Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend


We had a pretty glorious Memorial Day weekend. It probably seemed even more amazing because the weather forecast kept calling for rain, but the rain held out until Tuesday, and we had nothing but sun all weekend. While walking back from Central Park on Monday night, Nathan and I counted 8 trips to the park over the 4 day weekend (I took Friday off too). Not bad. We had fun going for morning runs, taking Norah to the swings, and meeting up with friends.












Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Me and My Gorilla

Norah has a new best friend. It is this little gorilla (that we affectionately call 'Monkey') given to her by her aunt and uncle. She carries this thing everywhere! And now her already unique method of transportation (see previous post) also includes her gorilla in tow. She crawls around with a death grip on that thing. It is actually really sweet.

Their favorite place to 'hang out' is under our kitchen table. When we're in the kitchen cooking, eating dinner, or whatever, this is where you'll find these two.


Monday, May 04, 2009

Oh yeah? Check this out

So as I mentioned in the previous post, Norah is now crawling. Kind of.

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She can also wave and clap. She'll wave as a basic thing now, and if we try to prompt her to wave to someone hello or goodbye, it's usually 50/50 whether she'll do it. Mostly she'll wave later after someone leaves. Still, it's pretty awesome. Check out some clapping.

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Leg kicks and tricks

Norah has a couple of her own little trademark moves when she gets excited about something. The first is that she starts kicking both legs fast.

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But before we move on, let's talk about her amazing attempt to crawl. She is now moving much better (we'll post video of this later), so in retrospect this reminds me more of that moment on Elf when Will Farrell attempts to get on the escalator for the first time. Serious concentration.

Her second trick is to do a 360ยบ spin on her bum. Observe:

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What about her face at the end?! Cute kid. So anyway, those leg kicks are not quiet kicks. They are excited kicks. Thankfully we currently don't have anyone living below us, otherwise we could have some angry neighbors. When we were staying with family in Utah Bret and Laura would emerge from downstairs in the morning wondering if there were kids running around the house, or if a heater was broken. Once Norah did her kick pumping action, the culprit was identified. Sorry.