Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
We celebrated Christmas, Christmas eve morning first and had brunch with the Forslunds. We feel so lucky they live 'right down the road'. Nora loves watching their dog, Polo, run around. It was a good time for everyone to just share some quality time together as a family. Nora again wasn't soo interested in the presents, but she loved the empty boxes! She got some awesome books, an adorable skirt/outfit from Auntie Katie/Uncle Adam, and a doll from Great Grandparents. She is a lucky girl.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Nora taking her first few steps. She started walking at her birthday and this is the first time I was able to catch it on tape because everytime she sees the camera she drops down and crawls over to get it!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Nora 'trying' her birthday cupcake
Nora and Aunt Elle with her owl 1st Birthday Cake
Nora's 1st Birthday
We did not know if we would have Nora's birthday since we had been all sick. We were feeling better so we decided to go ahead with the party. Nora NEEDED a 1st birthday party.
She had an owl themed birthday "Look WHOO's turning 1". My neighbor Jessica who has a Cricut helped me with the invites. The Cricut is now what I want for Christmas!
Nora's party was full of fun and presents and good food. My mom and Courtney, Charlie, JT, and Kate all came down early to help me get ready which was so nice! Courtney manned the kitchen so I could mix and mingle and watch little miss Nora run around. Our house was chaotic to say the least. There were more than 20 people crammed into our TINY house. She was not really into opening the presents or eating the cake but oh well!
She got a bunch of presents that make LOUD noises and she LOVES them! Thanks everyone!!
She got a toy chest from Grandma and Grandpa Ulstad (we can now HIDE her loud toys...ha ha!) She got a set of keys and a book from her pseudo aunt Anne K and she cannot stop playing with them!! She also took her first 'real steps' at her birthday party. I think Grandpa Steve maybe got it on tape(do you say tape or dvd? well...whatever you are supposed to say these days!!)
She was VERY tired and was out cold until 9:30 the next morning! Wow, she partied like a rockstar!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Then Sunday came......
I got sick, very very sick. I know that the ONE time I am a drama queen is when I have the flu but I am telling you. It was horrible.
Then Monday came.....
We found water in our basement, I am still pukingg and Nora was trying to help me feel better by rubbing my back while I was in the bathroom and Matt was trying to figure out the water situation. I then had to go outside in the snow to help fix our sump pump and fix a hole. Oh what a night!!!!
Then Late Monday Night came.....
Matt got sick, I am still sick and Nora needs US! Wow, I will pray and pray and pray everynight that we do not have to go through this week again. It is VERY tough having both parents sick with an infant who just wants to be loved!
Saturday we were finally all feeling better. Matt and Nora had quick flu bugs, I had the week long flu bug. I am just so glad the week is done and we are on the mend!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We hosted Thanksgiving for the Forslunds at our house. My first real holiday entertaining. I am not going to lie, it was stressful, our house is small, and our garbage disposal and dishwasher both broke 3 days before the big day. It was a very fun day filled with very good food!!
Again, no pictures because the camera is still broken. We are hoping to find a new camera on a black Friday sale!!
Funny video of Nora sticking out her tongue
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
She is loving having her daddy home from work. She has taken naps for him and has eaten her lunch for him. I think she just likes me to see that daddy is her favorite!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
All of the families in the "Twins Suite" - the Olafson Family is green, the Ulstad Family is blue, the Justesen family is purple, the Pollert Family is navy blue, and the Stevens Family is red.
Uncle Kyle with Cousin Landrey and Great Grandma Nora. Baby Nora is number 59 in the mix, Landrey is 58, Great Grandma Nora is #1, I am #24 and Matt is #48.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
When mommy or daddy are out of her sight