Category: The Ada Files

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Ada’s Big Birthday Surprise!

I realized that I never posted the pictures and video of Ada’s big birthday trip! Her birthday was in April. I’m a little late. My parents took us to Newport Aquarium because they have a program where you can pay extra to meet the penguins up close. Ever since Ada was tiny she has loved penguins! It actually started when she was less than a year old and we went to the same aquarium with my parents. Ada saw a stuffed...

Ada’s Third Birthday Weekend Recap in Photos. 2

Ada’s Third Birthday Weekend Recap in Photos.

Ada’s birthday weekend started with going to see Disney on Ice.  My parents went with us and bought everyone the tickets. (They don’t allow professional cameras there, sad!  I utilized my trusty iPhone.) My sister got cotton candy and it randomly came with stick on earrings. The girls got $12 snow cones.  At least the cup and spoon straw are pretty cool.  (And dishwasher safe!) The next day, Sunday the 21st, was Ada’s third birthday.  She was super excited. We opened...

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures. 4

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures.

The allergy testing for Ada yesterday afternoon wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. When Rosie had it done at age four she cried and sobbed through the pricks. Ada on the other hand…laughed.  Why am I not surprised?  Typical Ada. (Ada also loves the finger prick for iron testing because she gets to see her “real blood!” and she gets a bandaid.) We also go to weigh and measure her, which hasn’t been done in awhile.  She...

Macaroni Pizza! (And a sort of DITL…) 1

Macaroni Pizza! (And a sort of DITL…)

Devoting part of every day to reading and discussing school subjects with Rosie takes up a lot of time.  It’s very hard to keep Ada quiet and entertained while I work with Rosie.  I’d say that’s probably the most difficult thing about homeschooling. The other difficult thing is finding a balance between what Rosie should be learning and what kind of subjects she enjoys.  For example we studied vikings for a week and they did not interest Rosie in the least.  Ada...

The Lipstick & The Spring Dance Recital 0

The Lipstick & The Spring Dance Recital

Now for some things that are good. Mainly my kids!  (I mean, you know, they aren’t always good, but they are pretty much awesome 99% of the time.  Or when they aren’t trying to make me crazy…) Rosie had her spring dance recital last night.  For the recital she has to wear make-up.  The outfits and the make-up kind of make me want to run in circles screaming and then bury my head in the sand, but Rosie absolutely *loves* every...

The Red Incident. 1

The Red Incident.

    Dear Ada, Two hours after you were born your father and I debated over which middle name we should give you. Louise or Lucille. Louise was just a name we liked.  Lucille was chosen after my favorite TV role model of all time, Lucille Ball. Somehow we just knew that Lucille would be the right name for you.  Unfortunately I didn’t anticipate exactly how intricate your hijinks would be.  I’m almost afraid to say you’re going to surpass Lucille Ball’s ridiculousness if...