Seriously, a girl?

Derrick always seems to draw attention, especially from the ladies. Tonight in the grocery store was no exception. However, he was obviously posing as someone else. People kept talking to him, making comments about him to the other person they were with, and even saying, "What a precious little girl!"


A girl?

He had on a blue shirt and had a blue blanket over his legs.

Actually, this is the shirt he had on. Now, maybe the stars look like polka dots? Maybe it's a little girly?

Maybe it's the hair.  But let me tell you, if it's the hair, there's not a thing I can do about that! LOL!  There is one chunky row of hair straight across the crown of his head that will not lay down.  At all.  If it's dry, it's standing at attention!

And that's just the way it is.  Yes, we could cut it, but I'm not ready for him to have a hair cut.  It won't solve the sticking up problem anyway, it will just stand straight up shorter, that's all.  I actually think it's really cute.

But I assure you, if he were a girl, he would have large bows in all that crazy hair!

It really doesn't bother me that people mistake him a girl.  I know sometimes it's hard to tell.  I truly take no offense to it at all.  I think it's funny that he seems to get so much attention.

Anyway, this past weekend we went to Tennessee to see Nana, Aunt Shirley and Uncle Gary.  We had a lot of fun hanging out with them.

Yep, Nana was trying to fix his hair!

We met Stephanie and Kevin on Saturday and did some shopping.  It was fun to see them again, and D was especially glad to see Kevin.

They have a strange 'stinky face' bond.

We went to Chili's after shopping all day, and Derrick enjoyed himself. 

 I cleaned, and cleaned, and cleaned this table.
It bothered me to no end that he was putting his food on it, but...

Derrick insisted that we order the Molten Lava Cake since he's allowed to eat table food now.  I'm pretty sure this is not what Dr. Bonnett had in mind, but he said to give him whatever he would eat!  The kid likes sweets!!

As much as he enjoyed dessert at Chili's, D is still concerned about something...

"Do I really look like a girl?"

P.S. Would you please keep our friend Parker in your prayers? Some of you may remember us mentioning that Justin's sister had a friend, Amy, who was expecting a little boy named Parker in August. They were told that Parker had fluid on his brain and they were worried about the development of his corpus callosum. After birth, they found out that Parker's brain was fine (a complete miracle!), but he has quite a few VSDs (Ventricular Septal Defects, aka holes in his heart). Parker was hospitalized Friday because he has been struggling to gain weight, and has recently lost weight. He will be having surgery in early December, but will most likely be hospitalized until his surgery. I've enjoyed getting to know his mom over the last few weeks, and I know that this is scary and stressful for all of them right now. Please go by and visit Parker's blog and keep him and his family in your prayers!


  1. He looks like a boy, but I know he is a boy! He is a handsome little guy!!! I love his funny face!!!! It made me laugh. He is getting so big. And I am thinking that the doc did not mean ice cream, but if he eats it that is all that matters. Ice Cream and all!!!!
    Heart Hugs, Love, and Blessings, Jessica

  2. I think he looks like a little boy, an adorable little boy at that. You're right, sometimes it is hard to tell, but when you have them dressed in blue with blue stuff, it looks like someone would take a hint. Just the same, hopefully, you won't have to worry about that again.

  3. Carter is just so darn cute but I do think he looks like a boy. Wyatt was always mistaken as a girl when he was first born but he was dressed in yellow a lot....since everyone had purchased neutral clothing for him before he was born. LOL!!

    Glad he is enjoying the "good stuff" and hopefully that will help him pack on some pounds before his next surgery!


    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  4. He is such an adorable Lil Boy!! People are so silly sometimes...My girls both were called boys because neither of them had any hair at all for quite some time and then Zeb who had hair and cute lil curls was called a girl and clearly would be in all boy gear...it was so strange!! Enjoyed your pics as usual..loved the expressions he makes...he is a sweetheart!!! We will keep Parker in our prayers!!

    Rhonda ~

  5. Derrick looks like a boy to me, a handsome little guy at that!!!

    Oh, I love the sweets too... Derrick is too cute in the pics, the hair is too funny!!

    Sending you LOTS of WARM **Heart Hugs**!!!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,
    Lauren (22yr. old w/Tricuspid Atresia aka HRHS)

    Blog: www.laurensheart.blogspot.com

  6. He certainly is a handsome guy. His hair reminds me of when my Jonathan was younger -- his hair went everywhere and when it finally got long enough that it didn't, it was easier to understand how people mistakenly thought he was a girl.

  7. Oh he just doens't look like a girl AT ALL. Too funny because Ryan was often mistaken for a boy because she had no hair. HAHA. Even dressed in all pink and purple. Looks like that dessert is a good way for D to put on some pounds before surgery. Keep up the good work D!!!

  8. BOY. People are dumb! Why do they feel the need to talk to you about your kid in the first place?? (Huge pet peeve of mine!) :) He is adorable!

  9. He is totally all boy, and one handsome one at that!!! Happy Thanksgiving!



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