Friday, August 20, 2010

Nora, as always.

Where has the Summer gone?

I feel like it's slipping out of my grasp. A part of me can't wait for Fall because I LOVE Fall. But I don't want to wish any more of the Summer away. So I'm going to go to the pool and spend time outside as much as possible.

That way, when it's freezing cold outside I can look back and know that I took full advantage.

I can't believe how big my baby is getting. She turns 9 MONTHS today. I can't even believe it. I'm going to be planning her first birthday before I know it.

She's a crawling and standing fool. If she's awake, she's constantly on the go. It's hard to keep up with her. My bet is that she'll be walking in the next month or so. The first time she did the bear crawl we thought it was the most hilarious thing. But now she does it all the time.

This is my new favorite thing. Nora isn't really a cuddler so it melts my heart when she cuddles with her blankies. I feel bad though. If any of you came to my baby shower you would remember the MASSIVE amounts of blankets that my Mom made Nora. But when Nora was a baby she loved to be swaddled TIGHT. So I went and bought these jersey knit fabrics because they were kind of stretchy and great for swaddling. I didn't even finish the edges. They're basically still just pieces of fabrics. But now Nora won't take any other blankie. Hopefully when she gets older she'll love all of Grandma's blankets.

She's getting to the stage where she freaks out if I leave the room. So this morning I was trying to get some laundry done. I plopped her into the laundry basket, looped her bed sheet through the handles and pulled her around the house while collecting all the laundry. She thought it was pretty funny.

As far as life besides Nora, it's good.

Random thoughts.

I decided I need to hire a stylist. I have the hardest time buying and putting outfits together. My closet is littered with grey t shirts. I'm so boring and I hate it. Anyone want to take me shopping? (You pay.)

I'm stressed about scrapbooking. It somehow seems to constantly get pushed to the back burner and I don't want to get too behind on it.

Sometimes I love cooking and sometimes I hate it. I'm going through a phase of hating it and we're eating out way too much. Anybody have any great recipe blogs or sites they just love? I need some easy new meals to add to the rotation.

COSTA RICA later this year!!! WOOT WOOT!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bring on the Disasters

Nora has been sitting up pretty consistently for about 2 months. But it wasn't until a couple weeks ago that she REALLY started getting good. She could fall on her back, roll to her stomach, and sit up, all in a matter of 1.5 seconds. One night after replacing Nora's binki, Darin came back into the room and said, "When I went in Nora's room she was sitting up in her crib. It was a little bit creepy." I couldn't believe it. Then one morning I went to get her out of her crib and she was sitting up! It scared the living daylights out of me. I'm not used to seeing a little head poking up. The next time it happened I grabbed my camera and snapped some pics.

We promptly lowered the crib mattress.

Shortly after she really started getting close to crawling. She would get around in one way or another. And then it happened. She became a crawling maniac. She uses one knee on the floor and pushes off with the other foot. She looks like a little chimp. It's the cutest thing.

Now the sitting up and the crawling presents two major problems.

First, her new favorite game is to sit up in her crib and cry when we leave. The second I lay her down for naps she sits up. It's a little frustrating. One day I laid her down and she was doing her usual crying. I decided I was just going to let her cry and see what happened. Well about ten minutes later it was quiet so I had to sneak in. I didn't think in a million years she would have been able to get her binki back in and lay herself down. Well she must have gotten so tired she just fell asleep sitting up. So funny.

The second problem is a given when crawling begins. Oh the messes they make.

I can't believe how much she's learning. I love this age. She's so much fun. And here's a few more just because she's so sweet. I don't get very many of her sleeping because she usually only sleeps in her crib.

All caught up on blogging! Feels good!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Nora

A trip to visit Grandpa Jeff in Paragonah and attend my Great Grandmas funeral.

First ride on a four wheeler.

I thought Nora would be scared of my Dad with his facial hair, but she took to him and loved pulling on his beard.

Playing with cousins. She looks like such a little chipmunk in these.

Impromptu Photo Shoots

I don't know how I got such a cute baby, but man on man, SHE'S CUTE!

Getting Caught Up

I hate being so behind on my blogging. Here's my speed posting.

Makayla's Birthday Party.
First taste of whip cream and chocolate.
First carousel ride.
First encounter with a dragon.