meat eater

Nora has become quite the carnivore!! She loves her protein; be it eggs, pork, turkey or chicken; the second it hits her tray she is ALL over it!

And she is doing SO WELL at eating with her hands. ¬†I see her getting more developed with it every day. ¬†Work those fingers and hands!! ¬†I’ve had to ‘ration’ the amount I put on her tray, because if its there, its going in her mouth. ¬†All of it. ¬†At once.

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Deli Turkey, NOM!

IMG_5811I don’t think anyone can make gnawing on a ¬†rib bone look much cuter.

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Next up: Walking

We recently got little miss a walker (I’m a big fan of wooden toys and just love this walker I found on Amazon- wooden toys last, and don’t have batteries and lights and sounds and what not). ¬†I thought I should wait until her birthday to buy this, amongst the many other things I can’t help but buy for her, but until she really knows its her birthday I figure it doesn’t matter. ¬†Plus she has been pulling herself up to standing almost any chance she gets so I figure this is the next step and it seems that she is ready for it.
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She really likes her new toy!!  It has so many fun things on, plus she can cart around her toys in it.IMG_5783

As soon as she got it, she started pulling herself up to standing with it, and has already taken a few steps with it (see video below).IMG_5790

And its also fun to sit in…especially when I push her around in it and parade her like the little princess that she is.

Here she is pulling herself up, taking a few steps, then taking a tumble.

lost soul

Photo on 5-23-15 at 1.46 PMThis is me.

Lying on the couch.

By myself.

In an empty house.

I’ve never been in our home without Nora and I LITERALLY don’t know what to do with myself. ¬†I left Nora with her daddy so I could go help my mom pack, and while I was gone he left to go help his mom pack (everyone is moving around here!). ¬†And let me tell you coming back to an empty home is the STRANGEST feeling ever!

People said ‘enjoy it’, ‘do something you couldn’t normally do’, the thing is I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! ¬†I am lost with out my little girl climbing on me like I am a jungle gym, crawling and following me around like my little puppy¬†and repeating ‘yeah’ every time I say it. ¬†I know it’s only for a brief moment, but I still feel like I am missing a limb! ¬†Especially since I’ve never been home without her, in her whole 9 1/2 months of life.

So I here I sit, doing some ‘catching’ up on the world wide web, waiting for my little sweet to get home.

I’ll do my best to ‘enjoy’ this time, but frankly I enjoy¬†my time better with her around.

Home Video: My tiny dancer

Miss Nora has become quite the music enthusiast just like her mama and daddy.  She will be introduced to a wide arrange of music because Cory and I listen to (mostly) completely different music; him: old country (bleh), and me: indie, hip-hop, a pretty varied genre (minus country & heavy metal).

Here Nora is dancing away. ¬†Every time I put on music, she starts boppin’ her little head, I just love it!!

messy hair don’t care

As anyone that knows Nora or follows this blog knows that Nora was born with a head of hair; luscious dark locks. ¬†When people first meet her it’s one of the first things they say, “Look at all that hair!!” ¬†And while it’s lightening up quite a bit, it’s growing faster than ever. ¬†If I don’t pull it up into a ponytail it’s in her eyes constantly.

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She has a natural ombre; dark at the ends and light at the root. ¬†I have to admit I’m a little sad at how light it’s getting. ¬†I wanted her to be a dark brunette like me!! ¬†But who knows it may change over the years and she is still as beautiful¬†as ever!
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Love this face.

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Pigtails!!! My little pup.

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Nora’s first top knot.

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IMG_5527 IMG_5534Nora’s first chignon/french twist (attempt-it’s hard to gather all those fine, baby hairs!).

Noodle Sensory Play

Nora and I have been trying new and fun activities to do during the day. ¬†I’ve learned how important sensory play is and have seen many posts on Pinterest about playing with cooked noodles. ¬†They have a fun and slimy texture to them and are ok if Nora wants to eat them._MG_7524

She had a lot of fun discovering the noodles; especially throwing them on the floor!_MG_7529

The next day I dyed them food coloring to appeal to another sense: sight._MG_7532 _MG_7534 _MG_7535

Love those sweet little chubby fingers._MG_7536I love trying out new activities and there will be plenty more this summer; I see water and messy activities in our future!