The Discovery Center

I took Nora to a local art museum, the Nicolaysen, that has a children’s area called the Discovery Center. ¬†We had a lot of fun!

Some of Nora’s favorite things were the play sand, the magnet fractals, and the chairs. ¬†She loved the ‘pint size chairs’ that were just her size.

I see us going back to the gallery to have a little play time outside of the house. ¬†It’s good for us to get out and it helps Nora burn some energy. ¬†She slept so good for her afternoon nap.


PS. ¬†I started another blog (I know, I can barely post on this one). ¬†But I wanted to start one that was more for my crafting, crossfitting, cooking, part of life and leave this one to be my family life. ¬†IF you would like to check it out, please do:¬†, I haven’t posted anything yet, I just got it started.


Selfies and Halloween

I’ve been on a short (well kind of long) hiatus from blogging. ¬†Not for any particular reason, but I just stopped worrying about it. ¬†And sometimes, at night, when it’s ‘time to blog’ I just don’t feel like it. ¬†It kind of was feeling like doing homework every night and ‘ain’t nobody got time for that’. ¬†Granted, when I put Nora to bed I am usually on the computer or something anyway, but it’s mindless browsing where I don’t have to think.

As Nora is walking, talking and becoming a toddler our days can be busy while still doing nothing. ¬†I give her a lot of my attention¬†during the day; ie. I try to SPEND time with her rather than just be there. ¬†When she’s awake I’m usually playing with her or entertaining her in lieu of cleaning or doing other household duties (for the most part). ¬†AND Nora is on the transition from one nap to two, and nap time goes quick when I am actually trying to get those things done, while being quiet.

Nora has found her selfie face!  Every time I have the camera turned around so she can see her face, she sticks out her little tongue.  Such a goof!

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I found some sparkly red shoes at Once Upon A Child a few months back and thought that they would be perfect for Nora to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz; my¬†favorite movie. ¬†I even wore ‘ruby red slippers’ at my wedding and walked down the aisle to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. ¬†Here is little Miss Dorothy in her ruby red slippers. ¬†We didn’t have a ‘Toto’, so a bunny subbed in.

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I threw on some makeup and was Scarecrow.

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We met our friends Stephanie and Wyatt to do a little walking around downtown.

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Such cuties!


Nora really liked this neon ‘cigar’ sign!

Then we walked over to a local toy store, Toy Town, and had fun playing with all the fun toys! I think I had just as much fun as the kids did in this store, they have EVERYTHING!

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