Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27th, 2010

Nora napping
Nora has been *memorizing* the books we read to her, and has been much more insistent lately on having us read to her at times other than just before bed. There are a few books where she'll imitate the noises she knows comes on the page as soon as it's turned ("goggy!" "weee!").

She's also been very animated this past week: Erin said that when a show about Cats came onto Grammy Tina's television, Nora stood up, did a really ambitious dance, and went "kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty!" over and over again! Our daughter is cat-crazy.

Still not really "walking" yet, she knows she gets around quite well crawling, but every now and then she'll use her ability to move standing-up to at least cruise from one piece of furniture to another.

Friday, July 16, 2010

She Walks!

That's right: Nora took two steps on her own earlier, and then three consecutive steps later in the day. Yay!!She also loves this book "How Kids Grow" and asked us to read it to her a half-dozen times today. We may be buying another copy sometime soon when she wears this one out! We think she especially likes the pictures of all the little kids, she's definitely a people-watcher.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Nora Dance

Nora has been making great progress lately toward walking, we're certain that any day now she'll be doing it completely on her own! She now stands-up from sitting by herself without assistance (when she wants to) and has started even moving around while she's standing. Haven't been able to "catch" her doing it on video yet, but check this out:

"The Nora Dance"

(can you stand the cute?)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10th, 2010

I bought this float a couple weeks ago for the first trip to the beach all three of us made together. Erin and Nora love it: it keeps Nora upright in the water, which is just up above her waist, while allowing anyone watching her to get a little swim-time themselves and not have to hold her with both hands at all times. Plus, it has a sun-shade on it. Less than $20 at Walmart and worth every penny.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9th, 2010

Nora at the beach yesterday:




Nora at her bookcase, about to cause destruction on an unprecedented scale since Godzilla:


Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Lapointes

I didn't want to post the good news until they had a chance to themselves: Emily and Jeremy had their baby Ethan on June 28th, my birthday too! You can read all about it on their blog, http://adayinthelifeoffirsttimeparents.blogspot.com/