Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Nora has just discovered Elmo and calls him Mo-mo. This may be her first real word. I know she has said mama, but it was only twice in regards to me. But every time she sees Elmo, (or a stuffed frog) she says Mo-mo. She is using the sign for more and all done. We're trying to get her to sign please and milk. She can physically do those signs, just not on command and in reference to the meanings. Hopefully she'll start signing or talking sooner than later. She also sings the song Baa baa black sheep. She has a tune and says ba ba ba ba ba to the tune. Very cute.

Her speech therapist is using 2 flash cards and asking her to point to an object. Nora will 9 times out of 10 point to the correct picture. Pretty good. She starts back at school July 7 so we haven't been doing much work at home. Emma is at camp this week at her school so she's pooped at the end of the day.

Only 3 more days until Katie and Mim get here. We are all so excited. Nora has been sleeping throughout the night for the past few days so hopefully that will the case while we have visitors.

Happy summer! Can't believe it's almost July~


Friday, June 20, 2008


After a week of waking up at least twice a night, Nora finally slept all night last night. I have no idea why. We kept her on the same schedule all week but for some reason she slept from 8:30 pm-6:00 am. We moved her bed to the guest room and will need to move the guest bed into the office and the office somewhere. At least she'll have her own room and will be able to scream her little butt off without waking up Emma. I hope the bad stretch is gone for at least a few weeks. Give us all some well needed sleep. Phew.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

No sleep

Nora's going through an awful phase of waking up in the middle of the night and staying awake. Screaming most of the time or crying. We went to the sleep doctor yesterday and he thinks it may be night terrors. What to do about it? Have her on a schedule of naps and regular bedtime. Hmmmm... I try but her school sched is so crazy that she doesn't nap the same time everyday. She wakes up between 5 and 6 every morning no matter what. Makes for a long day. If she wakes up at 6, maybe she'll take a 2 hour nap, then to bed by 7:30 or so, wakes up at 11:00 and then again at 2:30-4:00 am and up again at 6 am. Ridiculous.

Also, she and Emma share a room so when she starts to go nuts we have to put her in the pack n play in the guest room or our room. So nobody is sleeping. Our walls are not super sound proof either. Alex has been gone since Sunday so I am extra tired. And grumpy. So don't call me, I may be napping.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Last day

Today was Emma's and Nora's last day of school. Emma for the summer, Nora until July 7th and then she'll keep going regular schedule for the summer session. Emma will be in kindergarten in the fall . Big big girl.

Today was also our last official playgroup/mom's group get together. We've all been meeting every Thursday for the last almost 5 year!!!! There were 7 families here tonight. The big kids are huge and the little kids are big!!! It was an end of an era. I am sure we will still get together, just not on a schedule. This summer will be busy for all of us. Then kindergarten for most. We've lost 2 members-Jodi and Lauren (and Emily) to London and Janet and Reece (and Finn) to Bellingham.

Thanks to all the moms and kiddos (dads too ) for the wonderful times and memories!!

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Friday, June 6, 2008


Nora's school's auction was last weekend. Thank you to all my friends and family who donated product or $. They raised over $630,000! (it was less than last year -$750K but oh well) The final tally isn't in but that is pretty amazing. We bid on a few things but it got a bit ruthless. And I was a bit too tipsy to pay attention. We did win a class art project from Nora's class. And Alex is in a Texas hold em poker tournament to benefit the EEU. Fun was had. Our friends the Wilsons, Brodersons, and Richardsons joined us. Thanks for coming friends!

Nora's field day was yesterday and Emma skipped school to come with us. And it poured. It's been raining for 2 weeks straight. When will summer get here? The girls are done with school on the 12th. Hopefully the sun will come out soon.

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