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:


  1. Great pictures! Norah is beautiful! I love that she likes to help you somuch! Ours do too!

  2. What an amazing transformation, and such a happy girl! Thanks for sharing your pictures--I'm glad that Norah loves being outside and that she's helping you, too. We are also dealing with the tantrum stuff--hang in there, it sounds like you're doing great

  3. Great Pictures!! She is such a cutie :) Her and Nickolas have a lot in common. He too has the tantrum with the fake cry. I also give him the chore of matching socks or putting spoons in the dishwasher when I need to get something done.

  4. So glad to see an updated post. Norah looks like she is doing great and she is a little beauty for sure! So glad to hear you are both doing great! Happy 1 year!

  5. So nice to see her doing so well and how happy you are together! Your blog was the first I read when we were getting our initial paperwork together a year ago. I really enjoyed following you through the process as we began our journey to meet our daughter. We have now met our little girl and are waiting for a court date.