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!

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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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Nora’s First Halloween

I’ll admit, Nora’s ‘costume’ was a little last minute.  I figured we weren’t going to do anything so I didn’t bother getting her a costume.  BUT then I thought that it’ll be her first, so I better do something.  Presenting, the cutest little sock monkey you ever did see!  A friend of ours made this sweet beanie for my baby shower and what better way to show it off!

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