"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

October 3, 2011

Only Us.

The First Birthday Party for Camille has come and gone! We celebrated her birthday on October 1st and let me tell ya how it started off:

Everything went perfectly except for this one small, "minor" mishap.

20 Minutes before arrival of guests, Patrick was tending to Camille while I was placing the finishing touches on all the decor.

Camille began playing in this:

And popped one of these in her mouth:

which caused this:

And as a result, Patrick had to perform this:

Causing Camille to have one of these:

AND- it all ended with Christy feeling like this:

I'am in NO WAY making lite of the situation... okay, maybe I'am- BUT if there is ANYTHING I have learned over the span of this last year: 
Laugh to keep from Crying, Laugh to keep from Crying, Laugh to keep from Crying. 

I so look forward to the time when Camille doesn't put every single object she finds in her mouth! This child snarls at a green bean approaching her lips but will find a dead bug on the floor and chomp on it like its flippin' Filet Minon!  I look forward to a time when Camille has great footing and doesn't fall head first into the wall... I look forward to a time when she has the reasoning to say to herself, "Hmmm, that's not such a good idea". 
I hate to say I'm rushing this BABY stage- But, I AM! Right now, she's a walking hazard and it is beyond stressful trying to be there every.single.time she needs me to soften her fall, slap that bug out of her hand before it enters her mouth or be on stand-by to perform the Baby Heimlich Maneuver on a whim if need be!

It's all very, very intimidating and overwhelming!

AND- this need to save her from all harm's way will NEVER EVER go away no matter how old she gets... Will it?!
Birthday Post is coming soon... as SOON as I have the chance. In the meantime, click HERE to see the pictures from Camille's Birthday Photo Session!

1 comment:

Katie S Campbell said...

Love this post! I mean, hate that it happeded, but of course it did!!