Thursday, June 23, 2011

Riding the carousel

Sorry for the double posting!  I'm trying to blog from my phone

Update coming soon!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I finally broke down....

And cut Norah's hair! I was getting so tired of her hair hanging in her eyes and constantly putting and trying to keep barrettes and ponytails in. It's only been a couple days but soooo much better already.

Not so sure about this hair cutting business....

Very excited for the sucker afterwards! Don't ask me why I gave her a blue sucker while she was wearing a white shirt!

Norah is a constant talker! Oh my goodness - 8:00 pm rolls around and I am ready for a break from the constant chatter. She's even starting to call me mom instead of mommy - I have no idea where that came from! Way to early for that! I hear "mommy, mom, mommy, mooooommmyyyy!" over and over again all day! Her words are getting much more clear and she's adding new words everyday. She's starting to get frustrated when I don't understand what she's telling me. I try to change the subject or just say "oh, ok" but she's not having it. I usually figure it out after a few minutes though. Some of the things she says are so cute though: she pronounces applesauce so clearly. When she does something new she will say " i did it" and she says help-a-me and updown instead of just saying up or down (this is probably from me muttering it with the constant picking up and letting her down.

It's been so nice to be able to play outside again. When it was first starting to get warmer and we would go outside to play she would just walk around in a circle saying "outside, outside" like she had never been before. Now it's a struggle to get her to come in. She will wake up from a nap and the first thing out of her mouth is "outside" with a huge smile, and oh the tears if we can't go out!

This girl is a cleaning fool! She loves to clean. We have to take turns vacuuming and she is always picking up pieces of lint or who-knows-what and putting it in the trash. Most kids like playing with toys in the tub but Norah loves to wash down the sides of the tub with a washcloth!

Her birthday is coming up next Friday and she is so excited. I will ask her who's birthday is coming up and she will throw her hands in the air and yell "meeeee!" She's working on making the 2 with her fingers -she's actually pretty good at it. She is always singing happy birthday. I can't wait to see her face when everyone is singing it to her! I know she will love it!

Nothing but class....

Riding on a carousel is serious business

Whipping up a little breakfast

Look how old she looks with those bangs!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One year ago today...

One year ago today I met Norah for the first time. I can't believe it's been a year already but after I look back at the pictures I can tell she has grown so much! She has gained over 8 lbs since we got home. Her language has exploded in the last couple of months and her words are becoming much clearer too. She is a narrator- she will explain everything that we are doing and she makes sure that everyone else hears her too. We have been working on our inside voices - lets just say it's a work in progress.

She has also started throwing some tantrums - she throws herself on the floor and sometimes cries but most of the time it's fake crying. So I just walk away and as soon as she realizes that I'm not watching, she gets back up and goes on her merry way. It's pretty funny. She's also started throwing toys when she gets mad which she knows is a big no no. She's been getting a lot of time outs for that one.

One of her favorite activities is cooking! She got a play kitchen for Christmas and loves making things for mommy :) It's very cute when she pushes the buttons and makes beeping sounds. She really likes standing in the chair next to me in the kitchen when I'm mixing something up. We've also been working on our colors. She gets blue, pink, yellow, and purple right most of the time. She also LOVES to help me put clothes away especially socks. I've been trying to teach her how to find the matches mostly to keep her busy while I hang everything up before she can get to it :) So she walks around saying "match, match." She loves puzzles too and stacking toys - we make towers over and over.

Here are some pictures from a year ago and what we've been up to lately: