Snuggle Bug has another pair of sandals that I think are pretty darned cute as well, and they matched one of new his outfits so, to get him ready for church yesterday morning, I dressed him in the outfit and put on his froggy sandals. He didn't seem to mind my choice, until I stood him up. As he walked away, his expression became puzzled. He stopped, lifted one foot, and stomped it once and then again. The second time he stomped in frustration. He turned and gave me accusing look. I knew what he was thinking, 'Where's the squeak?!'

I told him, "Sorry baby, those sandals don't squeak but they match your outfit better." I couldn't very well take him to church in squeaky sandals! The priest would have a conniption, can you imagine?! Snuggle Bug threw me a disdainful look and left the room without looking back.

After mass and brunch, we came home and he wanted to play outside. I took pity on him and took the froggy sandals off and put his squeaky ones on. To assuage my guilt for making him wear the non-squeaky shoes in the first place, despite his obvious disappointment, I even let him play with the garden hose and get all wet. He was quite pleased! Toddlers are so much fun!
12:54 PM

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Catch said...

I have read your entire blog tonight....what a beautiful story!! And you tell it so well! What a beautiful little boy he is!! God bless all 3 of you.

At 6:00 PM, Blogger kpjara said...

You really do tell your story so wonderfully! and I'm not kidding when I say how much hope it gives me. Thank you.


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It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)
(Part 7)
(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)

Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
PS-MAPP class homework assignment
Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!

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