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: