Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Off to CA for Christmas

Goodbye snow, hello Kyle.

My last homage to Idaho:

Someone gifted these to Ada. 15 pairs!!!!!! Yes--those are socks with beads crocheted around the edges. Only in Idaho.

Let me know if you want a pair.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ada And Her Boots

This was the first time she tried them on and I was worried I'd have to return them--for obvious reasons. Luckily she has since mastered the fine art of the red boot.

P.S. Ada is a good sport. Good thing because she gets laughed at pretty much all day.
P.P.S. Jessie--please leave a comment about her bum foot.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ada Sort of Went Sledding

We are rill clazzy here in Idaho. Plastic bags on Ada's legs due to our lack of actual snow appropriate wear, my dad's old, gross, blood-splattered hunting sled, my awesome borrowed boots straight from 1985, etc, etc...
The putting on of the plastic bags. Which she didn't really need because a fall would probably land her on her butt. Duh.
All bundled up with Sweetie.
The infamous "sled". We did put towels down to shield her from the blood.
I think she enjoyed it.

There are three animals in this pic and a dog right off camera. Ada Heaven.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ada's First Santa

This was as close as she would happily get.

Ada's new obsession--her new red snow boots. She's been wearing them non-stop since we took her sledding for the first time two days ago (post to come soon).

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Back To Idaho

Land of the 3 dollar movie and 35 dollar pedicure.
Goodbye New York City. I'm not at all sad to be missing my 7th Christmas with you. I'll see you later--after all the crowds die down and make it pleasant once again for the locals.
We're starting out in Salt Lake and Midway and ending in California. I love Utah. I really do.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some Light, After Breakfast Reading

Speaking of light reading, check out Kyle's most recent blogpost.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Goats! Goats! Goats!

Went to the Central Park Children's Zoo this afternoon and this happened.
Yup--it appears that this one will be an animal lover. It's sort of inevitable. I guess my genes are stronger than Kyle's after all (obviously it's a competition).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Is The Way The French Do It

Trust me, this is worth a watch. Ada is so...forward.

My favorite move is the forceful neck grab the second go around.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Everything Out And Ada In

And looking very orange. Not sure if it's the camera, the lighting or all the carrots and sweet potatoes she's been eating.

Ada has a cold. AGAIN. But what are you supposed to do? Quarantine your kid for the entire season? It's starting to sound like a legitimate option.

We've been spending a lot of time inside the last few days and have been missing out on the beautiful weather. This is driving both of us a titch crazy--hence the creative shenanigans.

How do you know you are a city dwelling mother? You take a shower with a puke-soaked blanket because you can't think of any other way to get it clean. Yeah--don't be too jealous.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Raining Babies

So. Many. Babies. Here's Ada and June meeting for the second time. I've never seen her show so much interest in a baby before. The only time she ever touches her doll is when she's throwing it out of her way. Not the maternal type.

that's a grin, not a grimace

June is suspicious

Thank you friends, for finally procreating.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

15 Months

Height: 31.75 inches, 71%
Weight: 21 lb 13 oz, 16%
Head: 46 cm, 20%

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Elvis Has Left the Building

Bought white pants and a white button-up shirt, made the cape, desperately sought out a Bedazzler but ended up gluing on the rhinestones. $50 later and I'm not sure one primary party makes the hassle worth it. Must find something to do tomorrow...

I guess at this age it's really more about the pictures.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Afternoon


That hand in her mouth is the reason Ada's already had two colds in the last month. The pediatrician told me that NYC kids will be sick 9-12 times between September and April. 9-12 times!!!!! 2 down, 10 to go...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ada Bundle

I think I'm sort of over blogging--just not motivated AT ALL.
But here's a pic of Ada all bundled up and ready to go out this morning. Really, what else needs to be said (except that she has giant, lobstery man hands. Bad angle)?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Two things:
1.) Ada sometimes looks a lot like a little boy.
2.) Her eyes are crazy blue in this video.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Obsession

Animal sound apps.
She will actually sit still for several minutes in front of this thing. Every one who knows this child can see what a big deal that is. The glazed-over look she gets is disturbing but at least it's sort of educational, right??

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sweeter Than Sweet

WARNING: Your head might explode from the cuteness about to happen.

(Ada and Panini in Sheep Meadow yesterday afternoon)

Kind of reminds me of this...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Loves Lemons

Enjoying a lemon at lunch today. She treats them like candy. Strange child.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I'm trying to be better about taking pictures when we are out and about. I really have no excuse with the camera on my phone being so decent. I'm just terrible at documenting.

So here we go:
We went to a tumbling class this morning with friends, Jacob and Annalisa.

Just in case you missed her, she's the one with "Ada" written across her back.

Bubbles are becoming a theme on this blog.

We took advantage of the gorgeous 75 degree weather by making a pit stop at Shake Shack (don't be too jealous Jessie. I was thinking of you and your non-access to delicious, beautiful meat the entire time).

Running around the Natural History Museum grounds.

Ada was so exhausted after all of this that she actually fell asleep in the stroller on the way home. I know, I know. I couldn't believe it either.
Next goal: taking pictures of Ada's actual face.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pretend Play

Check out those perfect Ada-sized pots and pans. Another reason to love Ikea. Now all she needs is her new play kitchen (grandparents--I'm looking at you. Christmas!)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mischeif Managed

And I think quite an improvement. Thanks Ikea!!!

Not sure how those red boxes will hold up. Clear would have probably been a better choice, but this way it will be like Christmas every time she opens them up.

We'll see how it looks after Ada the Torpedo is done with it.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


She's already into "dressing up". Oy vey.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ada in the Park This Morning

This is how I see Ada 95% of the time.

She stuck her hand in pigeon poop right after I
snapped this. Thank goodness for a handy wet wipe.

New words: "Hey", "What?", "This" (as she points at everything). For only having a vocabulary of 5 or 6 words, two of these seem pretty useless.