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: https://craftycrossfitterblog.wordpress.com, I haven’t posted anything yet, I just got it started.
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!
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.
I threw on some makeup and was Scarecrow.
We met our friends Stephanie and Wyatt to do a little walking around downtown.
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!