Sunday, July 19, 2015

Annual birthday interview with Ada

Ada, playing "big sis" to Lucinda

Every year I interview my kids on their birthdays. Here's Ada's 8 year interview. I've included last year's answers, but there are plenty more in the archives.

What's your favorite color? Blue and turquoise. Last year: Teal
Your favorite animal? I just loved pigs. Last year: Pig
TV show? Do I have to choose a TV show or can it be a movie? I really like American Girl movies. Last year: LEGO Friends and Littlest Pet Shop
What's your favorite toy? Definitely dolls. American Girl dolls and Our Generation. Last year: LEGO!
What's your favorite book? American Girl books. I just love them. I've been reading a lot lately. Last year: The Best Birthday Party Ever, Just Grace, Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones
Do you have a favorite song? I actually don't, but thank you for asking. Last year: No.

What's your favorite thing to wear? Dresses, I definitely like dresses. I also like comfortable shorts, but I like dresses the most. Last year: Shirt and shorts or DRESSES!
What's your favorite sport? Soccer. I play soccer and I'm glad I'm sticking with it. Last year: Soccer.
What's your favorite restaurant? It depends. If I'm eating pizza it is probably Salernos. If I'm having ice cream it's either Oberweis or Brown Cow. Last year: Salernos.
Your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes. Totally pancakes. Especially those flapjacks you made, Mom. I love puffy pancakes. 
Your favorite cereal? I love Golden Grahams but we don't get them very often. I also really like Cheerios, but only with peanut butter. Last year: Corn flakes.
Your favorite food? Dessert. Totally dessert. And pasta. Last year: What kind of food? Food or desserts? I'd pick any dessert. And pasta.

What's the best part of school? Since I'm not counting recess, let's say…hmmm…art. And music. And if it's a real class, then reading. I really like reading, music and art. Last year: Recess.
Who are your best friends? Jessica, Bella, Ami and Sylvia. Last year: Jessica and Amelia.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year? Hawaii, Disney World and… let's see. How about Australia?Possibly we could go to China? And I could wear my Chinese earrings. Last year: Colorado, again. I loved it so much.
What do you want to be when you grow up? An illustrator. If not an illustrator than an art teacher. Anything art. Last year: An illustrator or artist. Well, they're the same thing.

Where do you want to live when you grow up? If I could be anywhere, I'd choose somewhere away from tornado alley and hurricanes. This is really hard to decide. Maybe where my grandparents live. More Virginia though. Last year: Here.
Do you plan to have children? Yes, I plan to have two. They're both going to be girls, I hope. And I'm going to name them…Alexis and Ella. Last year: [Holds up two fingers.]

Will you have pets? Yes, I'll have a cat. Maybe not a cat but a guinea pig. Not a dog…too much work! My children might have a frog. It depends if I get one. Last year: [Holds up one finger] Cat.
If you could change your name, what would you pick? Ellie or mostly I like Ada. Last year: Violet.

What do you love about Mommy? I love that she cuddles with me. And when she brings me to the American Girl Doll store. Last year: That she smells good and she's very cuddly.
What do you love about Daddy? He's a big goon. He's funny. And he plays with me in the pool. Last year: That he cleans things up for me.
What do you love about your sister? Recently she's been playing dolls with me. Last year: This is very hard…I know! That she does what I want.

What would you like to do when you’re 8 years old? Go to the American Girll Doll store. And enjoy being 8. And go to Maggie Daley again, for the third time. Last year: I want that Zoe takes me to get ice cream ALONE!

Do you have a birthday wish? Yes, but I can't tell it because that would be giving away my wish. Last year: I can't tell it to you because that's going to break my wish.

What else do you want me to know? I hope one day I'll be better at a cartwheel. Maybe someday I'll get supplies for dolls. The instrument that I play is piano. Oscar is a really nice cat. He never gets mad.