Nora had a couple of helium balloons get away from her in our living room on Saturday. She stood looking up at them for a while before disappearing from the room. She came back a minute or so later with her stool from the bathroom and quickly solved the problem. [click for success picture.]
Monthly archives for November, 2010
Here is a pair of lost videos from Greenfield Village of Nora riding on things. The first is a very short video of Nora, mommy and grandma on the carousel. The second video is much, much longer and shows Nora being happy about riding on the old steam locomotive.
Way back on September 23rd when Nora was only2 and was but a mere toddler, her grandparents took us all to Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Somewhat ironically, the task of recording this trip for posterity fell through the cracks and the photos and video taken that day have gone unseen… until now!!! [as always, click for larger image and captions.]
Nora had her second (and, as it happens, final) third birthday party tonight at her Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Many thanks to everyone (at both parties) for the cards and presents and excellent company and birthday wishes! This has been quite a week and we’re not sure how Nora is going to cope with the return to non-holiday & non-birthday life! Just look at the way the joy is positively dripping off her in the movie, though. She’s one very happy little girl and we’re two unbelievably lucky (and happy) parents.
Having a second third birthday party means, of course, getting to have a second third birthday cake! This time around Nora requested a square purple cake with pink frosting*. We acquired some square cake pans and set to work. Here you see Nora teaching yellow baby about stand mixer safety and the finished product of our labors.
Since she’s 3 I really, really, wanted to make her square birthday cake into a cube (X3), but that would have been a ridiculous amount of cake and we’re all still full from Thanksgiving.
*the purple didn’t quite work out. It ended up being a two-layer square rosie-beige cake with pink frosting (and I may be biased but I think it was pretty yummy). :)
Nora’s actual birthday isn’t until this Friday, but her awesome Aunt Colleen threw a fantastic birthday party on Sunday night for both Nora and Beth (there must be something special about people with November birthdays, no?).
Nora had a great time at the party and left buried in presents, overwhelmed with joy, and just completely and utterly exhausted. Even with the funny-looking pink 3 layer cake I made the party was an unmitigated success!
I have absolutely no idea why someone turned out the lights; perhaps it was an attempt to stop us singing? :)
Better luck with the candles next year, Beth and Nora.