Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nora’s First Easter

We started our Easter 2014 celebrations early Saturday morning when we met my family for Center Point Church’s Easter 5k and Fun Run. Once we’d all finished the 5k (way to go fam!), we stuck around for the Eggstravaganza, which included egg hunts for all ages, the Easter Bunny, hot dogs, cotton candy and a DJ! Nora was asleep during the egg hunt for her age, but I don’t think she would have been too interested yet anyway. Next year will be a different story!

photo(4)Ready to ride during the 5k! Daddy pushed her the whole 3.1 miles!

P4196572Molly was nice enough to share her cotton candy, but Nora wanted milk!

photo(5)Our little bunny with Aunt Anna! Thanks to Grandma Angie for the ears!

P4196573Nora and Nonnie. This girl already wants to be standing all the time!

P4196575Nora’s first encounter with the Easter Bunny.

P4196574Hey, Sexy Lady! Anna dancing gangnam style!

After the Eggstravaganza, we all met up at the Peck house to celebrate Nonnie and Shelby’s April birthdays. Unfortunately, the camera didn’t make it back out of the bag, but a good time was had by all.

On Sunday morning, we all went to the early church service (except for Poppy who was stuck home with a bad back. We sure missed having him at the head of our row!) Nora went to the nursery for the very first time. They said she did great and just played the whole time! Then she was asleep before we even got out of the parking lot! Back at Nonnie and Poppy’s house we shared a yummy traditional Easter lunch including my favorite coconut cake, hid eggs for S&C and then watched them hunt (giving clues when our mad hiding skills proved to be unbreakable) and enjoyed lots of family time. It was a perfect Spring weekend celebrating birthdays and the resurrection of Jesus with our family.

P4206578Eager to hunt! (Nice photo bomb, Jefe!)

P4206579Don’t fall in!

P4206581Which way should I go?

P4206585Nora and Aunt Meg

P4206592Now it’s Anna’s turn!

P4206596The whole family


P4206614Thanks for the super cute Easter dress and basket Nonnie!

P4206616She wasn’t too sure about the Easter basket. I love all her serious, contemplative expressions.

P4206619Nora and Nonnie

P4206628My little Matthews family

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6

Monday, April 21, 2014

Nora: 6 months


Weight/Length: Not sure until we go to the doctor in the next couple of weeks. To be updated!

Medical Issues: So thankful for a strong, healthy baby girl!

Sleep: Things have been so crazy this past month with all of our moving around that Nora’s only been in the same place for a handful of nights at a time, and then we move her again! All things considered, though, she’s doing pretty good. She goes to sleep pretty easily; it’s the staying asleep part that is normally the problem. She’s still napping 2-3 times a day, and most naps this month were on the go either in the stroller or the car seat or even slumped over on her daddy’s hip. So lucky to have an adaptable little baby!

Clothes: She’s mostly in 6 month clothing, but both 3-6 month and 6-9 month fit her. I love getting to put her in the warm weather clothes now that Spring is in full force. Her chubby exposed legs are too cute!

Diet: She’s still breastfeeding like a champ, but we started solids this month as well! We’re trying to go the baby led weaning route and so far, so good. The first several times we offered her food, she didn’t seem to quite know what to do with it, but it was amazing how quickly she figured it out. Now everything goes straight to her mouth (or at least close!) I doubt she’s actually eating and swallowing much yet, but she’s certainly tasting lots of different flavors. So far she’s had tomato, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, apple, banana, strawberry, avocado, oatmeal, toast, hummus and pita bread, turkey and ham.  

Milestones: She’s sitting up all on her own! Of course, she still topples over some, but she can balance pretty well for minutes at a time! We also started solids this month!

Likes: Baby Einstein Lullaby music, Sophie the Giraffe, anything that Mom or Dad have in their hands, going on walks, being home near all her family!

Dislikes: Loud noises that startle her, bottles, pacifiers, being tired, diaper changes or anything that requires her to be still and/or on her back!.

Nicknames: Chicky, Neeny, Neeny Bopper, Nori and Nor

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