"So throw away those Lamentations,
We both know them all too well.
If there's a Book of Jubilations,
We'll have to write it for ourselves.."

-Josh Ritter

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Behold, Spring!

I made the long trek out to my garden yesterday afternoon. It was a beautiful day and I just had to see how the plants were growing. As I pulled up the weeds that were most threatening to my young plants, Nora decided to join me in her diapered toddler glory.

Some may say that toddlers and vegetable gardens don't mix. I disagree. Every spring onion that was trampled became a tasty treat- right out of the ground! And some of my spinach may have been beheaded in the name of snackdom as well.
Nora went to bed last night talking about "minich" and "munyuns" and informed me quite seriously that the beans are not delicious yet. They will be, kid. They will be.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How do you keep a toddler happy on an airplane?

Elmo and juice boxes.
And for some reason, Nora felt that keeping her jacket on was a critical part of this equation.
But it makes for a cute picture, no?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nora and Bella

While we were in Minnesota this week, we visited with family, including Nora's cousin Bella. Nora thought this was awesome. Check out the adoration on her face in this picture. She had a two-fisted death grip on Bella's hand and refused to let go, even after falling asleep to the point of snoring.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Nora sit on the Bearplane?

We're heading out to Duluth tomorrow morning to look for houses. I'm half deliriously excited and half ready to ralph on my shoes from anxiety. Nora, on the other hand, can hardly contain herself. I wanted to warn her about our plans for the weekend, so last night at dinner, I told her all about going on the airplane and seeing family and staying in a hotel with a pool.
This morning, she woke me up with "Bearplane?" And we aren't even packed yet. It's a good thing that she's never been anywhere nice.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Who needs a zoo?

I had to laugh today watching DVR episodes of "Flight of the Conchords." For those of you who have seen the show, that may seem like an exceedingly obvious statement. I am speaking of a particular episode where they refer to a pet shop as "the cheap zoo."
Yes, I have done this. And here are pictures of Nora and Nana at "the cheap aquarium," aka Bass Pro Shop. Before you judge me, look at how happy Nora is!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mommy's stir crazy!

And what happens when cabin fever sets in? Sewing!
I made Nora this dress over the weekend. There are three pictures, because there isn't one single good picture, on account of Nora being a two-year-old moving target and all.
Today, I made a hat to match the dress and wrap shirt from the same pattern. Sorry- no pictures of those as yet.