Friday, November 1, 2013

Norah's First Halloween

Yesterday, Norah and I went to preschool for our Halloween party! Everyone dressed up, but since we didn't really prepare enough beforehand, my mom lent me the Snow White costume and I swiped the little pumpkin suit from the stash of my childhood costumes. We be cute!

Ryan and I really dropped the ball with planning some costumes, but when it came down to it, we really wanted to go to our ward party dressed up festive-like. So we threw together some things from D.I. grabbed some Harry Potter robes and went as the trio--Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley, of course! Even though we had tried to dye Ryan's hair red and put freckles on his cheeks (clearly a Weasley), everyone kept assuming that we were dressed as Harry's parents. Obviously they had never read/watched Harry Potter since *spoiler alert* his parents are dead. Nevertheless, we had a great time showing Norah the ropes of trick-or-treating.

She was clearly into this candy business.

It was so fun to get out and then go home and plunge into the basket of candy. We only had one family of trick-or-treaters come to our apartment (which we figured would be the case), so we just let them choose from our own candy winnings instead of going out and buying a whole bag dedicated to trick-or-treaters. Haha!

I think we made for a pretty cute Harry Potter trio. :))

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Family Pictures 2013

A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Arielle, took some pictures of our family. I love how the color scheme looked and how she captured some sweet smiles from Norah, who can keep a grouchy face for a record long time.

We tried to time the photo shoot so Norah would be in a good mood. She started getting cranky and fidgety towards the end, and we also couldn't keep her from putting dirt and pebbles in her mouth. Nevertheless, we got some pretty darling pictures. :))

I love our sweet little family!  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sensory Overload!

It's been over a month since my last post and I had so many pictures that I wanted to upload so I just made them into collages to condense this blog post. Trust me, you'll want to see to the end. It's worth it! So, here is what we have been doing the past few weeks:

Norah and I walk to the park about a zillion times while Ryan is at work. She loves the swing!

I just thought this picture was funny. Norah's cute chubby thighs are starting to outgrow the bumbo. She likes to stand but when she does the bumbo comes up with her.

This is my version of a house dog. When this cute ball of fluff went on sale at Costco we couldn't resist. Ryan named him Gus and he is SO soft.

 Our apartment has been SO hot so we spend a lot of time at the pool. We babysat a family for a week and they had a pool in their backyard. It was so fun playing in there all together.

The cute little lady turned 8 months in July so I took these pictures to document her little rollie pollie body. :)

 We went to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake! We are anxious to go there next year when Norah is a little older and when all the construction is finished. They are expanding a TON so a lot of the park was closed off as they were reorganizing. It was still really fun though:)

We drove up to Rexburg to visit Ryan's family while his younger brother, Nathaniel, went though the temple in preparation for his mission to Pittsburg! We visited the carousel and Norah wasn't feeling too well that day but she was still pretty smiley for the most part. I love the picture of Norah and Great Grandpa Grimmett! :)

 We went to Bear World in Rigby for my first time. And although that picture on the left looks like a bear, it was actually a stout little pig in the petting zoo section.

We road a couple of the rides there and even SQUEEZED on the kiddie train together. 

This last weekend we thought we would be super cool parents and take Norah ice blocking. She was not impressed. See her face on the left? No emotion the whole time. Haha!She was more happy just playing with her toy in the grass.

And last, but not least, we have been really into Harry Potter lately. We have been watching the movies this past week and so we decided to have a little Harry Potter dinner party...with just the three of us. Ha! So, while Ryan was gone at work, Norah and I were busy preparing.
You can't really see the giant spider in the left picture, but after it fell from the ceiling I kept accidentally tripping on it and nearly having a heart attack!

 My lovely owls made from balloons. And the golden snitch. Ryan kept trying to catch it, but it was tooo fast!

 Our bathroom served as the chamber of secrets and we ate "turkey" legs and butter beer for dinner.

My favorite peice of decoration was this little picture my mom picked up at a yard sale. It's just like the ones in the movies that talk, move and everything. All you do is press the button and it says, "No password, No Entry!" It's great to have a preschool teacher as your mom as she supplied most of the decorations. 
And Norah played the part of Luna Lovegood if you didn't already guess. Isn't she adorable??? :)
We have lots of fun around here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Early Addiction

 A few weeks ago I introduced Norah to watermelon. At our fourth of July picnic we had three giant watermelons and so I thought we could slice a big piece just for pictures! We started out with her patriotic outfit still on but that didn't last long.

 The watermelon kept slipping out of her mouth which would make her cry so I had to hold it for her.

And then I kindly stepped in to help her finish it. ;)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rolls Galore

Just a couple of pictures I took of our sweet little chunk:)

 Ryan thought it was mean to show off her rolls, but I love them. Every ripple.

Last week we took Norah for her first experience of strawberry days in Pleasant Grove. Although she couldn't eat the strawberries and cream, we did take her on a little carousel ride!

 Just some cute pictures. Norah was cracking up at Carly dancing around.

Last week when Brittney's kids came over none of them had shoes on so we couldn't walk to the playground just around the corner since I had seen glass last time. So I told them the next time they came they needed to bring shoes so we wouldn't have to stay cooped up in my tiny apartment. Well, when they came back over the other day I heard Braxton sobbing because he realized he didn't have shoes this time. I told him he could use my flip flops. Doesn't he look stylish in these sparkly beauties?

 These boys crack me up. Keeping shoes on them is near impossible.

Norah loves spending time with her cousins.