Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Be mine

Last night we celebrated Valentine's Day the same way we have since we started dating in 2005, with dinner at Thai Ruby. In those 8 Valentine's Days, we have only missed going to Thai Ruby one and a half times, the first in 2006 when we were not dating and last year Jason surprised me by bringing home take-out from Thai Ruby when we had a much to sick baby to leave her with a sitter. It's always the same, I order C6 with tofu and Jason gets SF7 with pork. And we couldn't be happier. 

Doug, our amazing wedding videographer, put together a photo montage for us for Valentine's Day, view it here:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Curlers and a bed-time story

As a baby/toddler/child, I lived in pink sponge curlers. 

Which resulted in some beautiful blond curls (and while we're at it, check out those huge cheeks!)

So tonight I figured I'd extend the family tradition of golden curls and I set Norah's hair in nothing other than pink sponge rollers. I'll be honest, I'm not sure I did it right, but we'll see how it looks tomorrow!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Zoo and Freestone Park

There was no shortage of fun things to do in Arizona. We especially loved going to the zoo with all the cousins.

We even got to spend time with some of my cousins! Jason's step-dad Tom's sister is married to my mom's brother. Confusing? I sure like being able to see them at family events on both sides of our family.

We also went to Freestone park where they had tons of fun stuff for kids to do, including a train (which Norah LOVED) and a carousal (which Norah did not love.)

Couldn't you just die? This little baby is perfect! I have the most beautiful nieces and nephew.

And no, it's not just because I'm usually behind the camera that you see so many pictures of Jason and Norah. He is her favorite, she is 100 percent her daddy's little girl.

The Snow!

While we were in Arizona, we headed to The Snow (aka, Jason's grandparent's cabin). We hadn't brought winter clothes, so we made a quick stop at Walmart and bought some necessary items including the cutest snow boots for Norah ... that she hasn't had to use since because UTAH forgot about winter and we haven't had real snow yet. Which is really a major shame because Norah seems to have inherited her mother's love for snow. 

Don't let Norah's expression fool you, she LOVED sledding.

An Arizona Christmas

It's February and I'm just now blogging Christmas. Shame on me, but better late than never right?

Having fun with Grandma, Grandpa and Rowan at the Christmas Eve Party

Starting to get very sleepy ... but still adorable

Then Buddy the Elf showed up!

And Norah LOVED Buddy.

But apparently Santa is a little less exciting :)

Opening her stocking Christmas morning

PEZ, A Christmas tradition I couldn't pass up

December 26, opening the rest of her Christmas gifts. And, naturally, you have to hold the new clothes up to see how they'll look, right?

Admiring her tea set, one of her favorite toys ever.

Opening Rapunzel, the doll that now sits in her closet until she's old enough to appreciate how awesome she is.