The “Over The Moon” Watch: Mariska Hargitay Edition

April 6, 2011 / Posted by:

Didn’t Mariska Hargitay get today’s memo that she can’t spit out an Over the Moon violation unless she has felt the heat of Luna’s back as the two jump over the friend of her choice wearing a moon costume? Well, technically the OTM didn’t leap off of Mariska’s tongue. It came from her 4-year-old son August’s mouth, which is actually worse. This is what our pre-schools are teaching our children? They teach them how to abuse the moon?

August better eat a bar of soap and put $20 (inflation) in the swear jar, because that is the worst swear phrase of all swear phrases! And while August is doing that, LOOK AT THE BABY!!!!

A blind item might have found its answer, because Mariska Hargitay announced to People that she and her husband Peter Hermann adopted a tiny babyling from the United States last week. They have named her Amaya Josephine. All the details from People including August’s double slap to the moon:

“I’m deliriously happy,” Hargitay, 47, tells PEOPLE. “From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”

“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” she adds. “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here.”

And there’s one family member who’s more excited than anyone: Hargitay’s 4-year-old son, August.

“He is over the moon,” says the actress. “He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”

Baby Amaya looks like a little wise baby you’d find nestled at the foot of a tree after a long journey. You’d crawl up to her, practically dying of thirst and she’d throw out a life lesson before passing you a puff from a pipe. Amaya is probably so calm, because she’s saving her excitement and energy for when Uncle Christopher Meloni presses her against his warm chesticles.

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