"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, February 7, 2012

Happy birthday, Nora

Nora has had a big week. Her 5 year old well child check was on Wednesday, with all the pre-kindergarten shots. She took them like a champ and tipped the scales with a fighting weight of 42 pounds at 43 inches. One clean bill of health later and she was on her way with three bandaids, two suckers and a handful of stickers.

Friday, her actual birthday, was celebrated with a date with Daddy to the hibachi restaurant in town (her choice) where she sampled swordfish for the first time (also her choice). By all accounts, a good time was had by all. I wouldn't know. Not wanting to be a third wheel, I stayed home and had leftovers and snuggled the heck out of a baby. This guy ain't complaining.

Here are the buddies right before they left.
And here is my little girl, looking more grown up than I'm really comfortable with.

She also opened presents from us and relatives near and far. Doll house furniture, books, games and art supplies have kept her occupied all weekend. She was overwhelmed with the awesomeness of it all!
On Sunday, her friends joined her at the Duluth Children's Museum for a super hero themed party. They made masks, ate pizza, cake and ice cream and chased each other around and around and around...Every one of them looked like they were going to need to be poured into bed that night. Glad to do my part.

This picture serves to reassure me that she still is my little girl....