Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CameraBagging Around Town

at a friend's art show

caught in a torrential downpour


learning how to pump


Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ada's Poem

Kyle commissioned a girl at Maker Faire to write a poem for Ada. I think it's perfect.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My girl could not be any crazier and I could not adore her more.

Any toy suggestions for a kid that loves to build and make things? I'm looking beyond wooden blocks, train tracks and legos. For example, she loves this  and I'm adding this to her wishlist. I'm looking for something for her birthday, so something appropriate for 3 year old.
And speaking of kids making things--we are excited to take Ada to Maker Faire when it comes here in September. I'm pretty sure she'll go crazy over that robot petting zoo (and Kyle's hoping it will inspire her to make her own).

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Around the House

The sweetest. How are you supposed to sleep a train a baby who's only crying because he wants to hold your hand? I'm a sucker.

Get used to it bud.


Friday, May 18, 2012


Carousel in Central Park (and looking characteristically bored). How many pictures of Ada on a carousel can I put on this blog?

Blurry profile

Ada and Stevie picnicking in Sheep Meadow

Joseph doing what he does best--just hanging out.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


O Hai! Just up from his nap and sweaty. He's been going to town scratching up his face--doesn't matter how often I clip/file his nails. Oh--and ARM.

Joseph and his little buddy Quinn. Only 3 weeks apart but it looks like Joseph could eat him in one bite. It's been fun having so many friends who have had their babies around the same time as me (and most were their second, with an older toddler sibling to play with Ada. Perfecto).

What Ada's bed looks like now. Is it normal for a toddler to compulsively pick at stuff?  It's a behavior that she has that I'm beginning to think is a little bit OCD. It started with her fingernails--constant picking (which she learned from Kyle).  You should have seen her reaction at church last Sunday when she accidentally pulled half of her nail up. Hysteria. She'd settle down, catch a glimpse of her bloody thumb, then more hysteria.  Speaking of hysteria--you should have seen her after she stumbled into a nest of stinging ants at the playground yesterday.  My little brave Ada who's NEVER been afraid of anything is now a crazy hysterical mess at the site of a speck of dirt--"BUG! BUG! BUG!"  Not sure that she's ever going to recover from that one.

Back to the bed. I'm trying to decide what to do with it. My first thought was maybe a painted diamond in orange or turquoise. Then I thought maybe her silhouette, but that might be too twee?  Kyle's suggestion was to just "put a bird on it". Funny, because Ada keeps saying that she "made a bird" on her bed. I think it just needs a beak.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Digs

Here's Ada's (and eventually Joseph's too) new room.  Sorry about those curtains, buddy. I really did try to keep things sort of gender neutral (I did a better job with the whole "gender neutral" nursery in the previous 2 apartments before I even found out I was having a boy--or thought I'd ever have a boy. Oh well).

The bed and room aren't crooked. Just bad camera work.

Little girl in a big bed.

My favorite find.

We just need to throw some pictures on the wall. Done and done.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ada sure does love that baby brother of hers. When he's asleep in the other room, there's a constant stream of "baby brother WAKE UP!"

When he's crying, directly into his face "It's ok! It's ok! It's ok" Frantically pushing his pacifier into his mouth.

In other Ada news:  We've got a twin bed arriving on Tuesday and I'm slowly mustering up the courage to begin potty training (don't worry--I won't be chronicling that lovely adventure here. Or anywhere).

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ada Rides a Pony aka Best Day Ever

On pavement. I grew up riding horses--that makes me cringe (my poor child's precious skull).  Ada looks bored, but she was thrilled. She jumped up and down in line screaming "Ada's turn!! Ada's turn!!".

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Joseph is rolling like crazy and fully mobile. He also continues to be about the happiest/smiliest baby I've ever been around. He's actually making me like babies...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We Actually Did Something Today!

Jane's Carousel
One Girl Cookies
Success! (minus the awful subway ride home)


Kinda blurry--but come on. I HAD to post this.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

4 Months (almost)

It's been a crazy week--colds for everyone, strep for me and Ada and a move (down the hall) this weekend (2 words: washer and dryer. In our apartment. No words). The baby also had his 4 month appointment (a few days early). Height: 26 3/4 inches 97 % Weight: 15.9 pounds 70 % He's a biggun'