[for those who don't have small children, anything over 2-alarm generally requires changing at least one layer of clothing in addition to the diaper; a 5-alarm will usually require a full new outfit and possibly a bath. With a 6-alarm, you have a baby that has managed to poop every piece of clothing he's wearing...including socks and shoes!...AND manage to poop papa's clothing, too, necessitating a change of pants for the parent]
The beagles were NOT helpful in this incident.
Ah, well...having resolved said crisis (and now wearing sweat pants), we can return to our normal July 4th festivities (including gaming, designing, and blogging). Without further complaint, may I hasten to add!