Friday, April 27, 2012

My first sewing experience

I tried my hand at sewing for the first time.  Julie and I took a sewing class to learn how to make pillowcase dresses for Piper and Norah.  I was pretty impressed with the outcome.  Norah hates the bow around her neck, but I'm still proud of my first sewing project.  

Monday, April 23, 2012


Our little girl loves to eat!  We just strip her down to her diaper and let her feed herself.  Spaghetti is one of her favorite meals.  

Riding in my automobile

Norah loves when her Daddy pushes her around the house on her little car.  I just love listening to her laugh!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

4 teeth

Norah now has 4 very sharp little teeth!  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My First day without seeing Norah

I know that raising a child has many memorable milestones, good and bad.  Well today is a "bad" milestone.  I've gone the entire day without seeing Norah.  I know that it's just a part of her growing up, but the worst part is that she doesn't even seem to miss me!  She and Michael are back home having a great time playing together while I'm in Nashville working.  She better be as excited to see me tomorrow as she was to see Michael after he'd been gone for a week!  I'm just kidding.  I'm excited that I have such a wonderful and loving husband that I can trust to stay at home with out 8 month old baby.

mamamama & dadadada

Norah has been saying Mamamamama for a few weeks!  It's sooooo sweet!  She'll chase me around the house calling my name when she wants something.  Over the Easter weekend Norah started saying Dada, but she really didn't seem to connect it with Michael.  Well she knows for sure who Dada is now!  Michael was at a conference for the past week, and everyday Norah would yell for Dada looking for him.  At night we would face time each other and Norah would laugh directly into the phone and say, "Dada."  Norah loves her Mama & Dada!

3 teeth

Norah now has 3 teeth.  One of her teeth on top popped through this weekend.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Norah's first ear infection

I'm sure you can't tell from the pictures below, but Norah has her first ear infection.  She's been completely normal until bed time.  She hasn't run a fever or pulled on her ears, but she begins crying about an hour after she lays down for bed.  

Norah loves the baby in the mirror at Dr. Owen's office. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had a very eventful Easter! Norah enjoyed every minute of it!!! We all enjoyed spending time with friends and family to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.

Norah started her Easter celebration at Mama Jane's house on Thursday with all of her friends. Mama Jane planned to let the babies hunt eggs, but the rain put a damper on that. Instead, Norah, Noah, and Kate stood in the swimming pool and watched the big kids hunt. Afterwards, all the kids got in the pool and opened their eggs and enjoyed their treats.

Mama Jane let each kid decorate an Easter visor.

The big kids hunting.







The kids were chomping down on their candy!

Even Baby Landrey got in on the egg action.

Norah also enjoyed her first popsicle that afternoon. She's now in love with popsicles.

On Saturday, we celebrated Easter at my Grandmother's house. Norah was the smallest kid there, but she still enjoyed herself. She showed off her eating skills by begging for table food and then eating everything in site.

Norah wanted to taste test each egg before putting them in her basket.

Saturday night we had an egg dying party at Carla's house. Saying that Norah loves hanging out with her cousins is an understatement! She had so much fun dying eggs with Braden, Taylor, and Shayne. She really thinks that she's a big kid too.

Miles of eggs

The Jones/McCanless Family

The Lumley Family

The Yoder Family

More eggs!

Norah, Shayne, Braden & Taylor

Norah enjoyed another popsicle

Norah was very excited Easter morning! She knew that something special was going on in the house. She couldn't wait to crawl into the living room and see what the Easter Bunny had brought her.

She was saying, "Come on, Daddy, the good stuff is in here!"

So excited!

Is all of this for me?!?!

I got my own computer!

The Easter Bunny left Norah a little....or should I say big....Easter basket at her house. It was filled with diapers, Norah's favorite foods, and snacks.

Aunt Mamie brought Norah a real live duck. Norah loved it!!!

Poor Duck!

Demi & Amy

Norah found an egg.

But she had to taste it to make sure it was a good egg :o)

Taylor and Amy

Aunt Sandy, Aunt Bob, & Aunt Pouchie


Aunt Sandy, Matt, Elaine, and Aunt Bob.

Nosey Norah didn't want her picture made with Aunt Mamie and Mommy.

Gelena and Kaylee hunting

Bethany hunting

Braden hunting

Norah was so happy she had a green egg with a prize it in.

Taylor and his eggs


Aunt Midge and her eggs

Braden and his eggs

The Yoder Family

Taylor & Carla

Aunt Bob & Aunt Pouchie

Carla & Shayne

Norah and Beth