The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Gelli Baff

We got a wonderful surprise from my sister and her husband (I have to get used to saying that now!) today. Gelli Baff ooey pink bath goo. (They picked it up in Montreal on their honeymoon.)

The kiddinkidinks couldn't wait to get it going. Slightly reminiscent of a high school chemistry experiment, there was a precise recipe and timing to follow. First you MEASURE the bath water (40 liters or 10.5 gallons). Then add the goo-powder, wait 2 minutes, and stir.Once it's all stirred in, you get in!It sticks to you in little globules that the kiddinkies described as being like ice cubes. I think they may have meant crushed ice, but I dipped my feet in and because it was warm, the ice analogy just didn't work on me.Poor Peapod. I didn't know how her hair would react to this goop, so I covered it in plastic wrap (wish I would have had a shower cap or swim cap lying around!) and told her to be careful not to get goo on it.
Punk, on the other hand, had free access and was thrilled with the opportunity to get more intimate with the glop.Look at it clinging to that short hair! And, it got in his ears! He said he was having trouble hearing! Wonder what it sounds like when you have bright pink globs of bath goo in your ears?Even with her restrictions, Pea certainly had a good time!And, then, Punk went for the whole enchilada--dipped his whole face in. Some got in his mouth and he really didn't like that (the box says it's okay, it'll just dissolve in your tummy), but c'est la vie.

In case you're wondering, there is dissolver included in the package. Add the magic disintegration powder and the globs melt/shrink away and the bright pink water goes right down the drain. A proper bath/shower followed. :)


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

Talk To Me

I blog for myself and my kids and I would do it even if no one else cared, but I do like to hear from you (and think it's a wee bit creepy of you to voyeurize us without my knowing it). So, please leave a comment from time to time, or email me anytime at Much obliged, I'm sure.

Get Free Stuff!

Search & Win

Where You're From

Stalkers, Caught Red-Handed!

Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued