Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I am working on making some changes to the website.....obviously. Since I now exactly zilch about doing this it may take a while and look kind of funky once in a while during the learning process. Norah has been home with us now for almost two years and it is time for some changes in several areas. Glen has a hard time sitting in the office chair to update the blog so it has become my job. I will try to keep it clean since this is really a record for Norah about her life however....she does live with me and will be able to smell the BS from a mile away if I lay it on to thick.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Norah and Eli

Ariel, Just hanging around?

I just don't ask anymore.

Discovery Museum

We were vey excited to get to spend some time recently with our good friends Mike and Melissa and of course Eli. It was our first time to meet Eli and I have to say I do believe we are all hooked. Norah loves to talk about him and look at his pictures on the refrigerator. When ever I would tell her Eli was here she would go running for the door with this huge grin on her face.

We all took a field trip to the Discovery Museum in Little Rock. I had not been since Boo was little. They have really expanded the place. It was great and the kids had a blast. Norah was wound up for hours afterward.

I love bugs! Not really. We tried to get her to pet the hissing Madagascar cockroach. It was no go.

He just learned how to walk! Look at him go. They all dressed in Arkansas Razorback attire. It was to cute.

(Raising hand and jumping up and down in seat) " Oh! We know!"

Eli and Norah giving some big choppers a good cleaning.

Discovery Museum....cont.

There was a little red button on the floor that you pushed to make a fan come on that would blow the orange balls up into the air. Norah was gettting frustrated trying to keep the air going until she figured out she could stand on the button and make the fan stay on all the time. Smart girl.

"Dad, I've totally got this. I can climb in this boat NO PROBLEM. "

Eli did too. It was so amazing watching him just climb everywhere.

Hey, you got any milk? How about some ice cream?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Graduation! Watch out that first step is a lulu!

Norah had her "Graduation" at preschool on Wednesday. I took off work to get her there while Glen took Annie for a doctors appointment. She was so funny. They called her name and she strutted across the floor like she had won an Emmy. Everyone in the room cracked up.
They have graduations at the end of every semester mostly for the adult college students that teach the classes. Many of then will not be back next semester but they still want to see their student graduate. The kids love it and it is a good incentive for the teachers.

This was Norahs teacher (name withheld cause I don't know if she wants me to put it up here) this semester. She was fabulous. Really interested, kept changing things up to keep Norah excited about learning and listening. She even bought Norah some workbooks for over Christmas break.

This is a sink hole! It was in the parking lot of Carinos. They had it all roped off with yellow tape, you know like a crime scene. It was super deep and oddly fascinating to me. Now that I think about it maybe I need to get out more often.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pears and Pirate Ships

Norah found this pear in the backyard and told me that it looked like a "sleepy face". So we brought it inside and drew on some eyes and a chin. I'm not sure where he ended up after that, may end up finding him all dried up under a bed someday.

Glen and Norah made a pirate ship the other day. Glen said that it was all Norahs idea. That she would tell him what she wanted on it and then Glen had to figure out how to make it happen. That sure does sound like she is trying to take over my role around here. (;

AAArrrggguh! Matey! Where be your bananas?

Monday, November 08, 2010

New study shows pigtails decrease time outs

She gets in SO much less trouble when she has her hair fixed like this. It just amazes me that pigtails can do that.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Last Saturday

Last Saturday consisted of crafts (as usual), sand art.....
The little card says, "Turkay and scarecrow".

The Home Depot craft day. Norah made a spice rack for Nana and Popi.

Our friend Aidens 3rd birthday party. Happy Birthday!

Norah was still going, even after all of that. I wish I had that much energy.