I know. Chalkboard walls are so 2009. But that's when I first fell in love with the idea! I vowed my kid would have one. And here we are. So, Sunday I finally got around to buying some chalk for Ada's wall. Not that she minds -- I think it will be a while before she is drawing on it herself.
Stephen and I did a good job filling it with some random stuff. Like all the weird nicknames we have for her.
I won't explain them all, but most derive from "Balloon" -- we started calling her this almost immediately. Whenever she was about to wake from all those newborn naps, she'd make this noise like a deflating balloon. It was probably gas.
She stopped doing it a long, long while ago. But the nickname stuck like glue. Then we called her the "Loon" for short. Then somehow "Lunesta" . . . . like the sleep-aid . . . slipped in there when we wanted her to snooze. Then shortened that to "Esta" and so on.
"Uh-DUH" is for all the people who are like, "Ava?" -- Uh-DUH, It's ADA! We're dorks.
I'm not exactly an artist. Photography is where the line is drawn there. So, no. I'm not posting this photo to show off my drawing skills. Check out those little hand prints. She enjoyed watching us. My only critique is that chalk on a plaster chalkboard is messy. Anyone used those chalk markers on this type of surface before?
(I already got a question about where that wooden train is from. We got it at Target. But it's also similar to this one by Melissa and Doug.)
I drew her a kitty. Her favorite.
Speaking of chalk, I highlighted my hair this weekend.
Mostly so I could color it occasionally using hair chalk! I'll try to post better photos soon. I've enjoyed it so far! (I feel the need to pause and apologize for my egregious use of the exclamation point today. I'm dragging, so I think it's trying to make up for it with punctuation.)
Here are some more photos from our trip to the local kid's discovery museum.
Special thanks to Natalie (my real-life friend, but also blogger at Nat's Distractions) -- momma of 2 gorgeous babes -- for the hand-me-down shirt. Ada loves all her fall clothes!
(Pssst: We covered Ada's spiffy new frame-clustered wall yesterday.)
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