Friday, December 16, 2011

No, I'm serious. Where does she get this stuff!

So yesterday was a veritable cornucopia of Adria-isms. At one point I almost had to pull over from laughing. It is times like these where I'm so glad I keep this blog going because this shit is permanent.

So last night we're at Jojo's in Mechanicsburg...which has AWESOME food. Mimi had to work so it was just me, my dad, and Adria. As we're getting ready to leave she asks my dad for a bunny. Dad, in his adorable cluelessness starts looking around for this so called bunny. He doesn't realize that she's asking for an actual pet, not a vending machine rabbit. He of course says no, and then tells her that she already has two cats.

A:"We can get rid of one!"
Me: "How would you like it if we got rid of you?"
A: "I'm your family!"
Me: "The cats are family!"
A: "They're rude to me"

Sure, the cats are rude to you. It has absolutely nothing to do with the torture you put them through. Speaking of rude, YOU are the one that won't let them in your room. Maybe their feelings are hurt.

So then she overhears me tell my siste that she may get to go to Girl Scout camp this year. She got very excited but I told her it was a week away from home...overnight. Her response was "so?". I asked her if she was ready. It is a whole week away from Mommy. This pretty much summed up that it is in fact I who is not ready. Her response was...

"We've been apart for that long before. We were apart from...oh I don't know...the beginning of TIME until 2003".

I couldn't really argue with that. I was not about to try and explain awareness to my daughter.

And finally, we're in the car on the way home and we pass what Adria calls the "bleeding house" . It is a HUGE white farmhouse with all red lit candles in the windows. She loves it. As we're turning into our development I saw another house with all red candles in their windows and pointed it out to her....

"Now...that's just CREEPY bro."

Yes, she used the word.....bro. That was where I almost had to pull the car over.

She also said that she should use the bathroom first because "Children's butts are more important than adult butts"

She also told me she told her class I was a professional wrestler and then she laughed like a mad-woman. Then just said...."No...I didn't"

I...I, just.....I don't know. She was on some kind of roll!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You better WERK!

It is that time again ladies and gents (At least, I think some dudes read this). It is time for Fashion: Adria style. I have stock piled a few this time around and am super excited to share with you all. Here we go!


Jeans, jean overalls and "FUGGS"
I thought maybe a little bit of denim overload. Obviously, lost that fight.


My friend Stacie will troll Salval for Adria every once in a while. This outfit comes entirely from the donations. Thanks Stacie!!!! (Notice the fifth position of the feet. And she scoffs at dancing? *SIGH*)


Once again, this top is from Stacie. I LOVE this picture. Adria loves this top. It's a win-win!


Ok, so I signed up for a website called ThredUP. It's a clothing recycling website where you can trade clothes. It's pretty awesome. The High School Musical shirt came from there. The skirt is from...STACIE!!! She wears it ALL the time. This look is complete with striped hurts my eyes just a tad.


Um, this one speaks for itself. (I would totally wear this) The hair piece is from my beautiful friend Cat. She made it. Cool right?! And the top...from...STACIE!!! Are you sensing a theme?


The dress: Memaw and Pop Pop
The tights: Mommy and Daddy
The fingerless gloves: The 80's!!!!
She begged for these gloves. Thank you Disney Channel

So there you have it! This child will wear anything with anything. Chances are if I were to try it...I would fail miserably. Somehow this works for her and I absolutely LOVE IT. I will close with an Adria quote

"Pepto Bismol tastes like asparagus and pudding had a baby"

I laugh...a lot.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Dear Planet Adria fans,

Please forgive me as I am going to use the platform I have available here to tell you about my sister. My sister Meaghan is an amazing human being. She has overcome so much and is blossoming into a huge talent (but we already knew that right?).  Last year Meaghan released her first album. This whole writing music thing was a huge surprise to everyone, including Meaghan. But, she did it. She wrote and co-produced the entire thing! AND she wants to do it again. So I'm writing this post to make you aware of her current fund raising project. Kickstarter is an awesome site that allows artists to raise money for their current projects. Take a look below.

So there you go. You can donate any amount you want to...but $6 gets you the EP!

So thanks for letting me indulge and shamelessly promote my sister.


Friday, December 2, 2011

She makes me laugh every single day...some more than others

Rupaul; for the uninformed
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, this blog is about a little girl named Adria. Why is there a picture of a famous drag queen at the top? Well boys and girls, it's because this was the topic of my conversation with my daughter last night. It was so hilarious...I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. It went something like this...

We were in the car on the way home and "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga came on the radio. It gets to the part where she says...oh come on...say it with me...."Don't be a drag, just be a queen".

A: "Mommy what is she saying there"

M: "Don't be a drag just be a queen"

A: "What does that mean"

M: "Well, do you know what a drag queen is?"


M: Hesistating just a bit. "Well, it's a man...who..."

A: "DRESSES LIKE A LADY?!?!?!?!?!"


Now I think what blows my mind is that she finished that sentence. She deduced from the term drag queen that the man would dress up like a lady. Amazing....but, I digress.

M: "Would you like to see one?"

A: "YES!"

Thanks to google, I pulled up pictures of many different drag queens and as we are scrolling through she keeps saying...

"That's a man?...THAT'S a man?....That's a MAN?!" to which I replied yes to every single one. Then she says...."You can tell because of the boobs."

I am in hysterics at this point. Tears are streaming down my face. Then she says...

"They should have a TV show called Drag Queen Competitions."

M: "They's called Drag Race."

A: "Ooooh! Can we watch it!!!???"

I honestly don't know the answer to that question.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

November was BUSY!!!!!

Ok so here it is, December 1st, and I'm just getting around to writing about two things. This will be a long post so bear with me. First and foremost my baby girl turned 8 on November 13th. I still can't believe it. Sticking with tradition in my family, her gift this year was to get her ears pierced. So on her actual birthday we went to Claire's and got them pierced.
As you can see, she is super nervous. She was totally excited until this very moment. Then she got really nervous. She did pretty well. Only one or two tears. She of course used this pain to try and con us into a whole lot of Justin Bieber paraphernalia. It didn't work.
So here is a side view of her ear. Let's be honest, we can really fit both of them into one frame. (I am the meanest mother on the face of the Earth. Oh wait, no...that would be MY mother who said on the day of her birth we would need to save money for ear surgery)
This is her present from Aunt Meaghan. She wears this sweatshirt all the time now. I feel like the sweatshirt should be a good substitute for the actual game so she doesn't steal my phone anymore...but alas, it is not.

So on the Friday before her birthday, I took Adria and her BFF Paige to the movies and then out to dinner for pizza. It had been a year since these two had seen each other. It absolutely amazes me how smart these two kids are and it is such a joy to spend time with them. Here they are at dinner...just look at how excited they are.....
This was so fun. We went to see Jack & Jill (which I totally loved) and then to Pizza Hut. Paige gave Adria some fabric markers and these blank tote bags. So the girls decided they would each decorate one sand give it to the other girl. I'm not lying here...these two did not make a peep for like 45 minutes except to compare notes.
Look at that!!! Girls...THERE ARE BREADSTICKS IN FRONT OF YOU!!!! No? Ok then, I shall eat them. You snooze you lose...and so does my butt. Oy.

On to acting. Adria takes theater classes at Open Stage of Harrisburg. She totally loves it and I love that she loves it. She is destined to outshine us all. Well at the end of her class, the girls put on a play. This play was written by all of them. It was titled "My Thanksgiving Horror". I was quite amused by the title. Adria played Flurkey the turkey. Flurkey's best friend was Crow and together they stole the Thanksgiving turkey from the Pilgrims to teach them a valuable lesson. That lesson is, you kill and eat turkeys...birds get pissed.

Here you will see Flurkey and Crow conspiring to steal the Pilgrim's turkey. The unsuspecting Pilgrims are in the background. They just have no idea.
This part CRACKED ME Flurkey is having a, let's say discussion with herself. It was more of a rant...Adria was walking around this table, flapping her arms and saying "Who do they think they are, they think they can just come in here and eat all of my friends...etc etc" I was howling (alone as usual)

Here is the whole class posing. And on the right are Flurkey and Crow. According to her teacher, these two had the best imaginations in the whole class. (Shocking, I know).

So there is our November. It was crazy busy and I'm sure December will be too. I'm going to leave you with some Adria sarcasm. This was a conversation between her dad and her while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving...

Thad: The good thing about these cartoons Adria is that the stuff that happens to them here can actually happen in real life.

Adria (DUH-RIPPING with sarcasm): You dogs playing ping pong?

Mom: Hahahahahaa!!!!!

Hope everyone's turkey day was awesome and Christmas is even better!