Uncle Nicholas and Aunt Sunny got Norah and Luca a "little people" nativity set, which they both love! Norah loved playing with it, though she had a little trouble with the fact that it was just as much Luca's as it was hers. She got over it and shares quite nicely, now!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Norah and Luca's Uncle Marco sent some real hits our way. The first is the purple skirt that Norah is wearing (that just happened to match her pj's beautifully!). She wears that skirt all over the house and it's all we can do to get her to take it off for mealtimes, naps, etc.
Here is Luca scrutinizing his gift from Uncle Marco: a cute fleece sweatshirt!
James' parents brought Norah back to us last week, and we all spent a few days together. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Here's Norah on the main interior steps of the Art Institute. She loved all the colorful words!
Some people can share their bed with their children, but I have always insisted that the kids sleep in their bed, and James and I keep our bed to ourselves (except in rare and extenuating circumstances, of course!).
Well, we recently had a little vacation in downtown Chicago, and we thought that there would be a pull-out bed for Norah in the hotel room, but it was a misunderstanding and there wasn't. SO, Norah got to sleep in our bed with us. This is the position she was in in the morning. THIS is why I don't enjoy sleeping with the kids--they always end up sideways, and they kick and move around all night long! She IS cute, though....
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Norah's last bath at our home! It was all I could do to keep from crying. She probably thinks I am going crazy (am I?)!
But, I think she understands, too. On the way home from the store on Thursday last, I heard her singing this song (to a random tune):
"I don't want to move. I love my house. I don't want those people to buy it. I will miss my house. I will miss my friends. I want to live in my house."
Amelia and Norah had to say goodbye this past week, since Norah is at her grandparents' house. It was a sad time for all, I think. Norah seemed to go in and out of understanding that she wouldn't see Amelia again for a long time. At one point, she said, "I love (yove) you, Amelia!" and that was really special.
Amelia has been such a wonderful caregiver to Norah and Luke! We will sorely miss her smile and spirit!
It's hard to believe, but Luca is 6 months old!
I have a similar photo of Norah in this same spot when she was close to this age...I will go back and post it after this one.
Luca is a joy to be around. He is a happy go lucky guy, loves to laugh and play with Norah, and we are so lucky to have him!