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



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


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.