Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ada this year

I've been such a blogging slacker that I'm trying to come up with ways I can clump pictures together and make them all relative to a single post. This post is all about Ada.

Ada started taking ballet last year. She really wasn't the biggest fan. I had to force a screaming, kicking Ada into her ballet clothes every week. She got better as the year went on and they started preparing for their recital. They performed 'The Ice Queen' in May and Ada's class got to dress up as mice. She loved her sparkly costume and the fact that she got to wear makeup. It was so adorable to watch her up there. Afterward, she couldn't stop talking about the finale where all the dancers came onto the stage at once. That must have been her favorite part! Luckily, she decided she wants to do ballet again. She started about a month ago and has been much more willing to go each week.

I just can't get over those lashes

Practicing at the dress rehearsal

Ada with her cute friend Ellie

The cutest little mouse

Ada graduated from preschool in June. Her class performed 'The Three Little Pigs' and sang lots of songs. Her teachers decided to give presents to everyone based on what they think they'll be when they grow up. They decided Ada will be an artist and they gave her lots of art supplies. They really nailed that one on the head! She loves to draw and color and spends lots of time at the table every day doing so. It was a cute program and fun to see her with all her friends.

In her new dress, before we left for the program

Ada's class up on stage

Ada with her cute teacher Miss Missy (who is now Kate's teacher)

Ada turned five in July, but we'll do a separate birthday post.

Then in August, Ada started Kindergarten! What a crazy thing! Hard to believe she's that old. She absolutely loves school. She is in the French Immersion Program and I can't believe all the French she was learned already. She knows colors, shapes, months of the year, days of the week, how to count to 16, and lots of random words and phrases. She has already made lots of friends. We went to her school carnival last week and I couldn't believe how many people said 'hi' to her! She loves doing her homework every day but not necessarily being read to for 20 minutes. She walks to school every day with some neighbors and then Kate and I walk to pick her up when she's done. I'm so glad she enjoys school and is doing so well.

The big first day

Lining up ready to start. She wasn't nervous at all!

Here are some random pictures of our cute little Ada:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Quote 9/25/11

Oh, my poor, neglected blog! At least I remember this week to change the quote. "I am NOT a bigamist" is from the movie 'Mamma Mia'. Donna says it to Sam after he proposes. Great show, and even better when watched with sisters!

New quote up!