Thursday, March 12, 2009


Now that is a serious case of bedhead. Reminds me of the Heat Miser from the old Christmas shows.

Getting ready to take a bath. It has to totally be her idea to get in the tub.

Squeaky clean. Sticking your bottom lip out makes concentrating easier.

When we tell her just a minute we hold up one finger. Now she has started doing it.

Looking at the Koi at the hotel.

Just figured out she can stick her hands in the water.

She loves the life preservers.

Checking out the pool.

This is my vantage point of Norah most of the time. She wants to be carried EVERYWHERE. We have started calling her the Little Empress.

She thought this was hilarious.

I have resorted to shoulder rides whenever my arms start to give out. It would work out great if she would quit covering my eyes up, squeezing off both carotid arteries at the same time and grabbing for things while she's up there.

We attempted to go to the pool. Norah put her feet in and directed Glen on
fetching her toys for her. That was as far as she would go.

This is what happened when I refused to pick her up from floor level. She would be down on her knees and want me to pick her up from there or laying on the floor and want me to bend ALL the way to floor to pick her up. I tried explaining that I was old and my back hurts from carrying her for three days but for some reason she just wasn't getting it. So, we all sat down on the floor until she could deciede what to do. This is a picture of her giving me what I can only imagine is a good cussing in Chinese. It lasted for about 20 minutes. She finally decieded to stand when she wants to be picked up and now even jumps up some for me.

Norah doing the sign for water with me. The picture on the laptop was of the ocean.

Watching animal videos on the laptop.

Norah's doll has a small bellybutton. She had to check out the dolls...

Then check out hers. The children here are kept so bundled up that they can't really get to their belly. She has made sure to show several people.

Glen and Norah played on the floor for a good two hours last night.


Jill said...

She is the CUTEST thing ever!!
I just can't get over those gorgeous lips!
Looks like you are all doing well!
Hugs, Jill

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness... I am in love with your daughter! Her smile is so big... I love the picture of YOU in the mirror! You look so very happy!

You seemed so patient with her little temper situation. You must be a seasoned mom!

Blessings on you all!

Alyson and Ford said...

So precious! Yes, your feet and ankles go "out" too! You have your hands full! Love her bedhair!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for SIX Months!

blessedmom said...

Love your blog. Norah is so beautiful. Congratulations! We just got back from Henan Feb. 13 with our daughter who will be four next week. It is such a fun age.

LindaJ said...

She is sure a cuite pie. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop.

Donna said...

Okay, it's official. I'm totally in love with Norah. I don't think it would be possible for her to be any more adorable!

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Anonymous said...

It brought tears to my eyes to see Lori and Norah signing together! So heart warming!

Her smiles just light her face. I can't wait to hear the laugh that goes with it.

Blessings from AR,
Kim & family

bbmomof2boys said...

Bed Head!! Love it! Little T wakes up with the same thing.

Looks like Norah is doing well. You guys look so happy together! Love the pictures.


Carrie said...

Oh she looks so Happy! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

joanna and scott said...

She is so cute!!! I love her smile and she's always smiling or laughing!!! Congratulations again!! She's absolutely adorable!!!!

Anonymous said...

Norah is such a sweetheart!! You are all so blessed. She looks like she is really adjusting well to her new life. Congratualtions to you all and thanks for blogging.

Janelle and DD Sydney
(from you CCAIWC yahoo group)