Monday, November 17, 2014

10.26.14 {Our Halloween 2014)

Halloween came rather quickly for me this year.  I couldn't find the motivation to make Norah's Halloween costume being that the temperature was averaging in the high 70's through the end of October.
So, I decided, last minute, that I better put something together quickly, or we were heading out to Target to buy a costume.
The quickest, simplest, cutest thing I could come up with {that I already had most of the materials for} was a Sock Hop girl.
I whipped this bad boy together 2 hours before we had to walk out the door for our neighborhood Trunk or Treat.

This was our first Trunk or Treat experience ever!  They aren't popular in the north.  I had never even heard of them until my Sister-in-Law moved to Texas.
Brad would be traveling for Halloween, so we decided to sneak in some festivities before he left.  It was a small event, but plenty big for Norah.  They had a haunted hay ride that we opted not to go on since she didn't take to the masked people very well.
So, we collected a little candy and headed home.  It was a quiet night, but I'm so glad there were events before Trick or Treating that we could do as a family.

On Halloween night my friend came over with her newborn to walk around the development with us.
I burned dinner after being distracted with fun conversation, so we ordered Chinese food, got the girls in their Halloween costumes, & finally got out the door at 8pm {just in time for Norah's bedtime}.  She was too excited to sleep, though, once she saw all of that candy.  
It finally cooled down & felt like Halloween here.  Most of the porch lights were out by the time we started, but in the 10 or so homes we made it to, Norah made out like a bandit!  We still have candy to last us a few months.  So many of the ladies oohed and ahhed over Norah & how adorable she was!!  She loved it!
We steered clear of anyone in scary masks & by the last 3 homes Norah's tired legs wanted to be carried, so this preggo mama was ready to go home!
It was a wonderful Halloween & I'm so glad to have friends to spend the evening with when our hubbies can't be there with us!

Monday, November 3, 2014

09.02.14 & 10.13.14

So, I started my own photography business last month.  I have been loving it & have been oh-so-busy editing the family photos from the sessions!
It makes it difficult to spend the down time editing photos of Norah, because honestly, I would much rather be playing with her & creating memories than editing them.

Norah has grown so much!  She loves to sit on my lap & snuggle under the blankets {especially now that the days are getting cooler... Fall has finally hit Texas!!!}.

She says "Sorry" a lot... which she doesn't really mean because whatever it is she is sorry for, she continues to do as she's giggling & pleading for your forgiveness.

She doesn't understand the meaning of "in a minute" or "one second" because she will constantly ask the same thing over and over again if that is your response.

She LOVES to dance!!  But, never solo!  She is a full on waltzer who needs a partner!

She just started saying "Hi!  I'm Me!" last night {11.2.14}.  Neither Brad, nor myself, know where she picked that up, but it's so cute!!!

Our friend came to visit with her one month old & now Norah is obsessed with babies.
We try to explain to her that there is a baby in Mommy's belly, but she looks at us like we belong in the looney bin.
We also tell her she's getting a baby for her birthday!  I'm not sure she fully understands what that means.
She thinks she's old enough to hold our friend's real life baby, but we give her a baby doll to care for instead... she'll get plenty of practice with her little brother or sister.

She loves to ask us if we're "ok" after we cough or sneeze & LOVES to kiss our boo boos.

And she loves to dress up!!
She usually goes for Doc McStuffins, but Ana from Frozen & Sofia the First are big hits, too.  I love capturing her giving Stitch a check-up!



Norah has recently reached the jumping on the bed phase.  It terrifies me... I envision bruises and busted out teeth when she's in her little toddler bed, but I can handle the jumping on our big king sized bed a little better.  And boy does she love our bed!!