Saturday, December 1, 2007

15 Months Old...

It's been a couple of months....time for an update! Norah is quite the character, and her personality seems to get funnier with each passing day. She's also an affectionate little bugger. She loves to pick up a picture of her big sister Ashley, and walk around the house with it, hugging it tighly and then kissing it. She also kisses mommy and daddy all the time and we love every minute of it. Moments like that make up for her exorcist moments...fellow parents: you know what I mean!

Things she says: Mama, Da da or da, Ba ba, Bye Bye, Doggie, Fishy, All Done, Sit Down, Norah and probably the most famous of all is her very stern "No" that she'll tell you, as she points. Everyone finds this pretty humorous!

There are probably more things she says, but those are the words that audibly we can comprehend! She's pretty good at telling us off in Baby Babble.

Let's see...what else is new with her? She still has the attention span of a gnat, which I'm sure is normal for her age. She loves baths. She hates to get dressed, however she insists to put her shoes on, even if we're not going anywhere. She likes to brush her hair and play with trucks and boats (even making motor sounds). She likes to carry around her purse and she also loves leggos; mommy and daddy's little structural engineer, perhaps?

Enough talking. How about pictures? I have lots, but I'll share the most recent. These are photos taken by my friend Andrea, who was in visiting from Atlanta. She captured some amazing expressions! (Click on the picture for the full size image)

We hope this finds you well...drop us a line and stay in touch!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Who's kid is this?

We really do have to wonder sometimes where she gets her personality from... Last week while en route to the bathroom for a dip in the tub, she managed to get her diaper off herself and then proceeded to throw it on the floor. She then squatted down on the kitchen floor and peed. She ran away from us, opening up the snack drawer and flinging Pringles all over the floor in the process. She ended her little mid-day joy ride by hopping on her ride on fire engine backwards. Naked, of course and laughing, mind you, the entire time. And a few more photos, while we're at it:

She's also carrying a picture of big sister Ashley around the house and hugging and kissing the picture! Isn't that something?!

Babbling like crazy. New words she's saying: Doggie, Duck, Mom, Mama, Mam Maw, Dada, All Done. And the most exciting one yet? She saw a fire engine last night and yelled "Weeeeeee ooooooooo" That's our girl. :)

Ma ma ma ma ma ma

Watch Norah's face as the fire engine goes by and sounds the air horn. So funny!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Oh, how time flies...

It's been a long time and we really feel like we just can't let another day pass by before we update this thing! We have had a lot going on in our lives these past few months and have been doing well, despite the obstacles.

As you know, Norah and Ashley's Nana (Snook) passed away unexpectedly in the beginning of July. We definitely leaned on the amazing support of our family and friends to help us through. Life does go on, but we don't forget. But we do have to look toward the future...

Anyway, on to happier topics. Pictures! We have lots!

** Apologies for some of the pixelated shots below, I don't know why some of them are displaying that way! **

Norah was so excited to finally meet her big sister, Ashley, this past week! Ashley flew in from Portland and spent a few days with us. We were both on a very much needed vacation away from our jobs and we had a week devoted to nothing but spending time together. It was tons of fun. One day we went to the zoo...

We also went to Kings Island while she was here. It was a first for both girls. Norah did well and Ashley was all about the roller coasters by the end of the night!

And of course, Saturday was the day for celebrating!

Little Miss On the Go

Cake Time

We're all doing well..busy, but good. More later, but today is Norah's actual birthday and we were feeling nostalgic and had to update this thing! More later. Hope everyone is doing well. :)