Nora found one of my bike shirts which, on her, looks surprisingly like academic or ecclesiastical robes; then she struck a classic saint’s pose —making it perfectly clear which it was.
Monthly archives for November, 2009
I can’t believe we’ve never posted a picture of Nora brushing her (hard-won) teeth before! She’s been doing it (progressively more on her own) for about a year now. Here she’s doing the bedtime routine with her trusty Mickey Mouse toothbrush.
pity there isn’t a leaf fairy who brings us $1.00 for each leaf a tree drops (but think of the inflation!).
We spent 5 days and 4 nights in San Antonio which features an incredibly tempting river (water, ducks, boats, floating shiny things, etc.) and NO RAILINGS OF ANY KIND. None. Zip. Nada. It’s walkway, walkway, walkway, walkway, splash.
How do they keep drunk people from drowning in it? I don’t know. How did we keep Nora from falling into it? I know this even less, but we did and by day 5, her spirit broken, Nora took to waiting in her car seat by the door.
Many thanks to Papa and Baba for the loan of the car seat. It was great.
We took Nora to the roof of our hotel to see the view of the Alamo (which, from above, looks like a cheap quanzit hut holding up an aging stone facade) and she brought her stuffed monkey, Monkey. While leaning over the railing she held Monkey out and yelled “Monkey down!?” to which Jen and I replied in unison, “NO MONKEY DOWN!”
This is her new favorite thing to say. She’ll call out “No Monkey down!” while eating dinner, driving down the road, taking a bath, whatever, and then start giggling.
Here’s a shot of Nora looking from the window of our hotel room down onto the shabby meeting room in a parking garage where our poster sessions took place (across the street from the hotel).
p.s. we’re *almost* done with San Antonio pictures.