Friday, June 28, 2013

Family week

Very late posting this but we have had some great times with our family lately, starting on Father's Day. We went to Doc and Nana's house at the end of the evening Nora was crying and no one could make her happy. She wouldn't eat, we changed her diaper, swaddled her, etc. She was finally happy when she got to cuddle with Grandma Louise. Cute pic of Nora with her GREAT grandparents:

On Tuesday, Aunt Uncle John was in town for work. He came for a short visit but was mostly just interested in driving by our new house. He renovated a house in Houston years ago and he is excited for us to begin our little adventure in home renovation. He loves to talk about color schemes, kitchen ideas, etc. Such a girl :) He hasn't ever read the blog but told me that he would start if I promised to post updates on the house. 

On Wednesday, Mamie arrived with Peter, Eleanor, Stuart and Katie (one of Eleanor's friends). We had a great time with them and they seemed to enjoy some KC sights: Plaza, Schlitterbahn, Crown Center and the Nelson. 

Katie with our 5 week old chubette!

On Saturday we celebrated Nana's retirement from Park Hill School District. It was a fun party! Uncle Ben and Aunt Chelsie came up from Austin and it was great to see them. CONGRATS, Nana!

On Sunday we got to hang out with Aunt Gayle and Elizabeth at Crown Center. We went to the Curious George exhibit and ate at Fritz's. Claire loved it! 

On Sunday afternoon Aunt Lyle and Uncle Ray arrived and we enjoyed visiting with them, eating BBQ and strolling  through our current neighborhood. We feel very blessed to have a wonderful family. Thanks for coming to visit everyone!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nora- 1 month stats

Weight: 12 lbs. 1 oz. (97%)
Height: 21 3/4 in. (75%)
Head: 15 1/2 in. (90%)

Very grateful for our big, healthy girl!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Nora- 8 days old

A little late posting these pictures taken by Lauren but whats new? A lot. We probably won't send a birth announcement with everything going on but I do not regret getting these pictures taken. Our baby Nora has already changed so much! I love those cheeks!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

1 month

Nora is 1 month old today!

Here is a quick comparison: Claire at 1 month

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Big and little

Nora is four weeks old now and we are enjoying life as a family of four (read: survival mode). Claire continues to be a big 'helper'. One theme that has been constant in the last few weeks with Claire is that she is BIG and Nora is little so Claire gets to do a lot of things that Nora can't do yet. Examples:

Nora can't ride a bike yet.

 Or go see Thomas the Train with Nana and Aunt Mer

Nora didn't get to go to St. Louis with Daddy.
At the zoo with cousins Peter, Eleanor and Stuart

Dancing with cousin Emma
But Nora is oblivious to all of these things she can't do yet, she is content just eating and napping (notice I didn't include sleeping at night). I will post her 1 month pictures soon. Here is one pic from the photographer and hopefully we will have more to share soon.