78 In Life

We Were Late to T-Ball

As I gathered our belongings for t-ball and laced up Morgan’s cleats I asked, “Girls, where is Rover? I thought he was in here playing with you.”

“We don’t know where he is!”

So I looked high and low.

And then I found him.


Looks like he put shaving cream everywhere but where he needed it…  I spy a 5 o’clock shadow on his upper lip. Needless to say, we were a little late to t-ball.

Red Rover, Red Rover someone please send the clean up crew right over.

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  • katiep
    April 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    haha he is too cute! that’s hilarious 🙂

  • donna good
    April 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    what a great moment!

  • monique
    April 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    absolutely hilarious…you have your camara at the best times 🙂

  • Anna
    April 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    look at that sweet face!

  • Jennifer
    April 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Funny, Funny!

  • Courtney
    April 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    This is hysterical. I can laugh about it because it’s happened to me as well.

  • Sara
    April 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Oh my word…he is covered! What a doll, I’m glad you captured that moment on your camera. Mine recently ate crayons (!!) and I wish I had taken a photo, but at the time I was shocked and focused on keeping her crayon covered hands off of my upholstered furniture!

  • Mary Beth
    April 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Another rite of passage for Mamas and their baby boys… takes me back to what we refer to as the ‘Peanut Butter’ incident at our house!

  • Denise
    April 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    this picture is priceless! This will be a good one to show at his rehearsal dinner one day.

  • Cat Moore
    April 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    awww, I’m so glad I was online and got to see this. it really made my night. I would have laughed my head off! It reminds me of my friend’s little boy (about the same age) that was “hiding”. Oh, she found him alright….with monistat and toothpaste ALL over him! In his hair and all…..

  • wendy
    April 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    At least he was in the shower so maybe clean up was a little easier??

  • runningtwig
    April 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That picture is adorable!!

  • Libby
    April 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Oh my! that is hilarious. sweet memories. 🙂

  • Shea Ford
    April 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    How could that sweet face ever get in trouble?!?!?!

  • Devon
    April 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    My favorite part is that his expression reads “what? is there a problem?” love kids. they make every single day absolutely hilarious.

  • Christie
    April 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    How cute! When my oldest daughter, Tyler, was about two, I found her covered head-to-to with almost a whole container of that really thick Eucerin cream. It was also all over her carpet. That was not fun to get out!! At least shaving cream should wash off easily!

  • alison g. (brazil)
    April 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Oh my goodness! Hey, at least he was already in the shower, right?

  • Mrs. B.
    April 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    My heavens, what a beautiful boy!
    (And I love Sally Clarkson and her Mission/Ministry of Motherhood books.) 🙂

  • rustic rooster interiors
    April 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Gotta love moments like that… Classic!


  • melissa stover
    April 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    i’m so glad you stopped to get a picture of that. he’s adorable covered in cream.

  • CeCe
    April 13, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    haha I love this pic!! So cute! There’s no way that sweet face ever gets in trouble… 🙂

  • Jules
    April 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

    He gets +100 points for being smart enough to keep it in the shower. He is so, so, cute. 🙂

  • barbara
    April 14, 2010 at 12:16 am

    haha, that seems to be one thing all little ones have to do one time in their life, at least he did it in the shower, you ‘only’ had to turn the water on.
    when my twin girls were about two years old they spilled a whole bottle of johnson babyshampoo on the lino bathroom floor, it took all my towels and cloths to clean it up. it just wouldn’t stop foaming and was slippery like an ice rink. now with hindsight i think it’s funny, i wasn’t so amused at the time.
    cute photo anyway…

  • bg
    April 14, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Both the “slather up” and “batter up” are wonderful pics and memories of and for your family. LOL

  • mary katharine
    April 14, 2010 at 6:07 am


  • Brittan
    April 14, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Oh no! His striped pants looked like blood, like maybe he had gotten a hold of a razor too! Bless his little heart, boys are a hand full aren’t they!?!

  • Laura
    April 14, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Love it! I’ve said it before but Rover is an absolute cutie! And how could you do anything but laugh with that sweet, innocent little face!

  • Bryn
    April 14, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Too cute! I always wonder what you (or any mom) tells their kids when they do something bad but want to take a picture. I’ve thought about what I’d do as a mom… I think I’d say “I have to take a picture to show Santa how naughty you were!” heheh.

  • Montye
    April 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I’m sorry but that is just too cute! Laughing out loud!!! What a great way to start my morning ;o)

  • Tammie
    April 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

    OMG!!! I am new to your blog but this picture is SO Cute. My little boy (now 24) looked a lot like your little one and this is so something that I would have found him doing. It looks like a picture that you find in a magazine. I just Laughed out loud. Precious. Thanks for sharing it. Even though you were late these memories are worth every late moment.

  • Lee-Anne Fenwick
    April 14, 2010 at 8:05 am

    That will be a GREAT picture for his wedding video someday!!!!! :):) LOVE IT…..and the fact that you made time to grab your camera!!! 🙂

  • mommasissy
    April 14, 2010 at 8:08 am


  • Gina
    April 14, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I love your posts! They are hilarious and I love the Rover ones!! Such a little boy! I love it! 🙂

  • Tina
    April 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly they can make such a huge mess of themselves! haha. Too cute!

  • Melanie Gore
    April 14, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I remember those days of my now 16 yr. old son getting into stuff. Lipstick was the thing that I kept cleaning up:) Precious those days are.

  • marcie
    April 14, 2010 at 9:09 am

    That baby is precious…Love that face.

  • Bailey@peppermintbliss
    April 14, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Pete’s my mom just gifted me with 4 disks of videos from the time he and his brother were 2 and 4 until about middle school and I have spent DAYS watching them. Oh the mischief little boys get themselves into. And they are just too darn cute when they do it! I hope you take some videos to accompany your gorgeous pics, because if she is anything like me, Rovers future wife would LOVE to hear his sweet little voice once he is all growed up!

  • Lauren
    April 14, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Adorable! He is such a cutie!

  • kendall boggs
    April 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love him (please let Evey marry him!)!!! Just wanted to let you know as one of your sponsors that I’m giving a painting away on my blog. (hope you don’t mind me posting this) It’s a “Random Act of Kindness” blog. Hope all will pass it on!!!

  • beki
    April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

    At least he was in the shower…he could have been on the sofa. He and Ava should never ever be left alone!!

  • Maggie @ Living the Life of Riley
    April 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Ha, ha! I love this post. My son has many Rover tendencies too! And they are so sweet all you can do is laugh.

  • Melise
    April 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

    OMG! Hysterical! Love it!

  • Meredith
    April 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

    What a mess he is!! I love it!!

  • Kristen
    April 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Ahhh, this is too funny!! Thanks for sharing with us all. This is going to be a hilarious picture to break out and show Rover in 10 years!!

  • stephanie
    April 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

    SO cute!

  • Kathy
    April 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hilarious! Make sure your razors are hidden…that step may be next on his list!

  • Sarah
    April 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    So cute!! What a curious little man…

  • Amber
    April 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    gotta love boys!

  • Susan
    April 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I love your blog. How do you get all these comments. I usually get 1 maybe two, but most of the time 0. What am I doing wrong?

  • Melissa
    April 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    THat is precious even though I can only imagine what a mess it was.

  • angela
    April 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I promise when I saw the title I thought “Oh no. What did Rover do?” Precious as always!

  • Kellie
    April 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Haha 🙂 Hopefully it was easy cleanup, since it was in the shower!

  • Shelley
    April 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    LOL! At least he was in the shower…

    Thanks for all the Strawberry ideas, I’ll be getting right to some jam making!!!

  • Katie
    April 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    How fun!

  • Jen
    April 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Oh, no! I’ve learned that lesson. When things get eerily quiet in the house, you know they’re up to something. 🙂

  • Rebekah
    April 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    How cute!!! You can almost picture his thoughts “What?!”

    Why is it always when you are on your way out ?


  • Dianne
    April 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Adorable! Really, he is just soooooo cute. How could you ever stay mad at him?

  • Ashley
    April 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Made me think of my twin boys…at least he contained himself to the shower. I got a full bottle of shampoo on my hardwood floors here. It was a bear to clean up…water just made suds!

  • alston
    April 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    too cute! that precious little face — how do you ever keep a straight face around him?

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    April 15, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I could write this same post and title it, “We completely missed Sunday School” but my little guy decided to empty the container of green soap all over the floor, his OUTFIT, and into his eyes. I think Jesus forgave us for being late. We DID make it to church afterall… and we needed it. 🙂

  • wendy
    April 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

    This is so precious and brings back great memories.

  • Pink Wallpaper
    April 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

    stop it!! that is too funny….

  • Beki - TheRustedChain
    April 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

    That’s the past three years of my life, right there. I’ve had an ongoing series on my blog called “Adventures of a Bad Baby”. It’s amazing the stuff he’s found to get into!

    Now that he’s three, the messes are slowing a bit thank goodness.
    Except for last week when he put rocks in the gas tank of our car… but other than that it’s getting better… Ha!

  • Becky Arnold
    April 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Love the site. Haven’t seen you at Simply Unique lately. Lots of great things going on there, especially the new applique class. You would love it. Learn how to make your own more complicated appliques.

  • Megan DiVito
    April 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    How do you even get mad at that sweet face! Your children are so stinkin cute I can’t stand it!!

  • Sam
    April 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Hey there. I have read your blog for a while now, and I love it, but have never left a comment. I actually live in the FL panhandle which is how I found your sister’s website and then yours. I have twin girls, 5 yrs. I just registered them for 1st grade and requested separate classes. Now I am feeling awful about it, but I know it is for the best. I know this is random, but I was hoping to get some advice from you. You and your sis seem so close which is what I want for mine, but I want them to be individuals too. Ugh. Why doesn’t parenting come w/ a handbook!? Sorry for the random post, esp. since it is my first! Your children are absolutely adorable. I love reading about your going-ons! Have a great weekend!!

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses
    April 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This just put the biggest smile on my face! Ohmygoodness. How adorable!


  • Janna
    April 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Oh this is hilarious! Love that look in his eyes: “I didn’t do it!”

  • Sherri
    April 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm


  • Kristy Dorminy
    April 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    That is sooo funny!!! We have had those moments at our house, too. Glad you took a picture!

  • Becky
    April 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    He reminds me so much of my youngest nephew Henry. He is the youngest of five!

  • Ruth Ann
    April 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Oh, the memories! Almost 8 years ago, I had a 22 month old and a newborn. While I was nursing, the ‘big boy’ emptied an almost full bottle of Johnson’s baby lotion. His little brown legs and arms and belly and blond hair and carpet were covered! I had enough sense about me to grab my camera and capture it. I can smile when I look at the sheepish look on his face even though I was exasperated that day. Enjoy them and the chaos.

  • lisa
    April 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

    LOVE IT…and can totally sympathize.
    Hang in there, it only gets worse. 😉

  • Jennifer
    April 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

    so glad he didn’t decide to track down a razor and shave!!! priceless memories, worth the extra time and hassle…
    have a great weekend!

  • Abby Maddox
    April 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Where did the rest of this post go???

  • Sally
    April 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hilarious! We had a very similar incident with Vaseline head-to-toe!

    Moral. With toddlers…NEVER trust a quiet house!

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  • Kristin
    April 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I had a situation similar to that recently only powder was the agent of choice and the culprit was chillin’ in his nursery.