Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Merry!

I. Love. Christmas. I love the lights and the tree and the food and the time with family. And I am so excited to experience this, and all, holidays through Nora's eyes.

Although this and the next few Christmases will be ones that Nora won't remember, we wanted to start a family tradition of our own: Christmas Pajamas.

Our plan is that on Christmas eve we'll open our pjs and wear them that night and the next morning. This year's theme was Sock Monkeys. It was great cozy fun.

Nora has enjoyed looking at the lights and ornaments on the tree this season. She even has a few ornaments of her very own, including this one:

Thanks to all our friends and family who sent us warm wishes and thoughtful gifts for both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Nora was all smiles for her first Hanukkah. Here she is wearing a big grin and a bib from Grandma Linda. I think she's so happy because she knows that next year she gets to eat latkes and applesauce.

Linda and Saul paid a visit to spend some time with our little one. It was a day and a half of non-stop playing. Grandma brought Nora her very first Menorah and we lit it every night of Hanukkah. She loved looking at the flickering candles.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Nora is four months old! And totally adorable.

Here are some fun four-month facts:
  • Weight: 13lbs 7 oz
  • Length: 23 inches
  • Has been sleeping through the night since Thanksgiving (hoorah!)
  • Is grasping things like toys, blankets, her bib, the burp cloth, my jewelry, my hair, Jeff's chest hair...
  • Wears size 3 month clothes now
  • Gives us a for-real laugh every now and again, especially when we kiss on her belly
  • Can sit up when propped
  • Doesn't completely melt down during tummy time (mostly doesn't)
  • Has pretty good head control and loves looking around
  • We think she is trying to roll over a bit
  • Still likes to jibber-jabber up a storm
  • Is the best baby in the world (this is not a biased opinion, but fact based on the history of babies in the world)


How lucky is Nora that she has all of her Grandparents in her life? Here they are....

Grandma Wells (August 2011)

Grandma Linda & Pop Pop Saul (August 2011)

Pop Pop Bendon (December 2011)

Grandpa Sheldon (November 2011)

The First Thanksgiving

Yes, Thanksgiving was 2 weeks ago and I'm just now posting about it. What can I say; life is pretty busy with a baby.

We started the day with some Mommy/Daughter time watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love the parade and hope Nora grows to love it, too. That way we can enjoy this tradition together every year.

Jeff's dad Sheldon came to visit for the weekend and got to meet his little granddaughter for the first time (look for a Grandparent's post for a picture). He and Jeff did some dude stuff like picking out a snowblower and cleaning up the garage so it would fit. He also took a family picture for us:

As Jeff prepared our delicious vegan Thanksgiving dinner, Nora and I played dress up and took some pictures in her turkey hat. Here is one of my favorites from the many (many!) pics we took:

Although we are thankful for our little tofurkey everyday, Thanksgiving is a good reminder of how lucky we are to have Nora!