Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nora is One!

Our little Squisher turned one last Sunday. We had our local family over for enchiladas and I made her a pretty cake. It was a pretty low-key family fun kind of party.

-  is opinionated! Danny says she is a one-year-old-going-on-teenager. She shakes her head and says "no no no."
- loves to give big open-mouth kisses right on the mouth
- waves hello to the telephone and holds things ie remotes, toys, and real phones up to her ear like a phone
- is very distracting in Sacrament meeting. She likes to turn around on the bench and flirt with the whole congregation behind her.
- takes 1-2 falling steps before she goes all the way down
- can go up and down stairs
- likes to play peek a boo and chase with Ollie
- can fold all the way in half when she gets upset. She'll be sitting on the floor crying and then next thing you know she is laying flat on her own legs. Also, when she gets upset, she will sometimes draw in air and hold her breath for so long that she passes out for a second.
- has 5 words down: Mama, Dada, Nana, no no, and uh-oh.
- likes to play in the blinds. We have lost more than half of the slats in the blinds over our glass sliding door.
- is small. She weighs just under 18 lbs and is in the 5th percentile for weight.
- gets so excited when Daddy comes home. She crawls straight for him and puts her arms up to be picked up.
- has one tooth! It came in the day before her birthday.
- likes to climb. One of her favorite spots is sitting inside of the lid drawer.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break

My sweet husband wanted to make sure we had fun while he was on spring break, even though he had a big batch of tests the Monday he got back. We played soccer outside, Danny took Ollie to an indoor trampoline center, we went to breakfast at the cafe by the little airport across the river from us to watch the planes come in and take off, went bowling with fun friends, went out to eat at the Brazilian grill in CDA, to story time at the library, and to movie night at Grandma's house for pi day. Also, my sweet Grandpa Martell died this week, and while it is always sad to see someone go, he had been sick a long time and wanted to be with my Grandma. So the funeral was more of a family reunion and celebration of his life than a sad time. All my aunts, uncles, and cousins and their families (minus one spouse) and my two brothers were able to make the trip to Tri-Cities and we had a great time catching up with everyone. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ollie told me his first story this morning

My parents baby sat for us last night so we could go to the temple and I left some cupcakes for them. This is what Ollie came and told me upon waking up this morning.

"Nana Papa cake. Ollie eat cake. Ollie messy. Nana clean it up."

Cutest thing ever. He often tells me little things, but this is the most detailed story he's ever told me.
I loved it.