Friday, December 30, 2011

Seattle Aquarium

We are having lots of fun running around with Mike, Melissa and Eli this week. Norah and Eli have really taken to each other and are enjoying having someone to play with each day. Having them all here has made our first Christmas in Seattle a special one.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas

 I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We had a great time and I was even able to catch a few pictures of Norah. The one with Roman sums up their relationship, Norah is really excited about having a kitty again while Roman is still  very reluctant about the whole thing. Norah got some nice gifts this Christmas, including an actual mermaid tail! (Thank you Mike and Melissa) She has had to wear it in the tub every night since she got it.

 We were also very lucky to have Mike, Melissa and Eli come to visit. Eli and Norah play very well together and seem to have developed a real fondness for each other. Eli told his Mom and Dad that Norah is family and Norah told me that she loves Eli. It is so sweet to watch them together.

We had to eat our Christmas dinner the day after Christmas because our power went out on Christmas day. We all ended up driving around till we could hunt down a Chinese food resturant on Christmas day to eat dinner at. The food was yummy and the company was even better. If we had had a lamp with a fishnet stocking on it would have been like scene out of A Christmas Story.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

The December Catch-Up

 After 87 pictures I finally got two decent ones! Norah decorated the Christmas tree this year all by herself. She did a fabulous job and may from this point on be the holiday decorator in our house. Her school is out from now till after the New Year so we went out and stocked up on crafts and games for the first week off, THEN the second week we will get to spend with Mike, Melissa and Eli! Yeah!
 We also have a new addition to our family this week. Introducing Roman. Roman is a 3 year old Bengal/Tabby mix. He is getting used to us and we are getting used to him right now. He seems to be a very sweet boy and has already let Norah pet him several times without incident. Which is saying A LOT. We were thinking about a kitten but they are so small and delicate. Roman can hold his own with Norah, so it was a purrfect (Ha!) fit. I am really glad to have a cat around the house again as I have really missed Kitty. Roman came to us from a very caring Mom and Dad that could not provide what he needed and found him a new home. Lucky for us.
The other night Norah and I were coming in from running an errand. I had both hands full so she was hanging on the string from my sweatshirt like usual. Normally we have Norah walk beside or in front of us but that night she was trailing behind me and distracted by trying to play on my phone and walk at the same time. Well, Norah also happens to be the perfect height to smack her forehead on the metal, yes metal, fire extinguisher box in the hallway, which is exactly what she did. This luckily just resulted in a small goose egg. The corner of the box is sharp and could have very easily cut the skin . After some, ice, ibuprofen and holding she was just fine. Now I have to find some sort of foam to hot glue to the corners so that it doesn't happen again.
The surgery center has been very busy lately. Everyone is trying to get their surgeries done before the end of the year since their deductibles are paid up. I am sure this coming week will be hectic but I am off the whole week of Christmas! Yeah! We are all going to use that week to play and hang out with our friends and have a good time. Have a good week everyone.


Thursday, December 08, 2011

Dress Up

Norah playing "Dress Up" with Glen's glasses.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

WalMart Santa

Norah is totally jazzed about Christmas this year. We bought a small five foot Christmas tree at WalMart and then let Norah do all the decorating. She had a blast and the tree turned out great. She keeps signing to us that Santa Claus is coming but we have to wait. We have another Advent calendar up to help her count down the days. It really seems to help her grasp how long the wait is and lets her build up the excitement for Santas arrival with presents. She even told me today that Santa is going to come down our chimney with presents. She was so excited to see Santa at WalMart that she literally leaped into his lap. Now if we could just find a Santa that knows SEE she could give him her list for Christmas.