Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Visit

Nora's new school had a visit from Santa this week. This is Nora waiting in line to see the big red man...

This is Nora trying to hug Santa while at the same time try to stay on his lap. Check out Santa's death grip.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Christmas Pic Preview

Mommy's Planes

I think every kid of an airline thinks those big planes in the sky are their parents and so it is...Nora loves to watch "Mommy's planes" take off and land on the deck of SWA!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Annual Halloween Picture




This is the first year we really went trick-or-treating. We figured we would just go to a couple houses in the neighborhood. Well, it only took about 2 houses for Nora to turn around and tell us, "okay, let's go to the next house now." So needless to say, we hit a few more houses than we anticipated. Eventually she got tired and decided it was time to go home and pass out candy!

Nora all set to start...

The First House...
The Last House...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Preview

Here it is...revealed...the 2009 Homemade Halloween Costume. It may look only like a witch, but no, this is the revered Princess Witch. We are very into Princesses right now, but anyone who knows me knows that is a very hard pill to swallow. While it is becoming easier...shocking I know...I still cannot play that game totally. Therefore...the "Princess" Witch.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


We did our "traditional" visit to the local pumpkin patch. Here are the results...

She was attempting to lift some of the big pumpkins...after a couple tries, she simply shrugged her shoulders and said, "It too heavy." I've been told the last one looks like me...I'm guessing it is the wrinkled up nose and general WTF look on her face. Ha.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fun with Playdoh

I came out from the shower to Daddy and Nora looking at me with droopy faces saying, "we're sick." Too funny!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Papa's Birthday

We were lucky enough to have Papa Lehman here while he was celebrating his birthday. Nora completely enjoyed it. We decorated cupcakes (Nora's flavor choice of confetti cake and confetti frosting...sorry for you lack of input Dad!), sang Happy Birthday, blew out the candles, ate cake and, best of all, ate ice cream right out of the tub!!!! Birthdays are the BEST!!!!
Fun with Frosting
Happy Birthday to Papa...make a WISH!!!

Papa...made this one especially for you...hope you like it!!!

Really Papa...straight from the tub of ice cream...what will Mommy think???? Who cares!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fairs, Fun and Flips

Having a little fun at the Texas State Fair. My parents were trying out their new flip and I was playing with their movie tool. Very easy stuff and fun to boot!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moving on Up

We haven't had any problems with Nora trying to get out of her crib so we've been prolonging the inevitable as long as week could. However, this weekend we got a wild hair and transitioned her crib to a daybed. Nora was in love...she kept hugging and kissing her daddy while he was adjusting the rails. And after just kept saying "thank you Daddy, thank you Daddy." It was too precious. She just lit up!!! One night down and she did great! Let's hope it continues...and better yet...

Daddy thought this transition was the prefect time to kick the paci habit also. I told him that was up to him...I thought it was too much change for Nora in one day and should we let her get used to the bed first. He insisted, so I let him take the lead on this one (I think secretly I was having an issue letting the paci go as it was now the LAST item that was from her baby days). Well...first attempt was nap time. She asked for it of course, but daddy reminded her that she was a big girl. She didn't fight it too it is she doesn't use one at daycare. Okay...mission one...check. Then bedtime. She was a little more insistent. Daddy simply said paci's were for little girls and if she wanted it back we could change the bed back to a crib. At first she asked to change her bed back, but in the same breathe she told Daddy she wanted to keep her big girl bed. Off to night tears, no fighting. Mission two...check. Finally, today at nap time, she crawled into bed. She didn't even ASK for it. Mission three...done. Let's hope it stays this way!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Literally Speaking

Who knew that a 2.5 year old takes things so literally???

Nora has extremely bad reactions to bug bites. Our doc said to give her a dose of benedryl when we think she's been bitten to minimize this reaction.

Today was our yard care day.

Mommy was mowing, daddy doing the trim and Nora playing with her tricycle and sidewalk chalk. We finish and head in for lunch. I decided we should do the "preventative" dose of benedryl before nap so I gave Nora the medicine "spoon" (Nora likes to play that she doesn't know how to take the meds and puts it up to her mouth as asks if this is right...after a bunch of no's and yes's she gives in and takes the medicine.) All of a sudden, Nora is asking me to clean up the mess the medicine had made. I was a little confused. I had just handed the medicine to her and told it is was for her bug bites...why was it all over the floor??? It's not like she hasn't taking medicine before.

I refilled the part of the dosage I thought was lying on the floor and handed it back to her telling her not to play around and take the medicine. She takes it and starts to pour it (once again) over her bug bites. Then it dawned on me...I had told Nora the medicine was for her bug bites. She was simply trying to give it to her bug bites. An ahh-hah moment for need to drink the medicine to help your bug bites.

And once again all is right in the world!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finger Painting

We decided to try something new tonight. Unfortunately, the paint didn't stay on the paper (that might have been Mommy's fault...but she's not talking). I loved being the big green monster...ARRRRRRGH!!!!

Now I must clean up "y'all!"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When did your kid...

find there "privates?" Nora has always had a knack to find her vagina...but last night took the cake for sure. She has always found it a place to fondle every now and again...however, before bathtime yesterday, she came running out of her room naked yelling, "MommyMommyMommy!" When I looked over from the dishes, I see her grabbing her vagina. George turned white as a ghost not knowing how to respond. I just said, "HI baby" in hopes to distract from the obvious. And how exactly is a Mommy supposed to respond to such a situation...I'm torn...any advice would be appreciated!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

NY - Summer 2009

We got to visit family...she is in absolute infatuation with Evan...and for some reason she finds it fun to tease Kelsey and Derek by not paying them any attention. Little TOOT!

First Fireworks

Yes, although this isn't her first 4th of July, it was her first fireworks. And not only did we see fireworks once, we saw them twice. The first time from my parent's neighbor's driveway (gotta love upstate NY) and the second from a pier on Alexandria Bay overlooking Boldt Castle. She helped celebrate the Nation's birthday by singing happy birthday and ooowwwing and aahhhhing all evening.

from Alex Bay...