Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Toddlers: Big Drama in a Little Body


Today has been one of those days. 


The type where the minute you open your eyes your toddler is just being all toddler-y and the sun isn’t even up. Before 10 am she’s already thrown several tantrums in public all because she wants to wear another moms Ugg’s at her gym class or I won’t let her type on the cash register at Target. 

The type of day you so look forward to the plans you have while she naps like making Toddler muffins before that banana you’ve been saving grows mold and maybe watch that show that’s been recorded and waiting for you.

But toddlers usually have different plans. Like screaming until they finally fall asleep in your arms and every time you try to make the transfer, it’s met with a blood curdling scream. 

So I gave up.
 It’s okay if she doesn’t nap today and the muffins aren’t baked. It’s okay if I eat a handful of chocolate chips even if I had been so successful on my diet. 

It’s okay because “His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning” . Thank goodness for that!











 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Highlight Reel

I didn't realize how fast this year flew by until I looked back through my photos and saw how much we did and how much Norah changed!

We celebrated Norah turning the big Wild One!


These two finally became buds


First Pigtails


First Selfie


Babychella



Playdates


First time on the jumbotron


Discovered the Ipad and Youtube


Easter Egg Hunt in our neighborhood


Celebrated Grandpas birthday with a BBQ and fun games


 Beach Days

Swim Lessons


First Bike


First trip on a plane to the East Coast




First Girls Trip to Washington


Orange County Fair


Palm Springs birthday trip


Discovered the awkward smile


First beach bonfire


Zion sister trip



Disneyland with Cousins


First time at the dentist


Discovered Beauty and The Beast and became "Beast" obsessed


Pumpkin Picking


Halloween


VIP experience at the Kings game



Spent lots of time playing at Gram and Grandpas


New York


 First Thanksgiving in our home


Last Disney day before our passes expired


Said, "Ho Ho Ho" whenever she saw anything Santa


Took about 600 Christmas card photos and got about 4 decent ones


Introduced the potty



Lots of park days


And totally became a real live, talking, joking, ridiculously silly little girl.


 What a difference a year makes!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

Oh hello old blog! I think it's about time to dust you off and start blogging again!
What better time than the holidays?

With that said...Happy Holidays Family and Friends!
We had a nice little Christmas with family and of the 2 Christmases Norah has participated in, I'm pretty sure this was her favorite. She was a gift unwrapping machine and it didn't matter whose gifts they were!


She came downstairs and said "Ho Ho Ho" when she saw the gifts under the tree. I was sooooo excited for her to see the kitchen I had been working on. I think this was one of my most favorite projects to date and if you or anyone you know want a custom kitchen I'm totally down to do it for you!

She loves it! She's been baking cookies in the microwave non-stop!


This was her first year eating our traditional Monkey Bread and now she thinks it's what monkeys eat.













This was Grandpas first Christmas in Heaven and we missed him so. Rejoicing in the fact that he spent the holidays in his new, perfect body with loved ones who passed before him.



Little Miss. Center of Attention.






Norah's version of a "thumbs up" is just sticking her finger in the air. She does it often since it makes everyone laugh. She barely made it through opening presents because she just wanted to put on a show with her "thumbs up".













After everyone left Norah got to work in her kitchen.


And then passed out in a pile of Christmas chaos.