Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Girly (for once)

Hey Mom--this one's for you.





She twirled. She wore it while watching Wall E/Monsters Inc. She had to put it on after her bath. She tried to wear it to bed.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ada has been a bit stuffed-animal obsessed as of late. This is how she prefers to sleep (minus the open eyes).



Nope,none of these are posed (obviously).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This Afternoon: In Pictures

Walking around the Great Lawn.

Little girl, big stroller

More Bigfoot walking

Water break, after devouring the entire Waffle Truck

It's so nice on the rare occasions Kyle's around to do the chasing on the playground.

Honing her fine-motor skills at dinner

The end.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2 Year Appointment

From this morning. FYI--that's the best cup with a straw I've been able to find. It actually doesn't leak (ALL of the other kinds do).

New stats
Height: 35.5 inches, 90%
Weight: 26 pounds, 25%

Lucky girl gets to stay on whole milk.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I guess this is what 2 year olds do with stickers.
Note to self: they come off like band aids.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just a random leftover from Idaho.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pier 6

We got back into the swing of things by heading to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 this morning.

Walking along the promenade. Ava, Ella and Ada.

And we are now regressing to pictures of the back of Ada's head.

Those rocks? Not the best for a child intent on climbing every structure in her path.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


We finally made it home last night. Ada has turned from the worst traveler into the best traveler. I'm happy about this development. It means no more knots in my stomach the week leading up to our future flights.
Our last day in Idaho we had Jessie try and take some family photos. She tried her best (and thank you!), but there was too much working against her (harsh light, crazy Ada). We don't have a single family picture. Not one. I think we'll have to break down and actually pay someone to do it. Someone with LOTS of experience keeping a freakishly busy toddler's attention. Good luck to that future person.

Long story short...we only have outtakes.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Kyle finally arrived yesterday. Just in time to celebrate Ada's birthday (again). I would say she was fairly excited to see him.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I like this one too. Both taken by Jessie.

Friday, August 5, 2011

She's 2

In Kyle's words "How can she only be 2? It seems like she's been here forever".
So true.

This was just a mini-celebration. We'll do more when Kyle finally gets here on Sunday (Yay!!).

Yellowstone National Park

12 hours, 99% of it pleasant--thank you iPad.

This, folks, is why you put a leash on your kid. Also, something I learned--a small child in leash is cuter than a regular child.

Unexpected side-effect of hanging out with millions of American tourists, all furiously snapping pictures of each other--Ada just out of the blue started posing for pictures. "Cheese" and everything. I DID NOT TEACH HER THAT. Nor did anyone I'm related to. I need to make this very clear.

Multiple buffalo sightings.

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Hard to capture the magnitude.

More child on a leash (completely justified).

Waiting for Old Faithful with Nana.

There she goes.

Annie and Ada on Yellowstone Lake.

In other news: Ada turned 2 today. Hopefully there will be pictures to come.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This Evening

Here's Ada playing out in the yard this evening. I really did try hard to get rid of that eye booger, but Photoshop Elements wouldn't play nice.

And that's a real flower (straight from the garden). Not some abomination I picked up at a mall kiosk. We haven't been out West for that long.