Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas Day was so much fun. We actually woke Nora up telling her that "OMG, Santa came and left you toys!!!" Her eyes showed a bit of curiosity to what Mommy and Daddy were trying to tell her. "Toys" she said. "Yes, TOYS, Nora. Come on, lets go to the living room!" chanted Mommy and Daddy. Mommy runs ahead in order to get in place to take pictures, Daddy follows close behind with the video camera. Out into the living room we go. We were soooo excited to see her face...the first time she realized Santa really does pay good girls a visit by leaving lots of goodies. And then it is...the time to see her face light up in excitement...she runs over to window to see that Santa is still inflated at the house next door. She ran right past the kitchen Santa left her and Mommy and Daddy were a bit deflated! Oh well, it was still a great day!
After Santa's Visit

Nora Cooking Her First Meal

More (sign for) Presents?!?!?!

New Clothes...Next...


Elmo's so SILLY!!!!

Hoping all of you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Waiting for Santa part 2

These are just so darn cute!!!

Waiting for Santa

Here are some pics that, although kind of yukky, show the true resilience of Nora. She is very tolerant of many being her medicine. I fought and fought to not have an in home nebulizer, but I lost. She did a really good job at taking her medicine!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa Visit

Santa stopped by daycare. How lucky are Mommy and Daddy for not "having" to stand in line. We have the best daycare ever! Merry Christmas, Ms. Hope, Alicia, & Megan!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gobble Gobble

This was Nora after the frosting beater...a little sugar high and a turkey call!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Beater

Ah...'tis the season for cold weather, Santa Claus, Christmas cookies and the FIRST Beater!!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Teachings of Papa Con't

Santa is coming to town soon...what does Santa say???

The Teachings of Papa

Papa taught Nora what a horse says and how to "properly" say it...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Funny Face - Nora in Trouble

Poor Nora, on occasion (sometimes a lot of occasions), gets into trouble for this or that. Typically it isn't a big deal, but regardless the reason this is the face we get. I have yet to master not laughing out loud when I see this as it is just so darn pathetic.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Home Decor and Good Friends

Some of our best friends have their own Interior Design business. Although most of you wouldn't benefit from the real business, since they are located in Dallas, many of you may enjoy their side project.

As most of you are painfully aware, I am so not a decorate for the holidays kind of girl, but I am totally sold on these...I love them!!! So far we have a pumpkin and snowflake and I plan on getting the flag soon. You need to check out their link and go to the "Hanging Arrows" tab for more info (some designs may be sold out).

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Funny Face

Fashion Statement?!?!

or fashion disaster?!?!?! Either or...pretty funny...and something she's going to hate in 10 years. Boy Jammies, Mommy Socks, and new Shoes. She agreed/wanted all of it!!! Bless her! :-)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Funny Face

Halloween Kitty

The Many Faces of Nora Kitty...

I went a little Martha Stewart this year and decided to make Nora's costume. Believe it or not, I was even pleased with the results. Nora was the cutest Kitty...or Mouse...or Ewok on the block!!!

Checking out the Kitty

Looking Both Ways...

Pumpkin Carving

This year Nora got to share in the fun and help Daddy carve our pumpkins.

Daddy...stop picking on me!!!! Gross!!!!!

I did this???

Thursday, October 23, 2008


With thoughts of potty training not far away, we invested in some training pants. One night we put them on her for a little bit...I am not sure what she thought of them...

Hey...why you takin' pictures of me in my underwear?

Mom, are these supposed to feel like this?

Is this the way I do it?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Animal Sounds

For the untrained ear, the questions are...

What does a sheep say?

What does a kitty say?

What does NORA's kitties say?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Really Big BooBoo

We also had our first really big boo-boo while Mommom and Papa were visiting. Daddy and I were putting the munchkin to bed...nothing to write home about right. Well, we have a really low ceiling fan in the baby's room. We are well aware of that...or so we thought. Little Bit was a little bit squirmy so Daddy lifted her over his shoulder to hand her off to Mommy when oh crap...BAM...WHACK. There was a small scream from N and a big pause (usually indicating breathe holding followed by uncontrollable crying/sobbing/screaming) and all HELL broke loose. I thought for sure we lost an eye. Frankly, as bad as N felt, I thought for sure I would vomit to boot. We threw her down on the changing table...realized there was no gushing blood so rushed her back out to the living room to apply Mr. Austin (the refrigerated elephant gel pack for boo boos). Stayed up an extra hour and a half to make sure there was no "weird" actions (and Mommy was watching the growing black eye potential) which N thought was a superb playtime and why not as it is an hour past bedtime. When we were sure there was no concussion, we put her in bed with Mommy and Daddy (because by this time, Mommy wasn't letting her out of her site) until the 24th time she kicked the living daylights out of me which is when she was sent back to her room for business as usual!

And believe it or not...there was no black eye. Kids...absolutely amazing!!!

Texas State Fair

We took Nora to her first TX State Fair outing with none other than her mommom and papa who were visiting from NY. We didn't get too many pictures and got NONE of her with mommom and papa, but we had a great time needless to say. We had corny dogs, caught the car show and rode our first ride with Daddy.

Do you think we get to go home soon? I think I see the car....