Thursday, January 24, 2013

More Words

We have a chatty Nora on our hands! I know that is very surprising given how talkative her parents are.  :) We really do love hearing her speak and are occasionally blown away when she says a new word. Last week's surprise-to-mommy-word was "purple."

Here are some more words that she is using:

Belly button
Apple sauce (this is adorable - applebaba is how is sounds when she says it)
Bark bark
Choo choo
Hot dog
Minnie (for Minnie Mouse)
Milk (sounds like "moe")

Enjoying some applebaba.

For the first list of words that we posted, click here.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Snuggling makes the flu almost bearable
Sweet Nora had the flu last week...straight up influenza. It was sad to see her so out of sorts, uncomfortable, and without her usual cheerful energy. She was easy to upset, wanted to be held almost constantly, and didn't sleep well over night. 

Our pediatrician and nurses were wonderful and we were able to get Nora on some medicine that helped quite a bit. Lots of napping, reading books, and snuggling on the couch while watching The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse also helped to get our little girl back on a healthy track. I'm so thankful that I was able to work from home for the week so that I could be with Nora. 

Flu Day 1-4
One week later, we are now back to playing with our toys, giggling, running around, and eating with enthusiasm! :) Hoorah for healing medicine and bodies!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Favorite Things

You know how Oprah has a list of her favorite things that she thinks everyone in the world needs? Well Nora has her very own list that we want to share a few with you...

Bunny! Dolly! 
Over the past month and a half or so, Nora has really started to enjoy playing with her stuffed animals. It is so cute how she calls for them, hugs them, and points out their eyes and nose and mouth. Here is an adorable video of Nora playing with a super cute dog she got for Christmas:

Hot Dog
It isn't often that we let Nora watch television, and if we do it is generally Little Einsteins or The Mickey Mouse Club. There is a song at the end of every Mickey Mouse Club that Nora loves. And I mean L O V E Sssssssssssss. The Hot Dog Song! Nora walks around the house saying, "Hot dog, hot dog, hot dog" and is always trying to get us to play it on our phones for her.

Take a listen, I dare you. (And our apologies when you can't get it out of your head).

Nora continues to love her books. Usually the first thing she asks for when she wakes up is "book." The Sandra Boynton books are always a hit, especially ones with the hippopotamus ("hippobobo" as Nora says). Right now she is also enjoying the books "I Am Small" and "Goodnight Moon" and "Pinkalicious" (she asks for it by saying "Pink Pink!").

Going outside can change Nora from cranky to smiley in a moment! She loves taking walks in the Bob (yes, I still can't get enough of that awesome stroller), going to the park, exploring our back yard, and playing with the rocks in our front yard. An added bonus? Her love for being outside gets Mommy moving, too.

Come on. Let's go outside! I'm waiting.