Thursday, October 27, 2011

I love the 80's...Adria? Not so much

So last night we were carving our pumpkin. You will get to see that in a future post. This post has more to do with the hilarity that is Adria. So Thad has a music video channel on and Olivia Newton John's video for Physical comes on....

Adria: Is that an ACTUAL exercise show?

Thad and I (laughing):

Thad: This is what music videos looked like in the 80's

Adria: MAN! You guys must have been miserable!

I did not bother to try and explain that we didn't know any better because Thad and I were too busy howling with laughter.

Also, I cannot figure out where to show you all this picture so since Physical was about exercise (ok, not really) and this is exercise too (ok, not really)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quotes from an age long ago...well, not THAT long.

When Adria turned three, I started to keep a journal of the funny stuff that came out of her mouth and let me tell you...there was a LOT! So I've decided to reflect upon that today and share with you some classic Adria-isms. So here you go.

Age 3

"Oh to have a hook for a hand." This one was during her obsession with Peter Pan.

"Mama, don't talk to your mother like that!" This one is pretty self explanatory, I think.

This video is one of my absolute favorites. This kid has been a trip from day 1!!

                                                               Destined for stardom!

Age 4
"Mama, you're so sweet. I could eat you up" Who knows

"I think (gag) I'm allergic (gag) to poop" This one was while on the toilet.

"That's wiggity wiggity whack, Mama" Yeah, I got nothing on that one.

This one is one of my favorite. It was a conversation between my mom and Adria while at mom's job.

Mom: We have to say hi to some people
Adria: To who?
Mom: To whom?
Adria: Where is he?
Mom: Who?
Adria: WHOM!

After dropping some pretzels while at Aunt Heidi's house.
Mommy: ADRIA!
Adria: Don't worry mom, you'll get them.
Adria: Mama, there's going to be a concert tomorrow night at our house
Me: Really?
Adria: Yeah, I'm going to rock out in all three bedrooms. Yours, mine, AND Grandma's

At the OB/GYN she picked up a breast self-exam booklet and said to me "Mama, WHAT are they doing to her boob?"

I think I somehow missed age 5 or else she wasn't that funny (I doubt that, it was totally my fault)

Age 6

While driving into Harrisburg across the Market Street bridge
"Mama, is there a LOWER case building?"

One afternoon she SLAMMED into the house and screamed VERY loudly...
"No one will play tag with me so I'm building a FORT for my ANGRINESS!!!!"
This one is my friend Fred's favorite!

So there is just a peek at some things that came out of Adria's mouth. Of course, it's not all of it. Some of them I have to keep to myself. But if you want to hear the rest stop bathroom story, email me and I will fill you in. Mom would KILL me if I put it on the Internet! And I will leave you with one of the most profound things I have ever least from a four year-old

"Jealous means you're kicked out of someones heart" - Adria McGarry

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I love fall!!!

That is such a generic title I just could not come up with anything clever. Oh, well. So it is my absolute favorite season of the year! FALL!!! I love everything about it: the temperature, the smells, Halloween, and pumpkin pie. Now, I've never been one for seasonal decorations. I do the absolute minimum possible. I frankly had forgotten I had anything at all. Adria on the other hand would decorate for anything. I would suspect she would even decorate for Columbus Day. Although, I'm not sure that anything for C.D. would be appropriate. Or, maybe that's just my twisted thinking. I'll go with the latter.

So of course as soon as we had a free afternoon, Adria wanted to decorate for Halloween. I have a cute little bat and some sad pumpkin lights, that is about IT. But we did it anyway!

It is definitely pumpkin-y

So after we did this she decided she wanted to cut some of the white flowers that mysteriously started to grow this fall and decorate some more, so of course, who am I to say no?

So then I was inspired!!! Trust me, it does not happen very often. Most of the time after something like this I'm spent and would rather just withdraw into some kind of hole. So I made Adria pose with the flowers. She's at this phase where she doesn't want to smile. I'm guessing it has something to do with her Jack-o-lantern type teeth (nice Halloween reference Bryden. Why, thank you.) So the expression on her face is a bit..MO-OHHHHM Why are you making me do this.
I'm such a dork for making her do this.

So after all of that hard work we decided to go see A Dolphin Tale. If you have not seen this movie, go! And make sure you take tissues. THIS is what Adria wore to the movies.

That's right people...PEARLS! She totally inherited that from my mother by the way who would not leave the house without her pearls and her make-up despite wearing sweatpants. I can't even make this up.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over how epic I am!

Nic, I had to steal the title I'm sorry!!!

Ok, so this outfit this morning deserved its own post. I'm taking a cue from Perez Hilton and writing on the know, in case your brain cannot process what it sees.


Thursday, October 13, 2011


You're probably looking at the title of this post and wondering...what is an A.T.? Well I'm going to tell you. There really isn't a lot of setup for this story. Adria had fire safety day at school or some such thing and was given a goodie bag with the usual; how to call 911, stop drop and roll and the like. Well in said goodie bag were temporary tattoos. Now, I have 5 tats and Adria always says that when she is 18 she will get my name tattooed on her wrist. We will see about that when she actually turns 18. I HIGHLY doubt my name is what she will want on her body permanently. But until then Adria loves temporary tattoos and last night she gave herself A.T.'s. Hmmm what could A.T. stand for? Did you figure it out yet? That's right people......


And this is how she ran around the house all...night...long. She would run up to you, get in your face and shout "A.T's!!!" It was a little alarming I might add. She on the other hand was beyond amused as I'm sure you could see from her face.

Now, if you recall the earlier post My daughter is a little twisted... you will recall the photo of Adria drying her armpits off with my NY Yankees fan. So I started to wonder if maybe she wasn't suffering from maschalagniaFor those not in the know, maschalagnia is an armpit fetish. While I really doubt this is the case, what is the fascination?! I have no flipping clue!!! I guess I will just resign myself to the fact that she is a bit odd. A bird of a different feather, if you will.

But this bird has AMAZING fashion sense! CHECK THIS OUT!

I would completely rock that outfit. You know, if it were in my size!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My daughter is a little twisted. How did that ever happen?!

So I wasn't sure how to go about telling this story. So I guess I'll dive right in. My daughter has an amazing imagination. As you can see from previous tales, it is also a bit twisted. I know this is my fault and I'm prepared to take responsibility. I mean I realize that watching Poltergeist with your 7 year-old is not the typical movie night. But honestly it is when I started watching horror movies too. And the best part was that she wasn't even fazed. This is the movie that scarred me for the rest of my life. I am forever terrified of clowns because of Poltergeist...but I digress.

So Adria was with Memaw and Pop Pop for their usual weekend and I guess Memaw had a family reunion. Apparently there were all kinds of fun stuff for the kids including face painting. Now any other kid would want animals, balloons, flowers, butterflies and the like...right? Not Adria.

Here is the first one. It's a lovely black heart with flames, a lightning bolt, and a guitar. Not too bad I suppose.

 Next we have a lovely black snake. Are we looking at a future with a biker gang? I hope not. I'm just relieved it doesn't say MOM!

 This is the same arm...a BLACK rose on the arm with a BLACK snake. Are you sensing a theme?

Eyeballs. Eyeballs? EYEBALLS?!?!?!??!

 This child really makes me wonder sometimes. At what point do you say to yourself "Ya know, eyeballs are an AMAZING idea.  Please paint them on me".

Moving on, this next one I don't really have words for. She showed it to me and I thought OK scissors and a red circle...awesome. Don't get it, but awesome.

That is not a red, no, no. It is a TONGUE! Who wants a tongue painted on their person!!! MY daughter that's who. So bizarre.

And last but not least I'm not really sure what to make of this one. Let's face it, I didn't know what to make of most of them. But this one was....

She like a Dalmation from the Spanish inqusition with a talking shark and scars like Frankenstein's monster. I really have no idea.

So when she came home like this I was quite amused. And I thought "How much of this was Adria and how much input was from the face painter"? Well my thought was answered a few weeks later. We stopped in to get ice cream at Rakestraw's. Adria is of course hoppin' and boppin' around the shop and the girl scooping ice cream says to me "Hey! Weren't you at the so and so reunion?" and I had zero idea what she was talking about. I told her I didn't think so and she looked at Adria and said "yeah, that was definitely her face that I was painting". I finally realized she was talking about and told her that I wasn't there but Adria definitely was. She looks at me and just said "That was ALL her by the way. I had nothing to do with her face painting choices".

I don't doubt that at all.

I will leave you with this picture also...she is convinced that her armpits are well...I'll let you decide...

Yeah, so there's that.