Friday, October 5, 2012

Vegetarians and mosquitoes

Ada is slowly turning me into a vegetarian. She has started bawk-bawk-bawking every time we eat chicken in a low, slow way to herself as she turns her fork over and over again in her small hands. It's like she's thinking hard about the fact that what she's eating used to have feathers and flap around. I'm sure I'm giving her nearly 20-month-old brain way too much credit here. Regardless, the reminder is a little much at the dinner table (or maybe just what we need?)

The mosquitoes are still in full swing at our house. Ada calls them bees and thinks it's delightful to watch them fly around in the sunlight, making their small bodies glow. I've been pretty good at arming us against the blood-suckers, but realize that their new favorite sweet spot on Ada is where I don't put bug spray: right around her eyes. She has two bites in her eyebrows and a few right below her eye. Poor girl.

When I pointed this out to Mikey he commented that Ada must have "Mommy's blood" (my ankles and feet are covered). "Daddy's blood gives mosquitoes the 'bitter beer face.'"

these photos are completely unrelated to this post. Here's Miss Lou on the steps leading to the Library of Congress

We spent the morning there earlier this week in the Young Readers Room. An excellent find, indeed!


They both make me laugh so much. I think I'll keep them around for a while . . .

7 comments:

Linae said...
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Linae said...

edit: i totally failed at entering that captcha... hahhaha


i love how you dress ada. been shopping for baby clothes the last few days and had to realize that the pink and baby blue is not necessarily always the parents' choice but in a lot of cases simply all there is. ugh.

Cait said...

Where do you find such fabulous girl clothing? Do you have to shop at expensive places or is there some trick? I simply hate most pieces I see at stores, and while we are still rocking gifts and handmedowns for the next few months, I am going to have to seriously start looking for clothes for Tallulah soon, and I am at a loss.

thepalmierifamily said...

Oh how I miss you guys! We've got those west Nile dirt bags in abundance too. Can't wait for them to go away, but it has to get cold to do that. Which is worse?

Paige Crosland Anderson said...

@linae i love you! so there :)
@cait where do i find it? lots of places really. we're in grad school so budget is everything. her top was a freebee from another mom on the hill (it's crew cuts) and her pants are from babygap (which, believe it or not, has FANTASTIC sales now and then so we snag a few basics when we can).

Cindy said...

Try being vegetarian (and if you're feeling even more adventurous/compassionate, vegan). Even one day a week...it's pretty cool :) (yes, I'm vegan, and love it)

Paige Crosland Anderson said...

@Cindy we only eat meat once (twice, max) times per week. Maybe you could call us "flexitarians"? :)

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