The ones that were taken of me (which I didn’t even notice) was when I went to pick Ada up and as she ran to me for a hug, I turned around. Then she would try to do it all over again.
These photos were taken when she had a minor black eye, which seemed to be on her face forever.
Not many people go to the zoo on crummy weather days, but much of ours is inside, so I took them to go to the Tropics and Minnesota Trails. And the monorail. The weather really did get bad, it was rainy, windy, and cold, so it was nice walking around sans jackets.
Liam is re-re-re-re-rereading his Donkey Kong cheat book. He stops and shows me something every 84 seconds. He’s happy that he got to have Honey Comb cereal this morning.
Ada is making a mess with all her stuffed animals. And she’s reading to them. I ordered her 30 Berenstain Bears books, so she is quite happy.
She’s sleeping vacation away.
She’s old enough now. Well, Liam is supposed to, too, but I’ll wait for that. She’s still a little embarrassed about asking for the transfer, though.
It was a bit warm (40s) when we were going to a scooter ride. I just had told Helena that wearing shorts was not an option. So she goes upstairs and puts pants on.
Ada, on the other hand goes upstairs and puts a plaid skirt on. When she came down, I said, “No way!” I told her to go upstairs and change out of her skirt and to put it back into her drawer neatly.
So this is how she comes down.
So, no might think it is funny that she is now wearing another skirt. Except it isn’t. I guess when I told her that a skirt was not okay she just assumed that she didn’t have to wear anything.
Some photos of the kids.
We also were walking out and there was a sign by one of the galleries that said that there was nudity inside. That certainly got Helena asking questions. I peek in and see lots of artwork, but nothing that would be bad. I ask her if she’d like to see, and she says, “Sure!”.
When you first walk in, there is nothing out of the ordinary – a statue of a bird is the only thing that I can remember. I see a very large canvas at the other end of the large gallery that seems to be lots of small black and white photographs on it. I guess that it is the culprit. Then I notice the video of a woman massaging her breasts. Helena sees it to. I said, “Well, is that what you wanted to see?”. And Helena says, “She’s doing this!”, mimicking the woman.Well, that’s art, I suppose. Maybe there is more to it, but I think that she saw enough.
Earlier in the day we drove by the billboard that has a nude painting on it for the MIA. I said, “That lady’s naked!”. Helena said, “Well, I think that was the way you were born”.
Every other Monday I go with friends to Tailgate, a sports-bar(?) in south Minneapolis. You can easily spot the place by the tailgate of a truck hanging over the entrance.
Today while at Home Depot for the monthly Kids Workshop, on the way out I stopped to look at toilets. Liam puts his project (a Home Depot sports car) into the built in handle of the box and Ada says, “That looks like where daddy gets beer”.
Yes, honey, you’re right.
Two pictures from their projects
I didn’t take many photos because it was so dark, but here is on of Ada trying to blow a bubble in a contest, with some other kid getting in the way.
(It never happened)
But I got second place in the potato roll, which the kids thought was funny. They also liked that I could throw a hula-hoop and make it come back to me, although Ada kept running off to grab it before it had spun enough to come back to me.
Dalen was picking the other two up from piano, so I brought Ada home by herself. When we pulled into the garage, she noticed that we hadn’t gotten Helena and Liam. So I pretended I forgot. I asked what we should do. She said that we should go get them. I sat there for a minute and said that I think that they could walk home. Ada said that they probably couldn’t. I told her that they know that the live near Bryant Square Park. Ada said, “Well…..”.
Anyhow, we went inside and Ada forgot all about it. But she had lots of company….she pulled out all these toys within ten minutes. She couldn’t even bother to put her backpack away.