Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

11 months

So, you may have noticed I skipped a month...We were in Utah for the 10 month post, and with all the blogging I did to catch up after we got back that one just didn't make it in. So I guess this is sort of a combo 10-11 month update.

Walking walking walking! Norah is walking pretty well. She still crawls a lot of the time, but she can get up from the ground without holding on to anything and start walking. But when speed is needed, crawling it is!

Climbing. Oh the climbing. If she can get her knee up on something, she will climb on it. Not my favorite due to the falling danger, but it's great for her motor developement so I'm trying to teach her how to safely get down from things also.

Snuggles and hugs. Sooooo cute. She will now wrap her little arms around your neck and hug you. Sometimes she just likes to lay her head on your shoulder and snuggle. She also likes to lay her head on the kitties and snuggle them, depending on the cat they either run, hiss, or lay there like a blob (strider...). Or pillows. She loves to snuggle and roll around on pillows.

She likes to play peekaboo and will chase you around the house in her walker playing this.

She waves byebye. She waved bye to Grandma Ogden when we left Utah, we were saying byebye and she just started waving, too cute.

Clapping! Although she hasn't figured out the correct context to start clapping, she likes to do it. Like when she's finished eating, she will clap. When she was really mad and sleepy and crying she started clapping, so it's a work in progress.

Eating. Yum. She's a pretty good eater now. She eats better for me then George, but probably just because I'm the one feeding her 90% of the time. She was sick for the last part of June and the first week and a half of July. We're pretty sure she had Roseola. All the symptoms and timeline matched up and she had a rash for two days. During this time she didn't want to eat or nurse much at all. Well, now she's making up for it! For the last week or so she's been eating 4-5 times a day and by dinner she will eat two containers of baby food (about 8oz) plus whatever veggies I've cooked for her, and some puffs or crackers. She started to eat more 'real' food. Most recently she's been eating peaches and bananas, and carrots and cauliflower.

Sleeping. Ahhhhh sleep. For the most part Norah goes to bed between 8-9 and is up by 7-8. Nice. Really nice. Every few days she will wake up crying in the middle of the night, but usually it doesn't last long and she will fall back to sleep on her own. In the last few days she decided she doesn't want to be rocked and snuggled before bed. She will snuggle for a minute or two, then just start wiggling. We lay her down at that point, tuck her in, and generally she will fall asleep within a few minutes. I miss the snuggles, but it is making bedtime faster and easier. We are also starting to transition from two naps to one. Not fun.

Okay, so that's a ton of reading. Good job if you made it all the way through.
Norah is a little too wiggly for a good photo shoot today, so you will have to settle for a few videos.
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Oregon Zoo

Saturday we took Norah to the Zoo for the first time. The weather was great, it was of course crowded, but manageable.
George insisted we use the map.









Norah seemed to enjoy the outing. She was very good the whole time. It took us just over three hours to walk the whole place, although we did manage to miss the rhinos.
All good family trips end with a nap!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pool with Daddy

Norah was getting a little fussy this evening before dinner, so we decided it was time to hang out in the pool. It was much warmer today than last time we played in the pool and she seemed to enjoy a lot more.
George trying to squirt me with water
Poke Poke

So pretty

Look what I can do!

I knew she would figure it out eventually.
But I was hoping she would wait another month or two...

Lessons for Mommy

Cucumbers are fun to hold and yummy!
NEVER leave the diaper bag within reach.
That was a nice little roll of bags for dirty diapers.


Favorite things to do

Climb on Stuff
Sit in the toy box
And snuggle pillows

Playing in the Pool

Last Sunday, Jamie and Kaylee came over to play and have dinner with us. The girls were getting a little cranky so we decided to break out the kiddie pool! And would you believe nobody would help me blow it up?! Oh well, it was worth it. Grandma brought a couple big pot fulls of warm water to add to the mix, but it was still pretty chilly!

We warmed them up afterwards with a nice bath together. Their first shared bath and probably many more to come this summer!

Utah- The rest of the story

Okay, so I'm having a hard time getting the motivation to post the rest of our Utah trip...SO. We drove down to St George to visit with Grandma Ogden for a few days. George drove since Papa was hopped up on pain pills ;) Nah he wasn't that bad, but it sure looked painful. We had a good time visiting with Grandma, and going to Zions National Park. Papa and George went fishing and caught several big trout. We also took Norah swimming for the first time! So here's the important part, the pictures!










Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday June 16th

We went shooting! Yup, with guns. Out in the middle of the salt flats somewhere that I could probably never find again. It was fun. George's Uncle Bruce and cousin TJ took us and a bunch of different guns to try out. I shot the 22 rifle and the 45 handgun. George shot those and a few crazy other ones. It was more fun then I thought it would be, and George had a great time :) Norah came with us and one of us played in the car with her while the other shot stuff. Papa stayed at Aunt Dianes full of pain killers from the boating/water skiing accident.

That evening we drove down to cousin Nikki's place to visit most of Aunt Joni's kids. It was a bit crazy, and loud, but fun!

Tuesday June 15th

We drove to and went boating on Yuba Lake with George's cousin Trevor, his wife Kenalee and daughter Riley. Also his Uncle Bruce and cousin TJ, cousin Carly and her little baby boy Duke.


Norah didn't seem to mind the boat at all, she even fell asleep for a while. George and his dad did some boogie boarding, George tried to wake board and was able to get up for a few seconds! Then Bryan thought it would be fun to try to water ski. Yeah. No. The first time he tried to get up he strained both hamstrings so bad he couldn't get out of the water without help. Bad stuff. Luckily our rental car had an awesome back where all the seats folded flat so he could sit without bending his legs. So he road back to town in the back and made faces with Norah :) We took him to an urgent care to get checked out and he'll be okay.



Monday June 14th

This is the Place.

No, Seriously.
It is. Well, for some people anyway....
This is the Place, State Park? I think it's a state park....It's a little recreated town of a mormon settlement from when they first came to Salt Lake. Interesting, a little hokey, but fun. We left the house midafternoon and wandered around this place for a while then went back to the house and visited more while the kids played.