Monday, November 28, 2011

In Utero

Kyle snapped a few pics of me the other day. I wasn't going to share any maternity pictures, but I really really love how some of these turned out. I realize they are all pretty similar, but I like them for slightly different reasons. And there's only one that defies my "no belly cradling" rule. At least I'm not looking down at it lovingly...
Taken at 34 weeks.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Ada Goes Iceskating

And what we learned: She's way too young. Try again in a year. This kid is not easily intimidated.
It was a bust but Ada grinned the whole time.

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Chasing pigeons on our walk home through Central Park.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ada's First Bday Party

Well...the first one she's ever actually attended. May's third.

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How cute are those binocs? Those five little girls dressed up as princesses ain't bad either.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Piano Jam

Here's Ada at music class today.
She put on quite the show for her dad (who took the morning off. Hurray!). Faux shyness, crazy antics and a couple of micro-tantrums over NOTHING.
And not surprisingly, Ada was the only child to immediately scramble up right beside her teacher and bang away during their "jam session" on the piano.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Books


You guys have no idea how sick of this book I am. Ada has to read it EVERY SINGLE TIME we sit down to read books. Which is approximately 3 or 4 times a day. I've taken to hiding it from her to keep my sanity.



Also, for any of you raising NYC kids--I found this great ABC book at Strand last month. It's a book about "seeing" New York City. The concept is that typical ABC books "didn't take into account that city kids have a different visual vocabulary...ABC NYC is a tribute to our great city, as seen through the eyes of its children".
You know...like yarmulkes, skyscrapers, newstands, taxis, the subway--not your typical suburban fair.

Brilliant.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pigs and Monkeys

Ada likes to watch movies with her appropriate animal friends.

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Babe and Curious George (one of the worst movies ever. Ugh), of course.