Thursday, April 25, 2013

Then and Now: April

It's fun to see the difference in Nora as she grows and I especially love comparing pictures from one year to the next. Here is Nora last April (2012) when she was just beginning to stand while holding onto something. 

April 2012

And here she is this April (2013), on the move and running around in her pjs and birthday crown. I can't even imagine what next April will bring.

April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The spring-time weather we have been hoping for hasn't been consistent enough to be able to spend very much time outside so we are trying to get creative indoors. In addition to playing with our toys, we've started to get crafty!

We started out with crayons and stickers, or as Nora calls them, "sticks." Her favorite way to play with the "sticks" is to peel them all off and put them all on Mommy and Daddy.

It's still a little early for Nora to play with the manufactured play doh, but I found a recipe for "chocolate" play doh that I can whip up on the stove in 5 minutes. It smells wonderful and tastes terrible, but at least if Nora tries to eat it it's just flour, salt, cocoa, etc. She likes it when we make "baby rocks" (tiny balls) and when we chop it with her little tools.

Playing with "chocolate" play-doh 
Each month we get a box from this company called "Citrus Lane"that contains a collection of products to try out. This month's box contained a paint with water book. I remember having one of those as a kid and just loved it. Although Nora's attention span with this particular craft was a little short, she still had fun and kept saying, "Paint, paint. Mommy, paint."

Painting with water
On the few days we have been able to spend a little time outside, Nora has had fun scribbling with her side walk chalk. She says, "Daw. Nora Daw. Mommy Daw." and it just makes my heart warm (as I stand freezing in the windy Spring air).

"Daw" with side walk chalk

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Talkin' About Talking

Nora's language continues to develop, which I am enjoying so much! She's moving from two-word combos to short sentences. Some of the little phrases we often hear include:

"Daddy (Mommy, Stella), where are you?"
"Thank you Mommy."
"Excuse me Mommy."
"More berries please."
"Daddy, spin Nora."
"Stella, outside."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sick Day

Nora caught a bug that Mommy picked up from a work trip. This is what the first sick day looked like for our poor little girl:

Even books made Nora sad when she didn't feel good.

Sick day snuggles watching Little Einsteins

Sleepy baby

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Yes, blog posts have been few and far between lately. This weekend I'll be back to catch you all up on life with Nora. For now, will you accept my apologies with this.....

Outside fun on 4/9/13