Sunday, December 18, 2011

O Christmas Tree

We've had the Christmas tree up since before Thanksgiving (I'm a rebel, I know) and it has brought us so much fun! Norah loves to re-arrange the ornaments and tell me "uh oh!" when she pulls them off, while Sonny acts as the watch guard. Perhaps one of these days I'll get one of Norah actually looking at the camera but let's be honest ... a glowing tree v. mom with a camera in your face? We know who will win that battle 10 times out of 10.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Epic Fail

For Thanksgiving we kept with tradition and headed up to the cabin. Because of weather conditions and the fact that Carlie had to work until 9 the night before, we didn't head up to the cabin until Thursday morning. Because we were planning on leaving so early, Jason and I decided we would spend the night at my parents house. Which meant I needed to be packed for the cabin Wednesday morning. In my hustle to get the three of us packed, I totally messed up. I grabbed my camera and two of the lenses I would need to take pictures as well as a third lens that I had sold and needed to deliver that afternoon. I made the mistake of putting my brand spanking new $500 lens in the box to be sold, while putting my old cheap lens (that I sold for $120) in my bag. On top of that, I didn't bring a battery for my camera. So the lack of battery explains why I have zero pictures of our Thanksgiving festivities. The lens blunder explains why I'm stressed out and my currently broken-down jeep explains why I haven't made the lens switch yet. Blerg. But, here's a cute picture of Norah at the cabin I swiped of my mom's blog :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Little Reader

The other day I walked into Norah's room and found her like this:

I think she needs a bookshelf.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Autumn Fun

Last week my Uncle David and Aunt Diana came out to visit and while we snapped a few photos of them, Norah enjoyed the best thing about fall - playing in the leaves.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My latest craze

There is something so comfy cozy about a quilt. And there is something so snugly about a baby, so naturally every little baby deserves their own quilt to cuddle up in. These are two quilts I made for my sister's-in-law and their newborns. The first I made for baby Vivian and the chevron quilt (which Jason called the "Charlie Brown" quilt) is for baby Rowan. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Other than the amazing Halloween experience I had in Nauvoo (seriously, that town knows how to party when it comes to Halloween) this was by far, hands down the best Halloween I have ever had. Having a little girl is more fun than I could have ever imagined. From the pumpkin carving to the dressing up, Norah was excited about everything. And just when she thought it couldn't get any better, people gave her candy. I have never seen her smile or giggle more than she did Halloween night. We dressed Norah as a ladybug, and despite the fact that her wings were quite large for her little self, she didn't seem to mind them at all! Jason was Harry Potter and I was Hermione Granger. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Yesterday we carved pumpkins and it was a blast. Norah was so cute helping Jason clean the slime out of the insides of the pumpkins. She didn't love the feel of the slime, but she loved using the scooping tool. Once the pumpkins were done, we lit them and Norah was giggling like crazy. Apparently it was the coolest thing she'd ever seen.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I really want to be one of those fun moms that makes a big deal out of holidays. I'm not great, but I'm working on it. Our October has had a few fun Halloween activities, including a visit to the pumpkin patch (which Norah LOVED, as you'll soon see in pictures), a ward party and a "no kids allowed" Halloween party.

Today we plan on carving pumpkins, getting all dressed up in our costumes and indulging in way too much candy.