Little Red Riding Hood and the Ada Chich-nen.
We have some kind of terrible illness that causes blisters all over the throat and mouth. Maybe Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease…maybe not. Rosie recovered in just a few days except for a few lingering tongue sores, so I’m not going to waste a ton of money at the doctor. (Our co-pay is $35 per person.) I’m sure it’s just a nasty virus, there’s nothing the doctor can give us to help. It we had strep Rosie wouldn’t have recovered on her own.
We are all sick, even Tyler…Mr. Immune System of Steel.
Ada had a fever and wailed pathetically all night long. She has slept for the majority of today, though during the day her fever has completely gone away with Motrin.
My throat hurts incredibly bad. I was just laying in bed crying last night in the middle of the night. I don’t think it’s ever hurt this bad before in my entire life. I took a picture of it with my cell phone while I was stuck in bed with Ada asleep on my chest. I can see actual shiny gray blisters all along my tonsils on both sides. Gross. I’m also having nasty drainage and runny nose.
I love being sick. It’s so fun.
I’m glad we got sick after Halloween. Rosie would have been devastated if I wasn’t able to take her trick or treating!
The day before Halloween we went to a carnival put on by the Baptist church up on the corner.
Rosie now LOVES horses and pony rides. I am so proud–when I was a kid I loved horses. My cousins had them and I loved to go riding! I also did volunteer work at a local horse rescue in high school. One of my life goals is for my kids to own horses and love them. Rosie has been terrified to ride for a long time until recently. Since she got the impacted ear wax removed from her ear drum (restoring her balance and hearing) and since she got her glasses she has had so much more self confidence when it comes to gross motor skills. Before she was afraid to walk along a river bank, go down the slide, ride horses, and so on. Now she isn’t afraid, and bonus she can see the leaves on the trees and air planes in the skies. She is always looking out of the car window now and commenting on what all she can see. Poor thing, I think she had been blind for years and we didn’t realize it. I will be much more proactive about getting vision checked early on with future babies.
So we rode the pony rides at the carnival over and over. Ada also wanted to ride by herself. I walked along side her. She loved it too!
The sun was glaringly bright and it was extremely crowded, so I couldn’t get any great pictures, but I took some all the same.
They also had adorable goats. The girls both loved feeding them.
(Our town is working to pass a miniature farm animal ordinance. If they do I am saving up for Nigerian Dwarf goats!)
(That blown out blur is Ada’s hand.)
Little Red Riding Hood and the Ada Chich-nen loved petting that big fat sheep.
I thought the sheep was pregnant at first, but it turns out it was a male. Hah!
And my personal favorite–the llama!
He was growling while I was forcing him to pose. Cranky pants llama!
My little chicken getting ready to kick butt…
Why Ada always has that expression, we’ll never know. She’ll head butt you right in the teeth too. I give up.
Rosie was always so sweet and dainty. My dad jokes that Ada will be a roller derby champion.
It would be mean if it weren’t so accurate. I’m going to post some videos of her growly voice tomorrow.
Love her so much, kick butt expressions and all.
Rosie had cotton candy (everything there was free too!) and Ada was afraid to eat it.
I got Ada a sno cone with no syrup on it instead. That thrilled her, she loves ice.
There was also a short row of trunk or treating cars.
On Halloween I tried to get a cute picture of the girls together in front of our house.
Of course it went about as well as those pumpkin pictures in the living room I posted recently.
Tyler had to work since Halloween fell on a Monday night. I hate always being alone! (Yeah I know, I’ve said that a million times.)
(Rosie had a real Red Riding Hood basket, but she wanted to take the purple pumpkin instead.)
Then I gave up temporarily trying to get a cute picture of both girls smiling and looking at the camera, and we walked around to a few neighbors’ houses to trick or treat.
We came back to our house and sat down in the grass for another picture attempt before it got too much darker out…
This is when Ada noticed that there was candy in her bucket, see her in the background?
Halloween 2011 was a blast.
The girls had so much fun!
After going to the neighbors’ houses we got in the car and stopped to visit my grandparents, then went to my parents’ neighborhood because it has more trick or treaters out.
(Our neighborhood is a little too ghetto and I really don’t trust the candy from the few houses that have lights on in the first place.)
My parents live in a nice subdivision with loads of young families.
My sister and her boyfriend went with the girls and me.
Her hair has as water bottle under it for support, everyone always asks how she does it.
Ada insisted on walking up to each house and saying, “or treat!” and thank you. Rosie wanted to run the whole way.
They both filled their buckets with candy! Ada kept stopping to play in the fall leaves in each yard.
I just wish Tyler could have gone with us. He’s so disappointed that he had to miss the fun.