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It feels like I'm always speaking of food. Does anyone else feel that way?
Today Ada and I went with a couple of friends to the park. We were there while they were serving the free summer lunch program for kids 1-18, so we decided to just get the kids a lunch. Hey, free, right? They were each handed a box with a pre-packaged pb&j, string cheese, bag of popcorn, piece of fruit, and box of chocolate milk. I took the pb&j (high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil) and milk (sugar and dyes) and gave Ada the rest. My friends teased me about it. They all think I'm kinda ridiculous for trying not to feed Ada that crap (may not have helped that I literally called it crap....).
And then of course, there's the field of landmines that is dealing with my family and food, but I'm sure we've covered that.
But on the other hand, there are actually a lot of people who think I'm crazy for how lax I am. Have you guys heard of the GAPS diet or the specific carbohydrates diet? I haven't actually read anything about them, but from what I gather from the people who are doing it, you don't eat any sugar, even fruit and higher sugar veggies, and you eat a ton of bone broth. People get religious about it. They totally judge me for letting Ada eat, well, pretty much anything Ada eats. One time I was complaining about how Ada was up for like 6 hours in the middle of the night while drinking some coffee (because I had no sleep) and one mom was just like, "well, it's because you consume caffeine," and I was like, "bitch, I'M TIRED!"
I just really don't get why food has to be such a big deal, but apparently I'm the only one.
On another note, we're night-weaning! The first couple of nights she was up a ton, crying for 3 or 4 hours, but last night (night 5) was less than an hour! I'm super excited about the idea of her actually sleeping through the night, but we'll see.
dining room/area, basically just the corner of the living room
kitchen and door to Ada's room
Ada's room (it's right off the living room/kitchen so it's perfect for toy storage and she can just pull things out to play in the living room)
afore mentioned toy storage, yes, it's ridiculous
office/crafty room/crap magnet. it was advertised as a bedroom, but it's seriously SO tiny.
bathroom/cat bowl, aparently
backyard with tomato trees. they don't get much sun, so they keep growing up and they're as tall as me now.
the rest of the backyard. I love it. so much.
stairs and hallway to the basement. You have to duck going down the stairs because the celling is so low. The door on the left is the furnace room with some storage, the right is the laundry. The open door at the end is the bedroom.
my personal, private laundry room!
with big freezer that we just bought. now I just have to pick enough fruit to fill it!
beds. The little blob is Ada napping! Ada and I sleep in the queen and poor Philip has the twin on the floor to himself. We moved it down for Ada to sleep on, but she was having none of it :)
the other side of the bedroom. it has a weird post in the middle of it, I guess to divide it into 2 rooms?
I just uploaded an album of pics of our house, but I've never used the xanga photo thing and I have no idea how to put them in the text of the post. Do you guys know where to find them?
Sorry it's been so long, it's just that nothing has been going on. Hold on, Ada wants to type her name for you!
haha, she likes her a's. She knows where it is and tries to attack it whenever my computer is out. She also says AAAAAA, AAAAAAAAA, AAAAAAAA whenever she's coloring, but she just draws lines.
Last night Philip took her to a final friday art walk near our house and he said she had so much fun. It was great because she slept like crap the night before and I was so tired, so I just stayed home and hung out while they were gone. Philip called me when they were coming home to have me walk with them though, because it was so late. It was actually really nice to go meet them when I was all refreshed and whatever. I really should send them out alone more often.
We're going blueberry picking tomorrow! I'm super excited. We just got a big freezer for our basement so I want to get like, at least 30 lbs of blueberries. They're only $1.50/lb and the farm is working on their organic certification, so basically organic. Ada eats so many blueberries. SO MANY.
Hmm, I seriously can't think of anything else. I'll try to update more often, I promise!