Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tiny Talk Tuesday

A: "That's Rocky's (my parents' dog) tail."
Paw paw: "Do you have a tail?"
A: "No, paw paw, I have a po po."

Adeline was watching four boys playing with a football in the middle of our street.
A: "I want to play ball."
me: "Oh, honey, those are big kids playing out there."
A: "But I'm a big girl..."

yeah, broke my heart.


A: "I'm making some cookies mommy (out of playdough)."
me: "Wow, great job, Adeline. Can mommy have one."
A: "Yes, but don't eat it. It's just pretend."

Head over to Mary's for more tiny talkers...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Queen Anne Farm

I love all things fall. We had so much fun at Queen Anne Farm last year, we needed to go again.

That is one ginormous apple!!!

Can't wait for baby Koncsics #5 to arrive!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Adeline the Brave

I posted this picture on Wednesday of my sweet girl. Now, I need to tell you the story behind the picture. Our friends, the Hollingers, came for a visit Labor Day weekend (I know it's October...don't judge me). We took them to Watkin's Park for the day. Adeline was in a habit of being afraid of any and all new activities. Patrick decided we needed to make her go for a pony ride. We realized this may not go well. She may go into full 2 year old tantrum mode.

Gabriella went first and paved the way for success.
There were two "guides" leading two horses around the track. One was a regular teenager in jeans and a t-shirt. We waited through an extra kid because I just needed Adeline's pony picture to be with the guy with the feather hat. I mean, really....
She said no, but she didn't throw a fit when daddy put her on the horse. I know it doesn't look like she's having fun, but trust me...she is.

At the end, she was so proud of herself. She talked about the horse for days and wanted to tell everyone about what she did. Daddy was oh so right...

On our previous trip to Watkins Park, Adeline would not, under any circumstances, ride on the merry-go-round. She just wanted to watch. Since I already forced her onto a hayride and train ride that day, I decided it really wasn't the time to push my luck. Today was different. I mean, if she could ride a real horse, this should be easy! She still said no. I put her on the horse. She loved it!
Then we went to the playground. No convincing needed here. She's in her element....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Natural History Museum

A few weeks ago, we went with our friends, the Saladas, to enjoy one of the many FREE museums in DC. We took the metro (very exciting train ride for all the little people) to the Natural History Museum. Most of these pictures are self explanatory.

I love that all you can see of Violet in this picture is her white hat that seems to be floating above the glass.

This one is for paw paw...

Adeline looking into the butterfly tunnel. It cost a fortune to walk through, so we thought the view from this window was just fine.

Wordless Wednesday