Norah and Cy in the not-a-box.
Friday, May 8, 2009
We went up to a little town called Mount Vernon for their annual "Chalk The Walk" event, where they block off a couple city blocks, and give artists a place to make beautiful chalk "paintings" on the street. IT was really unbelievable that some of the art was going to just wash away in the next rainfall.
Norah may look like James in almost every way, but she definitely inherited some of my uber-organized personality, as evidenced in the next 4 photos of refrigerator magnets.
I was cleaning one day and saw these two W's on a chair. I thought to myself "Hmmm...I guess Norah thought the two W's would be better over here." But she wasn't finished!
With a little help from Norah of course. We had to clean up a mess like this about 3 times a day! Alessia kept apologizing, and I must admit, I was a little stressed about the condition of the house, but it was worth it having such fun visitors!
We had an 85 degree day while Ethan was visiting (Nonna and Alessia were here too!), so we got out the kiddie pool, and let them play for about an hour. They had a blast, and stayed in that pool. It was nice not to have to chase Ethan around for a while. He is one ACTIVE little boy!
Ethan came to visit in late April, and he and Norah had a lot of fun together!
They particularly liked playing in this big box. Who needs toys when you have a big box?
Norah has a book called "Not a Box"--it's a cute story of a bunny pretending in his very own not-a-box. This box still graces 202 Linden Court and Norah climbs in and out of it daily! Another story about the box soon....
Norah loved Easter. We decorated some eggs, and then she hunted for them on Easter Day. She even enjoyed the egg salad we made out of the eggs!
She still had the cast on (you can see it in the picture). And, a beautiful Easter Dress from Uncle Nick and soon-to-be Aunt Sunny.
Sophia and her parents, Brett and Anita, came to visit while Anita defended (successfully) her PhD in history. Norah and Sophia had a blast together--even if Norah wasn't walking yet.
Here they are banging out a tune on the piano.
Norah still asks me: "Sophia Go?" She clearly misses her!