Monday, August 27, 2012


Oh my little Nora... 8 months has been one for the milestones and learning.

In the past two weeks she has started standing all by herself and for a long time. There have even been times when she tries to take steps. There have been a few times where she has taken 1 to 3 steps to the couch from the table and she didn't fall. She is already standing and bouncing up and down and clapping her hands. She also learned how to point her right finger. She touches everything with it. It's really cute.

Another thing I've discovered is that she does know how to fall asleep on her own. She just has to be in a place where is can't pull herself up. Her crib is too much fun for her. Getting to stand and walk around it using the rails is more fun than sleeping. So I let her tumble around our bed until she falls asleep quietly (much better than me wrestling her down every night). I love that we figured out a way for her to fall asleep without tears and screaming. :)

Oh and how can I forget the new duckie face. I haven't been able to get it on camera but it is the funniest face ever! It gets everyone cracking up. Not to mention the snorting. Ever since she learned how to snort she does is every time she laughs!

Another Beach Trip

One of the main reasons I love summer is, of course, beach trips!! And for how close we live it kind of makes me sad how little we go. We went again a few weeks ago. This time it was just us and our nephew Landon. It was a little (a lot) chillier than the last time we went but we still had a fun time. Matt and Landon built a fort, Nora and I lounged around and we found a crab. All in all, it was a pretty successful trip!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

she stands!

Today on our daily park play date Nora reached another milestone... she stood all by herself for about 10 seconds. And then she did it again and again! She did it long enough that I was able to snap a picture! Ahhh my baby girl is growing like a weed! I have a feeling she is going to follow my footsteps and be walking at 9 months.

I try to take her to the park everyday. We sit under the big Eucalyptus trees in the shade and play with leaves. It is my favorite part of the day that I look forward to. She loves to pick at the grass and play with sticks and leaves. I am so lucky to be able to enjoy these moments with her everyday!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

beach time

Two weeks ago we got some friends together and headed to the beach. It was cold and ugly in Fremont so we thought it was going to be the same at the beach, but it was beautiful! I feel like it always happens that way. Of course I didn't bring a swim suit and was stuck in my jeans. Nora had a blast! She played in the sand and with the puppies the whole time. The boys built a fort out of drift wood (Matt being the carpenter that he is made is nice and sturdy!). It was a great day!