Wednesday, April 7, 2010
She had a blast hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa, aunts and uncles, cousin Jacob, and Zoe the dog. I am so glad she had the opportunity to spend some time with everyone--it is difficult to see much of each other when we live so far apart.
She also had a blast on the airplane rides there and back. James said she was really a good girl, which is very fortunate for him!
All in all, I am glad she (and James) went. I just missed them a lot, and was so glad to have them back home!
Videos from Norah's adventures in Reno/Sacramento will be uploaded soon!
Alessia is expecting (a girl!) in late July; she is almost exaclty 10 weeks behind me. It is fun to be visibly pregnant at the same time (but it's not fun having the aches and pains associated with pregnancy....). here we are showing off our baby bellies!
Here is Norah with her prized purple egg! At first, whenever she found an egg, if it wasn't purple, she would just throw it back on the ground. We had to convince her that it was worth her while to pick up the other eggs--some of them had candy hidden inside!
Alessia, Jim and Ethan came for a long weekend over Easter. It was really fun to have them come visit. Norah and Ethan have a somewhat tenuous relationship; they laugh and giggle one minute, and then scream and fight the next...it was quite the roller coaster ride!
Here they are enjoying lunch on the patio. Do you like Ethan's bib?
The best part about Como Park isn't the zoo, it's the Conservatory (seen in background). It is a beautiful glass building with several rooms and galleries. One room was all ferns--it was really neat. Another room had all plants that are used for spices or foods--like a nutmeg tree and an allspice plant.
Here are Norah and I in front of the Conservatory.
Norah and I tagged along with James while he did a training in Minneapolis. We spent a lot of time hanging out with some friends who had recently moved from Iowa City to the Twin Cities, Karen and Mike. Karen and I took Norah to the Minnesota Zoo, where they have large, outdoor enclosures for the many animals. It was a beautiful spring day. Here is Norah checking out some camels (in the background).