Baby's One!

Where did the time go?! This year seems to have moved much faster than years past. It feels like we were just chilling on the couch with a tiny ball of pudge that is Eleni. Alas, now she runs around in her diaper and open hand smacks anything that moves while eating cheese off the floor with her besties, the cats. So here’s a profile of Eleni this year…

One Year Old

Name: Eleni (Eleni-Moo, Monkey, Lain-Ee, GG, Baby)
Favorite Song: “I Was Made for Loving You” by KISS.
Favorite Food: Fruit, Gummy Bears, and Meow Mix.
Least Favorite Food: Bread textured anything.
Favorite Activities: Smacking anything that moves, climbing, getting into any water source, and eating.
Hates: Robot spiders, anyone touching Mom, and being stationary.
Future Aspiration: Cat thieving rock climber.

To celebrate her first year of life, we took Baby to the Detroit Zoo to point and screech at the animals till her heart’s content. She also had a great time throwing everything out of the wagon, which bystanders were awesome enough to alert us to, or just put it back. One such wagon ride alerted us to something unusual looking up ahead on the sidewalk.

A Dad was laying in the grass next to the sidewalk with two of his three kids, but the one black sheep, who was probably around 5 years old had snuck off behind his back and was now squatting, bare-assed, over the sidewalk trying to poop. We were all laughing quite hysterically. Not the childless woman in front of us.

“Is he…” she almost couldn’t believe her eyes, “HE’S POOPIN’!” Shock, horror, disgust all registering in her voice at once. “EXCUSE ME, SIR.” She loudly commanded the father, and every other bystanders, attention to the child, still squeezing.

Either this man was super suave in bizarre situations or this was repeat behavior because he didn’t seem to be in any sort of hurry to stop the horror unfolding before the zoo. I would have jumped about 8 feet in the air and skittered like a cat on ice to cover my kids ass before I had to bag-over-the-hand pick up my kids poop off the sidewalk in front of a bunch of strangers.

I don’t know. Besides adding humor to the day, it worked out well for us. The woman was so impressed or thankful that our kids weren’t also exposing themselves and emptying themselves of all the popcorn and ice cream right in her view, that she gave us her carousel ticket. It was nice. So, here are the fun photos from the day.

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