Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Grandpa helping Norah open presents from the Blinns and Grandma Carmen!
Saturday, January 28, 2006
C-Dog and Satur-Monkey, battling it out at foosball.
Misty played a video game...that involved shooting things. Very Twilight Zone. Ask her about the meth lab she busted.
Coldstone - yum!
Norah and I went to a playtime group at a library near Grandma Peggy's house on Friday. Thats two storytimes in one week - but they were both really enjoyable! We then stopped at Grandma's house to play for a little bit. Kodiak kept Norah quite entertained - playing the keyboard, pulling her around for some indoor sledding, as well as dressing up in his snow camping clothes and his Russian hat (he was headed camping for the weekend). In case we're invaded by a Red army he'll blend in.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Aunt Lynne, Uncle Todd, Dillon and Carson stopped for lunch on their way through Portland!
Norah spent some time on Wednesday captaining a foam pirate ship... There is a fun, foam play place at Washington Square Mall and she seemed to thoroughly enjoying playing on the toys and watching the other kids. Aunt Kaye met us for the fun - then treated us to lunch and an adorable outfit (for Norah) from my new favorite store, Janie and Jack!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Although we stay away from teh TV as much as possible, there is a new show on PBS that I've been TIVOing for emergency television viewing. Its called "Its a Big, Big World" and I think I love it as much as Norah seems to. If you have little ones, I highly recomend it. We watched a bit while waiting for Grandma and Kodiak to arrive. Norah has a funny habit of walking up to a foot or so away from TV, folding her arms, and watching. She looks so serious!
Sunday, January 22, 2006
How in the world Dave was able to get Vern to pose with a heart-shaped "I love you" balloon, we may never know. But it turned out so nice, I'm putting a copy in Norah's birthday book!
Kodiak spoke at his church today, so Norah and I decided to go listen. He did such a good job - was well-organized, had a meaningful message, and was a little bit funny as well. Norah kept pointing at him up behind the podium and at one point she caught Kodiak's eye and distracted him from his talk. Fortunatly he came back to sit with us when he was done and then he and Grandma Peggy entertained Norah for the rest of the service.
On an equally spiritual note Norah had an opportunity to wear the beautiful dress Grandma Carmen gave her for her birthday... :-) OK, not spiritual, but lots of fun to dress up!
Happy Birthday, Neil! I love and miss you very much - and am always so proud of you. Many happy wishes that your 23rd year brings as many blessings as the last. I can't wait to see you this summer.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Grandma Peggy and Uncle Kodiak met us for storytime this morning. Usually just Grandma meets us, but Kodiak was able to weasel out of school due to a power outage. I think by the time he was done singing "Wheels on the Bus" he was wishing that school would open. Afterwards we walked over to starbucks and Grandma Peggy treated us to cider and pumpkin bread - yummy!
After a quick stop at home to pick up Jonesy, we were on our way to his vet for a check up on his ear. It was a longer wait than we expected and Norah was really antsy by the time we left. However she did spend a good ten minutes reading a brochure on puppy pictures... Jonesy ear is looking a bit better, but they added another ear drop treatment. This brings us to 4 eardrop treaments per day, plus an oral pill and an ear wash once a day. Ahhh...what we do for our pets!
We headed towards home with a detour over to Michelle's home to check out her new safari wardrobe. We can't wait to see pictures after the trip! I had no idea that there are clothes that come pre-treated with bug repellent. Where was this when we lived in Alaska? Michelle was a good sport about having her photo taken in her jammies - and Norah managed not to break anything while we were there. Whew :-)
Finally, we headed home for naptime!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Grandma is SOOO funny.......Reading stories together
Norah S. playing with Norah H.