Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday my sweet Nora. I cannot believe you've graced our lives for a whole year already! It seems like yesterday that we first brought you home. You've changed our entire lives so much. We have this special purpose in life that we never had before and that is to raise you to become the best person you can be. We love you so much! And thank you for being such a great baby!

We had a "little" party to mark the big day. Everyone was here to help you celebrate your big #1! Aunt Heather and Derek even flew in from NY to surprise us (mommy didn't even know they were coming)! Too much fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Daddy's Little Helper

So we are in the process of getting things ready for Nora's 1st birthday party (and my parents arrival) and the little one decided she needed to help out!

Daddy, whatcha doin'?

Hey I can help.

Just one more step!!!

All done! Good job Daddy!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nora's Second Easter

For some reason I find it funny that Nora had 2 Easters before her first birthday. Her first a week after she was born and her second a week before her 1st birthday. What a difference a couple Easters can make!

Fun in the Park

We celebrated Easter a day early with a visit from Nora's Grandparents. We ate lunch and then had some fun in the sun! Baby sure does like the park!! If you look closely, you can see Nora was my little spotted Easter egg this year. She got a horrible rash from a fever earlier this week. Nothing bad but it did warrant a trip to the doctors office because Mommy was wiggin' a little bit when it moved from her belly and back to her face overnight. At least it isn't a big deal and now we know we can expect this from time to time when she runs a fever. Now on to better things!

We hoped to take this opportunity to get some updated family shots, unfortunately, Nora wasn't having any of it. Although they aren't perfect, they are still pretty cute!

Busted Baby

This is the look a baby gives when she gets busted.

And this is the look she gives when she gets in trouble!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stairs...Already Stairs

Okay...daycare told us, but I didn't believe it. And then, when we were outside enjoying a game of bubbles, she crawled away to the front door...VIA THE STAIRS. Who ever said she was ready for stairs? It sure wasn't Mommy and Daddy!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Can You Believe

Can you believe that time can fly by so fast. I can not imagine my life five years ago or see where I would be. To really think that I am daddy and a husband to two (almost) perfect women. Look Kristi has flaws believe it or not. The nagging to pick up my dirty clothes off the floor. And Nora waking me at two am only once and while. But you know what, I am glad as heck that I am here and not somewhere else. Anyway, in one year, I have gone from homeowner to daddy. I just hope that the next couple of years are just as good as this one.

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Chase is On

Another trip to the park...this time Nora found the ducks...or are they geese...well...Nora found the birds. Watching her move her booty as fast as she could was too funny. Don't worry though, Daddy was there to grab the baby before the bird decided it was no longer amused.